Powers Garden backpack Oct 9-12

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Start Date 2015-10-09
 
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Powers Garden backpack Oct 9-12

Post by chumley » Sep 03 2015 8:14 pm

Update: Original Dates Cancelled. Moved up to 10/10 weekend!

Join in on a big weekend backpacking trip to the heart of the Galiuros.

Spend a minimum of one night on either side of the 10-mile hike in and out, or add a day and spend some time exploring the rich history of the area.

Update on the schedule that I'll be taking on this.

I'll be heading out from the valley early Friday morning and hiking to the garden Friday afternoon.

Saturday I'll be taking the 12 mile round-trip to the mine/cabin/shootout site as a leisurely day hike.

Sunday morning I'll hike out and drive home later in the day.

I know others may not be able to take Friday off and won't arrive until Saturday. That's absolutely fine and you are still welcome to attend.


Because Powers Garden is in the Galiuro Wilderness this event will be limited to 15 people to remain in compliance with wilderness group size guidelines.

The loop is made up by hiking the following trails, but an out-and-back option exists to avoid climbing over the 7000 foot east divide:
Power's Garden Loop
East Divide
Tortilla Trail
Powers Garden Trail
Corral Canyon

It's the end of October and elevations range from 5000 to 7000 feet. This will very likely result in some chilly nights.
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 24-25

Post by te_wa » Sep 03 2015 8:28 pm

and hot days.
:D

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 24-25

Post by big_load » Sep 03 2015 8:30 pm

Have fun! I'm due for another Galiuros trip, but the dates don't line up for me.

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 24-25

Post by chumley » Sep 03 2015 9:17 pm

@te-wa I think I'll take my chances with a warm October afternoon at 5 or 6k ft. Because I'd rather it not be much cooler at night than these folks had to endure :)
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 24-25

Post by nonot » Sep 03 2015 9:47 pm

Any chance this will move to any other weekend?
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 24-25

Post by chumley » Sep 03 2015 10:11 pm

@nonot Only other option would be the following weekend, but that's Halloween, and I figured that keeps a lot of people in town with family obligations. But if there are people who want to go I'd be willing to entertain the option of pushing it back a week. (Plus a week later it would probably be much less hot during the day ;) )
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 24-25

Post by Tough_Boots » Sep 04 2015 9:51 am

Halloween at the site of the deadliest shootout in Arizona history? Sounds pretty perfect to me.
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by chumley » Sep 04 2015 2:13 pm

After further consultation, this has in fact moved back to Halloween weekend. :scared:

October weather can vary wildly, but the averages for this elevation at this time of year are highs of about 70 and lows in the 30s.
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by friendofThundergod » Sep 04 2015 3:50 pm

Thats a plus 2 for me, or plus 8 if we are counting legs ;)

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by RedRoxx44 » Sep 04 2015 6:19 pm

Prepare for hunters and activity at the Garden itself, some colors and it can be pretty dry in there that time of year. Dependable water at the Garden, usually, Corral has been dry even on a climb up the canyon. However some of the rock bound pools hold some water there for a while. There is a pretty good spring up in Field canyon. Mud spring will be fine but is usually too soon or late to do much good for tanking up. Have fun, if I am bored I mite show up, or not.

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by RedRoxx44 » Sep 04 2015 6:27 pm

Oh and here are your reading assignments--- I have both these books at far cheaper prices---maybe you can check out or borrow from an online library--

http://www.amazon.com/...


and

http://www.amazon.com/...

both sides of the story

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by chumley » Sep 04 2015 6:41 pm

@RedRoxx44
I was sort of hoping you might make an appearance!
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by Sredfield » Sep 04 2015 8:55 pm

The shoot out did not occur at the Garden, it was at the mine and cabin several miles south of the garden. http://www.powerswar.com/
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by Sredfield » Sep 06 2015 11:53 am

It is heartening at the movie screenings to see decedents from both sides of the issue sharing in the story.
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by chumley » Sep 29 2015 12:17 pm

Update on the schedule that I'll be taking on this.

I'll be heading out from the valley early Friday morning and hiking to the garden Friday afternoon.

Saturday I'll be taking the 12 mile round-trip to the mine/cabin/shootout site as a leisurely day hike.

Sunday morning I'll hike out and drive home later in the day.

I know others may not be able to take Friday off and won't arrive until Saturday. That's absolutely fine and you are still welcome to attend.
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by Tough_Boots » Sep 29 2015 12:34 pm

@chumley

Lily and I will keep you company! I'm getting pampered lately with other people actually being able to hike on fridays. :)
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by trekkin_gecko » Sep 29 2015 1:01 pm

i'm out
gotta work Saturday
have fun y'all!

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by outdoor_lover » Sep 29 2015 1:15 pm

I was actually considering this one, but no more...I'm now on Injured Reserve...No Backpacks or Canyons for awhile...I'll be lucky if I can do some Hiking...Maybe with a Light, Light Pack, or just a Camera....lol
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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by big_load » Sep 29 2015 1:38 pm

Outdoor Lover wrote:I'm now on Injured Reserve
Oh no!

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Re: Powers Garden backpack Oct 31-Nov 1

Post by RowdyandMe » Sep 29 2015 4:07 pm

8) @te-wa
Not as hot as your squirrel 8) :lol:
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