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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
 
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!
 
Søren 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.
 
Relic

plumbinator3 (at) aol.com

section hike
westbound
Oct 8 2016
variable
(Posted 10/8/2016): going to hike some sections eastbound near Albq. at first, eventually just head west.
 
Hmmm and Basmati

lilianindrarobinson (at) gmail.com
508 693 2803

thru-hike
westbound
09/27/16
(Posted 9/26/2016)
 
David Kiel/Glider

unclmrvn (at) hotmail.com
glideonblog.wordpress.com.
trail journals/glideon

section hike
eastbound
5/1/16
300 Miles from
AZT to CDT
(Posted 5/30/2016): I am currently on the trail connecting my Grand Loop hike from the AZT to the CDT. Check out my journal sites or search Going Loopy in the Wild West. I am hiking very slowly, taking it all in. I want to reach the San Juans in Colorado afer the snow melts, so I am not in a hurry. I have found the GET to be challenging, because I am not using GPS. (Mine crapped out just before I started.) The remote nature of the landscape has rewards far beyond some of the other trails. Lot's of solitude, with none of the annoying hike trash and party tribes as on the PCT. Alone out here. Glide On!
 
Chimichanga

peteygil (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
westbound
May 17, 2016
aiming for 28 days
(Posted 4/27/2016): Anyone else heading out for a thruhike in May 2016? Let me know.
 
Emily Weintraub mymarvey (at) gmail.com
267 456 2236
thru-hike
eastbound
March 23 ish 2016
less than 50 days
(Posted 3/16/2016): This is my first thru-hike, I'm excited and anxious to get started. I welcome a partner for some sections, especially someone who has more experience with navigation. I'm in great shape, I do endurance running, swimming and biking so I think I'll be fairly fast, unless I get hung up by weather or I get lost.
 
John Z

johnzahorian (at) gmail.com
youtube.com/johnzahorian

thru-hike
eastbound
april10-17 2016
4-5wks
(Posted 2/29/2016): might be doing PHX-ABQ this spring, starting somewhat late due to a good snow year and a faster pace
 
Michael Rankin CATNAP

mikerankin27 (at) gmail.com
304-376-8017

thru-hike
eastbound
April 1, 2016
Thru Hike, until May 14
(Posted 2/27/2016): I plan to hike Phoenix to ABQ starting April Fools Day 2016
 
Sarah

sarah.strohmeyer91 (at) gmail.com
6604415044

section hike
eastbound
2/26/16
Next 3 months
(Posted 2/26/2016): Looking for partners to hike with. Generally out on Thursday through Sunday. This is a senior project in which I'll be hiking, researching and ultimately turning it into a guide book.
 
Nashville

adrien_anne (at) yahoo.com

section hike
undecided
4/16/2016
200-ish
(Posted 2/24/2016): I have time for about 200+ miles.... thinking of doing Gila Hot Springs to Superior east or west... any suggestions, open to any 200+ mile stretch. ~ Thanks!
 
Kat

Khampton228 (at) gmail.com

thru-hike
undecided
September 1 2016
mid October
(Posted 1/23/2016): Planning a solo thru-hike for this fall. Probably west-bound, although I have no firm plans yet about anything. Im trying to avoid Facebook, but would appreciate contact over email if anyone is interested. Mostly, the (exhaustive) info on the GET website seems to emphasize spring travel and I'm curious to know how different conditions are in the timeframe that I have for hiking this year.
 
Big Sky

dave45807 (at) yahoo.com
406-333-4777

thru-hike
eastbound
Early March, depending on snow
about 6 weeks
(Posted 1/21/2016): Partner wanted for GET thru-hike, hopefully someone with good navigation skills. Starting date and daily mileage are flexible. Big Sky - (AT 2010, PCT 2013, AZT 2015)
 
BD Wren

billy50wyman (at) hotmail.com
505-218-1383

thru-hike
eastbound
4/5/2016
as far as my knee carries
(Posted 1/21/2016): Starting a bit late, but hoping in the Nino year that's a good idea. Might stop at Hwy 60 near Mountainair (where I live). Hiked that segment north couple years back. Hoping my torn meniscus behaves....
 
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