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by ttretta
May 01 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Parking in Summerhaven
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Parking in Summerhaven

I'm going to knock out sections 12 and 13, but thought I'd do it as a quick overnighter. Does anyone know if I can park and leave my car overnight at the lot next to the community center in Summerhaven?
by ttretta
Mar 12 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Current conditions in the Superstitions
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Current conditions in the Superstitions

With the current rains, you'll most likely have water in wash crossings, specifically where you turn onto FR 172, and on an off until you get to the Roger Trough Road (FR 172A). The wash crossings may be too deep for a non-high-clearance vehicle. Once you turn on to 172A, it's gets steep and rough. ...
by ttretta
Feb 06 2019 8:35 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections

Well I'll complete 33 so I can stop for a beer halfway. Thanks all for the info!
by ttretta
Feb 04 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections

@Sredfield
I have completed the east side (32), but not 33, the resupply route. I figured that thru hikers do one or the other, so wasn't sure if both were the norm for "completion". :)
by ttretta
Feb 04 2019 7:49 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: "Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 367

"Official" Mileage - Flagstaff Sections

To "officially" complete the Arizona Trail, must one hike both passages 32 and 33? When I add up the mileage using one or the other, it doesn't get to the 800 miles. Just want to be sure I complete all that are required to say I FINISHED!!
by ttretta
Jan 08 2018 7:16 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Bear bagging
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: Bear bagging

@FireFly Haha yep, always check before putting anything down!! I once pitched my tent under a beautiful tree one evening near Hell's Hole, and shortly after sundown I kept hearing little noises like rain drops, but the sky was clear. I turned on my headlamp and discovered my tent COVERED in daddy l...
by ttretta
Jan 07 2018 9:15 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Bear bagging
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: Bear bagging

I cook and leave all food, food trash and toiletries at least 100 feet from my tent, stored in an OpSack and then an Ursack. I don't tie it high, but I tie it very tight and usually try to place it where it's difficult to get to, like a branch hanging over a cactus or a river/wash bank. I've seen LO...
by ttretta
Nov 15 2017 7:42 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT #14 Freeman Rd access from Dudleyville
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: AZT #14 Freeman Rd access from Dudleyville

@CannondaleKid Thank you so much - good to know. I've purchased the book that details the roads to the trail heads, and I always scour the forum, but sometimes the roads catch me off guard. I just bought a Forester to help me get to them a little easier, but still want to know what I'm in for prior...
by ttretta
Nov 14 2017 8:09 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT #14 Freeman Rd access from Dudleyville
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: AZT #14 Freeman Rd access from Dudleyville

Going to revive this thread instead of starting a new one. I'll be NOBO section hiking #14, and am wondering - Is Freeman Rd doable in a Subaru Forester from both sides, the 79 and the 77? I don't want to drive on scary roads that are 4X4 only, even though the car can handle many of them. It seems f...
by ttretta
Jun 05 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: First Time Hiking AZT
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: First Time Hiking AZT

These are my favorite sections of the AZT so far. I recommend a trekking umbrella as the burned out sections of Section 26, as well as a lot of 29 and 30 are completely exposed, and even though you are in the cooler climate, the sun will bake you at that elevation. Be bear aware through section 26 -...
by ttretta
Mar 15 2017 8:16 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Trail Access AZT#18 at Rogers Trough TH
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Trail Access AZT#18 at Rogers Trough TH

I took my 2WD Ford F150 up it in May of last year to start passage 19, and I made it, although a lot of slipping and sliding near the top. If I had weighted down the bed of my truck with sandbags, it would have made it with little slipping I'm fairly certain. When I was there again to finish Passage...
by ttretta
Feb 18 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 4965

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

@Michtanger So far my only experience is sections 17 - 32, so I'm sure everyone else has more info than I. But Sections 20 - 25 are mostly high desert, with some nice juniper and pinyon trees as you get to the higher sections. 25 on up to the low 30's is mostly pine trees and higher, cooler elevati...
by ttretta
Feb 17 2017 7:44 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 4965

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

@Michtanger
Would you consider doing the mid section of the Arizona Trail for your hike? Sections 20 and up are doable in May for sure. No shuttle required for many of those, and usually good water sources. Just a suggestion!
by ttretta
Feb 16 2017 7:38 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Southern Hiking in February
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Southern Hiking in February

Any new weather updates for a hiker starting March 1st my friends? This far away in time the only thing we can guarantee you is that the sun will be on your back and that the days will be somewhat warm with cold nights. :D Unfortunately not so this weekend. ](*,) :( Had planned up until this Monday...
by ttretta
Jan 03 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 4965

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

The AZT App works GREAT and no, don't need phone service, just GPS. It can drain the phone pretty quick, so I just turn on GPS and the app to do occasional map checks. Definitely worth it. I've found myself off trail a few times, and it led me back to where I needed to be. I HIGHLY recommend it.
by ttretta
Oct 20 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Hike planning help
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Hike planning help

@scubahooker , if your buddy isn't a strong hiker, the Four Peaks section (which starts at Roosevelt lake) and everything up to Pine will be a bit rough - there is a LOT of elevation gain, can be quite hot in May, plus some sections don't have a whole lot of shade until you get to the higher elevat...
by ttretta
Oct 18 2016 7:25 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: How many people are on the trail?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: How many people are on the trail?

In the 12 sections I've done (18 - 32), I've only seen people on the Flagstaff-area sections, and a few around the Pine Trailhead so far.
by ttretta
Sep 19 2016 9:25 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Road to Trailhead Vehicle Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Road to Trailhead Vehicle Requirements

THANK YOU Sredfield!!
by ttretta
Sep 18 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Road to Trailhead Vehicle Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Road to Trailhead Vehicle Requirements

I would think a front wheel drive car would do much better than my 2wd truck did. But yeah SuperstitionGuy, I seriously considered doing something like that. I think it would have made it just fine with some weight in the back. The tires just wouldn't grab, and I have AT tires on it. It made up to R...
by ttretta
Sep 18 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Road to Trailhead Vehicle Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Road to Trailhead Vehicle Requirements

Twice I've come across trail heads that were difficult to access in my 2WD Ford F150. I searched the AZT forum, and read the trip logs and the guidebook but didn't see anything to tell me the vehicle requirements to access the trail heads. Since I'm section hiking, I frequently have to drive to the ...

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