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Arizona Trail Gear – Post Hike Thoughts | Average Hiker

My Arizona Trail gear was planned around a high desert environment in early Spring. Temperatures can…

Gossamer Gear Lightrek umbrella on trail

Arizona Trail Day 4 | Average Hiker

It was chilly when I pushed my head up from under my quilt, but not nearly as cold as in Parker Cany…

Arizona Trail Cow Tank

Arizona Trail Day 3 – Thorny Camp | Average Hiker

I’m using a small Blue Maestro sensor to check temperatures. It is connected via blue tooth to…

These are two of the longer trails I hiked this year. I enjoyed hiking in the southeast and northeast this year. Next year I will be heading West.

Map of Northville Placid Trail on Average Hiker

Northville-Placid Trail

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