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by AndrewAZ
Apr 08 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Frog Tanks Trail #112 - trail conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Frog Tanks Trail #112 - trail conditions

Anyone been on Frog Tanks Trail #112 since all the rain? I was thinking about parking at Rogers Trough TH and doing the Rogers Canyon - Frog Tanks - Reavis loop this Saturday, but if Frog Tanks is a catclaw acacia thicket, then I'll have to think seriously about whether that ~21 miles is realistic i...
by AndrewAZ
Mar 13 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Mormon Lake Resupply
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Mormon Lake Resupply

I have heard conflicting reports about how good resupplying at Mormon lake is. Some say it is not adequate, others says it is. Should I mail a resupply box or resupply there? What is your take on this? I am starting my hike on March 23, going northbound. I sent a resupply box there. It was unnecess...
by AndrewAZ
Dec 07 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 1058

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

The wide open spaces along that stretch were a nice treat, although the lack of water wasn't so nice. And the camping options all seemed to be covered in grass filled with cockleburs (or some other spiny little thing). I probably wouldn't enjoy 10 days of that, but it was only a day or so.
by AndrewAZ
Dec 07 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 5-6 days in the Grand Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: 5-6 days in the Grand Canyon

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I ended up requesting Grandview to Hermit (or vice versa) on the Tonto with flexible dates, camping locations, etc. It got denied yesterday, so I guess a new April hike will have to be devised.
by AndrewAZ
Nov 23 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 702
Views: 37162

Re: Hiking vehicles

Reliability order for mid sized trucks per CR: 1. Nissan Frontier 2. Honda Ridgeline 3. Chevrolet Colorado 4. GMC Canyon 5. Toyota Tacoma I am sure this is looking at the newer models, where Toyota did all it could to destroy the Tacoma with the 2016 redesign. The demand of a well cared for 2015 or...
by AndrewAZ
Oct 10 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 5-6 days in the Grand Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 465

5-6 days in the Grand Canyon

I'm looking for ideas for 5-6 days in the Grand Canyon in April. My hiking partner and I have plenty of overall hiking experience (AZT, Colorado Trail, High Sierra incl. Whitney, Highline through the Wind Rivers), but haven't done much in the Canyon. Two possibilities seem to keep coming up: 1. Goin...
by AndrewAZ
Feb 23 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Parking in Safford for a week or so
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Parking in Safford for a week or so

I'll be hiking a segment of the Grand Enchantment Trail in a few weeks--specifically Aravaipa Canyon to Safford. If I can park my vehicle in Safford, I have a shuttle to the start arranged. Does anyone have any suggestions for possible places to park in Safford for a week? I'm not looking for anythi...
by AndrewAZ
Jan 22 2018 10:19 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Question about weather for AZT veterans...
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Question about weather for AZT veterans...

The coldest night in the southern half was at Manning Camp in the Rincons. It got down to freezing or so. The coldest nights in the northern half were the first night above the Mogollon Rim (a flowing creek froze over) and then on the Kaibab plateau (close to freezing). The typical late March/early ...
by AndrewAZ
Jan 10 2018 6:37 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2369

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

Changing subjects- does anyone have recommendations on tents? I have a sweet Sierra Design Flashlight 1 FL that I really like, but I just went and hiked around Death Valley only to discover that there is no way that bad boy is getting staked into hard ground. So I think that tent is out... I have a...
by AndrewAZ
Dec 29 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2369

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

@rkroeger

Not at all, I'm happy to help.
by AndrewAZ
Dec 29 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Resupply points
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Resupply points

@regenerator If you buy an AZTA membership, you should get access to the databook, which includes lots of good info on resupply. The best resupply between Patagonia (mile ~50 if memory serves) and Oracle (mile ~200) is La Posta Quemada Ranch in Colossal Cave State Park. Check to see if they still a...
by AndrewAZ
Dec 22 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2369

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

+1 to what Sredfield said. I went NOBO in 2013 and started mid-March. I had the capacity to carry 7 liters of water and rarely left a water source with less than 4 liters. 6 was the most I actually carried, and that was to make it from the water source to a dry camp a few miles later. I based my hik...
by AndrewAZ
Dec 22 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: NOBO AZT Spring 2018 ~ Mid-March
Replies: 20
Views: 1437

Re: NOBO AZT Spring 2018 ~ Mid-March

I went NOBO in Spring 2013 and started on March 17. I had a 30-degree bag and a single-wall tent. The only two nights it was not warm enough was just above the Mogollon Rim (a flowing creek nearby froze overnight) and on the Kaibab Plateau (got chilled by wind and couldn't get warm). It was warm eno...
by AndrewAZ
Mar 19 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: What kind of mileage are you getting
Replies: 53
Views: 3624

Re: What kind of mileage are you getting

I went through 3 pairs of Inov8 Roclites (maybe 295s? I forget the exact model number) on the AZT. I thought they were decent lightweight trail runners, but they weren't tough enough for all the rocks. By the time each pair was approaching the end, it felt like I was walking in cardboard slippers. P...
by AndrewAZ
Jan 29 2017 10:43 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Resupply north of Grand Canyon
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Resupply north of Grand Canyon

+2 what Dallin said.

The store there is surprisingly good. Granola/protein bars, jerky, ramen, pb, etc. Definitely enough to fill out 2-3 days for the last stretch.
by AndrewAZ
Mar 13 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: utah favorites
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: utah favorites

I have seen alot of suggestions - my personal fav in Utah was Little Wild Horse Canyon. +1. Bell Canyon and Little Wild Horse Canyon as a loop is a great hike. It's also right next to Goblin Valley, which is worth a stop. I'll join the crowd in recommending the Confluence in the Needles part of Can...
by AndrewAZ
Jan 17 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?

My friend punctured his inflatable NeoAir XLite mattress twice on the AZT. He was able to patch it both times using the included pre-glued strips. I punctured mine once, but it was on the last night, so I just patched it before I did my next trip. Both have held up since then with the patches. Apply...
by AndrewAZ
May 20 2015 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Friends of Cedar Mesa
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Friends of Cedar Mesa

RedRoxx44 wrote:How timely, I signed, and I plan to be driving 'tween the Bears' Ears in about a week.
I hope you had better luck than I did. I tried on Saturday (5/16) and the other side of the Bear's Ears was too muddy. So much for 4 days in Wooden Shoe/Dark Canyon...
by AndrewAZ
Mar 04 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Shuttle Request and Volunteers
Topic: I'm volunteering to drive hikers from Phoenix to Coronado NM
Replies: 1
Views: 640

I'm volunteering to drive hikers from Phoenix to Coronado NM

I hiked the AZT last year and I'm currently job-free, so I might as well shuttle some 2014 hikers. I'm in Phoenix (Ahwatukee) and can provide a ride on March 6 or any day next week (unfortunately busy on the 7th, 8th, and 9th). The only cost would be fuel, and I would very strongly prefer to shuttle...
by AndrewAZ
Jan 10 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)

It's been a few years since I hiked Quartz Peak, but from what I remember and what my pictures show, you have to gain some elevation before you start encountering many agaves. It's not necessary to go all the way to the peak, but some climbing is involved and the trail isn't exactly gentle. It's als...

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