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by Mr_Squishy
Feb 02 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Exploring Mazatzal Wilderness
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Exploring Mazatzal Wilderness

I have a high clearance 4wd van and I'm looking for a trailhead/area in the Mazatzals where I might base camp for a few days and do day hikes and/or 1-4 day backpacking trips. My hope is to ideally park once and hike for five or six days. The more remote the better. I am looking at guidebooks, maps,...
by Mr_Squishy
Dec 02 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

@chumley As a longtime SAR person, I know that a known local name for a trail that does not appear on a map can simplify things for SAR searches as opposed to having to having only a gpx track to follow. As I explained earlier, I live in an area where there are numerous social trails that all have ...
by Mr_Squishy
Dec 02 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

@rcorfman You seem to be missing my point; I am simply asking if there are informal or common names for the trails that don't appear on maps. I live in Kodiak, Alaska, and almost all of our trails are social trails that have developed over time and do not appear on topo maps, etc. However, they all...
by Mr_Squishy
Nov 26 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

How about you just give your wife a link to the gps track you're following so she can send it to SAR when you don't come home on time? It doesn’t have to have names. It’s probably the most helpful info you could share. 3 likes like it Actually I do that already. She just likes for trails to have na...
by Mr_Squishy
Nov 25 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

@joebartels I kinda figured that due to a lack of signage, etc. I was hoping to find some common local names applied to the various trails. Also, while I have you on the line, I am unable to find "Golden Dome" when I search locations. I stumbled across the Golden Dome Loop as an alternative route t...
by Mr_Squishy
Nov 25 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

@chumley
I'm probably a bit dense, but neither has been helpful. It's just that when my wife wants to know where I'm hiking, it's nice to put a name on a trail rather than "on some trail in the Willow Spring area".
by Mr_Squishy
Nov 24 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

I've done a few hikes from the AZ88 milepost 204 trailhead, but can't figure out the names of some of the trails I've hiked. There is what I consider the main trail which starts from the wash below the parking lot and is closed to ORVs. It is about three miles long and ends in a wash. There are some...
by Mr_Squishy
Nov 05 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Superstition Ridgeline Loop from First Water TH?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Superstition Ridgeline Loop from First Water TH?

The subject says it all - somewhere recently I saw a mention of this loop. I found Wally Frack's Superstition Ridgeline loop, but it starts at the Lost Gold Mine TH.
Anyone....Anyone.....Bueller?
by Mr_Squishy
Apr 23 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon [Found]
Replies: 19
Views: 2412

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

@RowdyandMe
I think it has to do with a mining claim, but I can't really speak with authority on it.
by Mr_Squishy
Apr 23 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon [Found]
Replies: 19
Views: 2412

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

@Alston_Neal
I do indeed exist - don't know why a PM would not have gone through. Hope you can make it back someday. You won't recognize Narrow Cape - there's a frickin launch complex out there now. Ruined it.
Mike S
by Mr_Squishy
Apr 21 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon [Found]
Replies: 19
Views: 2412

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

The camera has been FOUND! Unbelievable! The finder was able to track me down because of a patch on my pack that was visible in my Battleship Mtn summit selfie. The patch was the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group - the photo was posted on their Facebook page and a friend of mine saw it and tagged me.
by Mr_Squishy
Feb 04 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found

@hikeaz et al, I agree that his book is difficult to decipher at times and needlessly filled with various ratings that seem unnecessary and confusing. I'm hiking out there for the same reason - avoid the crowds in the Supes. Hiking is "in" and all the cool people are doing it so they can post on In...
by Mr_Squishy
Jan 29 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found

If Tenney's book was universally accepted by all hikers in the Goldfields, I'd expect some of the names would overlap. Makes sense - I do find it interesting that when I examine the tracks on the Goldfield Mountains map, I don't see many of his hikes with either his hike name or a different name. H...
by Mr_Squishy
Jan 28 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found

I'm perusing Ted Tenny's Goldfield Mountain Hikes and I'm not finding very many of them by name on Hikearizona.com - for example, several routes that begin at the Willow Springs TH such as Disaster Canyon and Disaster Ridge do not come up on searches. I've looked at the Goldfield Mountains map with ...
by Mr_Squishy
Jan 27 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Bull Basin "Springs"
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Bull Basin "Springs"

The trail map shows unnamed "Springs" on the Bull Basin Trail near the Gov't Hill trail - I can't find a water report. Anyone know if there is water there? I'd like to bivy on Government Hill and don't want to haul water up if I can find it there. Thanks.
by Mr_Squishy
Jan 27 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions

@Mr_Squishy
asking for an update on FR 287A as of Jan 28 2019
by Mr_Squishy
Jan 26 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for long loop/noose from Pinto Creek TH
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Looking for long loop/noose from Pinto Creek TH

I'm thinking of starting at Pinto Creek TH, hiking Haunted Canyon to Bull Basin to West Pinto to Wildcat Canyon to FS 305 to Pinto Peak #213 to Campaign. Then Campaign back to the Miles TH area, Paradise back to Haunted Canyon to Pinto Creek TH. Other suggested cowboy camping sites? Reliable water s...
by Mr_Squishy
Oct 02 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: FR516 Humphrey's TH camping?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

FR516 Humphrey's TH camping?

Can you park overnight in a camper van at the trailhead to get an early start?
by Mr_Squishy
Feb 26 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions

@big_load
Thanks - I drove there in November for a backpacking trip, just looking for a current road report.
by Mr_Squishy
Feb 26 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions

Mr_Squishy wrote:Thinking of base camping at the Miles Ranch TH this week for some loop hikes - anyone know the current condition of the road? Thanks.
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