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Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by PICKEREL » Jan 02 2019 9:27 pm

I like how the AT posts the registered start dates of thru hikers. That way you can join people, or you can avoid them. The information helps either way.

I am looking at a NOBO start during the week of March 4th. Not exactly sure of what day. I'll be flying into Tucson and shuttling from there. Looking to complete in 40-45 days.
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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by cfzko » Jan 07 2019 2:23 pm

Starting April 1st! Excited. Max 40 days before Starting the PCT mid May.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by vet61man » Jan 09 2019 10:26 am

I'm planning on starting March 3, but may change it based on water and snow levels. I expect about complete it in about 45 days. I did the Grand Enchantment Trail last year and I can't get enough of the desert.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by edog1955 » Jan 12 2019 11:04 am

I am flying in to Phoenix on March 3rd. @ 2:00 pm arrival. Looking to carpool to the trailhead.
So far, the best plan for me [alone] is to take the airport shuttle to the Tucson Airport, then Lyft from there.
The commercial shuttles are pricey--unless shared. Planning to throw my bag down on Arizona Soil before dark.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by abrook » Jan 17 2019 1:29 am

Looking to start in late February if snow levels allow.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by Hippy » Jan 17 2019 9:06 pm

Myself and partner "Duct Tape" are starting March 1st.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by PICKEREL » Jan 22 2019 10:10 am

If you haven't already, Join the facebook group "Arizona Trail Class of 2019"

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by gilmergg » Jan 23 2019 1:10 pm

I am planning on starting the week of February 11.

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Post by abrook » Jan 24 2019 11:11 am

@gilmergg Starting on Feb. 16th, so if there's snow we'll be looking for your tracks.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by MattaBhikes » Jan 24 2019 11:54 am

March 1st for me hopefully early, driving from Payson

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by edog1955 » Jan 24 2019 6:28 pm

@vet61man
How are you getting to the trail head? I posted my itinerary on this feed - starting March 3 also. If it works out to carpool or shuttle together let me know! Edog

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by PinkEye » Jan 26 2019 4:48 pm

I have committed to an April 1, 2019 start. It's been pushed back a couple times due to scheduling conflicts and logistics, but April 1 is solid.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by PinkEye » Jan 26 2019 4:51 pm

@cfzko

I am also hitting it April 1st. Not sure if you're looking for solitude, but thought I'd reach out to double check your plans in the case you wanted to avoid humans, or lean on them. As for me, this is my first run/thru-hike of the AZT, attempting a "fund running" campaign for a nonprofit school. Feel free to reach out IG @runningforrunningriver

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by cfzko » Jan 28 2019 10:04 am

@PinkEye

Howdy!

Planning on doing mostly solo but open to being with people if it works out that way. Have a buddy that might do the first 100 miles with me. I'm coming from the east coast so first time attempting the AZT. I'm sure I'll se you out there! Are you self supported and what's your goal finish date?

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Post by PinkEye » Jan 28 2019 11:44 am

@cfzko

I plan to finish in four weeks, running/thru-hiking a marathon a day. Again, it's for a fundraiser, so we'll see how it goes. It will be self-supported as well. I am very much looking forward to the challenge.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by Zski » Jan 28 2019 1:31 pm

Looking to start week of Mar 4 and get as far as I can in 2 weeks.... pesky work gets in the way!

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2/24 start thru?

Post by ricw » Feb 22 2019 12:43 pm

hello, anyone else hanging out in sierra vista (or close) wanting to start soon!? can you believe this weather?? thinking of starting the 24th now. thoughts anyone?

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by ricw » Feb 22 2019 1:37 pm

@ricw
Alright, sounds like most people are starting later, though some say they've already started. Yeah, self supported not counting resupply mailers. finish date? who knows with this weather, but it will be shortly after I get to Utah. I think the forest service does a shuttle, check with them to get to trailhead. Anyone I miss? apologies. See you out there!

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by Trew » Feb 22 2019 9:27 pm

Two of us, starting from Montezuma Pass on sunday evening, Feb. 24.

right now the plan is to follow Montezuma Canyon Road from the pass to where the AZT crosses and pick up the AZT there. This will completely bypass Miller Peak Wilderness, and the snow. Does anyone really expect Bathtub Springs will be visible the next week or so? Only going to Oracle.

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Re: Post Your 2019 NOBO Start Dates

Post by keepa » Mar 05 2019 2:42 pm

I am starting on March 23, going northbound.

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