Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

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Linked Guide  • Pilot Rock Summit, AZ
Type Standard Hike, Climb, etc
 
Start Date 2014-09-27
 
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Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by PaleoRob » May 11 2014 6:20 am

So folks I finally return to the site after too much time away. I have been wanted to get back out backpacking and Randal messaged me the other week about Pilot Rock in the Petrified Forest. I've always wanted to get up there so it didn't take much convincing. September 27th and 28th. We'll probably meet up the night before in Holbrook to allow an early start. Head out into the Wilderness, make camp near Pilot Rock, and ascend. The next day it is back to the vehicles. Simple PeFo meetup. Folks are welcome to hike out on the 27th for the day as well. Lots of fossils to be seen and some prehistoric artifacts will crop up for sure.
Randy and I are co-organizing this so feel free to send any questions our way or post them here.
Let's do this!
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by azbackpackr » May 11 2014 7:47 am

Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in! I put it on the calendar! (Yikes, I had better get my feet in shape! I have new boots, hope they help my problem.) I will have plenty of opportunities to hike in N. AZ this coming summer. :y:

On second thought, it may conflict with a 75-mile kayak/canoe trip I was hoping to do on the Green River. However, if I am employed, which I am planning on being, it would be way easier to get a weekend off to do the PEFO trip than it would to get 10-12 days away for a river trip. So, it STAYS on my calendar!
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » May 11 2014 7:34 pm

I'm in :)

http://hikearizona.com/decoder=2238

Will drive up to Holobrook the Friday evening for our Saturday PEFO rendezvous...

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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » May 17 2014 12:50 pm

We'll have to consider a side trek to Onyx Bridge => http://hikearizona.com/decoder=874 on the way to Pilot Rock...

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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by PaleoRob » May 23 2014 10:03 am

@Randal Schulhauser
It is pretty much on the way. I don't see why not.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by Bradshaws » Jun 02 2014 7:38 pm

Sounds like a cool trip :D I'm in :)
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by RowdyandMe » Jun 03 2014 8:11 am

Sounds great, I'll be 100 % way before then. I am looking forward to getting out with other HAZ hikers.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 28 2014 4:48 am

I'm getting my hiking feet back, so now it's just a matter of getting time off from work, which should not be difficult.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by writelots » Aug 04 2014 12:16 pm

Really into this one, Rob- it's been to long since I've been on the trail with ya! It's a trip I've actually tried to do several times, but always run into either weather problems or a scheduling problem.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 04 2014 2:44 pm

writelots wrote:Really into this one, Rob- it's been to long since I've been on the trail with ya! It's a trip I've actually tried to do several times, but always run into either weather problems or a scheduling problem.
So far I'm the only gal who's signed up. As most of you know, this isn't an issue for me. However, Wendy, I sure would enjoy hiking with you again!
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 04 2014 6:15 pm

Well their are more on the interested list. Now I don't plan on spending the night. So I will be hiking back out of course it maybe dark which will give me a better chance of taking a picture of Bigfoot.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by big_load » Aug 04 2014 6:43 pm

I'd go in as "interested", but I really have no idea what my schedule will be.

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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by PaleoRob » Aug 06 2014 4:17 pm

Widowmaker wrote:Well their are more on the interested list. Now I don't plan on spending the night. So I will be hiking back out of course it maybe dark which will give me a better chance of taking a picture of Bigfoot.
I think you're more likely to run into Sandfoot out there...
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by te_wa » Sep 06 2014 7:26 am

Rob, i am still committed... i will be hiking with my li'l backpacking buddy, my son Wes. he's just turning 8, has a new overnight pack, and would love to explore the artifacts and landscape.


does anyone plan on doing a water cache?
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 06 2014 8:01 am

Rob: While Mike has your attention I must say I am not sure if I can go. I may have some conflicts due to work. However, I am going to try to hash it out with my boss.

@te-wa Water cache not a bad idea IMO.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by Bradshaws » Sep 06 2014 10:12 am

I'm going to have to pass :( It turns out I have a surprise birthday party to attend. Normally, I wouldn't pass on a hike for a birthday party but the surprise party is for me :-$ :lol:
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by RowdyandMe » Sep 06 2014 12:02 pm

@Bradshaws
So whats the surprise? :sl:
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 06 2014 12:21 pm

I guess they had to tell him or he would have bailed town.
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by Bradshaws » Sep 06 2014 1:15 pm

Yea, I was NOT told but I was told ;) Soooo, I have to work on my :o face :lol:
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Re: Return of the Painted Desert Rendezvous

Post by RowdyandMe » Sep 06 2014 3:11 pm

@Bradshaws
Surprise them and go hiking :y:
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