The Arizona Trail is 800 miles long and runs north-to-south along the length of the state. While it is a designated National Scenic Trail, I’ve been told (by my friends that have hiked both the PCT and AZT) that the Arizona Trail is much more rugged, requires excellent map and compass skills (because it’s not as well marked), and water sources are more difficult compared to the PCT. On the other hand, the scenery is going to be totally spectacular and we will hopefully see spring wildflowers.
|Overview of the Arizona Trail hike that we are planning.|
I will be hiking with Jan (Beekeeper), who I met in California last year when I was recovering from my stress fracture. We both went to the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador trip to Moab in January, and then spent a week hiking and camping in Utah. In Moab, we were fortunate to meet Sirena, who is the liaison for the Arizona Trail Association, and inspired us with her photos of her Arizona Trail hikes.
Planning, training, and preparations are hectic right now, so it's likely that I will not be doing many blog posts prior to the hike. As always, you can see my recent photos on Instagram, and I’ve also started a facebook page for this blog.