Thanks for the compliment. Picketpost Mountain Summit. Looking forward to seeing your new camp! Wow! Jeff had taken a long nap. Thanks for taking us with you on your drive. This is facing toward the south or southeast. Save 25% (up to $10) on any book sold by Amazon (3rd party sales are not included in this deal). Beyond the two spur roads near Route 60 I don’t discover any more campsites. I guess the forest service figures we have enough established campsites from the days when people were allowed to camp wherever they wanted. He has struggled with vertigo recently and he deemed there was no way he could continue. I have always admired this beast, Both are Tempe residents , Sue…Hope the PTV is back in it’s original shape. And no, you’re not supposed to trim or cut brush or trees. Does Amazon have gift cards? Since it’s time to leave Oak Flat and to dump tanks, I decide not to wait until tomorrow when it might be rainy. However, in winter I can slow down, reflect and relax, and putter around. This is the west side of Picketpost Mountain. Glad you moved right away instead of during rain,you must feel good- about being in motion,a new camp, with more progress lined up soon,clean tanks,new sleepwear.Hope you both sleep well and find nice places in town to wait for the repair’s completion. Yet no campsites. Let’s move on . I hope that the PTV is whole again, and that Sue and Bridget can move on to their next adventure! Usually with subscriptions, there’s a place to unsubscribe written at the very bottom of the email. If we come this way again — going to or from Globe and Roosevelt Lake — I’d like to have an alternative to Oak Flat. And it’s actually only in the 30’s right now. We did it! and our GPS indicated we were approximately halfway to the summit ... in distance. I hope that soon you will be able to uncross your fingers. I’ll be reporting on our present camp soon. I like all your pictures Sue, but my favorite from this posting is the third one. Along with all the obvious essentials for desert hiking, I recommend the following "extras" for Picketpost Mountain: Gloves - Very helpful because you will do some moderate Class 2+ and 3 manuevers. If the weather cooperates I plan to stay through Christmas, at least. Enjoying this life SO much! I about jumped over the handlebars…. . As we came down (click the photo to view it at a larger size), The door is painted and ready for installation. 0.6 mi away. A better view of the steep gully we'd scramble up. Picketpost Mountain is only a few miles west of Superior, Arizona, and pretty much right off highway 60. When you're near the far right side of the gully at Point A, NOTE ABOUT BEGINNING OF THE TRAIL: There are other online hike reports that say you should begin You NEVER have to clean an oven…wow, mind boggling…..guess what I was doing when that random thought popped into my mind…. been a while since I last got on your site…spent the last 6 months in Texas, at my ex-husbands place…am finally back on the road and in AZ… Directions: From Phoenix, travel east on U.S. Highway 60 beyond Apache Junction and Florence Junction. google_ad_channel =""; Is anyone else other than me receiving double postings of RVSue’s Blog? I wish I would have had this visual during our climb! He had wandered too far down and needed to come back up toward us. Thank you for asking! Picketpost Mountain. is I got too far ahead of Tricia. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Small world! . . It’s been raining here in Organ Pipe NM but it’s supposed to clear up after tomorrow . I’m not seriously looking for our next camp. She’s chasing one of her dogs that has escaped its pen. First step is to admit…..well, you know. . Sunrise Simulator – uses your own lamp. Total Nerdery Picketpost Mountain was named in 1870 by soldiers stationed at a military camp by its base. Makes sense. I am anxious, too! and make a left onto the well-marked spur trail toward Picketpost Mountain. The part about lifting both feet is a bit weird. We scrambled up and down a number of harrowing rocks, and we aimed for a spot with a I’m glad you and your husband are enjoying your Casita! Peace happiness and good health to You and all! Plus, I was nervous about being lost. After walking quite awhile I spotted them, and as I walked toward them I realized….hey, that’s my campsite! Very curious…, Hi, John…. HP Officejet with Neat Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer Have a wonderful Christmas, Micky. Bingo – new desktop! Travel 0.3 miles on that dirt road to a "T" intersection. We take Route 60 west through Superior and turn onto a dirt road that goes over a cattle guard. You know what occurred to me today? love ALL the photos and Bridges narration of the arboretum was quite entertaining. I’m driving in the rain this morning. GOOD news that the door is ready now!! No, the forest service does not place fire rings, except within their campgrounds. Hmm . And then for what seemed like a long time, I was busy hiking, and so we couldn't contact him to see how he was doing. Funny; I just found out that my friend Reina has been following you all this time (she bought her new Casita on my recommendation, which was based on your experiences). My fingers are still crossed. near the top of the cliffs at "X". I honked in that tunnel but I wanted to see if it would echo and it does slightly .I love an echo LOL | Auto google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; Here you will find our online catalog of Civil War artifacts and relics. This strikes me as odd because this is national forest, the ground is firm, and the vegetation is healthy. :). Picketpost Trailhead—Tonto National Forest, Superior, AZ. Take your time and diligently look for the next cairn. For instance, for this posting, I received one into my email account at 8:29 PM Dec 16 and another 12:36 AM Dec 17, slightly over four hours apart. Hello, RV Sue! I want to get him a gift..any ideas? google_ad_type = "text_image"; (One is not allowed to make a new campsite on public lands. As mentioned, there is dispersed camping on the dirt road off US60 leading to the trailhead, so you're only 1/4 mile away. You better check this out. BTW, what is the clearance for that tunnel? This desert region is lush with saguaros and other cactus. We update our site daily, so if you don't find what you're looking for today, come back tomorrow! Who knows why…. , Thank you for the cheery hope for my day,we’re being rained on,too,with an umbrella, towel and high hopes we’re both bound to fare well , Many making noise loud enough to damage hearing,wreck nerves or cause accidents not only have little or no reason,they have no reasoning at all…. up some rocky walls directly to her. I drive about five miles, crossing two wide washes. I know this because I was camped more than 300 feet from the road at a campsite the day before the new rules went into effect and I had to move. Sounds serious…. There is a trail around Picketpost, as well as an AZT section that begins and ends there, and only an hour from Phoenix, so the parking lot was completely full when we arrived. Picketpost Mountain made my previous climbs of Oh well, Denise… Your heart is in the right place! Boyce Thompson. Otherwise the campground is empty. Stash Tea Holiday Teas Six Flavor Gift Set with Festive Holiday Lid. HONK! To get your 25% off, enter the code BOOKDEAL25 at checkout. Great to hear from you! I get the feeling like I’m there with you. Hugs to you both from Bridgie-baby and me! Loved the third photo! The camp host lady comes by while I’m outside doing dishes. This mountain is a tough climb that should not be taken lightly. Even for experienced hikers, Picketpost Mountain is about as much of an adventure (and a pain in the butt) as you’ll find in the Phoenix area. What a crazy climb. Interesting. One mistake we made Don’t know if there’s a connection to tunnels… Lord knows people like to make noise for little or no reason. Spicy Warm Vanilla Spa Bath Body Bamboo Gift Basket A blogorino is a reader who opens up the comment section of this blog and writes a message. I thought that was allowed? Pinterest - Here at the 3rd layer. There’s evidence of four-wheeler traffic so a camp here may be good for weekdays only. Try riding a motorcycle thru that tunnel when the car behind you decides its time to blow his horn…. Looking forward to that visit. YouTube, . –Dave (Skruffy actually made me do it….). (This info is from Slickdeals.net) Click on Sue’s Amazon link and shop, shop, shop! Enjoy your grandchildren and treat yourself well for Christmas. Sometimes their arms hung out on the trail. We had two fights today, and a bottle of vodka smuggled in and shared with four friends. Hope you finally get that door successfully installed. When I arrived to camp however, there was a car in that site so I ended up in another semi private site, which I ended up liking just fine. But it’s way better than none! And honk away! Let me introduce you to my two hiking partners: Jeff and Tricia. Only established campsites can be used.”. 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