Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West

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Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West

Post by SilverPIC » Feb 16 2019 8:35 am

My son and I are looking for a good wilderness backpacking trip. We are planning to go on his spring break March 29 through April 4th give or take a day. 4 nights, 5 days...
We had originally planned Zion but the snow load is too great that time of year so we thought we would try something more southerly.
I was hoping that this group could advise if the trip in the subject line is a good one. Or are there other better suggestions.
Flying from Indy so transportation is a consideration. Which makes me concerned about this particular trip logistics.
Many thanks in advance for any advice and assistance the group can provide.
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Re: Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West

Post by SAMBA » Feb 16 2019 11:10 am

Sounds to moi that you're talking about sections 16 & 17 of the AZT. If those sections don't fill up your 4 night, 5 day criteria, then there's enough spectacular country adjacent to those two sections of the AZT to keep all but the most jaded hiker happy for a lifetime, e.g. Kilns of Cochran, Box Canyon, Martinez Canyon, White Canyon, et al..

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Post by SilverPIC » Feb 16 2019 3:09 pm

@SAMBA Thank you, that looks really amazing.
Does anyone know an outfitter that can transport us to the trailhead or what are my options? I can rent a car in Phoenix (or Tucson) but We’ll need to pick up fuel for the stoves and need a ride back from the endpoint to the car.
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Re: Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West

Post by toddak » Feb 16 2019 4:48 pm

Check the AZT Trail Angels page. I used an angel a few months back for a shuttle, he was heavenly.

https://aztrail.org/explore/trail-angels/

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Re: Passages 1, 2 and 3 Huachuca through Canelo Hills West

Post by SilverPIC » Feb 16 2019 6:04 pm

@toddak HA! I’ll do that.
I’ll start a new thread too with the new passages.
Thanks!
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