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Thread: AZT March 2024

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    Default AZT March 2024

    Looks like my plans are coming along in my life and I will probably be able to hike this trail - Will be my first "Through Hike". Hoping to leave my job in early March and fly out.
    If all goes as planned, I should be at the North Rim early to mid May - For those who have hiked this trial NOBO or anyone who is somewhat local - When does the snow/ice generally melt away north or the Grand Canyon? I know each year is different, but I am trying to plan this hike so I can complete in one trip.

    Also - If anyone is planning a NOBO through hike around the same time, I would like to find someone to share a shuttle with on my way out - I have yet to book airfare. Will probably book my flight somewhat last minute....not sure exactly when I am going to retire. Should be the first week or so of March, but that could change a bit.

    Cheers!

    Doug Wise

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    Flying into Tucson, AZ late on the 19th of March. Getting a shuttle to the southern terminus on the 20th for my NOBO start.
    Anyone who is traveling on the same dates - please let me know if you would like to share a shuttle. I hope to set this up in the near future -
    Cheers!

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    I don’t know if you’ve found it, but Beardoh and Sweat Pea have a detailed trail journal of a spring hike here that might give some clues for weather on their hike:

    https://www.longdistancehiker.com/ar...il-2015-posts/

    Have fun, I’m eyeing next year…

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    Over the past decade I've hiked to the North Rim in March several times in packed snow without major issues, traction devices unnecessary. The last time I saw a substantial ice problem was on a hike in February.

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    Thanks for the info - Looks like I should be on the North Rim around early/mid May - from what I am seeing, I should be okay.
    Cheers!!
    Doug Wise

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    Just a FYI for anyone interested in an AZT Through hike - Seems like the best source of current information for this hike is the through hike groups on facebook. I closed my facebook account years ago and recently had to create a new one to plan this through hike. Looks to be a wonderful trail surrounded by wonderful people - Looking forward to my March 20 start headed north to Utah.
    Cheers!
    Doug

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