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Thinking of hiking all or part of the Grand Enchantment Trail? Go ahead, shout it from the mountain!

Maybe you're looking for a hiking partner, or perhaps you're simply wondering who else might be out here (besides the musk hog and wild sheep). For that matter, it's quite possible you'd just like to trade notes and check reality with others in the fledgling G.E.T. hiking community. Whatever the case, here you are and we're glad to have you!

There are two ways to communicate and contribute here:

  • Discussion Forum

The GET Discussion Forum is a place to interact with others about the trail. From trip planning and prep, to trail conditions and navigation, to walking the walk, or talking the talk thereafter - as long as it relates to the GET, it's on-topic for the forum and anyone is free to contribute. The forum's membership includes prospective and veteran GET hikers, as well as folks with local knowledge of the route. Those who have gone before are more than happy to answer the questions of those who might like to go.

To join the Discussion Forum, click here.

  • Online Trail Register

If you have hiking plans along the GET, are looking for a trail partner, or if you're a trail angel or have other announcements that would benefit from prominent, long-term display, consider posting them to the Online Trail Register, below. Along with the Discussion Forum, the Register can be a useful way to facilitate further networking - such as by e-mail, phone, or public venue - directly between interested parties.

Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we'll add your entry to the Register after reviewing it. Entries will stay on the main page for about a year from original date of posting, or we can remove or edit them per request. Oh, and of course we'll alter your email address [with (at) instead of @] in order to prevent spamming. New register entries are automatically posted to the Discussion Forum as well, which is where the online trail community hangs out.

Even if your plans are only vague and tentative, we encourage you to "sign the register" for the purpose of building momentum within the trail community.

G.E.T. Online Trail Register

Name/Trailname
Contact Info
Type of hike
Direction of travel
Start Date
Length of hike
 
Bruce Walters

brucewalters123 (at) gmail.com
4062025570

section hike
Fall 2018
(Posted 4/10/2018): I live in Mesa during the winter and volunteer for the forest service at First Water trailhead. Will be happy to help any hiker with transportation or information about the Superstitions.
 
Zuul

ohheyitszuul (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
eastbound
April 2018
770 miles
(Posted 3/31/2018): There is no more waiting, only Zuul. Thanks for the route and the website and the caring about those of us that come after!
 
Handlebar

rick.ostheimer (at) gmail.com
330-398-6551
trailjournals.com/handlebar

section hike
eastbound
3/24/2018
~500 miles to Winston
(Posted 3/18/2018): After 174 zeros I plan to complete the GET hiking EB from First Water to where I left off at NM59 (or perhaps a little further where it's easier to hitch.)
 
Mike Smith

Mikeollies9 (at) gmail.com
8603672545

thru-hike
eastbound
April 7, 2018
5 weeks
(Posted 3/11/2018): Been restless ever since 2017 PCT hike.. ready to fuel the stoke!
 
Mike Unger

mikeunger057 (at) gmail.com
2066045538

thru-hike
eastbound
3/14/2018
(Posted 3/9/2018): I'll be hiking with Naomi "The Punisher" Hudetz.
 
Dale "Trail Dale" Painter

brickpainter (at) yahoo.com
2315193994

thru-hike
eastbound
March 16 2018
(Posted 3/8/2018): I plan to start in the Superstitions and hike solo to the Clifton area where my wife (and a friend) will meet me. She will then provide resupply support from our small travel trailer as I continue east-bound. The town guide seems to have good information on campgrounds but we would appreciate any other ideas or options for campgrounds that provide her with accessibility to key trail-heads.
 
Beardoh & SweetPea

info (at) longdistancehiker.com
www.longdistancehiker.com

thru-hike
eastbound
April 5 2018
~770
(Posted 3/6/2018): Looking forward to challenging ourselves on this hike. Thanks for all of your work, Brett!
 
Fartbag

carl88carl (at) msn.com

section hike
eastbound
May 2 2018
1 month
(Safford to ABQ)
(Posted 2/24/2018): After plan-changing "navigational issues" in Segment 14 last year, back this year with a GPS to finish what I started. Obligations are forcing a late start, hopefully see someone out there!
 
Nobody

Samueljohnbuettner (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
eastbound
March 6th 2018
(Posted 2/23/2018): Hopefully the desert out there isnít too lonely. Hiked the PCT in 2017 (yes it was very snowy) and that didnít satisfy my needs so Iíll be starting March 6th, hopefully I meet some other thru hikers out there
 
Dave Greenwood

dave45807 (at) yahoo.com
505-867-4520

thru-hike
eastbound
Early to mid March 2018
about 6 weeks
(Posted 1/18/2018): Partner(s) wanted for GET thru-hike, hopefully someone with good navigation skills since mine are only average. Starting date and daily mileage are flexible. Big Sky - (AT 2010, PCT 2013, AZT 2015, WT 2016)
 
Mike "Purple Haze" Elliott

juelliott (at) msn.com
520-906-5832
www.trailjournals/purplehaze3

thru-hike
eastbound
3/19/2018
770 miles or so
(Posted 1/16/2018): Will hike to Aravaipa Canyon, take a few weeks off for family obligations, then come back and finish this thing. Thanks, Brett!
 
Breakpoint

wellsk40 (at) gmail.com
541-400-8735

thru-hike
eastbound
3/19/2018
~770 miles
(Posted 1/6/2018): Will be hiking with 'Climb High'. 1 of 2 big hikes for this Summer! :)
 
Teresa Johansen

tjohansen (at) comcast.net

(Posted 8/23/2017): I live in Albuquerque and can help with local logistics assuming work allows. Things like pickup from trail / airport and possible place to stay before or after the hike. Feel free to reach out to me directly with thoughts or questions. Teresa
 
Handlebar

rick.ostheimer (at) gmail.com
330-398-6551
trailjournals.com/handlebar

thru-hike
westbound
8-30-2017
est.finish:
mid-late Oct
(Posted 8/11/2017): Debating between 20* and 30* WM bag. Any recommendations?
 
Clay Sims

csims19d (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
westbound
OCT. 10th 2017
around 45 days
(Posted 7/20/2017): Myself and 2 others will begin hiking East to West once our summer season with the Forest Service ends.
 
Homework and Top Shelf

homeworkhikes (at) gmail.com
soletosoil.com

thru-hike
westbound
9/15/17
800 miles
(Posted 7/13/2017): Will be keeping up on the GET FB page if you want to contact us.
 
Tarp Tarmac / Ryan Pierce

ryan (at) signalfirearts.org
signalfirearts.org

section hike
eastbound
4/13/17
+- 400 miles, 33-35 days
(Posted 4/11/2017): Planning to hike from the west terminus to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. My first long hike and very excited to see this special slice of the SW. Maybe I'll see you out there!
 
Max Stoffregen

max.stoffregen (at) gmail.com
925.726.1879
Maxstoffregen.com

thru-hike
eastbound
3/8/2017
2 months
(Posted 3/16/2017): Howdy GET'ers! I'm currently attempting an eastbound thru hike. So far it's been lovely. Would love to meet up with other hikers this season. Anybody interested in tag-teaming some sections going forward? I'm in Mammoth as of 3/14/2017, and heading out to Aravaipa on 3/15/2017. Happy trails yall!
 
SÝren Jensen

jonson_7 (at) hotmail.com

section hike
eastbound
14-03-2017
377km
(Posted 3/9/2017): I'm doing my first long solohike, eastbound from Phoenix to Safford. I'm coming all the way from Denmark, and I am really excited to see how the trail will treat me! :)
 
Heather "Steady" Werderman

hjwerder (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
eastbound
3/92017
late April/early May
(Posted 3/8/2017)
 
SimpleSole

1simplesole (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
eastbound
Early April 2017
(Posted 2/26/2017): Hiking with PBR.
 
Atlas "Blackout" Catlett

ajcatlett88 (at) gmail.com
https://www.dustytrailsjournal.com

thru-hike
eastbound
3/10/2017
Ending Late April
(Posted 2/21/2017): Experienced thru-hiker, hitting the GET for some solitude and desert before re-hiking the PCT. I expect to be moving pretty quickly but lets connect!
 
Eric "Delayed Gratification"

eshaw1447 (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
eastbound
03/15/17
ending in May
(Posted 2/20/2017): Starting the PCT May 3, this should be a good warm-up!
 
Lucy

lucy.bader (at) gmail.com
6787566690

section hike
eastbound
April 1st ish 2017
around 200 miles
(Posted 2/2/2017): Hoping to start at beginning and end around Safford,AZ maybe? LOOKING FOR PARTNER(S) that are down to kind of take our time to soak it all in and respect the need for solitude. I am flexible with start time and length.
 
Sam / Spam

speckmansam (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
eastbound
late March 2017
<45 days
(Posted 1/16/2017)
 
UTC Outdoors

AllisonOutdoors (at) gmail.com

section hike
eastbound
3/12/17
6 days
(Posted 1/12/2017): University alternative spring break trip to teach students about respecting different landscapes! Looking to do seg. 1 & 2.
 
Birdman Bob

bobjtraveler (at) gmail.com

section hike
westbound
March 2017
100 miles
(Posted 12/29/2016): My group has 212 miles of the GET left to section hike: South of Magdalena to Alma NM. We plan to do at least 100 miles in March or April 2017, but are unsure about the trail conditions and could use some advice.
 
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