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2023 March Backpacker - Barnhardt Trail

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2023 March Backpacker - Barnhardt Trail
2023 March Backpacker - Barnhardt Trail

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2023, 7:30 AM MST – Mar 27, 2023, 11:00 AM MST

Payson, Payson, AZ 85541, USA

About the Event

Barnhardt Trail in the Mazatzal Wilderness 

MEET at the church by 7:30am, February 19. We will depart no later than 8am.

CARPOOL is recommended to limit the number of cars near the trailhead.

WHAT: We will drive about 1:30 to the Barnhardt Trailhead on the east side of the Mazatzal Wilderness area.  We plan to hike approximately 5 miles in and stay the night.  We will hike out Sunday morning and head back.


Scouting 10 Essentials


Sleeping bag


Sleeping pad


1.5 gallons of water (3 32 oz Nalgenes) 1 for cooking, 2 for drinking ***We are hiking along a creek so there may be water. Checking reports***

Small stove

Sack lunch

1 dehydrated dinner, 1 dehydrated breakfast

First Aid/Survival kit



WEATHER: It is about 60 during the day but around freezing at night.

I recommend most of your clothing is on your body and in layers. A synthetic t-shirt, long-sleeved layer, insulated jacket/sweatshirt and a shell/outer layer. Light weight pants for night. Two extra pair of wool socks and sturdy shoes. A cap during the day and a warm hat for the night and morning. Nothing more. You need to save your pack weight for water.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: You and your Scout must be realistic about his fitness level. This is not a difficult trail, but if he struggles on a three mile hike, this is not the time to throw a pack on and go farther.

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