The Arizona Trail
Last Updated 4/16/2006
Superstition Wilderness Photos
Four Peaks Wilderness Photos
The 800 mile long Arizona Trail runs from Mexico to Utah. We will be hiking the beautiful stretch that runs between Picketpost Trailhead and the Mazatzal Divide. Get away from your frigid climate, see a wild and largely unhiked section of the country, and lose weight (or more accurately, improve body composition).
We don't believe in austere eating regimens. Backpacking is a rigorous, rewarding activity. You must feed your body in order for it perform. Your body will dictate that you eat often. It's important to have fuel to feed it. See what we have planned to eat. Note that this is not necessarily a comprehensive list. If you want to bring a big old chocolate cake, go for it. After carrying it 100 miles through the desert, your body will most likely not desire the empty calories therein.
The Arizona Fitpacking Trip will be from March 18 - April 2, 2006. Here is the proposed itinerary.
Here is a (currently incomplete) list of equipment we suggest you bring.
Here is a list of the participants so far. Why not get to know them before you meet them?
$975 per person double occupancy. Here, double occupancy means that you will share a tent with another trip participant. This isn't a requirement, but it will cut down on weight carried. PPDO also means that you will room with someone else during hotel nights.
You will also be responsible for transportation to and from Phoenix as well as any restaurant meals during off days.
Covered expenses include trail food, ground transportation, satellite phone service etc.,
Route (The Arizona Trail)
The as yet unfinished Arizona Trail runs from Mexico to Utah. Our journey will begin at the Picketpost Trailhead and go all the way to the Mazatzal Divide through the Superstition Wilderness. Map and Compass skills are essential. Although we will go over this in Arizona, you may wish to read through a very basic lesson
Maps will be provided in Arizona, and I'll endeavor to get more specific info on this site in the near future.