Heading South from Flagstaff to (our trail end) Roosevelt Marina

If you've been following our blog, you'll know that we already completed the northern most sections of the AZT, including the hike from the UT state line to the Grand Canyon, rim to rim across the grand canyon and we hiked northbound on the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon section. In this post - our last …

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Hiking from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon

After a great hike across the Kaibab Plateau (even with the snow!) and through the Grand Canyon (rim to rim), we did a quick flip flop and decided to hike the section from the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff NOBO, instead of SOBO (like the rest of this hike), mainly to avoid another snowstorm!   Please …

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Rim to rim in Grand Canyon National Park

Last time on this blog, we crossed the Kaibab Plateau, after starting our SOBO thru-hike of the AZT.  In this post, we'll share some pics from our amazing hike down the N Kaibab Trail and 2 days at Bright Angel Campground.   Join us next time when we cover the miles between Flagstaff and the South Rim of …

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AZT Thru Hike SOBO 2018 – Sandra’s Gear

Using the website Lighter Pack, here's a snapshot of the gear which Sandra is using for our hike on the AZT, from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff. This detail can also be viewed on the Lighter Pack website here.   After hiking from the UT border to the South Rim of …

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Everything you need, to walk 800 miles across Arizona

This week we head off for our first few miles on the Arizona National Scenic Trail, which runs for 800 miles across Arizona (from Mexico to Utah). Recently, we shared a little with you per our food resupply strategy and some great products provided to us by vendors such as FBomb, Justins, Guayaki, Maruchan, Mooncheese, Nicks Sticks …

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Food prep for our thru-hike of the Arizona Trail

This week we will start our thru-hike of the Arizona Trail, 800 miles across Arizona. Some good friends will drive us from our home in Flagstaff to the Utah border and the northern terminus of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. From there, we will hike back (SOBO) to our house in Flagstaff - a distance …

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Fundraising for animals while hiking the Arizona Trail

  We are doing some fundraising for the Humane Society (THS) while hiking the Arizona Trail (AZT) so if you can, please support our hike and the great work that the Humane Society does by clicking on our fundraising page here. You can pledge as little as 1 or 5¢ per mile (the AZT is 800 …

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Fall colors on Mount Elden

Recently, we hiked to the highest point in Arizona, Mount Humphreys. This weekend, we took advantage of the good weather - pre storm to come - and hiked Mount Elden, which overlooks our house in Flagstaff.   Footwear: Altra Lone Peak 3.5 (Sandra) Brooks Men's Cascadia (Dominic) Injinji’s (Sandra) Darn Tough (Dominic) Superfeet (Sandra)   We are heading off (thru-hike) …

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Overnight bike packing on the Arizona Trail

On our thru hike of the Colorado Trail this Summer, I was introduced to fatbikes and bikepacking. A few weeks ago I picked up a Surly Pugsley fatbike. We've been planning our sobo thru hike of the Arizona Trail in October. I thought bikepacking would be a fun way to explore the trail and go …

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Cycling the FUTS and Arizona Trail to Fisher Point

I've been planning to bikepack a passage of the Arizona Trail specifically Passage 31 Walnut Canyon which goes from Marshall Lake to Interstate 40 just east of Flagstaff. Last week I picked up a Surly Fat Bike called the Pugsley. A fat bike is a mountain bike with massive tires, these tires can be up to …

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Colorado Trail thru hike – Logistics & Costs

If you've been following our blog recently, you'll know we had a great Summer (2018) cycling from AZ to CO (almost 1,000 miles) and then hiking the (485 mile) Colorado Trail. In this post, we'll share with you some of the costs, logistics & gear which we used for the Colorado Trail. Start date - Waterton …

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Silverton to Durango and the end of the Colorado Trail

Last time on this blog, we traveled from Lake City to Silverton and in this post, we make the final push to Durango. Thanks so much for following our thru hike blog. We'll do another post with final thoughts, costs etc. FYI. If you are enjoying this blog, please consider supporting us by clicking here. Please …

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