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I do not need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 24 2019 9:06 am

I don't know how to delete this so I'm covering it up with this page of words thank you
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Re: Need a ride

Post by chumley » Aug 24 2019 9:33 am

Labor Day weekend in the Mormon Lake area? Hitch-hiking would be a fine option. Lake Mary Road will have plenty of traffic if you want to flash a little leg for passing pick-em-up trucks. Alternately, there are plenty of camping options there with people you can just walk up to and make friends. I'm sure you can find somebody who would be willing to shuttle you back. And if you haven't been, make sure to hit up the Mormon Lake Village Saloon. Quite the stop on a holiday weekend. Perfect for an after-hike drink!
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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 24 2019 9:42 am

@chumley
you are telling a single girl to hitch hike? I'm more scared of that than a bear! I don't know... isn't that like not smart?
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Re: Need a ride

Post by chumley » Aug 24 2019 9:49 am

Probably not any less smart than going on a Tinder date. There are risks in everything we do. I was just throwing it out there as an option that isn't available on most other AZT segments.
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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 24 2019 9:57 am

@chumley
Tinder date... haha really... I get ur point tho. guess solo backpacking is going to be cray enuf guess hitching a ride is an option. ty
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Re: Need a ride

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Aug 24 2019 10:09 am

Yes it is not smart but if you do, carry a half full plastic gasoline can. :M2C:
The first passing car will stop and help the foolish girl that ran our of gas. :y:
Just don't have a lite cigarette in your mouth at the time. :scared:
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Re: Need a ride

Post by RedRoxx44 » Aug 25 2019 12:51 pm

I've hitchhiked all over southern Utah with no problem, dirt roads a lot better for no nonsense rides than pavement but it works. Just don't get in if you get that "feeling". Or great conversation pieces " oh, I just got off from deployment with special forces" or, " gosh, this shoulder holster is so bulky " ( only good if its in winter time); or " My friend is just getting his car out of the shop and is meeting me at my vehicle" or whatever. All of my rides folks have been friendly, nice and really gone out of their way to help me.

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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 25 2019 1:42 pm

@RedRoxx44
so you obviously solo backpack? I have once .. one night... in the desert .. where are no bears. Bears scare me. Nothing else really does. Snakes scorpions Elk mountain lion coyote. Just bears. And being alone.
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Re: Need a ride

Post by RedRoxx44 » Aug 25 2019 6:38 pm

It's not for everyone, but I enjoy my solo hikes, backpacks, drives, etc. For me it's the freedom to move at my own pace, and if something draws me I go see it, or stop, or take a picture. If I want to camp early and read; I can. I had a partner at one time I enjoyed my trips with, but solo is really great for me. And if I decide to do something sort of crazy, I won't get anyone else in trouble!

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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 25 2019 6:42 pm

@RedRoxx44
Well I don't want to do it but I am going to. I have 3 days off which doesn't happen often and I can't for the life of me find someone to join me. (male sry) ((ikr)) The struggle is real. lol...
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Re: Need a ride

Post by markthurman53 » Aug 25 2019 6:52 pm

@azlaurie
I completed the Arizona Trail on single day hikes and since I was solo, to avoid the car problem I had to do the 8 to 10 miles in and then return. Walking a trail in the reverse direction really is different.

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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 25 2019 7:21 pm

@markthurman53
ugh! time is my concern. And... I know all about walking a trail in reverse direction... had to... realized I forgot shuttle keys 10 miles in... so yes. ty! So I'mma gonna solo 3 nights then hitch hike back to car. Don't worry my Osprey has built in whistle. I'll be fine... (I keep telling myself)
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Re: Need a ride

Post by chumley » Aug 25 2019 8:06 pm

azlaurie wrote:Just bears
Sometimes on weekends I head up north and for innocent fun.
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Re: Need a ride

Post by CannondaleKid » Aug 25 2019 8:22 pm

azlaurie wrote:Don't worry my Osprey has built in whistle.
If you ever do happen to encounter a bear, I would recommend bear spray rather than blowing the whistle... when we encountered a bear ambling toward us last year, blowing my emergency whistle just changed its amble into a full-speed charge. Thankfully yelling at it while throwing a thick chunk of wood at it scared it off.
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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 25 2019 8:33 pm

@CannondaleKid
I was being factious... sorry... spray whistle doesn't matter. Circle of life. I'll be fine. anxiety up the ying yang but I'll be fine... ty!
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Re: Need a ride

Post by CannondaleKid » Aug 26 2019 6:12 am

azlaurie wrote:I was being factious..
um... facetious?
Anyway, I figured as much so I was jus' messin' with you as well. :lol:
(FYI, the bear encounter was real... [ Triplog ] )
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Re: Need a ride

Post by sajor75 » Aug 26 2019 1:07 pm

@azlaurie
Dont be scared of bears in Az, especially that area, i frequently backpack solo up in Payson, heber and showlow areas and to date i never seen a bear myself, they are like unicorns lol

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Re: Need a ride

Post by Mountain_Rat » Aug 26 2019 1:41 pm

@azlaurie
Not that it would help in this particular case, but did you get my PM regarding a backpacking partner? I sent one about a week ago.
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Re: Need a ride

Post by azlaurie » Aug 26 2019 2:47 pm

I did sorry... But with you living in Tucson and I prefer closer located friends. make sense? hope so... ty!
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