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by Borknagar
Apr 02 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Steepest hike in Az?
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Steepest hike in Az?

Anyone have an idea of the steepest hike in Arizona? My vote goes to 'The Slabs' of Mount Elden in Flagstaff. About 2000' of elevation gain in 1 mile. Post some steep hikes!
by Borknagar
Jan 20 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Alternate access to Camelback/Echo
Replies: 32
Views: 1599

Re: Alternate access to Camelback/Echo

I still don't get why they increased the, already huge, parking lot for a short 1.2 mile trail. It's still just as hard to find a spot...
by Borknagar
Nov 13 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Havasupi Canyon Day Hike? Need Permit?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Havasupi Canyon Day Hike? Need Permit?

As an update, we ended up doing this without any problems. They charged $44 each but I would say it was worth it. There are signs that say 'No day hiking' but they didn't give us any troubles.
Thanks for everyone who posted!
by Borknagar
Nov 03 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Havasupi Canyon Day Hike? Need Permit?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Havasupi Canyon Day Hike? Need Permit?

Thanks for the replies! I am excited to do this, just got back from a 30 mile run through the canyon in anticipation for this.
Pretty expensive, but should be worth it.
by Borknagar
Oct 31 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Havasupi Canyon Day Hike? Need Permit?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Havasupi Canyon Day Hike? Need Permit?

Anyone who has hiked havasupi could probably answer these simple questions. 1.) Do you need a permit/reservation to actually hike down and out in one day? I know you need to pay a whopping $35 / person to get into the reservation but would I have problems running down and out? *I am aware that it's ...
by Borknagar
May 20 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Weekend 2 day Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Weekend 2 day Trip

Around this time of year it's nice to go to some place with some water to go swimming. I live in phoenix and am looking for a relaxing 2 day backpacking trip within 2 hours driving distance. Any suggestions would be great! Preferably with water, the heat doesn't really bother me a whole lot either. ...
by Borknagar
May 17 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Big Sur, Pinnalces, Yosemite trip - Advice wanted!
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: Big Sur, Pinnalces, Yosemite trip - Advice wanted!

I am actually doing a very similar trip to you in July. We are going to Monteray, Yosemite and Joshua Tree. A few hikes I am really looking forward to are: In Monteray: Day hikes: -Garrapata State Park (fun hike through red woods, beach/ocean views, flowers!) (~3.5 mile loop) (http://www.yelp.com/bi...
by Borknagar
Apr 29 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Reel Rock Tour 7 in Prescott, AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Reel Rock Tour 7 in Prescott, AZ

Flagstaff climbing, aka Vertical Relief, will be playing it this saturday for free in there backyard patio! See you flagstaff climbers there!
by Borknagar
Apr 29 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Waterfalls in Grandcanyon
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Waterfalls in Grandcanyon

Other than havasu falls and everything in that area, I was wondering on some really cool areas to check out some waterfalls in the grand canyon. Some within 20 miles of hiking distance, preferably starting on the North side of the canyon. Any one who has gone to any super sick falls at the canyon an...
by Borknagar
Apr 29 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 666
Views: 34529

Re: Hiking vehicles

I have a '06 rubicon and love it. Gas mileage could be better, but it's worth it. If I were to ever get a different car I would definitely accompany it with a dirt bike to make up for my loss of 4x4 and awesomeness.
by Borknagar
Apr 23 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Highlines? Waterlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Highlines? Waterlines?

I can't figure out why they just don't still call it tight-rope walking? The equipment must sell better with a cooler name :D Tight ropes don't have slack and are pretty much fixed ropes, they don't move at all; it's like walking on top of a pole. Slack lines move up, down, left, right; this can be...
by Borknagar
Apr 18 2013 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Highlines? Waterlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Highlines? Waterlines?

kingsnake wrote:Is that like a zip line?
Highlining is slacklining really high up, waterlining is slacklining over water, which is really fun especially if your about 20 feet high.
by Borknagar
Apr 18 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Highlines? Waterlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Highlines? Waterlines?

Does anyone know of any good places to set up a high line, or even better, a high waterline close (+-50miles) to the Phoenix area.

Thanks :y:
by Borknagar
Apr 18 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Reavis Falls Water Flow?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Reavis Falls Water Flow?

ASUAviator wrote:Its peak flow has pasted. But I believe it is a perennial creek?? Search past photosets of the falls around this time of year to get an idea of what its like
That's a good idea. I checked out the logs. In accordance to previous years, the falls look like fun!
Thanks for the post
by Borknagar
Apr 15 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: Rim to Rim; 10-13-09 - Car Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Rim to Rim; 10-13-09 - Car Swap

Too bad this was posted 4 years ago, otherwise I would totally take you up on this offer ;) haha
by Borknagar
Apr 15 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 2night/3day Hikes - June - Flagstaff/Sedona
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: 2night/3day Hikes - June - Flagstaff/Sedona

You would definitely want to do Humphrey's peak (highest point in Arizona) and at the top, on a nice, clear day, if you are looking in the right direction you can see the grand canyon. Which brings me to my next recommendation. After hiking to the highest point in arizona, hike down the biggest cany...
by Borknagar
Apr 15 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Reavis Falls Water Flow?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Reavis Falls Water Flow?

My friend hiked this about a month ago and said the water was flowing. I am wanting to take my girlfriend out there for the weekend... wondering if anyone knows how it's looking.

Thank you for helping me out!
by Borknagar
Jun 11 2012 8:13 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Few GC Questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Few GC Questions!

Thank you for the replies! @azbackbackr- The heat really doesn't bother me. I have done several 5-8 hour hikes within the valley mid day in 100+ degree weather. I do appreciate the alternative trails you posted but I think we are set on the grand canyon. Yeah, we do plan on getting a very early star...
by Borknagar
Jun 08 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Few GC Questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Few GC Questions!

How's it going! My brother and I are going to the grand canyon this June 18th. I am very excited because the 19th is supposed to be a new moon meaning the stars should be even more magnificent than usual! Our current plan is to start at the South rim, take Bright angel down and then head up to the N...
by Borknagar
Jan 27 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Permits & Transportation
Topic: Chances of getting a permit...
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: Chances of getting a permit...

Thanks everyone for the replies! I would like to go earlier, but I heard after March 10th it is everything is booked until almost summer time. So if I were to apply for a permit exactly 4 months in advanced (since that is the earliest you can request) I will be extremely likely to be granted my req...

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