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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 7/10/2018 9:21:02 AM EDT
Kicking around the idea of doing a late fall thru hike. Nov/December. North to south. Anyone done it or most of it? Thoughts, experiences?

I’ve done some hiking from the Kaibab to Phoenix so I’m familiar with what to expect.
Link Posted: 7/10/2018 9:39:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Kicking around the idea of doing a late fall thru hike. Nov/December. North to south. Anyone done it or most of it? Thoughts, experiences?

I’ve done some hiking from the Kaibab to Phoenix so I’m familiar with what to expect.
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Idiot deer hunters are a possibility but sounds fun.
Link Posted: 7/10/2018 10:10:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2018 10:12:58 PM EDT by freeride21a]
DO IT!!!

My only issues in that time frame would be cold.. especially from UT to the mogollon rim. Negative night temps in winter on the Colorado plateau are common.. if you can get through that part before December you might be ok. Usually not much snow to worry about yet though... But really could be a non issue with the right gear!

I have not done much of it, just few miles here and there.. but I did build some of the AZ Trail in the Pine, AZ area!

If you need support or food dropped, let me know!
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 2:45:26 PM EDT
AZT is on my list, I plan on starting PCT in march
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 1:00:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2018 1:03:13 PM EDT by pyle762]
If you could bump it up a month and go Oct-Nov you would be better off. Too cold on the CO plateau in Nov with a good chance of snow.
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 2:39:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2018 2:41:03 PM EDT by freeride21a]
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Originally Posted By pyle762:
If you could bump it up a month and go Oct-Nov you would be better off. Too cold on the CO plateau in Nov with a good chance of snow.
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I think as long as he is off the plateau before December he wont have to bring extra gear... but you were right! Nov would be a bit nipply up there and still require extra gear. Did a little research, I figured it would be colder up north than closer to the rim but I was wrong!

here is the Tusayan(north Colorado plateau) historic weather
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Flagstaff (middle-ish)
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Happy Jack (Southrn part of the Mogollon Rim on AZ Trail and closer to the rim before you start dropping in altitude)
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Link Posted: 7/13/2018 5:00:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2018 5:02:02 PM EDT by 70satvert]
Wife and I are still trying to work it out. She may just follow along in the Jeep and support my thru hike. I’m not too worried about cold nights in the high country. Have the gear for it and should have made decent progress south by December. Can’t move my timeline due to work.

We’ve been able to do some good 30 mile weekend trips this summer. It’s nice, but nothing beats a long trail.

Have you guys gotten any rain yet around Flagstaff? We just started getting rains about a week ago in SW UT. Came down a several weeks ago to hike Humphreys again but the San Fran peaks were closed due to fire danger.

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Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
AZT is on my list, I plan on starting PCT in march
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Hope you have a blast. PCT is on my list, but it’s going to be a while.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 5:21:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2018 5:22:10 PM EDT by freeride21a]
Yes, been raining pretty good all over since last weekend including flagstaff. all the fire restrictions are being lifted or have been lifted.
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