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Like others have said, its certainly possible. Each year plenty of people do it safely. But imo as a AZ native, you shouldn't minimize the number of people in this thread who have said that whi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
July 03, 11:36pm

Replacement for Thorofare pants
I had a pair of BPL Thorofare pants that recently gave up the ghost. I've been looking for replacements and everything I'm looking at seems to be too heavy. Anything from 10-16 ounces see...

In GEAR » Replacement for Thorofare pants
March 27, 9:15am

more AZ tips
Wilson Mountain trail is a good dayhike, accessible by paved road and great panoramas of the Sedona area. If you've hiked in southern California...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to arizona...any ideas? (pinetop and Sedona)
March 26, 5:58pm

pinetop trails
Pinetop is in the White Mountains, there's lots of good trails close to the town though many of them are dayhike sort of trails. For more serious backpacking, there's the Mt. Baldy Wildern...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Moving to arizona...any ideas? (pinetop and Sedona)
March 25, 1:32pm

REI Dividend
I'm receiving $96 and change. I didn't actually buy much from REI this year, maybe a book or two. The majority of the dividend is from the REI CC. I make small purchases and pay it off e...

In GEAR » REI Dividend Coming
March 19, 1:08pm

Hermit Trail in the snow
Had a chance a few weeks back to hike the Hermit Trail in Grand Canyon National Park with a local hiking group. It just so happened that there was a giant 3 day snowstorm on the weekend we picked,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hermit Trail GCNP
March 18, 12:33pm

Re: re: GYE and Winds
To pile on to what David Chenault posted, you should consider the Grand Canyon as a serious option. Once you're off trail (and even just on the more remote, non-corridor trails) it will be as...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 day epic trip - Advice needed (pref. 50%+ cross-country)
March 17, 9:33am

thruhiked in 2000
Some general tips: Visit hiker boxes before you go to the store to shop for supplies. Carry the gear to camp comfortably. A few extra ounces for an inflatable pad and enclosed tent will make...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How cheaply have you don't the PCT
December 12, 9:14am

consider utah as well
I've been considering a move this myself. In addition to some of the Colorado towns and Tahoe mentioned by others, the other place that's on my radar is Salt Lake City. There's excell...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mountain town/city advice: Future move
November 20, 11:24am

2011-2012 in review
This is my first post here. I've been a lurker for years but finally joined up to start posting. I saw another post by Andy Chasse where he reviewed his last two years of hiking, and figured ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2011-2012 in review
November 17, 11:56am

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