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    Superstition Wilderness, AZ 4/23-4/25 2010

    We had Tom Clark, a fellow poster on the BPL forums, travel out from PA to Phoenix on a business trip last weekend, and a few of us took him out to the Superstition Wilderness for a fun 3 day backpacking adventure. It was a little bit instructional for Tom as we were all avid hammock campers, and we were throwing around a lot of the slang and new techniques that are regularly discussed in these forums. Tom was a heck of a nice guy and we all had a great time. He posted a really nice and detailed trip report on the BPL forums, linked below. Since there was a lot of hanging going on, I thought it would be nice to share it here too. Tom is also a hammock camper and owns a Hennessy, but he elected this trip to bring along a pad and bivy and go ultralight. We found some really nice hanging spots out there, particularly on the second night at Fish Creek.

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...=271057#271057
    Last edited by drewboy; 04-28-2010 at 20:53.

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    Excellent trip report, Thanks for posting the link Drewboy. I will have to get down there sometime to hike, Love hiking the desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Excellent trip report, Thanks for posting the link Drewboy. I will have to get down there sometime to hike, Love hiking the desert.
    We're doing our Arizona Hang #4 this weekend...
    Does the learning and DROOLING never end?

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    but not in the desert, in the transition zone @ 6,000'
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    Great trip report and pics. I love seeing Arizona, so alien to my environment. I think i'd wilt in the heat.
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    Great trip report. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rook View Post
    We're doing our Arizona Hang #4 this weekend...
    Would love to come but maybe in the fall, things are busy at the moment.
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    Thanks for the comments guys. Last weekend was a blast - I'm still buzzing about it. Any and all visitors are welcome. We like to get out backpacking a LOT down here, and welcome any excuse to plan another trip. As the weather warms up, we'll head further up the transition zone towards other higher elevation locales. AZ has a huge and diverse number of climate zones to choose from, all within a couple hours of driving. I'll work on getting more trip reports posted as we enter the summer backpacking season.

    Excellent trip report, Thanks for posting the link Drewboy. I will have to get down there sometime to hike, Love hiking the desert.
    Great trip report and pics. I love seeing Arizona, so alien to my environment. I think i'd wilt in the heat.
    Great trip report. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get out there!
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    Great trip report! Watched the vid's n all, it was good stuff!

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    Andy,

    Thanks again for letting me join in on the trip. It was great to get away for 3 days/2 nights instead of the typical 2 day/1 night. Glad Tom came out for "business". Always nice to meet new people.
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