Visitors from NJ coming to Phoenix 2/14-21 looking for hike

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Visitors from NJ coming to Phoenix 2/14-21 looking for hike

Post by georgetta1956 » Jan 22 2017 3:04 pm

Hello All,
I love this site and my eyes are getting sore from all the reading I'm doing. I'm hoping that some of you locals can include my husband and me in a hike while we're in the area. All your posts are helpful, but we'd love to share a 5-6 mile outing with some AZ folk who can show us the ropes. We hike all the time here in NJ and we are forgoing our month long ski trip to CO this winter to hike your beautiful state. All replies welcome.
Georgetta

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Post by trekkin_gecko » Jan 22 2017 3:13 pm

:welcome:

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Post by big_load » Jan 22 2017 5:20 pm

My nomination for a first AZ hike around that length is the Black Mesa Loop in the Superstitions.

https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=11

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Post by trekkin_gecko » Jan 22 2017 5:37 pm

black mesa loop is nine; they wanted 5-6 miles
what about garden valley loop? https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=256

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Post by big_load » Jan 22 2017 5:50 pm

trekkin_gecko wrote:black mesa loop is nine; they wanted 5-6 miles
what about garden valley loop? https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=256
Wow, it never seems that long to me, but that's probably about right. Garden Valley Loop is good, too.

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jan 22 2017 8:19 pm

big_load wrote:Wow, it never seems that long to me, but that's probably about right. Garden Valley Loop is good, too.
@Big_Load - Arizona dry heat makes miles seem shorter. 9 miles in Arizona is about 6 miles in NJ :y:
Ooops - NJ has NO AEG. ARGHH!!! When you add AZ AEG that hike is like 10 miles in NJ miles.

Maybe if we carry everything for Georgetta1956 & her husband they could do Black Mesa. Any volunteers?
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Post by big_load » Jan 22 2017 8:40 pm

Al_HikesAZ wrote:NJ has NO AEG
We have a few good hills, although not nearly enough. I can think of three places where you can get roughly 1,000 ft in a mile.

Hackberry Spring is another good AZ flora hike of reasonable length.

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Re: Visitors from NJ coming to Phoenix 2/14-21 looking for hike

Post by georgetta1956 » Jan 23 2017 10:09 am

big_load wrote:
trekkin_gecko wrote:black mesa loop is nine; they wanted 5-6 miles
what about garden valley loop? https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=256
Wow, it never seems that long to me, but that's probably about right. Garden Valley Loop is good, too.
I was planning to do the Garden Loop, I read the description right here. Still would like to join some folks. Any clubs that meet? My husband goes out 2x a week with his club.

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