THE ADVENTURE CATALOGUE

 

Arizona Trail

In 2011, I returned home from a successful thru-hike of the Arizona Trail only to discover I had lost my memory cards. Years later, I wound up finding them! The Lost Files is an end to end docu-series of my adventure on the AZT, made from those lost clips. Fresh produce was once again a mainstay on this hike, which as you can see, was unexpectedly a cold one. From snow-laden tents to ice covered lakes, the AZT is far from the Sahara Desert. With miles of Ponderosa Pine forests, it was anything but. In this video series, meet hikers, see wildlife, and gain an understanding of what it's like out here.

 - 2011 -

THRU-HIKING THE AZT - PART 1

FROM MEXICO TO ORACLE

 - 2011 -

THRU-HIKING THE AZT - PART 2

FROM ORACLE TO THE MAZATZAL WILDERNESS

- 2011 -

THRU-HIKING THE AZT - PART 3

FROM MAZATZAL WILDERNESS TO UTAH

Progress on the AZT

A MESSAGE TO FUTURE HIKERS

OF THE ARIZONA TRAIL

Although the Arizona Trail received its National Scenic Trail designation on March 30th, 2009, it wasn't completed until 6 months after I had finished my hike, on December 16th, 2011. The number of people who were out hiking on the AZT in 2011, when I made these films, were very few. The overgrown sections that are seen here in the 4 Peaks and Mazatzal Wilderness areas have been significantly improved upon since my hike. This will not keep the snow from falling but it should help you to avoid what was my biggest and only real complaint of this trip. Otherwise, the AZT as a whole is an incredible adventure that has deservedly been getting more traffic lately. Did you know the AZT is legal for bike-packing? More surprises await! The AZT was not what I expected it to be: a desert hike. Instead, it was a Sky Island hike. I look forward to completing this trail again someday and hope that your own passage thru, should you decide to attempt, is a safe one.   

ONLY BY GETTING LOST CAN YOU TRULY FIND YOURSELF

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- VISIT / SUPPORT -

ARIZONA TRAIL

A JOURNEY TO SKY ISLANDS