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by matthewkphx
Mar 31 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: End of the World
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: End of the World

Excellent. Thanks for the tip.
by matthewkphx
Mar 31 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: End of the World
Replies: 2
Views: 399

End of the World

I've had a friend ask about car camping at the End of the World above Sedona. I've not been there but these coordinates look like the right location. Can anyone confirm this is the right place? Or maybe is there a better spot nearby? We will be rendezvousing with several other cars up there. 34°58'3...
by matthewkphx
Feb 20 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Supes this weekend in a storm
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Supes this weekend in a storm

Hi, We decided to cancel the trip due to the flash flood warnings. I was curious about conditions and hiked from the First Water trailhead to Boulder Creek this morning (Monday). Boulder Creek was flowing vigorously. I didn't see a way to get across that wouldn't have involved fast moving water that...
by matthewkphx
Feb 16 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Supes this weekend in a storm
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Supes this weekend in a storm

Greetings, I'm taking a small group of scouts to the Supes this weekend for a slow backpacking trip from Canyon lake to Peralta via Boulder Canyon, Calvary and Dutchmans. We plan to camp in Boulder Canyon on Saturday night and Labarge on Sunday, exiting on Monday morning. I'm looking at the NOAA for...
by matthewkphx
Oct 02 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

LOL.

I think y'all got some pretty epic storms rolling thru today.
by matthewkphx
Oct 02 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

if they don't like that one (they're smart, it's a hard loop) then just park at the 260 trailhead and leave your shuttle at tonto hatchery. camp at see canyon and then take the derrick trail back to your car. Thanks for the suggestion. This plan seems like a winner to the scouts. One question: is w...
by matthewkphx
Sep 27 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

Blargh, Inciweb lists this as 2,000 acres now.
by matthewkphx
Sep 26 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

@te_wa (or anyone else!) What about Pine Canyon #26? Are there places to camp along that trail? I'be not hiked out of that trailhead. I showed the Pine Canyon/Geronimo Loop to our youth and they were not enthusiastic about the mileage however they liked the idea of hiking up the trail as a shuttle ...
by matthewkphx
Sep 24 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

shuttle via 142 & 142B: Clover creek to WCC, then out Calloway. blows the doors off the cabin loop. all day long, son. that being said, i hope these are experienced scouts. Thank you for the suggestion. That looks like a fun and beautiful hike but none of us have experience in canyons and I'm a lit...
by matthewkphx
Sep 22 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

Trail closure map (includes location of the fire)
http://inciweb.nwcg.go...

More info: http://inciweb.nwcg.go...
by matthewkphx
Sep 20 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

It looks like they will close the Houston Brother's Trail.

http://inciweb.nwcg.go...

Any thoughts on my original question? I'd like to have a plan for an alternate trip ready to go.
by matthewkphx
Sep 20 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Cabin Loop Alternate

I like your positive attitude. I don't want to change the plan and I know some of the boys are looking forward to completing the whole trail system.
by matthewkphx
Sep 20 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Alternate
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Cabin Loop Alternate

Our BSA troop had a great time on the western side of the Cabin Loop a few weeks ago and we are set to complete the east half of it in a couple weeks but the Pinchot Fire http://inciweb.nwcg.go... looks like it may interrupt that plan. I've been searching around for a comparable route here using the...
by matthewkphx
Aug 17 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cabin Loop Water Q
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Cabin Loop Water Q

Hi, I'm planning on taking some scouts backpacking on the western half of the Cabin Loop from the Barbershop Trailhead on FR139 to to the Pinchot trailhead via Houston Brothers Trail southbound to General Crook Trail to Fred Haught Trail in early September. I'm familiar with the eastern half of the ...
by matthewkphx
Feb 06 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Supai to Colorado footwear Q
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Supai to Colorado footwear Q

Thank you for the detailed information. I'm intimidated by the amount of water but I do have Tevas, wool socks and lots of Luekotape and Tincture of Benzoin so I can deal with abrasion as it happens.
by matthewkphx
Feb 05 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Supai to Colorado footwear Q
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Supai to Colorado footwear Q

Hello, I'll be visiting Havasupai in a couple weeks and I'm thinking of doing the hike from the campground to the Colorado River on one of the days while we are down there. I'm ok with getting my feet wet in my meshy trail runners and merino socks but I'm concerned by the number of water crossings t...
by matthewkphx
Dec 07 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Two nights in December
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Two nights in December

Any recommendations for a two night hike in late December? I'm thinking something around 15-25 miles. I do not have a high clearance vehicle... My thought is somewhere in the western Supes from the Canyon Lake trailhead but I'm concerned that Boulder Creek will be dry and our first water (lol) would...
by matthewkphx
Feb 08 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Second Water Q
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Second Water Q

Excellent. That is great to hear. I will definitely post water reports when we get back.
by matthewkphx
Feb 08 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Second Water Q
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Second Water Q

I'm headed out to the Superstitions next weekend with some scouts. I've been told that Second Water Spring is a reliable source of water by someone I know and trust but the spring report here shows just a drip last in the most recent report (last November). Is Second water a reliable source of water?
by matthewkphx
Nov 07 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Spray Paint in Dreamy Draw
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Spray Paint in Dreamy Draw

I was dismayed this morning to find spray painted marks on rocks, signposts and on the ground while hiking on Trail 220 and Trail 100 this morning. The marks start just east of the ramadas and seem to mark out a path with arrows and even 24" tall mileage on the ground. It almost looked like someone ...

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