Just keeping you posted on the progress. Tom and I just completed all the AZT day hikes of the Matazal Wilderness. Monster mountain climbs, long approach trails and skinny overgrown / dangerous trails. Will try to get caught up on all the missing blog posts soon. Only 5 “day hikes” to go and we have completed the mission….. Out and Back Dayhiking the Entire Arizona Trail.
Up to hike #82, mile 1447, now. Completed the missing 40 mile section in the Rincon Mountains (outside Tucson) and currently chipping away on the “tough” Mazatzal Wilderness. Updating the progress map this weekend and will get caught up on the blog posts soon after…. I hope 🙂
Location : Sunnyside Road just east of Parker Canyon Lake off of highway 83 (NOBO Mile Marker 16.2 ) Date: 9-5-2019 Weather: Clear skies then enjoyable “sun covering” slightly overcast, starting temperature 65 degrees and the turn about 85-88 degrees. Total Mileage Completed : 20.5 … Continue reading →
So…… Packback Designs (PBD Ultralight) has developed another backpack, this one is a little larger than the 3-1 and it’s call the 4-1 Trailpack. Standing at 30″ tall (total collar) and 12″ wide, 7″ deep, this 40 liter pack is fully capable of a good 3-5 day backpacking trip. Unloaded the packs weights between 17 ounces for the HyperD300 pack and up to 21 ounces for a Gridstop pack.
The question might come up…. why are “you guys” making packs now. Are you trying to capitalize and make money on hiking the AZT? The answer is clearly “no”. Tom and I both have full-time jobs and are very happy in our careers. I see pack making as an opportunity, much like this blog, to give back something of value to the hiking / backpacking community. As I have mentioned prior in previous posts, I think we are, at this point, fairly knowledgeable at long distance “day” hiking. Making a backpack from our experiences might be beneficial and if it’s something unique and different than others in the industry are producing, then I honestly believe we are adding something to the world and our community. Other manufactures that I have mentioned in the gear section of this blog are simply awesome and I highly recommend their gear and products. Our packs and pouches are slightly unique and add features that we believe can enhance your hiking experience. Check them out…
If you’re interesting in a pre-order, custom order or more information, just let us know. email@example.com
Enjoy the photos. For general size comparison, the 4-1 Trailpack in Blue pockets and the 3-1 with Orange Pockets
Location :Snow Bowl Parking Lot near to NOBO Mile Marker 603 Date: 8-22-2019 Weather: Light clouds, starting temperature 65 degrees and the turn about 75 degrees. Total Mileage Completed : Zero mile on the AZT Hike Description: So not officially on the Arizona Trail, … Continue reading →
Location : Winter Road Trailhead (NOBO Mile Marker 778.1 ) Date: 8-15-2019 Weather: Clear skies light clouds, starting temperature 79 degrees and the turn about 94 degrees. Total Mileage Completed : 15 on AZT Hike Description: This hike was to be the conclusion of the … Continue reading →
Tom and I are still hiking. Completed nearly most all of the North of the North Rim section of the AZT. Amazing up there. 1350 miles down only 270 to complete. Will catch up on the blog soon. Also been … Continue reading →
Location : Telephone Hill Trailhead (NOBO Mile Marker 744.2 ) Date: 7-25-2019 Weather: Clear skies light clouds, starting temperature 72 degrees and the turn about 87 degrees. Total Mileage Completed : 16 on AZT Hike Description: Hi All. So this hike we returned to the … Continue reading →
Location : North Rim / Kaibab Plateau – Forest Road 610 (NOBO Mile Marker 735.5 ) Date: 7-11-2019 Weather: Light to moderate clouds, starting temperature 68 degrees and the turn about 79 degrees. Total Mileage Completed : 16 on AZT Hike Description: This hike was a … Continue reading →
Location : North Rim / Kaibab Plateau – Park Entrance (NOBO Mile Marker 722.2 ) Date: 6-20-2019 Weather: Light to moderate clouds, starting temperature 70 degrees and the turn about 78 degrees. Total Mileage Completed : 16 on AZT Hike Description: This hike was a 16 … Continue reading →