Starting our AZT thru hike SOBO

Last time on this blog, we talked about our prep for the AZT – Food Prep and Gear.

In this blog post, we’ll share some of our photos from the start of the AZT, at the northern terminus on the AZ/UT border.

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Our dear friends Bruce & Kathy dropped us to the trailhead
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Northern Terminus of the AZT
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Starting off in good weather on Passage 43 – Buckskin Mountain on Winter Road, October 4th 2018
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Our first nights campsite on our thru-hike of the AZT, SOBO
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We met these Australian bike packers on our first days on the trail; these guys completed the Colorado Trail this past Summer (same as us)
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Damon with his Surly Karate Monkey
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Roxana on her Surly Karate Monkey
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Sandra on the trail in Northern AZ
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Sandra next to an old dry tank on the AZT
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Lots of protected trees in these Northern AZ woods
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Resupply box on the AZT
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Deena from Kanab had kindly stocked this resupply box on the AZT with fruit, cookies & water
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Dom with some Fall colors
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Snow in Northern AZ on October 6th 2018!
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Our tent, The Two from Gossamer Gear, in some snowy weather on the AZT near Jacobs Lake
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Fall colors in the snow in Northern AZ
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A couple of inches of snow fell over the afternoon
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Trying to stay warm & dry in our tent, The Two from Gossamer Gear,
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The road into Murray Lake Trailhead on the AZT, near Jacobs Lake in Northern AZ
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Signage for the AZT at Murray Lake Trailhead
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Tha cabins at Jacob Lake Inn where we ended up staying 2 nights to get out of the snow, October 7th & 8th 2018
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Our cozy cabin at Jacob Lake Inn , $102 for 1 night
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Sandra sorting all our wet gear in our cabin at Jacob Lake Inn 

 

We rested up for 2 nights at Jacob Lake Inn before heading back onto the AZT on Tuesday October 9th.

Join us next time on this blog as we continue our thru hike across the Kaibab plateau and South to the Grand Canyon and beyond.

And don’t forget, we are doing some fundraising for the Humane Society while on this hike also, so if you can, please support our hike and the great work that the Humane Society does by going here. You can pledge as little as 5¢ per mile and pay your full donation when we finish the AZT. 90% of your donation will go directly to the Humane Society and the remaining 10% will help support the Arizona Trail Association.

http://www.hikefor.com/Romers/AZT/2018

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