Looking for AZT section hike partner(s)

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Looking for AZT section hike partner(s)

Post by SunDevil3 »

Hey all,

I hope this is the appropriate place to post this. I live in the valley and I am looking for other HAZers who are section hiking the AZT and looking for partners or to share rides. I am less than 10% done with the AZT and I can already tell my wife and kids are tiring of shuttling me to "God only knows where this time" every couple of months. :D

My main need is someone to share rides and/or facilitate shuttle hikes of one or two passages at a time. I am glad to have company on the trail if you are looking for hiking partners but equally good backpacking separately and just sharing the ride to/from the trailheads.

I have a full-time job and family with young kids so scheduling is often tricky for multi-night backpack trips. I am really looking for fellow HAZers also looking to complete the AZT but limited by similar job/family timelines and needing help driving from place to place.

I am going to stop now as this feels enough like some bizarre dating profile already. If you are an AZT section hiker looking for the above, let me know.

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Re: Looking for AZT section hike partner(s)

Post by xsproutx »

Hey, I'm definitely game for either just working out shuttles or hiking together. I've got chunks of the AZT done and have done the AT in the distant past so have a lot of experience. I'm usually a solo backpacker but find it difficult to knock out more of the AZT that way and only so many times I can ask my wife to help with a shuttle. We have a kid (5 year old) but I work from home and have a pretty flexible schedule so can generally make things work for 1 or 2 nighters without much issue. I try to go out once or twice a month; I'm in far north Phoenix
Oh, I'm also a cancer and like long walks on the beach, so I got that going for me, too
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