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by CannondaleKid
Oct 29 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COLD FEET? - when overnighting
Replies: 24
Views: 376

Re: COLD FEET? - when overnighting

azbackpackr wrote:I go by the old adage, "if your feet are cold, cover your head"
I'll second that! Having practically a bald pate I always give it top priority, usually with a beanie, sometimes adding a warm cap on top of that.
by CannondaleKid
Oct 28 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 1778

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

AugustWest wrote:can't figure if there is a fix
It's as easy as clicking the "Ignore this Topic" button.
by CannondaleKid
Sep 24 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Reavis Ranch harvest?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Reavis Ranch harvest?

@AugustWest What was the condition of Forest Road 172 when you were out there 6/20? I posted a YouTube video of the full drive up FR 172 back in 2017 and now I've got a guy coming from Texas in two weeks asking me whether a new Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4 will have any issues driving up there. If Je...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 12 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?

I have also found HAZ Route Scout on Android to be more accurate than my modern GPS That has not been my experience... especially when I'm doing a lot of ups/downs/doubling-back within short distances. I suppose a relevant question would be... without comparing to a military-grade GPS, how do we re...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 12 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?

AZClaimjumper wrote:I'd bet a shiny dime many more Cell Phones have been lost/gone South than GPS units.
In addition to finding two lost GPSs while hiking I've also found two SmartPhones.
by CannondaleKid
Sep 12 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?

I have found two GPS's that others lost (both in VERY dense vegetation) but I've never lost one. (that's only if running over one doesn't count) I never trusted the 'carabiner' on the Garmin 6x series so I always had it attached to the metal locking tab with a thin cord and carried it inside a case ...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 11 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

When looking for a replacement after accidentally running over my 62ST back in July I was not too enthused with the price of any of the Garmin 6x series so I looked around for other options. Coincidentally my 5+ year old Galaxy S5 phone seemed to be slower with every update so I thought maybe instea...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 08 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Blue Range Primitive Area - Linking Dutch Blue Creek with Bear Mtn
Replies: 94
Views: 5055

Re: Blue Range Primitive Area - Linking Dutch Blue Creek with Bear Mtn

have you recently even seen a TNF employee OUTSIDE his/her truck? I do relatively frequently. While I understand it depends a lot where you might expect to see a TNF employee, personally I see one checking one or more of Granite Reef, Phon D Sutton, Coon Bluff and/or Blue Point Rec sites at least a...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 07 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What A Great State We Live In
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: What A Great State We Live In

Alston_Neal wrote:somewhere around April 19 2008 at 06:53 pm
somewhere around is right...
Below your avatar I could swear it says Joined: Apr 19, 2008 at 05:53 pm. :doh:
by CannondaleKid
Sep 07 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Silver Bridge closure
Replies: 38
Views: 1330

Re: Silver Bridge closure

azbackpackr wrote:But it shouldn't be difficult for them to give us just a basic idea of what's wrong.
But it's much more fun to speculate, something like:
Expansion of the earth is causing the walls of the Canyon to spreading apart and the bridge may soon fall into the Colorado?
by CannondaleKid
Sep 06 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: No Need to Clean/Disinfect Hydration Bladders
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: No Need to Clean/Disinfect Hydration Bladders

I have no idea what you meant by rewetting your wicking gear Sorry, cooling gear might be more descriptive. By wicking (cooling) gear I mean various items which if dampened (whether by water or sweat) they cool as the moisture evaporates... pretty much need relative humidity under 20%. My wicking g...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 06 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: No Need to Clean/Disinfect Hydration Bladders
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: No Need to Clean/Disinfect Hydration Bladders

@hikerdw Unlike the possible drinking too fast issue @azbackpackr mentioned above, my issue has become (due to aging?) that I am NOT drinking ENOUGH when using a bladder. So I've gone back to two Nalgene's (which I can quick-draw from left or right holsters ) and I still use a smaller bladder fille...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 05 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: how do you clean/disenfect your hydration pack?
Replies: 43
Views: 3426

Re: how do you clean/disenfect your hydration pack?

I didn't want to have to deal with all the problems associated with Camelbak systems & their notoriously leaky bite valves. I've used Camelbak bladders for over 20 years and have NEVER had a bite valve leak. The last few years, when hiking in hot & dry weather I've been using an Ergodyne Chill-Its ...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 04 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: how do you clean/disenfect your hydration pack?
Replies: 43
Views: 3426

Re: how do you clean/disenfect your hydration pack?

I've had a Camelbak Cleaning Kit for over ten years and it works great. Note: The plastic rack folds to fit various sized bladders. (I've used it with 50, 70, 100 and wide 100 oz bladders) On a daily basis I just drain the tube and give the bladder a quick hot water rinse, then slide the plastic 'ra...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 03 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Strange light near Sycamore Creek/Highway 87
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Strange light near Sycamore Creek/Highway 87

@chumley
I did not see any cache when I was at the summit in 2013 but I guess there is a geocache placed in April 2008 with a last find in January 2017.
by CannondaleKid
Sep 03 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Shared on Twitter!
Replies: 28
Views: 828

Re: Shared on Twitter!

The_Eagle wrote:What's a smartphone
A device so smart it makes people dumber by the day. (Whether by actually killing brain cells or something else, who knows?)
Oh yeah, almost forgot, one of the most important features is that it diverts their attention while driving.
by CannondaleKid
Aug 28 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tonto NF and Land Management
Replies: 30
Views: 717

Re: Tonto NF and Land Management

complicit in the land swap that will lead to the destruction of Oak Flat Pretty sure most of the blame should placed on the doorstep of the politicians... Senators & Representatives (some now former lawmakers, some no longer alive) who received plenty of $ from lobbyists. Resolution Copper didn't s...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 28 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tonto NF and Land Management
Replies: 30
Views: 717

Re: Tonto NF and Land Management

As far as the lack of law enforcement at recreation sites, that I don't agree with but you know that's usually a funding issue. Yup, pretty much a funding, and thus lack of manpower issue. I know three Tonto NF Mesa District LEO's (two I know personally) and the normal staffing is for only two rang...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 28 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tonto NF and Land Management
Replies: 30
Views: 717

Re: Tonto NF and Land Management

Jim_H wrote:Releasing hungry bears isn't doing the job!
AFAIK, black bears aren't carnivores... :)
by CannondaleKid
Aug 28 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tonto NF and Land Management
Replies: 30
Views: 717

Re: Tonto NF and Land Management

The Ancha will burn next. Getting close... on our drive down from Happy Jack today we saw a huge plume of smoke in the area just north of Picture Mountain, so when we got home I checked and sure enough there's a fire in the Chalk Mountain/Skunk Tank Canyon area. Inciweb = "Hidden Fire" IMO, Chalk o...

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