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by xsproutx
Jun 22 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?
Replies: 13

Re: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?

@andrewp Are you me? I was looking to do probably half of the TRT in the same time frame, give or take. I try to go on one or two trips a month but June and July aren't looking very good. The one bright spot is I'm headed to Iceland for 10 days in the middle of July, so I got that going for me at l...
by xsproutx
Jun 22 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?
Replies: 13

Re: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?

with my luck the mountain will burn before I'm able to get down there. Thanks for all the info and isn't that the damn truth. I wouldn't mind going farther at all, just looking for pretty much any summer option now, up to 6-8 hours from Phoenix is probably the max drive. I was lucky I got in an epi...
by xsproutx
Jun 21 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?
Replies: 13

Re: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?

Oof, I knew Lemmon had burned but didn't realize that much of it was still closed.
Thanks for the Rincon suggestion @jacobemerick; I'll have to give that a look. No way in hell I'm carrying as much water as he did so I'll have to try and sleuth something out!
by xsproutx
Jun 21 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mt Lemmon 2 night options?
Replies: 13

Mt Lemmon 2 night options?

Hey everyone! With most of the state on fire right now, I'm looking south vs north for an option that isn't tooooo hot. I've never done anything on Mt Lemmon but the elevation seems right to keep it nice and cool right now! Does anyone have any suggestions for, preferably a 2 night, loop options the...
by xsproutx
Jun 03 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Looking for AZT section hike partner(s)
Replies: 1

Re: Looking for AZT section hike partner(s)

@SunDevil3 Hey, I'm definitely game for either just working out shuttles or hiking together. I've got chunks of the AZT done and have done the AT in the distant past so have a lot of experience. I'm usually a solo backpacker but find it difficult to knock out more of the AZT that way and only so ma...
by xsproutx
Mar 30 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water on southern portion of black canyon trail?
Replies: 0

Water on southern portion of black canyon trail?

I’m looking to do the Black canyon trail as a hike in the next week or two before the temp gets too hot and I think I have water mostly figured out. One question: there’s a water source marked near the south end, where the agua fria flows into lake pleasant; “two miles north of table Mesa” or someth...
by xsproutx
Mar 07 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?
Replies: 14

Re: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?

@azbackpackr
Don't say the 'c' word. Lived up north for a bit and packrafting was my first love. Haven't spent many night in the boundary waters paddling around! Not quiiiiiiiiiiite the same down here on that front but that's alright
by xsproutx
Mar 07 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?
Replies: 14

Re: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?

@azbackpackr
That Blythe route looks about perfect for a beginner and isn't far away at all. Since you mention beaches and camping, I'm guessing that either camping is legal there/being stealthy isn't too hard?
by xsproutx
Mar 06 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?
Replies: 14

Re: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?

@azbackpackr
That's a solid point. I've hiked about half the AZT and there are some areas I'd be fine but to your point, most of it I would say my skills and physical fitness wouldn't be up to it on a bike. I'll have to do a search to see if I can find this Santa Rita route you mention
by xsproutx
Mar 06 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Aravaipa camping for one (or two)
Replies: 2

Re: Aravaipa camping for one (or two)

I'd say it's true that there are a lot of camps suitable for larger groups in horse camp, I've never had an issue as a solo backpacker in that area. With just how few people there are overnighting at any given time, it hasn't been an issue for me (as someone who tends to prefer quiet and relative so...
by xsproutx
Mar 05 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Beginner bikepacking suggestions?
Replies: 14

Beginner bikepacking suggestions?

Hey there! I'm a pretty experienced backpacker but I've gotten curious about bikepacking. I have two bikes, a cross and a mountainbike, and some pannier bags from where I lived in a city where I commuted by bike. With that said, I'm not in great "bike shape" so I'm looking to see if anyone...
by xsproutx
Feb 05 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?
Replies: 20

Re: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?

As far as fires go, I've seen a couple of maps but they're not that good at being reliable as far as the particulars in my opinion. For the western supes, you can basically consider the northern routes from first water TH to be toasty as hell (second water, black mesa). From peralta, Peralta trail i...
by xsproutx
Feb 05 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?
Replies: 20

Re: Advice on 2-night backpacking trip in the Superstitions?

The area between La Barge and Charlebois is mostly okay but everything before that is pretty toasty for the most part.
by xsproutx
Jan 11 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

@nonot
Exactly what I needed to hear. Tires are several months old 3 peak rated trail tires and have a full size spare, so looks like a bumpy adventure is in my future
by xsproutx
Jan 11 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

@nonot That's awesome to hear about the fires! The loop has been on my list for a while but haven't done it due to the comments about the road into sheep's bridge. I have a decently high clearance vehicle (Subaru Ascent, almost 9 inches) with A/T tires but the comments on that last bit of road defi...
by xsproutx
Jan 10 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7

Re: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

@nonot

Thanks! I had given some thought to the Mazatzal since I haven't spent much time there, but I thought they got hit real hard with the fire this year? Any particular loops/trails you'd recommend?
by xsproutx
Jan 04 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan
Replies: 7

General 2-3 night backpacking options AZ/NV/CA in Jan

Hey group! I plan on taking a 2-4 night backpacking trip towards the end of January and looking for any suggestions that people may have. I'm good with my gear to around 25 degrees at night, so looking for something more low desert. As this is going to be more of a "vacation" for me, looki...
by xsproutx
Dec 23 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Water near the Peralta/Black Top Mesa pass intersection?
Replies: 0

Water near the Peralta/Black Top Mesa pass intersection?

So I'm planning a multi-day supes trip in the next week or so and for one night, I'm looking at camping near the junction of Peralta/Black Top Mesa pass. There's a water source on the map that was updated a month or so ago near there called 'East Boulder - Weavers Viewpoint'. Anyone been there more ...
by xsproutx
Dec 23 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Trees near Charlebois
Replies: 4

Re: Trees near Charlebois

The area around Charlebois didn't really get burnt, but outside of right around the spring, there aren't really many trees for hammocking. If the area by the spring isn't taken, there are definitely a few options but if it is, I think you'd be pretty out of luck on finding a place to hang. So, if yo...
by xsproutx
Nov 25 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO
Replies: 14

Re: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO

@big_load Agree with this so much. The documentation does a very good job at laying out what to expect but we all know... most people don’t read the manual and have unrealistic expectations. I agree with every word of @wildwesthikes post. Disclaimer: I used to work for garmin, although in a differe...

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