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by Trew
Feb 02 2016 11:09 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3583

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: 578

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...
by Trew
Feb 01 2016 11:40 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park

@Trew Illegal to walk into X-9 to get to Madrona. It's private property with a guard house and guard. There used to be a way to skirt the property, off trail, by walking along a fence line off a different road, in order to get to Madrona. I don't recall the exact route. Do not try to go to X-9. The...
by Trew
Feb 01 2016 11:02 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park

Looking at the map I see a possible solution for nobo hikers to get through SNP without a permit. South of SNP turn off the AZT at X9 Ranch Rd and go to the Madrona Ranger Station (abandoned) to the Rincon Creek TH and camp there just outside the park. It looks to me that could shorten the traverse ...
by Trew
Feb 01 2016 10:27 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park

I called the park office this morning (2/1/2016). There appears to be no simple solution for AZT hikers. The Park wants you to pre-register for a campsite for a specific date which is almost impossible for most long distance hikers. The best solution is to camp before you enter Saguaro NP and then d...
by Trew
Jan 31 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 685

AZT Q RE Saguaro National Park

Hiking nobo on the AZT how do you register for a backcountry pass for Saguaro National Park when you are not sure when you will be there?

The AZT passes right through Saguaro National Park and one does need a backcountry permit to camp overnight in the park, right?

How is it done?
by Trew
Jan 31 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3583

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

Hi: I am planning a NOBO thru hike of the Arizona Trail starting sometime in March. I'd love to find a hiking partner or two that has some personal knowledge / experience with water issues along the trail. My biggest concern with this trip has to do with water sources, necessary cache locations, et...
by Trew
Jan 22 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Which passage to take thru Flagstaff
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Which passage to take thru Flagstaff

That gives me an answer, too.

thanks for asking, and responding.
by Trew
Jan 18 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3583

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

Lisa, I send you an email.
by Trew
Jan 17 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?

Younger bkpackers can do very well with a closed cell pad. The older one gets, the more he/she appreciated the inflatable pad. My pad had 5 or 6 patches on it before MSR replaced it because of a baffle problem. You just learn to be a bit more careful with an inflatable.
by Trew
Jan 17 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3583

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

Lisa, Liz and I don't do big miles- 10- 14 miles a day, probably pick up some as we move along. In the past we have tended towards getting started a little later in the morning- not crack of dawn people and usually into camp at least an hour before dark. Liz is in her 60s. I think she might apprecia...
by Trew
Jan 17 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Medical Question- Valley Fever
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Medical Question- Valley Fever

I think the valley fever is now behind me. Took me about 5- 6 weeks to get over the worst of it. It broke just before Christmas and plans to start the AZT in March are back on track. RedRoxx, hope all the cancer stuff is behind you. I had stage iv prostate cancer and that cancer stuff sure can mess ...
by Trew
Jan 17 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Az Trail March 2016 Looking for hiking buddy
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Az Trail March 2016 Looking for hiking buddy

You sound like a speedster- 25 miles a day type. Liz and I are starting on March 10 or thereabouts and probably will be doing about 1/2 of that per day. More details about you would be helpful.

Liz and Trew are two retired people.
by Trew
Jan 16 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3583

AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

A friend and I are planning to start in early to mid-March on the AZT heading nobo. Just wondering who else is planning on hiking the AZT this spring and maybe we can post that information under this thread. Doug/Trew and Liz/LaZorra are starting around March 10- on a Thursday. I have a ride from Fl...
by Trew
Jan 16 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 5016

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

I did the John Muir Trail in July in 2015. Water along the JMT is clear and about 99% of the filters I saw were the Sawyer Mini filters- I used one myself. Couple years ago in the Gila Wilderness in NM I used my ceramic MSR filter and was cleaning the filter about every 3- 4 liters, the water in the...
by Trew
Jan 16 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Stolen food and water from cache box.
Replies: 32
Views: 3206

Re: Stolen food and water from cache box.

I left the CDT in in New Mexico sooner than planned a few years ago. I had water cached up south of Grants with my name on 2 gallons. Back in Florence, AZ, I got a call from a CDT hiker asking if I was going to use the water and if not, could he have it which I readily agreed too. Not all hikers are...
by Trew
Jan 16 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Supes Dayhike 1/17
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Supes Dayhike 1/17

I guess I am too late to join up with you.

Guess I'll try pickleball instead.
by Trew
Jan 02 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Planning to Hike the AZT in 2016- Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2315

Re: Planning to Hike the AZT in 2016- Help Please

I am still on track for an early March start on the AZT. I got hit with valley fever and was down and out for over a month, but the med is working and today I was up and down Picketpost and could breath and breath well. I am very hopeful right now. I have the AZT program for my Garmin eTrex. and I a...
by Trew
Dec 05 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: #15 Tortilla Mountains Water Cache
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: #15 Tortilla Mountains Water Cache

No natural water in this area? I hope to be through this section in early April on the way to Picketpost from the border.

Very interesting information.
by Trew
Dec 04 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Hiking Boots or Trail Runners?
Replies: 49
Views: 2993

Re: Hiking Boots or Trail Runners?

I prefer trail shoes to boots. I get them a size larger than I normally wear, and a bit wider. As I hike and my feet swell as all hiker's feet do, my shoes have room for the expanding feet. I have used a lot of New Balance trail shoes because they come in wide widths. This summer I did the JMT in a ...

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