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Done with the Matazals!!!

Hi All, 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 … Continue reading

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Still Hiking – Closing in on the finish

Hi All, Tom and I are still at it !!!! 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 … Continue reading

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Hike #A – Summit Humphrey’s Peak – 10 miles

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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

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We’re still going……

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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

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PBD Ultralight “3-1 TRAILPACK”

Hi all, Interest in more information on the 3-1 Trailpack – 31 liter frameless ultralight backpack? Check out this PDF. Ultralight 3-1 TRAILPACK If you want to order one, just email us. cs@packbackdesigns.com Jim T.

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1200 miles but a lot left to do….

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So…. 75% – 1200 miles done, completed and in the bag – on the quest for dayhiker fame and legend. Ok…. well maybe not. On this venture of mine, I historically have created a post at these major milestones; giving … Continue reading

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2019 We’re Back !!!!

Hi All, Tom and I are back on trail. Just finished Hike #68 so I am about 8 hike posts behind. Promise to catch up soon. Broke thru 1200 miles a couple days ago on the double “Out and Back” … Continue reading

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PBD Ultralight 3-1 Trailpack

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So…. We did it. Tom and I made a backpack…. well…. we designed one and our wonderful friend Anne made it for us. Ok…. actually she ending up making 5 backpack prototypes… but here it is. PBD Ultralight 3-1 Trailpack. … Continue reading

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We are still hiking !!!!

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Hi All, Tom and I are very much alive and still hiking on the AZT.  We are up to Day Hike #55 and have added another 150 miles to the trail count, including the entire south Grand Canyon section and Rim … Continue reading

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SO….. 800 Miles completed on the AZT – half way done !!!!

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SO….. 800 Miles completed on the AZT. I know what you’re thinking…. 800 miles…. I thought the whole trail was only 800 miles. Are you done with it now? Well no, remember we are doing this Arizona trail both Northbound … Continue reading

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