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The Tonto has plenty of good views. Parts of the Highline seem like the closest thing AZ has to the green tunnels of the Appalachian Trail. I like to see out more. But my characterization is a gross generalization that I will contradict the minute I forget that I'm trying to be consistent. I refuse to not have fun just because I'm doing something I claimed not to enjoy.hippiepunkpirate wrote:Can you say Tonto Trail?joe bartels wrote:large doses of repetitive ravine contouring wears on the psyche
Over/under on # of hikes she's ever done at 10. Whatcha got?friendofThundergod wrote:@blisterfree
I am torn between commenting on the attractiveness of the woman in video or pushing her annoying off the Mogollon Rim
Can't take the concept that literally, methinks, or it quickly becomes unfeasible. We are dabbling by default over big chunks of the real estate.However, I would not route a Mogollon Rim Trail along the Highline. It would not make sense.
Depends if you consider what she did in the video as a "hike" or not. I'd put that in Scottsdale Greenbelt category. Of course there are a handful of HAZers who have claimed that as a hike (or at least "walk/tour") so who knows!? To each their own, I guess!Jason Cleghorn wrote:Over/under on # of hikes she's ever done at 10. Whatcha got?
I wasn't referring to the name "Rim" specifically. The equivalent rim choices parallel to the Highline make good sense for this stretch.blisterfree wrote:Can't take the concept that literally
The Highline seems to be better watered, more scenic (less forest), more remote (away from vehicles more often) than the rim environment in that area, at the expense of rougher trail conditions, many more ups and downs, etc. Obviously everyone has their individual criteria for what makes a hike appealing. I would probably shoot for the variety offered by the Highline experience, given the rarity of being able to traverse down below like that for an extended period, vs tons and tons of above-the-rim walking especially east of the Highline that are essentially mandatory. Anyway, just to offer a sense of how I tend to come at these things, trying for the elusive middle path.I wasn't referring to the name "Rim" specifically. The equivalent rim choices parallel to the Highline make good sense for this stretch.
It has good views at fairly regular intervals, but so does the AT. For me, it lacks the continuous awesomeness of my favorite AZ trails.mazatzal wrote:Not to contradict you but to reuse your text:
"The Highline has plenty of good views."