Twig Adventures

2021 GET Summary and Stats

I thru-hiked the Grand Enchantment Trail with my hiking buddy Stellar T, starting outside of Phoenix, Arizona on March 18th, 2021 and finishing atop Sandia Peak, perched above Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 29th, 2021. The route was pretty much what we expected it to be. There were days that involved some of the hardest/crappiest hiking I’ve ever done and some days that were the best ever for their scenery and remoteness. This is not a hike for winging-it. There are no signs or markers except for a few old Forest Service blazes here and there. GPS is extremely useful and I would argue, almost essential. Overall I found the navigation well within our abilities…that is to say it was[…]

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GET Day 40: The Finish on top the Sandias

Thursday Apr 29th, 2021, 1000-1600 I 40/Tijeras to Sandia Peak Tram, Segment 38, mm 757 15 miles I’d stuck this one out to the end and it was finally time to call it that…THE END. The past few weeks had certainly dragged on, first because of our illness and then so we could align our plans with good weather and our return ride. John, trail angel extraordinaire, was on his way from Phoenix to pick us up but wouldn’t be getting in until late afternoon. We had all day to walk the last 15 miles, which is a good thing since we had stayed up late with Blue and Twerk. We slept in a little, ate a small breakfast at[…]

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