Superstitions hike anyone???????
- The Flagstaff Hiking Club Superstitions hike is given
Superstition Wilderness Backpack
When: Feb 1618 2008
Description: Moderate 4-6 mi./day $15 gas (from
Flagstaff) From the Peralta Trailhead, we will hike
along the Dutchman's Trail over Miners Summit to
Whiskey Spring the first night (where there should be
water), a distance of about 5.5 miles, and then on to
Bluff Spring (more water) by way of the Red Tanks
Trail for the second night. Trip is limited to 15
people. Contact the leader, Jean Wilcox
I had planned to do something more ambitious-hike
from the north end of the Superstitions via the Reavis
Ranch Trail 9.3 miles to Reavis Ranch area and
camp-lots of trees. Then hike 10.3 miles via Rogers
Trough to Angel Basin for one of the most pleasant
camping areas in the range-lots of trees. Then to
Coffee Flat Trail area and camp at Dripping Spring or
at Reed's water. Then, on to Peralta Trailhead to meet
the group and replenish supplies from their cars and
join them as above. After their loop-replenish at
Peralta TH again and reverse the approach---exc.,
maybe, go up Frog Tanks Trail to Reavis Ranch Trail
instead of via Rogers Trough.
The Reavis Ranch area will involve camping at about
4,860 feet elevation. All the rest will be at lower
elevation and, probably, not as cold. There has been
lots of precipitation recently-so, probably good
I will be camping in a Hennessy Hammock with no bug
net so I can sit up in the sleeping bag to
unzip---unless I find time to dig to the back of the
storage unit and get a 35 year old top zipper REI down
bag. I may carry a 1966 Vietnam issue hammock as a
Taco for use to hold airbags---though, I do not
understand how air matresses make you cold in winter
camping on the ground while airbags make you warm when
they are between two hammocks.
As always happens-when you ask people many weeks in
advance there are many who want to go. As the hike
date approaches---one by one they drop out.
If anyone wants to join me in the more ambitious
hike-please let me know. Robt. Blake
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- Thanks, wish I was there - than
I guess being in the Midwest (Chicago), that is why we have have both flea markets and swap meets. The famous one here is the Maxwell Street Market which has been around for better than 100 years.
Arye P. Rubenstein
----- Original Message ----
From: Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:44:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Superstitions hike anyone???????
I tried living in Ft. Lauderdale-- teaching at Broward
Community College and Florida Atlantic
University-- --but, allergies drove me out.
At that time the Nicaraqua Contra war ended-lots of
supplies ended up on the market. I found a person
selling at the Plantation Flea Market--what is called
a swap meet out west---a pirate's wharf on the Gulf
Coast. He charged $5/#10 can. I bought many cases. I
wish I had bought many more.
Starting to run low exc. on scrambled eggs---so,
recently bought a case of freeze dried cottage cheese.
The instructions say to mix with water at at least 72
degrees F. That wasn't available-so, after using a
steripen I tried mixing with Superstitions creek water
and found the curds just floated. You can eat
dry---sort of a sweet/sour taste. Very light for its
--- "Arye P. R." <aprarye@ameritech. net> wrote:
> Can I ask where the dozens of freeze dried #10 cans[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> of food at $5 each came from
> Arye P. Rubenstein