Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

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Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

Post by sajor75 » Mar 26 2017 10:29 am

Hey everyone, planning to complete the highline trail in April , last year in may i did my 1st section from the 260 trail to horton springs making a loop and back trail 260, 2nd section was mid october from pine trail head to dude creek just pass washington park, i had to turn back just past dude creek as the vegetation was knee high and there was too many elk tracks .
Last week i went on a little hike from washington park to dude creek and back, noticed most of the tall vegetation is gone and you can actually see the trail.

In April plan to solo hike from washington park to horton spring and back, the plan is to take it easy and soak in nature, hike between 10 and 12 miles per day, try to camp by 5pm and get up early 5am to continue, im taking food for 4 days just in case.

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Post by Dschur » Mar 28 2017 12:19 pm

Zane Grey 50 28th Annual, Saturday April 29, 2017 – 5:00 a.m just a weekend you might not want to do it on...
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Re: Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

Post by sajor75 » Mar 28 2017 2:05 pm

what?

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Re: Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

Post by joebartels » Mar 28 2017 4:01 pm

@sajor75
Zane Grey 50 is an annual trail run
http://zanegrey50.com/
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Post by sajor75 » Mar 28 2017 4:41 pm

Ah, ok lol, its funny because i actually trail run in Phx,az 4x a week but im not at that level yet.

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Post by DixieFlyer » Apr 16 2019 6:52 am

joebartels wrote:Zane Grey 50 is an annual trail run
http://zanegrey50.com/
This year's Zane Grey 50 run is on Saturday April 27. The course will include the section of the Highline Trail from the Tonto Fish Hatchery to the 260 Trailhead. Unless you enjoy sharing a trail with about 150 runners, you might want to avoid hiking this section of the Highline Trail on the 27th.

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Re: Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

Post by Nighthiker » Apr 16 2019 4:37 pm

Tonto National Forest has issued a camping closure for the area that Horton Springs is located and this area is apx. one square mile. The title of the closure states camping closure but the closure notice itself appears to be a full closure.
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Re: Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

Post by chumley » Apr 16 2019 4:53 pm

@Nighthiker
I'm not really sure how the text of the order foxtail lover attached could be any more clear?
TEMPORARY CAMPING CLOSURE
Pursuant to Title... the following acts are prohibited ...
PROHIBITIONS 1.Camping. 36 CFR 261.58(e)
bold emphasis added.

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Horton Spring Camping Closure Exhibit A
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Post by hikeaz » Apr 22 2019 7:27 am

36 261.58 Occupancy and use.
When provided by an order, the following are prohibited:

(a)Camping for a period longer than allowed by the order.
(b) Entering or using a developed recreation site or portion thereof.
(c) Entering or remaining in a campground during night periods prescribed in the order except for persons who are occupying such campgrounds.
(d) Occupying a developed recreation site with prohibited camping equipment prescribed by the order.
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