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by sandyfortner
Mar 07 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3477

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

@rcorfman Yes. Sorry, NOT FR120 but, yes, T # 120. And, yep, looks like water in the spring is much more likely than in the fall - which of course makes sense. I took the precaution of caching for next week based on a friend's experience of no water last Oct. in that area. Better safe than sorry!
by sandyfortner
Mar 06 2016 7:49 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3477

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

Just went out to cache water for passage 19 and was pleased to see water in the 2 water troughs that I passed on the way to the trail. From that, I'm assuming - but won't say for sure - that the trough on FR120 also has water. BUT, the water tank above it probably only has a foot of water left in it...
by sandyfortner
Mar 01 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: North or South sections for 3 weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: North or South sections for 3 weeks

Ya, that time of year, I'd be looking at Mormon Lake, Blue Ridge, Happy Jack, San Fransisco Peaks, etc. Beautiful and temps would be good.
by sandyfortner
Feb 28 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: AZT Biking
Topic: AZT from Snowbowl to Grand Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: AZT from Snowbowl to Grand Canyon

Also check out the link in the Seeds of Stewardship from last June: http://www.aztrail.org/stewardship/outing_150608.pdf
by sandyfortner
Feb 14 2016 4:08 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Re-Supply Locations
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Re-Supply Locations

Between Oracle and Superior you have an opportunity for PIZZA and possible hitch to Kearny. I've heard that the pizza place there will deliver to the TH! That would be at the bridge between passages 15 and 16. Superior to Pine - you will come out at Roosevelt Lake after passage 19 - possible hitch t...
by sandyfortner
Feb 08 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Eating Cold or Hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Eating Cold or Hot?

No cook is certainly easy and very do-able. Just hydrate and go. As you hit warmer days, you'll also find that if you hydrate your meal early in the day, it'll be nice and warm by the time you eat it - whether it was intended to be a hot dish or not! I generally do not take a stove since hydration i...
by sandyfortner
Feb 07 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Sunbrella?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Sunbrella?

An umbrella is great! Not only does it shade your entire body, when using you can go without a hat which allows heat to escape from your head, keeping you cooler. For the deserts, you may want to try it!
by sandyfortner
Feb 05 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water Intake?
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: Water Intake?

The advice to drink as much as you can (like to the point of nausea) is potentially dangerous. Excessive water intake while you are exerting yourself and sweating can lead to hyponatremia Glad that you pointed this out. It's all about balance. You also need to consider food. Are you carrying the we...
by sandyfortner
Feb 04 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: solar charging devices
Replies: 44
Views: 4445

Re: solar charging devices

Has anyone tried an AMPY yet? New to the market but I've read great reviews in Popular Mechanics. When I get around to it - I think I'll order one and see how it works. If as good as it says, I'll never have to think about sun power or lack thereof.
by sandyfortner
Jan 22 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Which passage to take thru Flagstaff
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Which passage to take thru Flagstaff

The resupply route isn't part of the 800 mile total but it is an option to the San Francisco Peaks passage if you need to resupply or are looking for a zero day or 2. If you don't need town time, you can stick to Passage 34. If you just want to grab soda and snacks while near a town, as you cross Hi...
by sandyfortner
Jan 19 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Food and Shirt
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Food and Shirt

I'm a fan of wool. Merino wool comes in a variety of weights and I hike in wool year round. About the only time I deviate is R2R when I know I'll be wanting a lot of evaporate cooling - then I wear cotton so that I can keep wetting it down. But on most of the AZT, having the luxury of wetting down c...
by sandyfortner
Jan 10 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Stolen food and water from cache box.
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Stolen food and water from cache box.

Dallin - just wondering - was the water at FR4 also gone? I am just wondering, no, HOPING, that thefts are the result of the general public driving to TH, finding the cache boxes and thinking, "Gee, a free Circle K!". I really would like to think that it isn't a hiker / backpacker taking a cache. I'...
by sandyfortner
Jan 10 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Hiking Tucson to Phoenix
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Hiking Tucson to Phoenix

Good advice from the 2 previous posts. So you are not here in AZ, you live in CO - is that correct? I'm guessing that there are local hiking clubs in your area that do weekly day hikes and some over-nighters. They would be a great resource to get you started. Once you have an idea about gear that wo...
by sandyfortner
Dec 29 2015 11:01 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hike and Beyond - 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: AZT Thru Hike and Beyond - 2016

Well, you will be busy. It'll be sure that you get to see your rattlesnake!!
by sandyfortner
Dec 22 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT in April-Water Sources?
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: AZT in April-Water Sources?

Yes. That's the spot and YIKES on that road!!! I can not imagine that all the water cached there on the 6th could be gone unless quads or 4x4 accessed it - and I doubt that. I think that those groups are pretty good at leaving hiker / biker water for those who need it.
by sandyfortner
Dec 21 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT in April-Water Sources?
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: AZT in April-Water Sources?

rcorfman wrote: the real worry is the stretch from Flagstaff to the South Rim of Grand Canyon, especially through Babbit Ranch.
Definitely! In the spring there was virtually no water along there. Not sure of current conditions since it was a wetter summer, but that's another good spot to look at caching.
by sandyfortner
Dec 21 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT in April-Water Sources?
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: AZT in April-Water Sources?

When ABC did our trail maintenance the first weekend of Dec. Wendy also cached at least a dozen gallons in Alamo Canyon where the trail crosses the FS road. Again, since it's not the prime thru-hiking season, I would imagine much of that remains.
by sandyfortner
Dec 20 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT in April-Water Sources?
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: AZT in April-Water Sources?

Spring is traditionally the better time to find H2O around here, but very little of AZ has reliable water. Are you checking on the AZ trail site - Water Sources? You will find a link for that from the pull down menu - second from the left - Trail Resources. Also, look at current trip reports / water...
by sandyfortner
Dec 14 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Hiking the AZT in Early March
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Hiking the AZT in Early March

Hm. I bet if you contact city gov or chamber of commerce in the towns near where you want to be they may have some place that you could park your vehicle. Be worth asking anyhow. There's a little hotel in Oracle - don't know the name but I hear of many thru-hikers staying there and they always comme...
by sandyfortner
Dec 01 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: High Five the AZT for Giving Tuesday!
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: High Five the AZT for Giving Tuesday!

Just did my High 5!

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