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by MtnGeek
Jun 25 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2022 Fire Season
Replies: 180

Re: 2022 Fire Season

These fires north of Flagstaff hit near where I grew up. It’s been bothersome looking at Shultz Peak when I go back there to visit. Growing up with beautiful forests covering the peaks now burnt up pines. My parents had to deal with the floods and luckily the floods didn’t hit their house. Now over ...
by MtnGeek
Oct 01 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 2013 National Parks Close for Government Shutdown
Replies: 124

Re: 2013 National Parks Close for Government Shutdown

I saw that that rafting the canyon will not stop and those who are already backpacking will be able to finish their trips.
by MtnGeek
Jan 05 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

Thanks Davis.
by MtnGeek
Jan 05 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

I have a cookout at the White Tanks with Arizonahiker.com on that date, but would still love to get that CD. Is there some way you can mail me it or something? Davis###### you live on Greenway don't you? If you can maybe you can get an extra one and we can arange to meet so you can hand it off to me.
by MtnGeek
Dec 22 2003 9:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: What the Four Peaks taught me
Replies: 27

I'm glad that you made this trip report, I was hoping you would. I really wanted to hear your side of the hike since you went out alone. It was really nerve racking sitting in the car waiting for you as every 1/2 hour went by. I came to the conclusion that you might of got injured and the other 2 fo...
by MtnGeek
Dec 22 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

I too have to say that was the most intense hike I have ever been on and the scariest. I think the worst part was when that rock came hurling towards me almost took my head off. That would of jacked me up bad. I still sit in shock wondering how it went around me only hitting my finger. I wont be see...
by MtnGeek
Dec 19 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

See you all there. I have to call in sick to work tommarow to make this one. Been quite awhile since I have done a really cold hike. Looking foward to it.
by MtnGeek
Dec 18 2003 5:57 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Mt. Humphrey question?
Replies: 2

You mihgt want to forget the trail. It might be too hard to follow. Just head up the ski area to the ridge. You are talking about a snow climb this time of year. For more info go to this page: http://www.summitpost.com/show/mread.pl?f_id=23&t_id=343 There are some people on this site that have a...
by MtnGeek
Dec 16 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19

Thanks for your input everyone. After your info and the great people at REI I ordered the Garmin Vista. Cheapest place I found it was $150 after shipping at GPSnow.com $150, wow, thats a great price. I saw it for $300. I really like my Vista. It does so much, the only pain was learning how to use i...
by MtnGeek
Dec 16 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

I'm totally fine with the cold. Growing up in Flagstaff I had to deal with it and did a bit of hiking in the snow. I even attempted Mt. Elden in the snow more than once. I've blazed the trail from the parking lot just after a good storm before. Other times where the trail in the snow quite from othe...
by MtnGeek
Dec 15 2003 9:26 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19

I have the Garmin Vista. It cost about $300. I was fortunate, it was given to me. It uses 2 batteries and goes through them like none other. A set of batteries lasts about 11 hours. I think that is the only downfall. There is so much stuff on it that I don't know what it is all for. I don't know how...
by MtnGeek
Dec 15 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: 3rd annual quartz peak trek - Sat Dec 13th 2003
Replies: 40

Yeah, 5 of us showed up. We left the gas station at 9:30. Next time you use this as the meeting point add a few more details about it. I did not see the gas station, it just looked like a market place to me and I passed it and kept on going for more than a mile. I turned around and decided to see if...
by MtnGeek
Dec 15 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

Those photos were taken in March. I don't think it will be that bad this time of year, it'll just be cold up there. I know i can deal with an inch or 2 of snow.

IF I did that again with the snow I would bring my crampons. An ice axe would be helpfull, but trekking poles would also work just fine.
by MtnGeek
Dec 14 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

Here are my pics when I went up the Scree Chute in the snow with ArizonaHeat and Cactuscat.
http://www.summitpost.com/mountains/pho ... ssion_date
by MtnGeek
Dec 13 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

Daryl wrote: Those of you that have been up there, how would you compare the terrain to Siphon Draw or Picket Post?
Siphon Draw is child play. The Scree Chute is much steeper than Siphon Draw.
by MtnGeek
Dec 12 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

With this hike being mainly off trail who is going to be out there counting to make sure we are under 15 people? does it really matter? It just seems silly to me. As far as the snow...I did Browns Peak last year with about 3 feet of snow in the scree chute. It was doable, but was just about the scar...
by MtnGeek
Dec 12 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: 3rd annual quartz peak trek - Sat Dec 13th 2003
Replies: 40

Sorry to hear that you wont be makin it Cakewalk. I was looking foward to hiking with you again. It's been well over a year
by MtnGeek
Dec 09 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

Compairing this to Humpherys Peak is a really bad compairison. I personally think that Browns Peak itself is alot more rigerouse. I know that this hike as a whole is going to be much more strenouse. Ok, I'm at 7th street and loop 101. I noticed there was a few meeting places, which would be the clos...
by MtnGeek
Dec 09 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187

I think this is something I'd like to attempt with you all. The only thing is that it depends on if I get the day off or not. It's too late to request it off, so I'd just have to get lucky. I won't know until Monday. I live in North Pheonix and would rather car pool even if that means to drive to Po...
by MtnGeek
Dec 03 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 53

I just bought a pair right before my backpacking trip in Colorado. I did not want to face those mountains without a stick of some sort. My first hike with them was up Camelback Mountain. I took both of them and hated having 2 sticks. Since then I have only carried one with me. I found it quite usefu...

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