That's why Mrs. big_load wants to stay south of the Rim.Nighthiker wrote:It finally stopped up here in Payson.
Me neither. I use an Ursack for food protection. I've seen several bears up there and nearly always see bear sign, so some form of food protection is definitely in order.hikeaz wrote:In my experience of having left a tent setup with gear - Have never had an issue in 30 years of backpacking.
Not that I know of. That was too close to my start/end point to research carefully, but I recall Oak Flat as a rocky confluence of dry creek beds with some decent campsites and a big corral.BRichard wrote: Is their reliable water at Oak Flat?
That would make it like this trip, which was fun. The first and last days were tough.Metalrunner wrote:You might consider starting your trip from Miles Ranch TH
I agree. However, if I were going there I'd much rather do some Nordic skiing. Snowshoeing is for when nothing else is possible. It's fun on packed trails in reasonable doses, though.
Somebody from Ludington would probably scoff at a "cold" March day in Sedona. (I'm still shivering from my last ferry ride from Manitowoc).nonot wrote:March to me is a bit early for Sedona hiking if its a cold winter, but to each their own.
Yesterday I saw a nice picture of Bisbee covered with snow. It's not low desert, but I haven't been there yet when it snowed.Jim_H wrote:Are people "enjoying" the low desert's first real winter since 2016? I've had enough of the cold, but I know it's healthier than the two previous winters.