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by hanmart
Apr 25 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels

@chumley
Thanks for the feedback!
by hanmart
Apr 25 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels
Replies: 2
Views: 134

West Fork of Oak Creek #108 water levels

Hello! Anyone been to the back side of West Fork of Oak Creek recently? I spoke with a ranger that warned to bring floats for gear and that there was deep water and to expect "a lot of swimming." I remember the part at the end of the official trail being slightly deeper and then another section, may...
by hanmart
Dec 20 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water in the Superstitions? Peralta loop or nearby?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Water in the Superstitions? Peralta loop or nearby?

@joebartels I was going to scout it if I found some time this weekend (fingers crossed). Thanks!!
I am always full of gratitude for anyone that leaves a water report. So crucial in planning a trip. :) You guys are my heroes.
by hanmart
Dec 20 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking in Sedona
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Backpacking in Sedona

@inthesticks West Fork you will have tons of water. You do have to hike in a certain number of miles to get to the area where camping is allowed (I forgot how far back, but its several miles past the end of the trail). Note though that you are hiking through water most of the hike once you get to t...
by hanmart
Dec 20 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water in the Superstitions? Peralta loop or nearby?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Water in the Superstitions? Peralta loop or nearby?

Hey everyone! I'm thinking of doing a NYE backpacking trip in the Superstitions, specifically on the Peralta loop. I saw water reports, semi-recent, for Piper Spring. Is Piper Spring by Pinon Camp? Anyone know if there is water there now? Also, funny, two different people reported vastly different l...
by hanmart
Feb 19 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Superstitions Water Updates?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Superstitions Water Updates?

Hello all! I'm hoping to backpack in the Western Superstitions this coming weekend and was wondering if anyone had new water insights after the small amount of rain we got this past week. I'm looking to do a short overnighter (up to 16 miles) either heading to Charlebois Spring or over to Pinon Camp...
by hanmart
Jun 19 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Lakeside Backpacking Spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Lakeside Backpacking Spots?

The old joke is that Arizona has more lakes than Minnesota. We just don't have any water. So yeah, there are thousands of great, private, remote lakeside backpacking trips - unless you need water in your lakes. :) That's what I thought might be the case! Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I'm goi...
by hanmart
Jun 17 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Lakeside Backpacking Spots?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Lakeside Backpacking Spots?

Anyone know of any nice lakeside backpacking destinations, in cooler summer areas, that are away from crowds? Do these exist in AZ? :)
by hanmart
May 24 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Humphrey's Summit Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Humphrey's Summit Trail

I was hoping to go the weekend of June 10th. If anyone else ventures up there, can you please update here? Sounds like I might have to reschedule my hike either way though... :)
by hanmart
Sep 27 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Getting to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness -- Road Conditions?
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Getting to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness -- Road Conditions?

Thanks so much for the feedback @cw50must and @joebartels. SO helpful!! Taylor & Winter are a long ways from civilization. They get sloppy and fun or scary depending on how you look at it when they get wet. I think I'm in the scary camp until I get more experience driving off-road. :) I'm ok with do...
by hanmart
Sep 27 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Getting to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness -- Road Conditions?
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Getting to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness -- Road Conditions?

Hello all! I'm looking for some advice. I'm planning a two-night backpacking trip in early October to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. I don't really have a preference on the trail section, as long as there is water but the issue is that the earliest I can leave from Phoenix is 4pm Fri (returning Sun...
by hanmart
Jun 30 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Call off a backpacking trip if thunderstorms are forecast?
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Call off a backpacking trip if thunderstorms are forecast?

There is still some risk, a HAZ member got zapped about a year ago on a backpack trip. He survived but at least one other person was killed. Yes, reading about those terrible events is what gave me pause. :( Plus, even if you take all the precautions, it doesn't sound much fun waiting out the storm...
by hanmart
Jun 29 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Call off a backpacking trip if thunderstorms are forecast?
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Call off a backpacking trip if thunderstorms are forecast?

Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking.
by hanmart
Jun 29 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Call off a backpacking trip if thunderstorms are forecast?
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Call off a backpacking trip if thunderstorms are forecast?

Hello! I was hoping to get some wisdom from experienced backpackers here. At what point do you call off a backpacking trip if you see that thunderstorms are in the forecast? All the lightning safety guides out there say the best thing to do is to not venture out if there is any chance of lightning. ...
by hanmart
Apr 10 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking recommendation for next weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Backpacking recommendation for next weekend?

Thanks for all the responses! I'm reading up on these options. Great additions to the list! Thanks for the help!!
by hanmart
Apr 08 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking recommendation for next weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Backpacking recommendation for next weekend?

@ALMAL
Thanks for the feedback. On second look Secret Canyon looks too short for a 2 night trip but I am definitely looking some more into the others you mentioned. West Clear Creek sounds really nice.

Thanks again, much appreciated!
by hanmart
Apr 08 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking recommendation for next weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Backpacking recommendation for next weekend?

Hello! I'm looking to do a two-night backpacking trip with a group of 4 newbie backpackers (have a few trips under our belts) next weekend. Been exploring the Supes lately but it's getting too hot and too little water around. I wanted to find something up north with plenty of water. Two nights and m...

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