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Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Oct 04 2012 4:37 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
Occasionally there has been a request on HAZ for someone to assist in a car shuttle and or comments on HAZ about some one assisting with a car shuttle.

Having just returned to Arizona after being out of State and country for a number of years, being retired and somewhat limited due to a bad knee preventing me from participating on serious hiking and backpacking trips, I occasionally would not mind assisting others in this way.

Perhaps others on this forum also would be willing to perform this volunteer service and maybe Joe B. can create a forum on HAZ to help faciliate such a volunteer service as well. Is there any interest, comments or suggestions regarding this?

A word from HAZ_Hikebot. Include as applicable...
SHUTTLE PROVIDER:
1. Specify what area you can cover (eg: Payson, Sedona, Grand Canyon, etc).
2. What vehicle you have and the number of hikers (with gear) you can transport.
3. Roads or terrain your vehicle can handle.
4. How to get in contact with you (eg: PM, email, phone, etc).
5. When you are available/not available.
6. Reimbursement (if any).


HIKER(S):
1. What area are you going to hike.
2. Day, time and place that you will meet.
3. Specify if this is the start of the hike or the finish.
4. If you are part of a group or a single hiker.
5. How to get in contact with you.
6. A detailed description of your hike to include when you are expected to finish.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Feb 10 2014 5:22 pm
by DBmooner
I was wondering if there was a kind soul that is willing to get me and 2 other HAZers a ride to Rogers Trough trail head so we can hike section 19 of the Az trail. We would need a ride on Saturday Feb 15. The person who was going to give us a ride got called in to work so he is no longer able to shuttle us to the trail head so that is why I am doing this on such short notice. I am willing to pay for gas and bring you some adult beverages of your liking and if that isn't your cup of tea I am sure we can find some way to compensate you for your time. If you are able to give us a shuttle please pm me

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Apr 22 2014 7:26 am
by Jim_H
Thought I would see if anyone might be interested in shuttling me from Mount Lemmon to Catalina SP on Thursday the 24th. It's a long shot, I know. Probably, I would arrive from the park on top around 4 PM, at the latest.

I may attempt to set this up again in the second half of May, if anyone is interested in either a shuttle, or hike.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 03 2015 10:44 pm
by mrfurious
Hi everyone,

I am flying in to Tucson from Denver March 16 at 4pm to start a thru hike of the AZ trail. I am hoping to find my way to the southern terminus of the AZ trail that day. I'm just putting myself out there to see if there are others who may be headed that way or if I could talk to someone about a ride or if someone can point me in the right direction. I'm happy to pay for gas, food or any other costs as well as compensating time. my email is acameron24@yahoo.com. I will be checking this site as well for any reply's


Thanks,
Alex

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 12 2016 10:09 am
by oldmanonthetrail
Hey I'm looking for a ride from Sierra Vista to Patagonia TH . on Sunday March 13th. I know it's short notice but if anyone can help out.I will happily pay costs etc. Please call or text me at 519 277 1216 Dave

Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 31 2017 7:57 pm
by DanielP
I need a shuttle for 2 from Peralta trail head to Rogers Canyon trailhead. If you can help contact me thx.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Sep 11 2017 7:29 am
by dandy
Seeking a ride for one from the Page airport to the State Line CG tomorrow evening (flight arrives around 6:30) or Wednesday morning. Will gladly provide gas money plus a little extra if it sweetens the deal :)

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Sep 11 2017 11:33 am
by outdoor_lover
@dandy
I could help you out, but it would be late Wednesday Morning as I would be coming from Phoenix.... Message me if you're Interested in that....

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 21 2018 6:37 am
by Stupawx
@AZLumberjack

Hi there. I’m going to be in the Superstitions April 3rd. I am in a interested in a shuttle from Canyon Lake to Tortilla Flat.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 21 2018 6:44 am
by Stupawx
@SuperstitionGuy

Hi there. I’m going to be in the Superstitions April 3rd. I am in a interested in a shuttle from Canyon Lake to Tortilla Flat.

Thanks,

Jason

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 21 2018 8:20 am
by chumley
Stupawx wrote:
Mar 21 2018 6:44 am
a shuttle from Canyon Lake to Tortilla Flat.
These are two miles apart. I doubt you'll get any takers to drive out there to save you half an hour of walking! There's plenty of tourist traffic in that stretch, so if you don't feel like a two mile walk on a dirt road, you may be able to hitch a ride.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 21 2018 8:28 am
by SuperstitionGuy
Canyon Lake what? Trailhead by the bridge next to the marina? Or....?

Tortilla Flat what? The store or the trailhead that takes you to the highway?

If your just talking about the highway (Apache Trail) just stick out your thumb....

If your talking about the road from the old ranch to the highway very few of us have the vehicle to drive it anymore.

One day while walking it I watched a mountain lion come down from the east, bound down onto the road and continue on to the valley floor to the west. I am glad I was not driving that day as I probably would not have ever seen him.....

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 21 2018 8:44 pm
by Stupawx
@SuperstitionGuy
So, I was mistaken about Tortilla Flat. I apologize for the confusion...

I am interested in doing the traverse North to South from Canyon Lake the Peralta Trailhead. This requires a shuttle.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 22 2018 5:59 am
by AZLumberjack
I am interested in doing the traverse North to South from Canyon Lake the Peralta Trailhead.
Sorry Stupawx, I'm recovering from knee surgery and don't fit into my truck so good yet. Good luck, that's a nice trip through the Superstitions.
Jack

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 22 2018 1:35 pm
by outdoor_lover
Maybe think about getting someone else to go the Opposite Direction and do a Key Swap....

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 22 2018 1:45 pm
by joebartels
outdoor_lover wrote:do a Key Swap
@hikeaz just had a seizure, hide a key is his motto :lol:

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 22 2018 10:02 pm
by outdoor_lover
@joebartels
Not a bad Motto, but I imagine the Birth of that Motto had a Story behind it.... :lol:

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 22 2018 10:24 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
@Stupawx
I may be available only on Monday the 2nd of that week.

You may want to consider a loop trip so you will not need a shuttle.

Also pick two routes one in the western part of the Superstitions in case it is cool and or rainy and another one in the eastern part of the Superstitions in case it is hot and sunny. The first week in April can be quite warm or cool depending on the various weather fronts.

PS the apple orchard at Reavis ranch often blooms the first or second week in April and there is more likely to be water in the eastern high country....

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 23 2018 11:38 am
by hikeaz
joebartels wrote:
Mar 22 2018 1:45 pm
outdoor_lover wrote:do a Key Swap
@hikeaz just had a seizure, hide a key is his motto :lol:
Image

What's worse than arriving back at the truck, longingly looking inside the LOCKED vehicle at all that cold beer? More seriously... stuff happens... sometimes plans are forced to change... my motto is 'the vehicle is no good without the key, and the key is of no use without the vehicle - keep 'em together'.
While parked near the ignition point of the Schultz fire while hiking, Sally, who stayed behind while we hiked, moved all 4 vehicles from the fire's path. She was able to because we left each set of keys hidden with the vehicle (obviously the info about WHERE needs sharing). Of course that incident was not the catalyst for the motto, but one can see how it may pay off.

Re: Volunteer Driver for Shuttle Service

Posted: Mar 24 2018 6:31 am
by CannondaleKid
Tracey & I both have spare keys in our packs when hiking so if I fall off a cliff, at least Tracey has a ride home. :o :-k