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by jacobemerick
Jun 18 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 151
Views: 7173

Re: Bush Fire

Jake's Corner just went to 'GO'.
by jacobemerick
Mar 24 2020 9:23 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: AZ National Forest Closures
Replies: 79
Views: 5730

Re: Tonto NF Closes Trailheads

After hearing about the over-crowding issues, I wonder if/when they'll close 88 back down to non-essential traffic. Regardless, I'm glad they're closing down these areas, and hope that the city/state parks in Phoenix follow suit.
by jacobemerick
Jan 11 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mazatzal Question
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Mazatzal Question

@desertadapted It’s doable. Deer Creek may be the most overgrown of your trails. Did a similar, shorter loop a few years ago - [ Triplog ]
by jacobemerick
Oct 16 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: November Mazatzal Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: November Mazatzal Wilderness

@eaufdembrink this side is much easier to access. Chilson, Bear, and Horse Camp have great water. If you head up from the east side, don't try to drop down the west side on any of those trails (Davenport, Willow, Sheep)... they all are very overgrown and difficult to navigate. Like 2 hours per mile...
by jacobemerick
Oct 15 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: November Mazatzal Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: November Mazatzal Wilderness

@joebartels - I was definitely thinking Midnight Mesa Loop for this one too! It's on the upper end of the mileage, but well worth the extra walk. @eaufdembrink there is pretty dependable water at Willow Spring, Mountain Spring, both crossings on Wet Bottom, and then Dutchman Grave. If you're lookin...
by jacobemerick
Aug 12 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mazatzal Wilderness Info Sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Mazatzal Wilderness Info Sought

MAZZIES https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=16104 Plan on taking three days for this loop and bring some good navigation devices. If you survive and/or enjoy this loop, you’ll be hooked. This is a gem of an adventure and gives a great sampling of how awesome (and difficult) the trails out there ...
by jacobemerick
Sep 12 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Short Hike with kids
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Short Hike with kids

Hackberry Springs is my go to for a short local hike for my boys (same ages). It has good shaded sections, low traffic, is free, and no bike traffic. Plus, a spring!
by jacobemerick
Sep 05 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT in a Day!
Replies: 48
Views: 5193

Re: AZT in a Day!

Would have loved to do them Mazzie sections but that weekend has been locked for months 😞
by jacobemerick
Aug 29 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 6885

Re: delorme inreach

@RowdyandMe Explorer+, yes. That may also be the difference.
by jacobemerick
Aug 28 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 6885

Re: delorme inreach

@chumley :shrug: I’ve used it twice now w good results, both times were based on my lat/long. So maybe usage difference? Dunno.
by jacobemerick
Aug 28 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 6885

Re: delorme inreach

InReach will give weather reports, it’s pretty awesome. Costs “1 message”, iirc, from your plan.
by jacobemerick
Mar 26 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: MCSO Copter Rescues 24 off Mt Ord
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: MCSO Copter Rescues 24 off Mt Ord

CAMRA has more details on their fb page - definitely wasn't 'off Mt Ord'. Sounds like the group did a couple of things wrong, like splitting the 24 into 4 chunks, which complicated the rescue.
by jacobemerick
Mar 12 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: What's your least favorite?
Replies: 42
Views: 2170

Re: What's your least favorite?

@mazatzal hey, there are good parts and there are bad in that wilderness. I almost mentioned a certain stretch of Red Hills but figured you might convince Joe to blacklist my account :)
by jacobemerick
Mar 12 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: What's your least favorite?
Replies: 42
Views: 2170

Re: What's your least favorite?

Any trail w/ people on it, yaddah yaddah. More serious answers... Barkley Basin stretch of Dutchman - that oven gets hot in the summer, and it's usually the last leg of a long loop. Upper 2.5 miles of Barnhardt. The climb is done, just feels tedious to get over to the saddle. Davenport Trail from Se...
by jacobemerick
Feb 16 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Challenging Hike Suggestions
Replies: 36
Views: 2019

Re: Challenging Hike Suggestions

Buzzard's Roost would be a good one - it's relatively close (Peralta TH is a common start) and has a bit of mean-ness to it. Plus it's been on my todo list for a while, so... hint hint nudge nudge.
by jacobemerick
Nov 13 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Idea for a two night overnighter in early December
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Idea for a two night overnighter in early December

Welcome! Default recommendation is probably this: https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1441, especially if you're looking to experience some sweet, sweet prickly desert. If you're looking for something a bit tougher and higher elevation (thus lower temps) there is also this https://hikearizona.co...
by jacobemerick
Nov 06 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Starbucks coming to Tusayan, Arizona
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Re: God help us.....

Now we just need a Starbucks at Phantom Ranch. And Indian Gardens. And Tip Off...
by jacobemerick
Sep 12 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas needed for glamping trip
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: Ideas needed for glamping trip

Obligated to show off this awesome spot in the Mazzie Mountains: https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=16003

Although, really, any of @Grasshopper's camps seem to pretty on point: https://hikearizona.com/map.php?X=2655
by jacobemerick
Jul 22 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: two nights trail
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: two nights trail

Default response: Red Tanks Loop https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1441 It has water, pleasant campsites, lots of variety, about an hour's drive from Phoenix, and can be reached with passenger vehicle. If you're looking for something less desert-y, further out from Phoenix, then there are plen...

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