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Sep 21 2019
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Coconino Rim - AZT #36Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Sep 21 2019
corwinwilkins
Backpack18.65 Miles 1,825 AEG
Backpack18.65 Miles   9 Hrs      2.66 mph
1,825 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break25 LBS Pack
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The passage so nice we did it twice! Opting to not burn extra gas and setup a shuttle we decided to yo-yo this passage making for a 38 mile round trip. Russel Tank is incredible, Grandview Tower, eh, nice view but the pit toilet will wipe you out if you're up there. Lots of night time traffic on North end as there was a large bike race and then a large foot race. So maybe timing wasn't optimal. Still, fun hike.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Russell Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
and stocked with fishes
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Aug 31 2019
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco Peaks - AZT #34Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Backpack avatar Aug 31 2019
corwinwilkins
Backpack35.60 Miles 2,734 AEG
Backpack35.60 Miles   14 Hrs      3.24 mph
2,734 ft AEG   3 Hrs    Break28 LBS Pack
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split into a 20 mile/ 16 mile traverse. We opted to cache water at FR418 rather than rely on sources. Still checked a bunch of them. The first 20 were awesome (even that 6 mile uphill slough) but the second day was mostly either road walking or walking near a road as labor day partiers and hunters burned up and down the roads kicking up rooster tails everywhere. I can't even vocalize how much I hate Razer type vehicles. Got to be a trail angel to some 1st time bikepackers that went out with not enough water or even a way to filter primitive sources.
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Wildflowers Observation Light

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Alfa Fia Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
down, but not out. a little scummy but filtered well

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 East Cedar Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
cool and clear in the trough

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Kelly Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
water cache was full
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Jul 28 2019
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Babbitt Ranch - AZT #35Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2019
corwinwilkins
Hiking25.60 Miles 1,078 AEG
Hiking25.60 Miles   11 Hrs   54 Mns   2.65 mph
1,078 ft AEG   2 Hrs   15 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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Did as a carcamp/dayhike with Arizona Backpacking Club. Eh, it's mostly road. Did run in to the AZT trail workers that were about fixing that by cutting new trail but too late for me.
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Apr 21 2019
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Mount Elden - AZT #32Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2019
corwinwilkins
Hiking14.00 Miles 2,359 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
2,359 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Another great trip. LOVE Mary's Cafeand the Conoco station off 89. Everyone is very backpacker friendly. The redirects for logging kind of sucked but water was plentiful, which allowed us to keep our weight down.
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Apr 20 2019
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Walnut Canyon - AZT #31Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2019
corwinwilkins
Hiking17.70 Miles 1,660 AEG
Hiking17.70 Miles
1,660 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Great trip, lots of water. Very fun and scenic.
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Oct 15 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Flagstaff - AZT #33Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Backpack avatar Oct 15 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack14.75 Miles 1,927 AEG
Backpack14.75 Miles   5 Hrs      3.69 mph
1,927 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break25 LBS Pack
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Partners none no partners
Was supposed to be part of a 54 mile AZT 31-33 loop but rain and near freezing temps made us bail after completing 33 and the southern tip of 31 to Marshall Lake TH. Kinda neat trail and the reroute through Flagstaff is fun. Especially snagging a hot coffee in those low temps. It's also jarring to go from the quiet of the wilderness to the bustle of Flagstaff and the traffic of cars and trains.
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Sep 05 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Anderson Mesa - AZT #30Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Backpack avatar Sep 05 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack17.80 Miles 703 AEG
Backpack17.80 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   3.96 mph
703 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break15 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did as a beginner overnighter for the club even though we could have all done it as a day hike. It's flat, pretty views and forced me to look up the NPOI when I got back as I'd never heard of it. On to 31-33!
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Aug 12 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Mormon Lake - AZT #29Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2018
corwinwilkins
Hiking14.80 Miles 1,095 AEG
Hiking14.80 Miles   5 Hrs      3.70 mph
1,095 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break22 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Originally was going to do 29&30 together as an overnighter, but sketchy weather made us decide to just to 29 as a dayhike and go home. Great trip, very easy terrain, very pleasant to hike through the woods.
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Jul 14 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jul 14 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack29.40 Miles 2,600 AEG
Backpack29.40 Miles   12 Hrs      2.45 mph
2,600 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started out just fine but it's monsoon season so the rain started not much after we did. Was fun at first but when the road walking all turned into gumbo galoshes it knocked down our estimates for mileage. Did first 21 miles on first day and the remaining 9-ish miles on the following day. Glad we did too since a bitch of a thunderstorm was brewing with the kind of thunder that makes your loins bunch up. Regardless, was a great trip.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Gonzales Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
Not full but had plenty of dirty water that was easy to filter and tasty afterward.
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Mar 25 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Highline - AZT #26Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 25 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack20.20 Miles 4,729 AEG
Backpack20.20 Miles   9 Hrs      3.37 mph
4,729 ft AEG   3 Hrs    Break25 LBS Pack
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Partners none no partners
Continuing SoBo from Washington park. Very cold. Good trail but was full of PUDs after we got past Washington Park. Every water source along the way was full to bursting thanks to the showers we'd had 2 days previous. Challenging hike with some great views.
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Mar 24 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 24 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack15.40 Miles
Backpack15.40 Miles   6 Hrs      5.13 mph
   3 Hrs    Break25 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Very Cold at start of day and windy later on. Great trail though, moved over the plateau and down to Washington park in short order.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 General Springs Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
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Feb 03 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Hills - AZT #24Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 03 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack10.90 Miles 2,669 AEG
Backpack10.90 Miles1 Day         
2,669 ft AEG35 LBS Pack
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Partners none no partners
Done with AZT 24 for shuttling purposes. Camped at Mt Peeley TH on Thursday started hiking Friday Morning. Plan was to knock out 15 miles first day, 15 second and final 10 on Sunday. Extra mileage factored in due to distance to shuttle parking.

The first 8 miles in pretty much uphill, quite the bear as once we got above 6k elevation every North facing slope was still covered in snow. So a fair bit of post-holing and wet feet. The recent storm had pretty much ever seasonal water source going, so that lift our spirits. Camped at Chilson Camp.

Day two I made everyone get up early so we could be on trail at first light. Hiked to Horse Camps Seep for watering up and morning break. Excellent site, tons of water. We cameled up hard before leaving and took ~6 liters each when leaving since once we dropped lower in elevation the likelihood of water shortened. Maybe a bad call as we found two more good sources along the way, but better safe than sorry on water in the desert. Plus, training weight! Camped at Brush Springs Campsite (spring was dry)

Day 3 hiked out the 6 miles to the LF Ranch road, took a break, and decided we didn't need to visit the river for water and tromped the 4 more miles back to Doll Baby Road for our vehicle.

Over all a very pretty and challenging hike. I worry about thru hikers in this range if we don't get more water in the spring. Going to be ugly and there's no easy way to portage out some water caches for them. It was a big topic among us all during the trip.

dry Brush Spring Dry Dry

dry Bullfrog Spring Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max SE 5395 Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Probably from recent storm
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Feb 02 2018
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Mazatzal Divide - AZT #23Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 02 2018
corwinwilkins
Backpack31.00 Miles 6,050 AEG
Backpack31.00 Miles2 Days         
6,050 ft AEG26 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Done with AZT 24 for shuttling purposes. Camped at Mt Peeley TH on Thursday started hiking Friday Morning. Plan was to knock out 15 miles first day, 15 second and final 10 on Sunday. Extra mileage factored in due to distance to shuttle parking.

The first 8 miles in pretty much uphill, quite the bear as once we got above 6k elevation every North facing slope was still covered in snow. So a fair bit of post-holing and wet feet. The recent storm had pretty much ever seasonal water source going, so that lift our spirits. Camped at Chilson Camp.

Day two I made everyone get up early so we could be on trail at first light. Hiked to Horse Camps Seep for watering up and morning break. Excellent site, tons of water. We cameled up hard before leaving and took ~6 liters each when leaving since once we dropped lower in elevation the likelihood of water shortened. Maybe a bad call as we found two more good sources along the way, but better safe than sorry on water in the desert. Plus, training weight! Camped at Brush Springs Campsite (spring was dry)

Day 3 hiked out the 6 miles to the LF Ranch road, took a break, and decided we didn't need to visit the river for water and tromped the 4 more miles back to Doll Baby Road for our vehicle.

Over all a very pretty and challenging hike. I worry about thru hikers in this range if we don't get more water in the spring. Going to be ugly and there's no easy way to portage out some water caches for them. It was a big topic among us all during the trip.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bear Spring - Fisher Quart per minute Quart per minute
Basin Full, surrounding ground soaked

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Brody Seep Dripping Dripping
Leftover water from recent storm

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Horse Camp Seep Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Just full and full and full
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Dec 15 2017
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Whiterock Mesa - AZT #25Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2017
corwinwilkins
Hiking22.70 Miles 4,159 AEG
Hiking22.70 Miles
4,159 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Chilly Friday night at Pine TH, then pretty good Saturday. not as cold Saturday night but woke to snow/sleet around 0600. Packed and GTFO. Precipitation was just enough to turn whole trail into sticky gumbo. But hey, training weights!
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Nov 24 2017
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Saddle Mountain - AZT #22Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2017
corwinwilkins
Hiking18.00 Miles 2,040 AEG
Hiking18.00 Miles   9 Hrs      2.00 mph
2,040 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
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Did as a SoBo Dayhike. Great weather , a good number of the washes had water although I'd packed enough to not need any. Very pretty section. The drive for setting up shuttles as a PITA. 1hr-11min each way. The route was 18 miles once you factor in getting to the passage from N TH, and then getting to the parking north of Sycamore Creek.
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Nov 20 2017
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Gila River Canyons - AZT #16Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2017
corwinwilkins
Hiking24.67 Miles 4,850 AEG
Hiking24.67 Miles   20 Hrs      1.23 mph
4,850 ft AEG35 LBS Pack
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Words cannot express how much I hate the first part of this Passage. Easily my least favorite section so far.
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Feb 22 2017
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Tortilla Mountains - AZT #15Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2017
corwinwilkins
Hiking28.57 Miles 2,448 AEG
Hiking28.57 Miles   14 Hrs      2.04 mph
2,448 ft AEG33 LBS Pack
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Carried a lot of water. Great Trailheads an some neat sights. Pretty boring stretch; more road walking than trail IIRC.
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Jan 09 2017
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Hills - AZT #14Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 09 2017
corwinwilkins
Backpack27.60 Miles 4,702 AEG
Backpack27.60 Miles2 Days         
4,702 ft AEG24 LBS Pack
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Great trip. Car camped at Tiger Mine TH after setting up shuttle vehicle at Passage 15 TH. Cool but not cold, a little damp. Woke up at 0630 to get on trail by 745. Made it almost to beehive tank first day All water sources were excellent, esp Cowhead Well. With 19 miles down we just had a little over 8 miles to close it out the next day, which was primarily uphill. Off trail by 1300 Sunday and back to PHX.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Beehive Well 76-100% full 76-100% full
Full, lots of floaters in water

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Cowhead Well 76-100% full 76-100% full
Full and flowing out of top pipe at gallons/min
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Sep 25 2016
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Oracle - AZT #13Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2016
corwinwilkins
Hiking8.10 Miles 805 AEG
Hiking8.10 Miles
805 ft AEG
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Flat and hot. Nice water cache though...
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Sep 24 2016
corwinwilkins
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 Routes 9
 Triplogs 36

49 male
 Joined Jul 30 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Oracle Ridge - AZT #12Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2016
corwinwilkins
Hiking22.04 Miles 4,729 AEG
Hiking22.04 Miles
4,729 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A lot tougher than it looked on the map. Summerhaven was cool, High Jinks Ranch was awesome
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average hiking speed 2.17 mph
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