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by SkyIslandHiker
Nov 28 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 666
Views: 34511

Re: Hiking vehicles

Honda is reviving the Passport with a standard V6:
http://www.autonews.com/article/2018112 ... 29744/1114
by SkyIslandHiker
Sep 28 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Aravaipa Flash Flood & Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Aravaipa Flash Flood & Rescues

I called the Safford BLM office on Tuesday and got a call back that afternoon from a BLM rep (think his name was Bob). He said they had just inspected the road into the east end and were going to re-open it immediately. He said that passenger cars should still be able to make it to the trailhead by ...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 31 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

I saw the forecast for thunderstorms down there, and I put the over/under at the number of people rescued this weekend at 40. @flagscott. Turns out you hit the nail on the head. KVOA now reports that 42 hikers were rescued at Sabino Canyon yesterday: http://www.kvoa.com/st... The article states tha...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 31 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

Tough_Boots wrote:Honestly, some HAZzers are making it sound like all of Arizona is flooding and burning at the same time.
If you lived in southern Arizona this summer you might believe that. This has been a summer of extremes down here.
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 31 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

I fail to see why somebody who walks on a paved road that gets blocked by flood waters is different from somebody who walks on a dirt trail. Is one less worthy of safe passage than the other? I don't think I said that. My point was that way too many hikers/"hikers" are putting themselves in a posit...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 31 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

What's the difference between a hiker and a "hiker" ? :-k Many Sabino Canyon recreationists are simply road-walking swimmers that get labeled as hikers by the media. I'm sure there were some real hikers out there that got caught o⃥f⃥f⃥ ⃥g⃥u⃥a⃥r⃥d⃥ up in the flash flood but... The local media was fu...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 31 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

On the heels of the previous weekend's massive rescue in Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyons, "hikers" once again ignore a Flash Flood Warning yesterday and have to be air lifted out in the dark:

http://www.kgun9.com/n...

I'm told that the parking lot to Sabino Canyon was closed off this morning.
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 29 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190213

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Wettest July on record for Tucson (6.79") with over two days to go: http://www.kvoa.com/story/36002178/wettest-july-on-record-reached-for-tucson July 2017 will go down as the wettest July on record for Tucson surpassing July 1921 when 6.24" of rain fell. This will also go down as the second wettest ...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 29 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190213

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Following the hottest June on record, Tucson now has the wettest monsoon to date on record:

http://www.kvoa.com/st...

Keep it coming!
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 28 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: CHALLENGE! Gofundme to get Joe on the trails again
Replies: 0
Views: 329

CHALLENGE! Gofundme to get Joe on the trails again

GoFundMe is currently at 87% of goal so here's my challenge... :y: For every new donation to the fund of any amount, I will chip in $10 per donation up to $100. (example, if 9 HAZ members make new donations I will donate $90). When you make you new donation please indicate "skyislandhiker CHALLENGE"...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 25 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mining Camp Restaurant Fire
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Mining Camp Restaurant Fire

Dang, the Dutchman's Hideout was my favorite place to go for a post-hike fuel-up after a Supes hike :(.They had a great burger.
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 24 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 17 hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: 17 hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls

Simultaneous with the rescue of 17 "hikers" from Tanque Verde Falls, there was a rescue of 19 tram riders at Sabino Canyon: http://www.kvoa.com/st... And that's not all... Busy weekend for crews following more than 60 hiker rescues in one day http://www.kgun9.com/n... "This weekend, there were 66 hi...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 24 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 17 hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: 17 hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls

Officials describe harrowing rescue of 17 hikers from flooded canyon

http://tucson.com/news...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 24 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 17 hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls
Replies: 3
Views: 397

17 hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls

What part of Flash Flood Warning do these so-called hikers not understand? From the Pima County Sheriff's Department Facebook page: **17 Hikers rescued from Tanque Verde Falls** Yesterday evening Search and Rescue deputies along with Southern Arizona Rescue Association (SARA) and Rural Metro Fire De...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 23 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190213

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

rwstorm wrote:My total for July is now 6.00 inches
That's almost as much as Mt. Lemmon for July MTD:

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by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 23 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: "Bear Wallow" Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "Bear Wallow" Trail

@ Pivo. Any evidence of the recent Burro Fire along the Butterfly Trail?
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 23 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: "Bear Wallow" Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "Bear Wallow" Trail

At the same place as the Sunset trail head, this is right across the highway from the Butterfly trail head. Easy to see as there is a barrier to prevent vehicle traffic. From here it will take you to a wooden foot bridge and you will want to stay left. Since the trail Bear Wallow Trail is only a ab...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 23 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: "Bear Wallow" Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "Bear Wallow" Trail

swingdance wrote: Must see this entire area again come autumn. 8)
Bear Wallow is one of the three best fall color areas on Mt. Lemmon, along with the Marshall Gulch and Aspen Draw Trails. All three areas are loaded with maples. Fall color on Mt. Lemmon usually peaks around October 20th or so.
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 20 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Spud Rock Fire (Rincon Mtns)
Replies: 1
Views: 269

2017 Spud Rock Fire (Rincon Mtns)

The small size of this fire makes it hardly worth mentioning except that it is burning on Mica Mountain in Saguaro National Park, a popular backcountry area among hikers and backpackers where smoke could be an issue. The following is a News Release issued this morning by Saguaro National Park: Firef...
by SkyIslandHiker
Jul 19 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Stage II Fire Restrictions - Southern Arizona agencies
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Stage II Fire Restrictions - Southern Arizona agencies

News Release from the Coronado National Forest: Arrival of Monsoon Signals Easing of Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona             Tucson, Ariz. (July 19, 2017) --- Due to widespread precipitation across the area, additional rain in the weather forecast, and a rise in fuel moistures, it has bee...

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