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by pops c
Mar 14 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZT/Saguaro NP Volunteer Work Event Mar 7-9
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Post-Event Report

Pls see Richard “Bars” Elliott’s (aka Guino) Face Book report on the AZTA page https://www.facebook.com/Arizona.Trail.Association/posts/10152240506554383 Also AZDean’s Blog and Video report http://tucsonhikes.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/trail-maintenance-on-quilter-trail/ Thanks to all the passionate T...
by pops c
Mar 10 2014 8:07 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re: Class of 2014 NOBO

@natecolsen Nate- My thru-hike pack was rated @ 52 #s. On 3 occasions it was loaded over 50 #s and I estimated as high as 54 #s leaving Jacob Lake. Fyi: Over 50 #s was not fun, but I slowed down and enjoyed the scenery even that much more. At 36 #s the pack was not a burden. Upon entering a Gateway...
by pops c
Mar 03 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re: Class of 2014 NOBO

Looks like the heavier amounts aligned squarely with the trail corridor - how perfect is that?! Got so excited had to bust out the banjo: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rha8Ja4jcPc/TMKMG1Zy0KI/AAAAAAAABAc/4zbKTEYrvCs/s1600/turtles_top.jpg Class of 2013 post, “A key variable may be keeping thru-hike itin...
by pops c
Feb 07 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Vasque Boots Available for Product Testing
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Vasque Boots Available for Product Testing

Saw this in the: Arizona Trail Association E-News - February 6, 2014 Since the Arizona Trail features some of the most rugged terrain in the West, Vasque Performance Footwear is looking for product testers in Arizona. Would you be willing to put their boots to the test on the AZT? Vasque is currentl...
by pops c
Feb 03 2014 9:06 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re:the cold up North

One thing to consider is the cold up North. I remember reading several Trail Journals of “fast packers” who started in March and contended w/ serious cold and storms north of the Mogollon. I had a pretty leisurely hike 13.Mar - 02.Jun; a little snow and frost in both the south (200 mi) and north (~2...
by pops c
Feb 02 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re: Class of 2014 NOBO

May I suggest a review of last seasons thread “Class of 2013 North Bound" (if you haven’t already) many of the same questions are discussed there. http://hikearizona.com/dex2/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=7081 Having read the AZT sign at the numerous trailheads; north of Blue Ridge I finally photograph one s...
by pops c
Feb 02 2014 5:55 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re: Class of 2014 NOBO

Still looking better than 2012 or 2013, at least, according to the historical data Planning on starting early april Hello Jim- Fyi, the last month has been brutal here; well above normal temps w/ zero rain. Good news is a little rain yesterday and maybe a little more this week. If you could bump yo...
by pops c
Jan 31 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZT/Saguaro NP Volunteer Work Event Mar 7-9
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: AZT/Saguaro NP Volunteer Work Event Mar 7-9

Need 1 more Crewmember to complete this roster. My thanks to those who have signed up!

See you on the Trail,
Pops c
by pops c
Jan 12 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZT/Saguaro NP Volunteer Work Event Mar 7-9
Replies: 3
Views: 136

AZT/Saguaro NP Volunteer Work Event Mar 7-9

AZT/Saguaro NP Volunteer Work Event Mar 7-9, 2014 - Saguaro Nat’l Park • The focus will be on pulling in the berm and establishing out sloped trail tread. This is one of the most scenic work sites available, a desert environment in a forest of saguaros. • Previous trail maintenance experience is req...
by pops c
Dec 24 2013 10:35 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re: Class of 2014 NOBO

Sonoran desert (in places) is experiencing a nice greenup Hi Blisterfree- Was working AZT on S side of the Rincons this past Sunday; starting at 3600 ft ocotillos were fully leafed out with a carpet of green underneath. Dirt so wet it cuts like “butta” Pops P.S. The wallet is perfect! Favorite feat...
by pops c
Dec 20 2013 11:15 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Re: Class of 2014 NOBO

friendofThundergod wrote:@pops c
I have not had chance to look at link,
friendofThundergod-
Have a look at the maps and the statistics listed below them. Not sure about totals but Phx area looks better on paper.

Let’s hope for good Snowfall in the Mts this winter!
by pops c
Dec 20 2013 9:26 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: New Arizona Trail Guidebook available in December!
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: New Arizona Trail Guidebook available in December!

Stop by Summit Hut (5045 E. Speedway Blvd.) in Tucson December 21 between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sirena- Expect to stop by about 4:30, (Goin’ to get me a copy!) hope there’s someone around that wants to “talk trail”. Trivia question: How many copies of the New Arizona Trail Guidebook would fit in a ...
by pops c
Dec 20 2013 8:51 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2014 NOBO
Replies: 50
Views: 3796

Class of 2014 NOBO

Drought Maps Archives: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/WeeklyComparison.aspx Under the dropdown menu “ Contiguous U.S. ” select “ Arizona ”. Select last years date on the right side to compare maps. See how much better off we are this year; and it’s raining again! Now, GET ON THE TRAIL!
by pops c
Oct 29 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: John "Jake" Quilter
Replies: 22
Views: 2448

Re: John "Jake" Quilter

While visiting the Madrona Ranger Station last weekend I encountered an NPS memorial to Mr. Quilter and immediately began wondering what could have happened to him (http://hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=77770). Just a note: The Memorial to Jake has been moved to the Quilter/Hope Camp trail junctio...
by pops c
Oct 29 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Bike
Topic: Starting the AZT via bike
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Starting the AZT via bike

I could leave my car in Patagonia or Sonoita to get started. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks Whisper- Have you considered biking from Patagonia? The 58 to 49 to 61 Forest Roads across the San Rafael Valley would be beautiful. When you start climbing Montezuma Pass drop south on the Yaqui Spr...
by pops c
Sep 10 2013 11:45 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Arizona Trail Association Rendezvous
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Arizona Trail Association Rendezvous

Just a personal invitation for all of you who completed the AZT this year to come out and enjoy some "total AZT immersion." I could be persuaded to buy you a beverage in recognition of your accomplishment. Shawn- Hey Man, you going to renew this invitation/offer for 2013? Could you be persuaded? :s...
by pops c
Jun 05 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Class of 2013 North Bound
Replies: 129
Views: 7354

Re: Class of 2013 North Bound

Anyone heard / seen Krista lately? I've been following her blog and her last entry was a week ago in Flagstaff. She should be at the canyon by now. Hi All- Krista (Pockets), Oliver (Ocotillo) and I; all finished w/in 24 hours of each other, 02/03.Jun.2013. Thanks to all the kind/generous people alo...
by pops c
Apr 19 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Shuttle Request and Volunteers
Topic: Need ride Sunday From Tucson to Superior
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Need ride Sunday From Tucson to Superior

Need ride Sunday From Tucson to Superior – (Picketpost Trailhead) Thru-hiker drop-off, Sunday 21.Apr.2013 Live E side Tucson, but have a ride to Oracle Jct to start hitching if necessary ETA 0600 Single hiker Please PM if you can help – I will help w/ and/or pay for gas Thanks! pops c on the AZT I'v...
by pops c
Apr 18 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Birds, Blues, and Bellydance Benefit April 20th
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Sky Bar is a GREAT Venue!

Sky Bar is a GREAT Venue! (I actually had my Retirement Party here) There is always a diverse mix of patrons: college students, retirees, and everything in-between. Happy Hour 5-8 $2 pints of Full Sail IPA! And the pizza is very good! (Try their garlic knots)
Sky Bar 100% Solar Powered

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by pops c
Apr 08 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing Hiker (William C Davidson) last seen at Montezuma Pass March 5th
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Re: Missing Hiker (William C Davidson) last seen at Montezum

Oracle St Park register AZT N boundry:
" 3/26/13 Cris Davidson Utah or Die!"

Observation made: 1100 hrs 08.Apr.2013

Pops c nobo on the AZT

My pack is heavy w/ water & food as I head "Into The Wild"
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