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by cavaroc
Feb 08 2016 9:37 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Eating Cold or Hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Eating Cold or Hot?

I'm gonna try eating cold for as long as I can to save weight and water. If I do need a stove, I'll have one available with my car that I can bring onto the trail. Hopefully by then I'll have hit my rhythm and gotten adjusted to life on the trail.
by cavaroc
Feb 08 2016 9:31 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

I've read on blogs and journals that people hike to the GC without a reservation anywhere, then see what's available within the next couple of nights. My understanding is that it only takes a night or two for something to open up. That's my plan at least, since I have absolutely no idea when I'll be...
by cavaroc
Feb 06 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: How cold at night?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: How cold at night?

I got through most of the sky islands last year behind being forced off (for other reasons). There were a couple of cold nights in the Huachucas in the 20s as a storm was passing through. Beyond that everything was above freezing up to the Santa Catalinas. However judging from the log book at Mannin...
by cavaroc
Feb 04 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Cost of a thru hike?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Cost of a thru hike?

azbackpackr wrote:@cavaroc
Besides, you might want a motel and big buffet dinner along the way, more than once! :)
That definitely factors in at least a few of those!
by cavaroc
Feb 04 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Cost of a thru hike?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Cost of a thru hike?

This is my first long-distance thru-hike, so I'm budgeting $3/mile just to account for any unforeseen (to me) incidents and expenses.
by cavaroc
Feb 01 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: best time of the year to start the hike
Replies: 8
Views: 5814

Re: best time of the year to start the hike

April/May are generally considered to be pretty late starts. A lot of the reliable water from snow melt may start to dry up in places. Many people typically start within the first couple of weeks of March, depending on weather. Also, big_load raises a good point - you'll probably have to stick to th...
by cavaroc
Jan 30 2016 9:12 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Ideal S>N start time, considering 2016's snow/rain?
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Ideal S>N start time, considering 2016's snow/rain?

I'm still shooting for the first week of March. Seems like a lot of other people are starting early-mid March.
by cavaroc
Jan 23 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Food and Shirt
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Food and Shirt

Thanks for the tips! As for the ratsacks, I'm looking into them but not sure which size I would need. I was originally thinking the large, but it says the small can supposedly carry food for 5 days. So should I go with a medium? Which size works best for the AZT?
by cavaroc
Jan 19 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Food and Shirt
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Food and Shirt

Perfect! Thanks!
by cavaroc
Jan 19 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 4573

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

I went ahead and ordered a couple of Sawyer Squeeze Minis. Hopefully that'll do the trick. I may bring a backup solution for the first leg or two until I'm comfortable with one solution over the other.
by cavaroc
Jan 19 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Food and Shirt
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Food and Shirt

I've done the vast majority of my backpacking up here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It's pretty much required to bring a bear canister with you wherever you go. So for something like the AZT where bears aren't as big of a concern, what are the best methods of keeping food safe from other critters like s...
by cavaroc
Jan 19 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3376

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

I'm also planning on doing the trail, but I'm shooting to be on the trail within the first week of March. I should be going at a slow(ish) pace though to do a lot of photography along the way.
by cavaroc
Jan 19 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?

I've actually been using a Klymit Inertia X Frame. It's pretty odd looking in terms of inflatable pads, but I sleep incredibly well on it. It also fits inside my sleeping bag to keep it warm. It's also only 9.1 oz. It got a hole last season and since it's winter up here, I haven't patched it yet, bu...
by cavaroc
Jan 16 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout Gaps in GPS Data - Android
Replies: 23
Views: 1701

Re: Route Scout Gaps in GPS Data - Android

No worries at all! Good to know there are ways to minimize it. I also have an S5 so I'll look into seeing what works best.

Thanks for the help!
by cavaroc
Jan 16 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout Gaps in GPS Data - Android
Replies: 23
Views: 1701

Route Scout Gaps in GPS Data - Android

I noticed HAZ Tracks did this a few times and I just tried out Route Scout after the "loading" issue and noticed it too now on that, but every now and then my route will just have a straight line as opposed to following the route, I'm assuming because it loses the signal. In hindsight I did have my ...
by cavaroc
Jan 15 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout hangs on "loading"
Replies: 91
Views: 5491

Re: Route Scout hangs on "loading"

Just got the update and it loaded right up for me! Great work! I'll give it a proper test tomorrow
by cavaroc
Jan 10 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 4573

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

And then here's a brand new option that's about to come out, hopefully before I'm on the trail: http://www.guardianpur...

Looks pretty promising for those murkier water sources.

...Actually I just checked the price on REI - $350. Might have to wait on this one.
by cavaroc
Jan 10 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Hiking Tucson to Phoenix
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Hiking Tucson to Phoenix

I think it's great you want to tackle something as ambitious as this with only 5 mile hikes under your belt, but I would highly recommend doing a few more overnight trips before attempting a 100 mile hike. Multi-night trips are an entirely different beast than a standard day-hike. Even a single over...
by cavaroc
Jan 07 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Hiking the AZT in Early March
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Hiking the AZT in Early March

I'd be curious to hear what you find out about long-term parking. I'll be coming down from Jackson Hole, Wyoming this spring by car, so I'll need a place to keep mine as well.
by cavaroc
Jan 07 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT in April-Water Sources?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: AZT in April-Water Sources?

I won't say too much different from what's already been said, but when I did from Mexico to Tucson last year, water was readily available in plenty of spots. I kept up with some friends that I had met and they complained about water between Oracle and Superior and from Flagstaff to the GC. I'm also ...

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