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Oct 15 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Davenport Trail Scouting, AZ 
Davenport Trail Scouting, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Oct 15 2019
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Backpack23.44 Miles 5,699 AEG
Backpack23.44 Miles2 Days         
5,699 ft AEG
 
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Headed up to Barnhardt trailhead Tuesday morning and met with trail crew leader Jake for some scheduled Davenport Trail maintenance. The crew is from ACE (American Conservation Experience) who does a lot of AZT trail maintenance. Our goal was to hike in and scout the area and I was there to share my knowledge of trail conditions being familiar with the trail. We also had a packer Bill that hauled in 150 pounds of food and gear for the crew to Chilson base camp.

We started in about 830 and made good time arriving at Chilson Camp before 11am. Bill let the horses graze a bit and we talked about the trail scouting plan for the day. We then said goodbye to Bill and he headed back down to the trailhead. Jake and I headed down Davenport Trail to scout the condition. Of course, this trail is in serious need of maintenance since it has not seen any formal attention in probably 25 years. The Willow Fire in 2005 also caused considerable damage to much of the trail.

We spent most of our time finding the old tread and collecting waypoints. Jake’s goal was to have enough data to flag the trail for his trail crew and give them all the instruction they needed to manage the project. Eventually we made it down to South Fork Deadman Creek about 2.5 miles from Chilson and took a break. The creek crossing is a tough stretch because it drops about 1000 feet to the crossing but there are old switchback cuts on the downslope that Jake was able map out for the crew.

Once across the creek we continued another 1.5 miles which has some decent old tread and very visible trail cuts. However, that tread eventually runs out and hits a wall of manzanita, scrub oak and various brush. We ventured into the brushy section a bit so Jake could see how difficult this leg would be. Realistically the brushy section will probably not get completed at least this go around but he said they would most likely get a route flagged through the section.

After scouting what we need to see we headed back to Chilson Camp arriving just before sunset. Then hiked to Chilson Spring and filtered water before settling in for the night. Next morning, we left early and hiked back out to Barnhardt trailhead. Jake had to meet the crew who was scheduled to arrive late morning. It was a productive day scouting and gathering the information needed for the project. Honestly I didn’t think a trail crew would ever do maintenance on Davenport so it’s awesome to see these guys out there!! And I can't forget about Shawn Redfield who got all the paperwork for the grant pushed through. Many thanks for that effort :D
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Oct 12 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
AZT in a Day 2019, AZ 
AZT in a Day 2019, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2019
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Hiking30.39 Miles 3,156 AEG
Hiking30.39 Miles   10 Hrs   37 Mns   3.13 mph
3,156 ft AEG      54 Mns Break
 
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We participated in the AZT in a Day event signing up for 2 sections of the Happy Jack passage hiking southbound from Gooseberry trailhead. Unfortunately, we misjudged the sections and realized after we already started hiking that our shuttle car was in wrong spot. Turns out our section ended at highway 87 about 5 miles from where we parked the car. Regardless we continued hiking and decided we would make a decision at the end which was 25 miles away so we had some time. We met a thru hiker near Bargaman Park and talked to him for about 10 minutes. He was heading southbound with plans to finish around first week of November.

Some of the Happy Jack has new trail which is not officially open yet but it’s pretty much complete except signage and some finishing touches. We ended up doing about 12 miles of the new trail and it was very cool to hike it instead of the old section that is all on dirt road. Trail crews did an awesome job and put together a really nice AZT experience!! With great trail we also made good time and reached the 25 mile point on FR 82 junction about 4pm. However, with the vehicle parked at FR 82 and 5 miles to go I decided to trail run to highway 87 while Kathy drove to the end. We also ran into the thru hiker from earlier in the day and gave him some water. Great day on the trail even though we miscalculated the sections.
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Bargaman Park Bargaman Park Tank
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Oct 07 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Oct 07 2019
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Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles      59 Mns   5.48 mph
370 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Oct 05 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
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Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Oct 05 2019
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Run/Jog9.22 Miles 908 AEG
Run/Jog9.22 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   4.65 mph
908 ft AEG
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Saturday morning trail run.
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Oct 02 2019
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Oct 02 2019
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Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   5.22 mph
370 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Sep 25 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Sep 25 2019
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Run/Jog6.51 Miles 496 AEG
Run/Jog6.51 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   5.01 mph
496 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Sep 23 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Sep 23 2019
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Run/Jog5.87 Miles 324 AEG
Run/Jog5.87 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   5.50 mph
324 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Sep 19 2019
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Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Sep 19 2019
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Run/Jog7.17 Miles 535 AEG
Run/Jog7.17 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   5.18 mph
535 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Sep 17 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Sep 17 2019
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Run/Jog6.33 Miles 403 AEG
Run/Jog6.33 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   5.20 mph
403 ft AEG
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Afterwork trail run.
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Sep 14 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Sep 14 2019
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Run/Jog5.31 Miles 435 AEG
Run/Jog5.31 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   4.76 mph
435 ft AEG
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Morning trail run.
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Aug 31 2019
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
AZT South Rim GC to Gooseberry TH, AZ 
AZT South Rim GC to Gooseberry TH, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Aug 31 2019
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Backpack157.27 Miles 18,635 AEG
Backpack157.27 Miles8 Days         
18,635 ft AEG
 
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Started this trip with setting up the car shuttle. Friend of ours meet us at the Gooseberry Trailhead on Lake Mary Road on Saturday morning. From there we drove to Tusayan to begin the hike.

Day 1 – First day was really not part of the backpack and we did this as a day hike. From Tusayan we took the shuttle bus into the park Grand Canyon Visitor Center and then another bus to South Kaibab Trailhead. Then day hiked south bound on the AZT towards Tusayan. The trail has been rerouted since we hiked it 2015 to mostly paved track and none of us really liked the new track. I’m assuming it was done to take the trail closer to Mather Campground for easier camping options but the pavement makes it a tourist trail when it used to be a real dirt hiking trail through some nice ponderosa forest. Regardless we followed the new route into Tusayan and our camp for the night a hotel in Tusayan. Yep rough first night on the trail :lol:

Day 2 – We left the hotel before 6 and went across the street to get coffee :) Said goodbye to our shuttle friend and hopped on the AZT where we left off the previous day. We hiked south bound towards Grandview Tower. About 4 miles from the tower where the trail jumps on dirt road a car passed by that looked like a rental. About 20 minutes later we were taking a break at Watson Tank and they came back. French tourists looking for highway 64 and the way to Monument Valley. I just told them to return to Tusayan and stay on pavement. Eventually made it to Grandview Tower and took a break. After that we had about 6 miles to camp but stopped to filter water at a wildlife tank just before camp. Nice camp spot on the Coconino Rim with good views!

Day 3 – Started the day still on the Coconino Rim section with good views to the east. The trail eventually leaves the rim and we headed for Russell Tank. Unfortunately, the lack of water on the next section Babbitt Ranch made it necessary to carry enough water to make the next reliable source at Tub Ranch Tank about 30 miles away and we also needed enough for camp that night. I filtered about 10 liters for next section from Russell Tank but of course that made our packs really heavy. We continued south to Moqui Station and started the Babbitt Ranch section. About 5 miles into Babbitt Ranch we jumped off the current route and looked for the new section that is under construction. We found the pink flagging tape that marks the route which we followed for about a mile before finding camp for the night in pinyon pine and juniper trees.

Day 4 – We continued to follow the ribbons the next morning for another 3 miles on the still to be completed trail. It was time consuming but fun to follow the ribbons and see how the trail was being routed. The ribbon route eventually links up to partially completed section about 5.6 miles in legnth. We hiked that section which is mostly finished except for final touches. That led to the next section which is completed trail about 4.5 miles in length but the trail will not be open until all new trail is completed. We followed this section until reaching the current track where I looked for the next section. I found the pink ribbons marking the route but we were running short on water and it was really hot so we followed the current AZT to Tub Ranch Tank about 4 miles away. At Tub Ranch Tank we used an AZT provided rope and bucket [ photo ] to scoop water from the tank enough for camp that night if needed. However, up the trail at the junction of Babbitt Ranch and the next section there was a water cache full with public water. Many thanks to the volunteers who stock these water cache boxes!! We continued down trail for another 2 miles before finding a place to camp for the night.

Day 5 – Next day it was nice to be heading back up into the ponderosa pines and towards the San Francisco Peaks. Of course, we had several miles to the mountain but it was a nice hike leading up to it. Just before Kelly Tank we passed a group day hiking north bound. The last person in the group was a woman who asked us if we were hiking the whole Arizona Trail. We said only 8 days from Grand Canyon to Gooseberry trailhead. Turns out she was Senator Martha McSally. Thankfully we did not talk about politics and rather had a great conversation about the AZT. She is currently section hiking the trail and we talked about the trail and favorite sections. Shortly after that conversation we reached another water cache box full of public water. Again thanks to the volunteers who stock these caches. We stocked up on more water and headed up into the peaks. Storm clouds started to rumble and eventually we had a few hours of rain and hail. Nothing crazy but we did get wet and the temps dropped. We made camp a few miles past Alfia Tank as the rain stopped for the day.

Day 6 – In the morning our objective was to follow the AZT Urban route into Flagstaff. Before the trip I knew that part of the trail was closed but hoped maybe they reopened it. We hiked south bound across the Snow Bowl road and then to the Urban route junction. Once on the Urban route we continued to Schultz Creek trail head to find that yes the route was closed. It was clearly blocked so we made the decision to bypass the last 7 miles into Flagstaff. Fortunately, we were able to use Lyft to make the Holiday Inn our stay for the night just off the AZT. Must say it was a sweet luxury after five days on the trail.

Day 7 – All rested up we left the hotel at 645 and being only 3 blocks from the Urban AZT we were on the trail quickly. We passed under the I-40 and back into the forest south of Flagstaff. Good trail out of town so it was fast progress. Really nice trail between Walnut Canyon and start of Anderson Mesa with some new trail since we hiked it in 2015. We passed Anderson Mesa trailhead and then continued to the rim overlooking Upper Lake Mary for lunch break. After lunch we had a long slog across Anderson Mesa with a stop at Horse Lake for our main water source of the day and camp that night. From Horse Lake we hiked across Lake Mary Road and to a cool area called the Railroad Grade. It’s an old railroad that was constructed for the timber industry in the 1920’s but is also a great area to camp.

Day 8 – Last day on the trail we just needed to make Gooseberry trailhead about 20 miles. We finished up the Railroad Grade and hiked the lower slopes of Mormon Mountain above Mormon Lake. Our water source for the day was Double Springs. Really good water source and we had a short rain shower roll through while filtering water. After that we continued the last 12 miles with mostly good single track and fortunate to see a large 20 plus heard of elk cruising through the forest. We finished up before 5pm and happy to be done with a long portion of the AZT!
Culture
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Cadastral Survey Marker
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Russell Tank
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Isolated
a few wild flowers on the San Francisco Peaks #34 section. Lupine, Indian Paint Brush, Globe Mallow and others

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Alfa Fia Tank 26-50% full 26-50% full
water looked decent but I didn't need to filter

dry Anderson Tank Dry Dry
completely dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Double Springs Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
great source of water. Clear, cold and plenty of water in the creek and spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Horse Lake 51-75% full 51-75% full
plenty of clear water but there was some cow activity. Still we filtered 4 liters

dry Kelly Tank Dry Dry
completely dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Lost Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
tank looked decent from a distance and definitely had water but we didn't need any

dry Marshall Mesa Tank Dry Dry
completely dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Mayflower Spring Dripping Dripping
small puddle and would only filter if desperate

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Navajo Spring Dripping Dripping
pipe was dripping water but it was good quality

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Prime Lake 26-50% full 26-50% full
water was good but difficult to reach unless you don't mind wading through the marshy edge

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Russell Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
lots of water

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Russell Water Storage Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
there was about 3 inches of water in the metal tank with the lid. But would only use if really needed it

dry Skunk Canyon Dry Dry
no water in the canyon

dry Upper Ten X Tank Dry Dry
completely dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Van Deren Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
water was actually a small pond. It looked like decent quality but didn't need any

dry Watson Tank Dry Dry
completely dry
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Aug 25 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
North Rim Ramble 10K, AZ 
North Rim Ramble 10K, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Aug 25 2019
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Run/Jog6.82 Miles 604 AEG
Run/Jog6.82 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   5.25 mph
604 ft AEG
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We ran the North Rim Ramble 10K which was long at 6.8 miles. Great to get out of the heat for the weekend and trail run in decent temps :D Somewhat happy with my time but really enjoyed how the AZT setup the event. Lots of drinks, beer and snacks at the finish line!!
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Aug 21 2019
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Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Aug 21 2019
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Run/Jog3.40 Miles 214 AEG
Run/Jog3.40 Miles      39 Mns   2 Secs5.23 mph
214 ft AEG
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Short late afternoon trail run.
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Aug 17 2019
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Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Aug 17 2019
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Run/Jog5.92 Miles 528 AEG
Run/Jog5.92 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   4.87 mph
528 ft AEG
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Morning trail run.
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Aug 14 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Aug 14 2019
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Run/Jog5.31 Miles 315 AEG
Run/Jog5.31 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   5.22 mph
315 ft AEG
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Had a decent run even in the heat. Less humidity makes it a little better.
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Aug 11 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Aug 11 2019
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Run/Jog6.13 Miles 4 AEG
Run/Jog6.13 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   4.54 mph
4 ft AEG
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Early morning run. Still hot!
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Aug 10 2019
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Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Aug 10 2019
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Run/Jog5.31 Miles 315 AEG
Run/Jog5.31 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   4.76 mph
315 ft AEG
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Morning run just to check the heat index :sweat:
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Jul 24 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Austrian Alps Hutte to Hutte, WW 
Austrian Alps Hutte to Hutte, WW
 
Backpack avatar Jul 24 2019
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Backpack42.65 Miles 14,053 AEG
Backpack42.65 Miles5 Days         
14,053 ft AEG
 
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Capping off our trip to Austria we hiked 5 days hutte to hutte in the GrosGlockner region of the Austrian Alps. We hiked with my German friend Stephan and his two teenage kids Niklas and Aino. Great to have them with us and of course a German speaking interpreter a huge help. To reach the start we took the train to the gondola which we used to get to the beginning of our hike up on the mountain at 2300 meters / 7500 feet.

Day 1 - It was about 130 when we started hiking so first days goal was to make the Lienzner Hutte. The trail was sort of mixed bag with good in the beginning to a lake and then rough terrain littered with marmot holes and rocks that slowed us down. We managed to reach the Lienzner Hutte about 6pm just in time for dinner and a beverage. Of course, the great thing about all huts in the Alps they all have hot food and beer and this one was no exception :D

Day 2 – We started with a short loop in the valley around the hutte along the creek before hiking up. After that the goal was to get over a pass at 2700 meters in order to make the next hutte. The trail was better than the previous day and improved as we continued over the pass. Some snow fields as expected on both sides of the pass and more so coming down the north side. However, didn’t take long to get down to the Elberfelderhutte which was the most remote one that we stayed at. Also, rain moved in after we arrived but we were all settled so it didn’t affect our stay. In addition to food and beer most of the huts are equipped with showers and this one was no different even though it was pretty remote.

Day 3 – Next morning we got an early start since we had to climb over the highest pass of the trip at 3000 meters. However, not before a good breakfast which is also served at most huts (hut life is rough). All fueled up we started the climb and the trail was surprisingly good. We hit some fairly large snowfields but the snow was packed and easy hike. Reaching the pass there was a nice emergency shelter that other hikers had setup their gear. We could see them up on a nearby peak. After the break we started down the north side with more snowfields but nothing difficult. The hike after the pass was easy hiking and we reached the next hutte fairly early by 2pm. Glorerhutte our next nights stay the highest of all the huts at 2600 meters. With the early arrival we had plenty of time for happy hour and relaxing afternoon :)

Day 4 – Relaxing night at the Glorerhutte so we were all ready for the next day. The day also would take us by the highest peak in Austria GrosGlockner with great views as we passed by. This day was the most scenic of the entire trip with several highlights including a glacier near the end. But first we passed the peak and another hutte that of course we stopped to have a beer. After the break we continued contouring (no pass today) around the GrosGlockner base and over to the glacier. The views near the glacier were the other highlight of the trip and we did a side hike over to the glacier base to check it out. It was a cool area to checkout but rainstorm rolled in and we headed to the fourth nights stay Glocknerhaus. To get there the trail crosses a dam and skirts glacier lake before a short climb up to the nights accommodations. Glocknerhaus was really a hotel and not a hutte so we were spoiled and great way to spend the last night in the Alps.

Day 5 – Another restful night but we had one more pass to climb and some mileage to cover on the other side. The trail was decent to the pass but once over the pass the north side was steep and large snowfield made it slow going. Also, rain started to fall which slowed down our progress. Continuing down the north side we got below snow level and followed the trail down to another hutte for a rest and a beverage. After that we continued the hike down in the rain to the end at Ferleiten. In all we descended 1500 meters about 5000 feet so it was a long way down. Fortunately the village of Ferleiten had a place to get out of the rain and grab a bite. After that we managed to get a taxi over to where I had dropped the vehicle in Kaprun before the trip. Only bad part the trip was over but the hut to hut experience was definitely awesome and cool to see the Austrian hutte culture!
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Jul 21 2019
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Scharnik, WW 
Scharnik, WW
 
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2019
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Hiking6.01 Miles 3,311 AEG
Hiking6.01 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   1.50 mph
3,311 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Cool hike up another peak near our base Simmerlach. This one was in pretty much the same area as the previous hike on Dachskofel Peak. This time I hiked Scharnik Peak with my German friend Stephan and his son Niklas. We stared from the lower pasture and hiked the steep face of Scharnik. It looks more imposing that it really is with steep rocky slope and some hand line cables bolted into the rock cliff but it's all part of the trail. It was nice to have the cable but I didn't really feel it was necessary to navigate the section. Eventually we made the summit and had the place to ourselves for the entire 35 minutes we were up there.

After the summit we headed down the opposite side of the ridge. The other side was less steep with decent trail to the saddle below. At the saddle we continued down to another junction and took the trail to another hut in the lower pasture. It seems that most of the huts are in the lower pastures just at or above tree line for the cows. Some of the huts make their own milk and cheese like the one we stopped at near the end of the hike. Of course we enjoyed a beverage as a thunder storm moved through the area but we had only some light rain back to the trail head. Awesome day getting another peak!
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Jul 20 2019
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Dachskofel, WW 
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Hiking avatar Jul 20 2019
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Hiking6.94 Miles 2,574 AEG
Hiking6.94 Miles   4 Hrs   47 Mns   1.85 mph
2,574 ft AEG   1 Hour   2 Mns Break
 
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We did a nice loop near our base of Simmerlach. Kathy and our friend from Finland did the loop minus Dachskofel peak. I hiked with them for the first part but then went for the peak in the afternoon. Peak had really nice views as most of them do and enjoyed a beverage on top! After the peak I headed down to the hut that we all agreed to meet at for another beverage since every hut has beer :D Very pleasant alpine afternoon and after the hut we finished the loop.
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