Our trip reports — documenting day hikes, backpacking trips, and car camping trips organized and led by the Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club, Inc. — are a record of the various events completed by the hiking club and are not meant to be the only guide for anyone else wishing to do the same hike or backpacking trip. Instead, they should only be used as a supplemental to an official guidebook that addresses that specific hike or backpacking trip. Natural changes (floods, fires, windstorms, etc.) can occur and change and alter the landscape. The Forest Service sometimes changes the routing of a trail. Trail junction signs can be removed or altered. During Arizona’s current prolonged drought, certain sections of forests, as well as entire forests, state or national, may be temporarily closed to all public access. Roads, trailheads, and entire trails within the forest may also be closed to public access. Especially during the hot summer months of highest fire danger, it is always prudent and advisable to contact the appropriate State or National Forest Service office, BLM office, BIA office, or Fish & Wildlife Service office before going into any questionable area. For forest and trail closures anywhere in the Southwest, please visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/ or call 1-877-864-6985 for the latest information.
For these and other reasons, the hiking club’s trip reports, the Hike Descriptions section, the Trip Planning Guide section, or any other section of the Arizona Trailblazers website may no longer be completely accurate. Even the official guidebooks may no longer be accurate in describing the trail and its layout. There is always the possibility of a hiker sustaining harm or injury while on any hike, no matter how safe it may seem. The Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club, Inc., as well as any of its officers, directors, representatives, members, and designated hike leaders, disclaims any liability or responsibility for accidents, injuries, damages, or losses whatsoever that may occur to anyone using the trip reports, hike descriptions, the Trip Planning Guides, or anything else, including links to other related websites, that is available on our website. The responsibility for good health and safety while hiking, backpacking, or camping, rests with the individual.
|updated September 9, 2016|