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Old 01-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #31
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Nice Report

This is a nice report that you put together. I enjoy the views and the descriptions of the areas you have been through. I look forward to more in the future.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #32
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I have a loop planned out that would take me 3-4 days to complete in the southwestern part of AZ. Just gotta find the time to do it. Thanks for the report.
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:35 PM   #33
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Here is a link for pics of last weeks ride n hike that I did with a jeeping friend.

5 miles of hiking on overgrown trail.

98 contiuous dirt riding miles.

141 total riding miles.

https://picasaweb.google.com/104774289253489540138/Yle
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #34
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Cool Pics MtnDawg. Looks like you had a fun trip.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:02 PM   #35
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Are any of these hiking areas accessible by car? I will be in Chandler, Az the end of Feb & that scenery is awesome! Are any of those areas close to Chandler?
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #36
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Are any of these hiking areas accessible by car? I will be in Chandler, Az the end of Feb & that scenery is awesome! Are any of those areas close to Chandler?
These areas are very far from Chandler and require thirty miles or more of Arizona's finest washboard and sandy dirt roads in very remote areas.

Try this site for areas closer to chandler.
Good luck and enjoy your visit.


http://hikearizona.com/
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:54 PM   #37
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I'll be heading up to Coronado tomorrow morning. Don't have a plan yet. Will figure it out tomorrow. Let me know if anyone is interested
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:34 PM   #38
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A week ago on Thursday evening it was evident a long weekend was in order.



The cloud cover remained through out the next day.







This trip was going to be an overnight backpack, so I left the Dbgz trunk for the Golite Intuition Backpack. It straped itself to the rack firmly with no other straps needed.





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Old 02-02-2014, 01:21 PM   #39
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After all the River road miles the double track was great.



Nice riding for miles. I remember driving my Jeep Scrambler on this track in spring of 2000 before the Buehman access was closed.






Great riding, this is the track to the site of an long abandoned ranger station on the Catalina district of the Coronado.
San Pedro Vista left to Mt.Bigelow.



Evans Mountain.



Lone Hill.



Green Mountain.




Getting better.










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Old 02-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #40
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Once in the red saddle in the last shot I was looking at the last decent to the trail head. This is where it gets fairly rough.
















That hill comes out of that saddle.



Time to relax.


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Old 02-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #41
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That looks like a fun ride. I am planning on putting my backpacking pack on the tail of my DR. Did you have any issues with stability when your pack was strapped to the back?

Post a pic of how it strapped to your rack if you can.

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:17 PM   #42
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The fitment will depend on pack design, I think I got pretty lucky how this particular pack fit so well on the rack, this Golite has a frame sheet that distributes the load evenly. I loosened the shoulder straps,threaded them through the rack tightly cinched them and used the side compression straps for front and rear fastening. I also carried water, bike fuel, hiking boots, and beer down low in the other bags.

The bike is in Az. now and I am in Co. so the only pics will be the few here in the RR. I have a number of these rides planned over the next two months in Az., training for a ten day Grand Canyon hike in April.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:50 PM   #43
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Thanks for the info. I will mount my pack this week and see how it looks. I am not sure if you have ever hiked havasupai in the grand canyon, but it is a hike that should be done at least once.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:44 AM   #44
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I poked my nose around the old site, found a nice metate.



The plan was to meet my jeeping friend this evening at the trail head for beer and BBQ. I had arranged with Pat to bring beer. Before I left I put three beers in my pack just in case, good thing I did because Pat never showed that night. I had a great evening.


I have been adventuring with Pat well over twenty years and knew I would here the familiar sound of that old Jeep, I heard it a little after eight fifteen. I was already packed and pat made short order of it.
These will be inactive for a few.




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Old 02-03-2014, 09:06 AM   #45
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I have a number of these rides planned over the next two months in Az., training for a ten day Grand Canyon hike in April.
Wow! 10 days huh? I just did an overnight 2 weekends ago where I went down to Phantom and out the next day. It was an awesome hike and my first time in the canyon. What route are you planning on taking? 10 days would be awesome in the canyon. I bought a map while I was up there so I could start dreaming about another hike into the canyon.
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