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by johnnyo979
May 12 2016 11:39 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT SOBO Thru Hike in Fall - Need Friend!
Replies: 23
Views: 1691

Re: AZT SOBO Thru Hike in Fall - Need Friend!

I'm thinking about hiking in the fall. What date are you planning to start on? I'm tied up until late September. I would like to have a hiking partner because I have never hiked in an arid environment. I have hiked half of the AT in the past three years.
by johnnyo979
Feb 14 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Re-Supply Locations
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Re-Supply Locations

Thanks for posting the link to the resupply plan. It was really helpful. Personally I am not comfortable going over 80 miles without resupplying. To do so means carrying a lot of weight. But there are apparently a couple of times when it is necessary.
by johnnyo979
Feb 14 2016 9:15 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Re-Supply Locations
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Re-Supply Locations

My God. That's a lot of miles before resupplying. I'm starting to get really concerned about this.
by johnnyo979
Feb 10 2016 9:16 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Pharmacies?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Pharmacies?

Does anyone know if there sufficient pharmacies along the trail? I have medication I have to have refilled every 30 days. Or will I have to hitch a ride long distances into a nearby town?
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3374

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

@JimAH
I am looking at the possibility of flying into Tucson around March 15. Is there anyone that is flying into that airport that would like to share the cost of transportation to the trail head?
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Packing heavy guide book?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Packing heavy guide book?

In regards to the phones. I only use old school phones, no smart phones. I see what smart phones do to people's lives. Constantly facebooking, for example, and I am not open minded to getting one just yet. I have, however, made a commitment to get the Iphone 8 when it finally comes out.
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT snow hiking strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: AZT snow hiking strategies

But on a second thought there's not a damn thing we can do about it anyway. So maybe it's not as important as I think it is. I would still be concerned about any large accumulations, I believe, however.
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT snow hiking strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: AZT snow hiking strategies

Would it be beneficial for us to contact the trail stewards in regards to expected snow depths in certain sections in question?
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 11:34 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

Thanks Cavaroc I always get a lot out of your posts.
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 10:57 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT snow hiking strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: AZT snow hiking strategies

This concerns me. There is considerable more difficulty in hiking thru deep snow. I'm also concerned about being able to see the trail good enough to stay on it. I suppose a GPS loaded with the Arizona Trail chip is a necessity. I really don't know how to take the data from the previous snow data re...
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 10:39 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Across Arizona as One, Twice - Speaking Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1008

Re: Across Arizona as One, Twice - Speaking Tour

Is anyone going to record this speech so that I can watch it on Youtube or download the audio? I can't make it out there that early in the year. Plan to Nobo in mid-March.
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 10:36 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

How far out of the way is it to take hikes on some of the beautiful Indian reservation properties? Such as some of their picturesome waterfalls?
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 10:34 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Packing heavy guide book?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Packing heavy guide book?

Do you mean the GPS card to the Arizona Trail? Oldmanonthetrail.
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 9:53 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Packing heavy guide book?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Packing heavy guide book?

I will be attempting a thru hike. Nobo.
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 9:50 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Backpack size?
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Backpack size?

Cavaroc,
When it comes to caching water. How will you go about that? Will you pay a citizen to transport the water out there for you?
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 9:47 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Packing heavy guide book?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Packing heavy guide book?

The guide book weighs nearly a pound. Are you guys taking it along or are you finding lighter ways to transport that kind of valuable information?
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 7:12 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Backpack size?
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Backpack size?

I have a Granite Gear Vapor Current ultralight backpack that is 60 liters. I am concerned as to rather or not it is large enough to carry the amount of water I am going to need. I have just bought the inflatable frame for it that is supposed to take it's capacity to 40 pounds. Do you all think it wi...
by johnnyo979
Feb 09 2016 6:57 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT snow hiking strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: AZT snow hiking strategies

I had no realization that there would be that kind of snow. For how long of a distance will it exist?
by johnnyo979
Feb 08 2016 11:37 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

JimAH,

If that's the case did they say that I still need to apply for a permit? Or are they cool with just trying to get me in?
by johnnyo979
Feb 08 2016 6:01 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

Will I have to obtain a permit way before the hike and schedule my appearance at the Grand Canyon on that given day? Or will the Grand Canyon rangers allow me special treatment since I will be an Arizona Trail hiker? If I get into the canyon do you think some canyon hikers will allow me to share the...

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