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by Lizard
Sep 27 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: upping the ante - 6 week backpack!
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: upping the ante - 6 week backpack!

The PCT is going to be full on winter hiking near Mt San Jacinto and Mt. Baden-Powell. The elevations for the PCT in those areas is 8-9k. I ran into significant amounts of snow in late April and early May. In January or February it'll be rough going and the section along Fuller Ridge may be downrigh...
by Lizard
May 01 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: i need to get out more
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Hutch's Pool is a pretty popular area too. For solitude and a swim, look into La Milagrosa Canyon, Agua Caliente Canyon, Box Springs trail, Seven Cataracts, and Lemmon Creek. There's descriptions for a lot of these on the site.
by Lizard
Apr 23 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for a 10-12 mile loop trail run in Tucson area, 4/27
Replies: 2
Views: 522

http://www.hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=618 http://www.hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=632 These are two hikes in the Cactus Forest complex of Saguaro National Park. There are other trails in this area as well. You can put together a hike/run of any desired length linking up the trails in the com...
by Lizard
Apr 19 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Footwear options for Paria Canyon-Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

My thoughts on canyoneering footwear can be found in this article:

http://www.hikearizona.com/article.php?AID=22

I agree with the others that sandals are a poor choice for multiday canyoneering.
by Lizard
Mar 29 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: 51 mile Highline trail hike in mid April
Replies: 32
Views: 2896

Just returned from my second thruhike of the highline as chance would have it. I did Sat-Tues, and it just about killed me at that pace. I think you guys doing it in two days are nuts :o

Don't even get me started on those Zane Grey 50 lunatics
by Lizard
Mar 15 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water for hike in east/central supes
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

I've only found water in Roger's Canyon near the ruins after rain. I wouldn't count on water in this spot. There is near permanent water in Fish Creek upstream of the confluence w/ Roger's Canyon. At the spot where the trail crosses, there is a very large tinaja/pool that almost always has water. If...
by Lizard
Mar 04 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Chiricahua Mountains in May??
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Another option here:

http://www.hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=313

May-August is the ideal season for the wilderness. July and August are the best as the raspberries are out, but any summer month is perfect up there.
by Lizard
Feb 26 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Cairn Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 5912

In response to PageRob's reply:

Or, even worse, streambeds where there is no designated trail at all. Just a route. Yet someone feels a need to build cairns. I take great pleasure in "duck-kicking" in spots like this.
by Lizard
Feb 21 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water in Boulder canyon?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

There is water in La Barge box as of a few weeks ago.
by Lizard
Feb 16 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: GPS Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

"Though it's a Falcon Guide"?? Do you not like Falcon Guides? If not, why not, just out of curiosity? I have a bunch of them, and this GPS one sounds good too. The one for the Grand Canyon is far better than other guidebooks for the areas it covers, although it doesn't cover all areas. I have an id...
by Lizard
Jan 15 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 548

What time of year? Charlebois Spring or Reavis would be nice right now.
by Lizard
Jan 15 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: AZT questions, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: AZT questions, etc.

Also, and most of you probably won't know the answer to this: it is extremely hard to figure out where the CDT crosses US 60 near Pie Town, New Mexico. I believe at that point it is following a county road. There are no signs anywhere. There is a sign for the Continental Divide, but I happen to kno...
by Lizard
Jan 05 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Supers: Backpack from Mile TH. Water?
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Black Jack spring was bone dry when I visited that area in January. Its been a number of years though.

Brushy Spring was also dry, but there was water in pools along Campaign Creek to the south of Brushy Spring. Again, though, this was several years back.
by Lizard
Jan 05 2007 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: book suggestions?
Replies: 31
Views: 3783

Into a Desert Place: A 3000 mile walk around the coast of Baja California Graham Mackintosh Longest Walk: An Odyssey of the Human Spirit George Meegan The Great Divide Stephen Pern High Summer: Backpacking the Canadian Rockies Chris Townsend Walking the Yukon: A Solo Journey through the Land of Bey...
by Lizard
Dec 21 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: GoLite
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

I own a Golite Breeze pack I've used on three trips. The lack of a hipbelt bothered me after a bit, so I switched to a ULA P-2, which I love (and of course, its no longer available. The ULA Catalyst seems roughly equivalent). I've traveled in a lightweight and sometimes ultralight fashion for the la...
by Lizard
Dec 18 2006 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zion NP
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Too bad thats not going to cover Sedona On the Red Rock Country Website: Golden Age, Golden Access and Golden Eagle Passports including National Parks Passes with Upgraded Hologram sticker are accepted and honored in lieu of the Red Rock Pass for Forest recreation in Red Rock Country. This also inc...
by Lizard
Dec 12 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: hannah hotspring
Replies: 5
Views: 997

by Lizard
Nov 09 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for suggestions for some day hikes
Replies: 29
Views: 4057

I've had this hike on my list for awhile. Planning to do it during my next Vegas roadtrip. It looks like a nice n easy slot canyon hike:

http://www.birdandhike.com/Hike/LAME/An ... v_Mine.htm

The website for this also list a bunch of other LV area hikes for your perusal.
by Lizard
Nov 01 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Need Shoes
Replies: 26
Views: 3230

Like the others, I've worn nothing but trail runners for the past six years and my feet are happier for it. I often take cross country trips over rough terrain as well. The only reason I would wear boots these days would be in the snowy high mountains, where the boots may be needed to kick steps.
by Lizard
Sep 11 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ TOP 20
Replies: 28
Views: 2745

Crocodile Ryan wrote:funny how those are the areas i tend to avoid
me too

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