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by elleryjk
Jun 30 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Closure Area Near Mt. Elden
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Closure Area Near Mt. Elden

@chumley Yep. I was with a group of four bikepacking up schultz pass, through waterline rd. and down the other side to lockett meadow as part of a larger loop over the weekend and those were the conditions we had up high on the mountain. We had to portage bikes countless times over downed pines. Si...
by elleryjk
Jun 25 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 167
Views: 8700

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

I mean I just came back from a week in the Gila wilderness in NM and basically spent the entire time climbing over long dead ponderosas from the 2012 Whitewater Baldy Fire. The trails in the superstitions will still be there. You might just be walking over a lot of charred saguaros (pronounced sag-y...
by elleryjk
Jun 24 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 167
Views: 8700

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Like a couple of you I have recently been considering moving from Phoenix to east Mesa to be closer to the Supers myself. Despite this fire I'm still probably going to do that. Yes we have lost much of the central & eastern parts. It's a damn shame. The most popular areas are still intact (a guess b...
by elleryjk
Jun 13 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 167
Views: 8700

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Man this just makes my heart sink. Last time I was out there in May all I could think about was what a tinder box the entire place is lately with the abundance of tall dry grasses.
by elleryjk
Apr 26 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: Cabin Loop

@Grasshopper I don't mess around with that getting lost stuff. I have gotten turned around up on the rim once before many years ago at sundown when day hiking while dispersed car camping. Had to find my own way out without any map at all - what a great learning experience I wish to never repeat! Th...
by elleryjk
Apr 26 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: Cabin Loop

Oh I just assumed there would be route finding because I've watched several youtube trip videos on it and whoever the guy happens to be hiking at the time always gets lost and says it's tough to follow. Every. Single. Time. lol. My guess is they were too busy fumbling with their DSLR and missed the ...
by elleryjk
Apr 26 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Mogollon Rim Ranger District - Road Conditions 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Mogollon Rim Ranger District - Road Conditions 2019

Forest Road 95 at Bear Canyon washed out this winter and will be gated closed on both the north and south end of the road until extensive damage can be repaired (see picture attached). " This is on the west side of Pinchot, correct? If so I'll adjust my mid May cabin route to go up Houston Bros ins...
by elleryjk
Apr 26 2019 5:52 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Accessing trail by car for sister of Army vet hiker
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Accessing trail by car for sister of Army vet hiker

I am not a thru hiker but I know the areas he's hiking. The distance ~10 mi/day over the entire Tonto forest northbound to the base of Coconino Forest at the Mogollon Rim would take about two weeks give or take a couple days. You have to factor in that most thru hikers will take a zero day here and ...
by elleryjk
Apr 25 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: Cabin Loop

@Sredfield I posted in that other thread about CC Cragin water levels about how I'm doing a 5 day of the cabin loop in a couple weeks. It'll be my first time up on those specific trails; I'm excited for the route finding challenge to be honest. But I would be happy to volunteer as part of a larger ...
by elleryjk
Apr 24 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: C.C. Cragin closed indefinitely
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: C.C. Cragin closed indefinitely

And here I was wondering how far downstream from the AZT I'd have to walk to get to water for an upcoming 5 day loop involving cabin loop and segment 27. I think I will bring extra socks for this trip now...
by elleryjk
Apr 02 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for short scenic Supes route
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Looking for short scenic Supes route

@herdbull
I love the hike from the Marina - through [ Boulder Canyon Trail #103 ] from there would be great this time of year with water still running but not as deep.
by elleryjk
Mar 29 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for short scenic Supes route
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Looking for short scenic Supes route

If there was one overnighter to rule them all in the superstitions, this would be my pick: https://hikearizona.com/map.php?MY=43915&M=9 In the next two weeks most of the flowing water will be dried up, limiting your camping options unless you want to carry a bunch of water. However, you will find wa...
by elleryjk
Mar 28 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking supes solo, 1st time
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Backpacking supes solo, 1st time

@Mike90 I saw all your water reports from 3/25 - 3/26 -- thank you for that, now I know I don't have to walk all the way to Charlie boi this weekend :P ...How did the trip go?
by elleryjk
Feb 24 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

@nonot Awesome, thank you for the detailed reply. I am not worried about the cold water crossings even though there are like 30 of them. But yes my main concern was the water levels in spring since we have had a wet year so far. At those temperatures I wouldn't want anything much higher than knee d...
by elleryjk
Feb 24 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

@nonot More of a question about the loop trip you did (if it's not too off topic?). I am/was planning a large middle fork/west fork loop including prior cabin and some other nearby trails sometime between mid-march or early April. I've seen reports all over the place regarding temperature and water...
by elleryjk
Feb 24 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Superstitions in a Winter Storm
Replies: 15
Views: 767

Re: Superstitions in a Winter Storm

Just thought I'd share my experience on the winter situation since I'm out backpacking there constantly, but this is the first time I did a multi-day out there in "real" winter conditions. 2019 so far seems to be on the wetter side. On Feb 17 the confluence of the boulder canyon(s) - EBC, WBC & LBC ...
by elleryjk
Jan 10 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Assistance: Peralta TH to Canyon Lake
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Need Assistance: Peralta TH to Canyon Lake

A thought -- if you're going Peralta TH to Canyon Lake northbound, my personal preference would be either Peralta Tr or Terrapin Tr to Dutchman #104 - and go right (east) at the junction (off towards Charlebois). If on Peralta then you'd need to go up Black Top Mesa Pass. If on Terrapin, most of you...
by elleryjk
Oct 18 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: looking for 5ish mile round trip backpacking hikes
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: looking for 5ish mile round trip backpacking hikes

https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=256 Quite possibly the closest short backpacking route from Phoenix -- try Garden Valley Loop (AKA Hackberry Spring Loop) in the very western end of the Superstition mountains - only a 2 mile drive down 1st Water Rd. from the AZ88. Many mileage options - camp ...

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