|View from the southern terminus trailhead of the Arizona Trail.|
|Flower guidebooks and more maps.|
|Farwalker in the Huachuca Mountains.|
|Natural history short course.|
|Scouting water sources in the Huachuca Mountains.|
“Wear pants because the desert trail is overgrown with plants that will cut you up.” But I do not have pants that don’t chafe. Will my tall gaiters and long underwear under my skirt provide enough protection? Probably not.
“Don’t bring a hammock.” This advice is from an experienced hammock hanger, who has also hiked the AZT. But my hammock setup all I’ve got--short torso pad, tarp, groundcloth are for "going to ground." Which I've only done once before on the PCT. Will my ground setup keep me warm, with my narrow top quilt? Will my tarp stand up to the harsh wind in a storm if I set it up on the ground? Probably not.
At least Jan and I have decided to change our itinerary to avoid this:
|50 mph gusts in the Huachucas today. Happy to be heading to Superior instead.|
Be sure to check out the blogs of these other AZT hikers:
Brian “Beardoh!” and his wife, fellow hammock hangers
Sheriff Woody, who hiked the PCT last year
Mike Cavaroc and his girlfriend- who are great photographers
We are off to pick up Jan from the airport now...