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    If DD successfully escapes from Japan...advice on Tucson area camping...

    Hi
    Our trip departure is in doubt, we're losing our electricity, there's no food on the shelves and gas stations are empty....

    ...but if we do get to depart on Tuesday, I'd like some advice for North Arizona.

    I'm considering stopping at Freidlein Prarie Dispersed sites and Manzanita for a day each.

    Originally, I was going to head to the Grand Canyon (Mather), but now I'm considering stopping for an overnight at each of the above before GC.

    Any experience/opinions on either...?

    Thanks...

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    I'll check in again at 1 pm our time, when we should have a power window restored..

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    Sorry can't offer any advice all my limited arizona experience is in the south, Cochise Co.

    Hope you makeit back for your trip though DD
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    Thanks, Slo...

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    Tucson?

    I'm confused. Tucson is in southern AZ, and you are talking northern. Are you starting in Tucson and heading north?

    --kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwpapke View Post
    I'm confused. Tucson is in southern AZ, and you are talking northern. Are you starting in Tucson and heading north?

    --kurt
    Pardon me, Kurt...nice catch~!

    These sites are near Flagstaff....my mind is not in the game right now...I'm on the 7th floor swaying from side to side again today...

    JIm

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    Stay away from flag-grand canyon, and its spring break now so a lot of the easy to reach camp areas are packed. Go up the 87 highway north to the payson area, from there you can either continue north on 87 and find realy good hiking and camping, or turn east on the 260 and do rim hikes around and into some lakes. Lots of good areas to hike and wonderful temps. PM me if you want more specifics or maps and waypoints, I tend to check daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowclass View Post
    Stay away from flag-grand canyon, and its spring break now so a lot of the easy to reach camp areas are packed. Go up the 87 highway north to the payson area, from there you can either continue north on 87 and find realy good hiking and camping, or turn east on the 260 and do rim hikes around and into some lakes. Lots of good areas to hike and wonderful temps. PM me if you want more specifics or maps and waypoints, I tend to check daily.
    Would love some specifics...you can also send to my email since we are just leaving for the airport now...

    discoverydiverstokyo@gmail.com

    Cheers!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoveryDiver View Post
    ...we are just leaving for the airport now...
    Fingers crossed!

    With luck, we will next hear from Jim stateside!
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    We're in Las Vegas!
    Checked into hotel and have our car....

    Leaving the airport at Narita was so sad...people sleeping on the ground, embassies advising their folks to leave...it was a nightmare...glad to be here...

    ...now on to REI!

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