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by Trew
Dec 22 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5098

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

I am going to do Oracle to Picket Post in late January. I have a question- if I leave water in the supply box at the Florence-Kelvin Hwy- will it freeze in January inside the box? What if I insulate it somehow? At that time of year I should have the box all to myself. I have been up to the box 2x th...
by Trew
Dec 10 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Johnny Ringo grave and marker
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Johnny Ringo grave and marker

Joe, pretty good directions. I think I am going to take a drive out that way before Xmas. Maybe. Stuff is starting to pile up right now.

But I will get out there soon.
by Trew
Dec 10 2016 7:43 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5098

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

Laughsalot, I started from the border the first week of March last year with a companion. We hit snow the first day but it wasn't much, easily hiked through and after that- no more snow. There were a number of hikers ahead of us on and about 6 or so that passed us- Liz and I being the slowest turtle...
by Trew
Dec 09 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Johnny Ringo grave and marker
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Johnny Ringo grave and marker

First, I would like to think Doc Holiday did in Johnny Ringo, just like in the movie. :)

Now, I am not sure where the location of this grave is from the dialog up above. Say I am in US-10 east of Tucson, then where do I go to find this place where Johnny Ringo lies in the dust?
by Trew
Dec 09 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5098

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

My right knee is really stressed right now, but regardless, I'm planning on doing Oracle to Picket post in January. Then take a month off- I have a friend coming out from Michigan. I plan to take him on a 5 day trip starting out a Miles TH, up the Champaign Tr to the Fire trail and round top, or Cir...
by Trew
Nov 28 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Garmin Topo GPS map Question
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Garmin Topo GPS map Question

I have a Garmin GPS with the pre-programed data card dated Jun 13. With the new updates I am wondering if this card is still adequate or is there a new updated data card?

I was looking at all the trail updates and wondering how my GPS and maps I purchased last year will do this year.
by Trew
Nov 24 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5098

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

HDMama wrote:Hi Trew! I'm going to hike the AZT this Spring, haven't set a start date yet. I have 1, maybe 2 others coming along.
The southern end of the AZT is excellent hiking. I had never been up into the eastern Saguaro NP before and that was a very pleasant surprise.
by Trew
Nov 22 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5098

Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

Wondering who is looking at hiking the AZT in 2017 NOBO. This year I made it past Saguaro NP to the road that runs up to Oracle. This year I am considering returning to that point and continuing nobo. That would take me over Mt Lemon area and on into Oracle and then off to the Superstitions. Then ag...
by Trew
Apr 05 2016 8:53 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Florence-Kelvin Hwy TH
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Florence-Kelvin Hwy TH

I was out to this TH on Sunday- 4-3-2016. I put out 5 more gallons of water and cleaned up the trash and empty water jugs. The cache box is now full with water jugs and 4 cans of Mountain Dew. I started the AZT on March 3. Hiked almost up to I-10 and then took a week off. Went back on the trail and ...
by Trew
Feb 24 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Colossal Cave Campground??????
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Colossal Cave Campground??????

joe bartels wrote:have you tried (520) 647-7275
that's what google shows, they answered for me

if the campground is a special number, maybe they can connect you or offer more info

I just called and everything is ok. I am going to spend 2 nights there and do the cave tour. Details all coming together.

:)
by Trew
Feb 24 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Colossal Cave Campground??????
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Colossal Cave Campground??????

I keep calling the Colossal Cave Mountain park number (520-647-7121) but the voice box isn't working and no one answers the phone. Are they closed? Opened for camping and receiving/holding resupply boxes? Does anyone know something I don't know about Colossal Cave as a resupply point?
by Trew
Feb 24 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3373

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

I'm flying into Tucson very late on March 1st, and hoping to get started either the 2nd or the 3rd. I'm fairly moderate paced, and pretty happy to hike alone. I would be happy to share transportation if anyone is starting at the same time though. Any update on your plans to get to the TH on March 3...
by Trew
Feb 11 2016 11:10 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3373

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

Greetings, all. I too will be starting a NOBO in March. I'm waiting to see what days I get permitted for the Grand Canyon to determine my exact start date. Once that's determined, I'll post an update. Anyone who happens to need a ride from Phoenix to the trailhead at that time would be welcome. GCN...
by Trew
Feb 10 2016 9:03 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Lodging in Pine area on AZT
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Lodging in Pine area on AZT

Any suggestions for a good motel or lodging in the Pine area? Resupply at the Post Office, but is there a motel in the area that isn't too expensive?

Recommendations?
by Trew
Feb 05 2016 12:12 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Patagonia Resupply Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Patagonia Resupply Advice

Stage Stop will go way out of the way for you. That is your best bet. Good info on the Stage Stop Inn. I now plan to use it on my trip- I should be there March 7/8. Since Liz has decided to go solo I am starting a week earlier (March 3 now) and can go a bit faster. But I am not a speedster, either,...
by Trew
Feb 03 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: El Jefe - Santa Rita jaguar
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Jaquar Seen on video near Tucson

Here is the video link- very exciting.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cau ... ld-n510651

Note: I see this has already been posted. I was too excited and posted it without checking other threads.
by Trew
Feb 02 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hike and Beyond - 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: AZT Thru Hike and Beyond - 2016

I guess when it comes to rattlers, you either see them or you don't.

Like broken bones- you either break them, or your don't. Never broken a bone, seen my share of rattlers.
by Trew
Feb 02 2016 11:29 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3373

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

Liz has decided to go solo this year. That means I'll be going solo, too, at least for now. Probably start on March 10, hike up to Picket Post which is close to home, then take a week off, and have my son drive me up to Utah and hike back to Picket Post and end there.
by Trew
Feb 02 2016 11:09 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3373

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

So my brother and I did the trail this last fall SOBO and I collected data for the AZT and Guthooks. So if anyone is interested or has questions or concerns I may be able to settle them for you in advance of your hike, or just talk to you about general trail info you may not be aware of. If interes...
by Trew
Feb 01 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT Trail Angels/ Resupply/Hostels
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: AZT Trail Angels/ Resupply/Hostels

I love Trail Angels! And I give tips, too. On the CDT in Membres, NM a trail angel family took me in for a night. They had my resupply box. Provided a place for a shower, supper and a breakfast, and I was gone. Great B&B. I gave them $50. Sometimes I give less, but I always give something. I know tr...

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