I'm in the planning stages for a 2-3 night backpack around the end of the year and was hoping to pick the collective HAZ brain.
So far I'm parking at the Lost Dutchman, hiking to First Water, bagging Battleship, camp, heading south on Boulder Canyon, then to Peralta to Fremont Saddle, camp, then off trail to pick up the Ridgeline Route back to Siphon Draw and my truck.
My two main concerns:
Water - It looks like I've got very good chances along Boulder and Peralta (Boulder Creek, Needle Canyon, Pinon Camp), but it's dry after that. If I can fill up at Pinon, I should be set, but want as much info as possible.
Connecting Peralta with Ridgeline off trail (maintaining elevation) - It looks doable on Google Earth (departing around Fremont Saddle), but almost everything does. Has anyone done this?
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