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by rcorfman
Jan 17 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Driving to Picketpost trailhead...
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Driving to Picketpost trailhead...

It's a paved road until the last bit. Most cars should be fine.
by rcorfman
Jan 15 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 853

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

Gravity filtering is so much easier. I'll only use a pump under the worst possible conditions. I don't understand this. I can't imagine how having to set up and deal with the whole gravity filter mess could possibly be easier than the minute or so it takes to filter a liter through a Sawyer Squeeze...
by rcorfman
Jan 11 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Looking to set a record.
Replies: 19
Views: 578

Re: Looking to set a record.

@SuperstitionGuy
Oldest when they hiked it or oldest now?
by rcorfman
Jan 01 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 2017!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 699
Views: 29507

Re: The 2017!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

@DallinW
Yep, right now I have the top mileage, but it's with the knowledge that that's only because you haven't logged a few miles along the PCT :app:.
by rcorfman
Jan 01 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Maricopa Trail Info
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Maricopa Trail Info

I wanted to ride the Estrella but one of my companions didn't have the right bike for it. So I tackled about 80 miles of the MT Thursday through Sunday and I don't think this is the case as the trails through Estrella are smooth, plenty wide, and climbing is limited and an easy grade. It would have...
by rcorfman
Dec 25 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Maricopa Trail Info
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Maricopa Trail Info

@ultrazona Thanks for that. So the MT is closed through Tres Rios? Was that because you didn't have the Tres Rios permit or is it just closed/fenced? Surprised you didn't ride through the Estrellas. Was it easy to pick up the MT north of I-10 to White Tanks? It appears most of that is along roads. ...
by rcorfman
Dec 24 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Tonto Pass required for Cave Creek TH ??
Replies: 37
Views: 805

Re: Tonto Pass required for Cave Creek TH ??

Also, even if one was required and you had the multi-agency pass (you know, the $80/year NP pass), that would work.
by rcorfman
Dec 22 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 853

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

@rkroeger
Good luck with your hike!
by rcorfman
Dec 22 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 853

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

AndrewAZ wrote:Every single time, the answer was "[expletive deleted] no!"
Here on HAZ, that should just read, "pumpkin no!"
by rcorfman
Dec 16 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: NOBO AZT Spring 2018 ~ Mid-March
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: NOBO AZT Spring 2018 ~ Mid-March

The desert can get cold at night. I think you would be more comfortable with your 20 degree bag.
by rcorfman
Dec 13 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Packrafting trips in January
Replies: 22
Views: 586

Re: Packrafting trips in January

@hikeaz
Packrafting isn't allowed in GCNP when there is a reasonable overland trail/route to use. For example, a buddy put in for a permit to hike out to Clear Creek, then packraft back to Bright Angel. He wasn't allowed the packrafting part, so we had to hike both out and back.
by rcorfman
Dec 10 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Agua Fria
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Agua Fria

@RowdyandWidowmaker
Probably something on the BCT but I don't know where you are meeting. At this time, for all the Agua Fria crossings on the BCT (or any other place for that matter), you should be able to rock hop, or just step across the Agua Fria.
by rcorfman
Dec 09 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Agua Fria
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Agua Fria

@RowdyandWidowmaker I doubt there is any water running in Black Canyon but since your title is "Agua Fria," I'll assume you're asking if the Agua Fria is flowing? The Black Canyon Trail (BCT) crosses the Agua Fria in five places. The northernmost crossing, north of Mayer is usually dry and I doubt ...
by rcorfman
Dec 09 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Maricopa Trail Info
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Maricopa Trail Info

@ultrazona
I'm looking forward to hear how things go on your ride.
by rcorfman
Dec 09 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Maricopa Trail Info
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Maricopa Trail Info

@joebartels If I actually end up doing/completing my hike of the MT, I'll save GPX tracks and was hoping to create some descriptions and such. If this happens, I'd be happy to coordinate with you for the best way to organize this on HAZ. The plan is two phases so I can stop at home, get cleaned up,...
by rcorfman
Dec 08 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Maricopa Trail Info
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Maricopa Trail Info

@ultrazona Funny you should ask, as I'm contemplating backpacking the MT from the East side of South Mountain clockwise to around the Scottsdale/Gateway area and have been working on the logistics. Unfortunately MT related info is severely lacking here on HAZ and that section is not mapped on the M...
by rcorfman
Dec 01 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Best Air Quality In The Phoenix Area
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Best Air Quality In The Phoenix Area

Thought about Black Canyon City, but it is just as bad as Phoenix right now. What spot within a 60 minute drive of Phoenix has the cleanest air so that I can plan a hike for the weekend? I hiked Deem Hills in the north valley today after reading this. What I can tell you is that from Deem Hills, th...
by rcorfman
Nov 27 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trail Tree Trimming
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Trail Tree Trimming

For the past few years, a Palo Verde tree near the top of the Ridgeline Trail in Deem Hills Phoenix Park has been decorated with Christmas tree ornaments. Sometime between when I passed the tree yesterday and today, it was decorated. I'm sure that there are trees along other trails that also get dec...
by rcorfman
Nov 27 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 3 Days in the Superstitions
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: 3 Days in the Superstitions

This was posted yesterday (11/26) on the Grand Enchantment Trail Facebook Group: Rogers Spring - trough dry, pipe cut. Not too much further up trail 212 there's a drainage with a scoopable puddle just below the trail (33.426453, -111.172350) Rogers Canyon - dry Closer Spring - dry, both at crossing ...
by rcorfman
Nov 26 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: RS - Reported track data differences
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: RS - Reported track data differences

When you save or post from Route Scout to HAZ it auto syncs elevation to 1/3 arc National Elevation Data which is typically more accurate. Mileage shouldn't change much if any from RS to HAZ. If I felt up to it, I would argue that that probably isn't the case as far as AEG goes. It will be more acc...

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