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by CannondaleKid
Feb 14 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

"Leave no trace", no matter how small the summit, or the time of year. On private land? Obviously it's up to the land owner. On public land? I'm fine with nothing but benchmarks, reference marks and azimuths. As far as I am aware, memorials, trinkets, crosses, mailboxes, etc., are not legal on Fede...
by CannondaleKid
Feb 12 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

I am usually more excited to find a survey disk than a summit log though. I feel the same way. If a summit log was present, I'd log an entry, if not, so what, it wasn't why I was there in the first place. I got into peak-bagging as the impetus to hike to destinations I would otherwise have no reaso...
by CannondaleKid
Feb 12 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

nonot wrote:There are several plaques on the peak if you care to wander around away from the bench.
Hit all four corners and cross the mesa back-and-forth a few times and you will likely find as assortment of plaques, crosses (one made from horseshoes), geocaches and even a trash-cache.
by CannondaleKid
Feb 08 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

@Mountain_Rat
Is your experience with the basic free Galileo or the higher-precision encrypted service?
by CannondaleKid
Feb 07 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Political
Topic: National Monuments Undone??
Replies: 60
Views: 3458

Re: National Monuments Undone??

After BLM's recent press release it just may be time to resurrect this thread... BLM restores access with a blueprint for managing national monuments and public lands in Utah (The headline on the BLM site was ALL CAPS) BLM Press Release The approved management plans provide certainty to local commun...
by CannondaleKid
Feb 01 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

outdoor_lover wrote:It's a skill that tends to get better just by doing it.
For sure... and the more you do the quicker you learn.
by CannondaleKid
Feb 01 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

Off trail you'll learn to wear clothing you don't mind repairing or eventually throwing away. Agreed, appropriate clothing and footwear will do much to make the experience more enjoyable. In words from the corporate world, "Dress for success!" That said, ever since I ditched the thin shirts/pants f...
by CannondaleKid
Jan 21 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Leo Canyon near Hellsgate (Tonto & Haigler Cks.)
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Leo Canyon near Hellsgate (Tonto & Haigler Cks.)

@montezumawell
Using Route Editor here on HAZ, in the upper right just plug in the coordinates (34.221389 -111.078333) then click 'mark it' and you will see not only find Leo Canyon, but Leon Canyon Tank as well.
This is what you will see if you use the FS 2016 map overlay:
Leo Canyon.png
Leo Canyon 34.221389 -111.078333
by CannondaleKid
Jan 16 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 716
Views: 40589

Re: Hiking vehicles

Sterling Speaking of Sterling... some 30= years ago, back in the last century I was a 'factory-trained' Sterling technician, and I can attest the Sterling 825 truly was the unloved British step-child of the Acura Legend. But instead of being a literal clone of the Acura they decided to do as much a...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 31 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones

Some drones already have databases that don’t allow them to operate in certain areas ie. Within certain distance of airports etc. The drone manufacturers with foresight who wished to build a respected name in the business as well as wished to be in business long-term (like Mavic) saw the need for t...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 30 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones

@chumley Agreed... I'd say a bit too much government over-reach as written, but that's why they have the 'open comments' period. (And the more folks get involved the better, not just drone enthusiasts.) How does this system account for drones that are being flown in areas where an internet connectio...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 30 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones
Replies: 11
Views: 370

FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones

The FAA just released their plans to require Remote Identification on all drones and RC Aircraft. The public comment period will run from January 1 to March 1, 2020. Here's the link to the FAA Remote ID Proposal It's a 300+ page pdf so don't accept my quick synopsis, download it, skim the first 20 p...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 23 2019 10:30 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Loop 202 South Mtn Freeway Opened at Noon Today
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Loop 202 South Mtn Freeway Opened at Noon Today

I’m hoping the sound wall works well for them, because they are sandwiched between that wall on the south and the mountain on the north, which could echo sound right back at them. Having lived within 200' of a freeway at three times in my life I've experienced three different ways: 1. No walls (on ...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 19 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Tonto NF Draft Environmental Impact Statement  for Pinto Valley Mine project
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Tonto NF Draft Environmental Impact Statement  for Pinto Valley Mine project

One printed copy of the DEIS will be available for review at the Globe and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts by December 20. Note that this document cannot be removed from the building. However, you can download it in PDF form, the full list is located here: Pinto Valley Mine Environmental Impact Stateme...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 19 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 78
Views: 4643

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

@AZLumberjack
I know the feeling well first-hand... :roll:
by CannondaleKid
Dec 18 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 78
Views: 4643

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

@AZLumberjack
I noticed that... thought you might have been into some serious time-travel. :-k
by CannondaleKid
Dec 18 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 78
Views: 4643

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

the Indians, using only horses and hand tools built the complete 40 mile road in under two years, so why is it now going to take three years to repair sections of that same road Well... back-in-the-day they didn't have to worry about making the road wide and safe enough for the traffic of today. Yo...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 16 2019 11:27 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Teton Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Teton Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack

Ever since my 2nd back surgery early November 2018 I've been hanging on with the hope of backpacking with Tracey again. Unfortunately, it appears I may be undergoing another back surgery early 2020... ](*,) That said, it's time to face up to reality and let someone else derive the benefit of a great...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 05 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Car/Overland camping set ups
Replies: 28
Views: 2361

Re: Car/Overland camping set ups

@chumley First off, I'm not a Luddite by any means... after all I do have a pocket computer , I have not had a rotary phone in over 35 years (no black one since 1959), I have in-home Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, not one but two NAS's... even a solar panel on the roof of my 4Runner to run a 12v cooler while c...

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