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by jsm335
Jul 28 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: West Fork Oak Creek trip

Back from the trip. First of all, no photos--my camera phone decided to erase everything I had out of the blue. A bit disappointing to say the least. As for the trip, we were forced to turn back after a couple of hours of hiking, as there is no water for at least the first 2 1/2-3 miles of the upper...
by jsm335
Jul 18 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: West Fork Oak Creek trip

Thanks for the info. We're terrible about pics. I'll take some, but they'll be crappy disposable and lo res camera phone. We're a couple of luddites, in certain ways.
by jsm335
Jul 15 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: West Fork Oak Creek trip

One final question, perhaps the most important of them. I haven't read much, if anything, warning about flash flooding in the canyon. Does anybody have any insight into this? Growing up in AZ, flash floods were always an issue, but strangely never brought up here as a hazard. Should we worry, as we'...
by jsm335
Jul 09 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: West Fork Oak Creek trip

That's a great tip. I didn't even think about the bag filling up with 10 gallons of water. I'll do that.
by jsm335
Jul 08 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: West Fork Oak Creek trip

I'm not at all opposed to some guerilla camping. That overhang spot sounds like a potential 2nd night site. I wonder how difficult, and time-consuming, it will be to hike back up to the top from there on the third day. I had planned on getting something similar to the boundary bag. Actually, Outdoor...
by jsm335
Jul 07 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: West Fork Oak Creek trip

Hey, great advice, thanks!
Does anyone know where the overhangs are, in general, as far as mileage? I'll bring a topo map, but I don't believe they'll be on there.
by jsm335
Jul 03 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Fork Oak Creek trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

West Fork Oak Creek trip

Hello! My wife and I want to do the West Fork trail in a couple weeks. We wanted to hike it end to end, but won't be able to do the shuttle bit. Does anybody know, if we have two nights, which would be better--roundtrip from the bottom, touristy area, or from the top, FR 231? I've never been down fr...
by jsm335
Mar 10 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Kofa NWR jaunt
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Kofa NWR jaunt

Thanks for the info! Might car camp, although we don't mind packing water for 1 night. Desolate, sounds good to me.

I'd appreciate any more info in anyone has it.

Thanks!
by jsm335
Mar 09 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Kofa NWR jaunt
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Kofa NWR jaunt

Hello! Does anybody have any tips about a great place to camp/backpack in the Kofas? We'll be there in about a week for about a day and a half. We want to check out Palm Canyon, but we can go elsewhere if needed, we can pack everything in, or would be willing to car camp if it's fantastic. Any ideas...
by jsm335
Feb 12 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Monument Valley: anything without a guide?
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Monument Valley: anything without a guide?

Hello! I'm hoping to find some info about Monument Valley (or other spectacular Navajo/Hopi Res) hikes, perhaps something little known. The idea of paying $90 each for my wife and I to hike with a guide sounds unappealing to say the least. I've heard a tiny bit about Wildcat Trail, which allegedly g...
by jsm335
Nov 27 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabeza Prieta Wilderness
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

Cabeza Prieta Wilderness

My wife and I are heading into Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge just before Christmas, and I'm looking for some tips on where to go. Is there a must-not-miss trail or location? I'm aware of the issues there, illegals, smugglers, Border Patrol, stray missles, etc., but we're craving some advent...

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