May 18, 2007
I enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, and many other outdoor activities. This group has many, many hikes and activities that match my interests well.
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Not sure if I can remember. Superstitions, South Mountain, most Phoenix mountains, White Tanks, Wet Beaver Creek, Mazatzals, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Painted Desert, Warm Springs and Solome Wilderness Areas, a little in Colorado and Nevada...out of space
I don't have one. There are very few that I haven't liked.
I like almost everything. Generally prefer 7-12 miles. Longer on special occasions. Looking forward to doing the AZ trail. Wouldn't mind an occasional overnight trip to wilderness areas that are a little far for day hikes (could help organize them).
Not really. I guess 'continue to learn' is a goal. That includes everything from trails I've never thought of, to equipment advice, to survival skills, to backpacking techniques, to nature (wildlife, plants, geology, etc), to history of the area, ...
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Love your "point of view", Michael, thank you for sharing!!!
Michael, It was nice spending time w/ you yesterday on the See Canyon Trail. You are a world class resource for travel. Would you know of a trail (w/ or w/out connectors) around Mnt. Lemmon that is complety in the shade, around 2.5 difficulty and around 10 miles? Thanks, and I hope to catch you before your next trip. By the way, I wanted to do Old Baldy but when I saw it was in partly desert and you needed to carry all that equipment I canged my mind.
Thanks Michael. We are going to try to do the Barnhardt-Sandy Loop which includes the Mazatal Divide #23 and back to the Barnhardt. We are carrying bells for bear and hope to see a lot of waterfalls and Long Horn sheep. We are even taking space blankets in case the unexpected happens. Not taking raingear which is probably important but takes to much room in my camelpack.
This looks like your type of trail: Cave Creek #4 to Spur Cross TH. 12 mile shuttle. Hard to find trail markers, etc. currently washed out with avalanches, etc. You would be the one I would trust to be able to do it since I have noticed that you are an experinced wilderness hiker.