Bear Ears/ Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch Utah

Bear Ears, total adrenaline rush! Ancestral Puebloans 700 - 2500 years ago. Cedar Mesa is managed by BLM managed by Monticello field office phone 435 587 1510 M-F 8a to 12p, www.blm.gov/utah/monticello . The Kane ranger station is open from March 1 thru June 15 and Sept 1 to Oct 31. All over night hikers must obtain permit & register at Kane Gulch Ranger Station located SR 261, 4 miles south US 95. Limited water at ranger station during

Fossil Creek

Fossil Springs temps ranging from 70's to 40's, 2 hr drive from Phoenix, Colleen Hunt, Glenda Cope, Judy Eidson Thinking we were leaving on Monday through Wed we would have the upper canyon to ourselves, wrong. Looks like college is still having spring break but no backpackers till we came out. It is 4 miles to the spring, but you can do adl 11 miles to go to the south & picked up there which maybe a good idea for future

Circlestone, Reavis grave,Reavis Ranch, Az

   A trip I have been wanting to do for a long time so finally the time has come! Connie, June, Nancy & I headed out from Pnx, it took 2 1/2 hrs to get to Rogers Trough & 200 miles later. Temps were in the 70s for the high & 29 to 32 for low. First we stopped off at Reavis Grave as the girls had not been there before. The cross had been redone & looked like a postcard.

2016 Superstitions- Apache Lake “Boulder Canyon to 1st water Trailhead

First backpack for the New Year. Starting off the season with a Rookie Carolyn Mahon Cope, first time with a backpack on & she did great, also Glenda Cope, Connie Simmons, Nancy Vail Colleen Hunt & Judy Eidson. The Rookie was promised a Paris hike, this is what it's called from Hikengirls nice & easy- like a hike where you can hike out incase you run out of trail ale ;). Well this wasn’t quite that way, but regardless there were plenty

Salt River (Floating)

June 10, 2015 Salt River. Wow! What a terrific day we had floating down the Salt River. It almost didn’t happen due to the weather but again, as usual, the rain didn’t happen and the clouds kept us in the shade all day. Judy’s nieces, Mariah and Ariana came for a visit from Nebraska and she wanted to show them a good time experiencing all Arizona has to offer. This was a great idea. Nancy took her 2 grandkids, Isacc and

airline, what you can carry on when you backpack

Batteries Carried by Airline Passengers Frequently Asked Questions Q1. What kinds of batteries does the FAA allow in carry-on baggage (in the aircraft cabin)? A1. Passengers can carry most consumer-type batteries and portable battery-powered electronic devices for their own personal use. Spare batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit. Battery-powered devices must be protected from accidental activation and heat generation. Batteries allowed in carry-on baggage include:  Dry cell alkaline batteries: typical AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, button-sized cells, etc.  Dry cell rechargeable

Paria River from White House Trailhead to Lee’s Ferry

5-4 to 5-9 2015 Nancy Vail our trip leader got our permits 4 months earlier, Glenda Cope, Connie Simmons & Judy Eidson Phoenix to Lee's Ferry is 250 miles, Cousin Bob (Connie's Cousin) from Page picked us up at the long term parking. Because it was raining the day before & when he picked us up he talked us into staying at his place for the night & giving us a great tour of Page area, we welcomed the idea!   The Paria

Havasupai & Grand Canyon Backpac trip

This is to add to connie trip to Havasupai Canyon. 5 of us went on to the campground that was Dana Phillips (hdmama) Glenda Cope(happycheeks),  Colleen Hunt(wineO), Dr Connie Ayres(Cierrz) and I Judy. I will not go into much detail since she has already. But here are some adl facts that maybe helpful. Seligman Hotel - Canyon Lodge 928 4223255, two men from Germany own the place and was very accommodating they let us use there freezer for our ice packs

Havasupai, Arizona

03-15-2015 Sunday, left Phoenix for Havasupai around 1pm. We arrived at the Canyon Hotel in Seligman in time to enjoy a glass of wine to start the St. Patty’s day adventure. We all ate dinner at Lilo's café. Very good and very busy. New people to the group were Dana (HDmama), who we met in the Superstitions in January,  CArias, who we met on the JMT a couple years ago, and Audrey, Nancy’s niece.  Also, had a couple from Canada, Michelle

AZT Pass 16-17

AZT Passages 16-17, In 2008, we hiked through these passages. At that time the trail was marked intermittently with many ribbons and cairns going in different directions. Some were surely put there as a potential trail to follow but as we tried we encountered miles of bush whacking through mesquite trees, thorny bushes and cat claw and found ourselves further away from our waypoint. We did find our way but with much distress. But not this time! Thank you