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by CannondaleKid
Oct 25 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: City high points

That's assuming that Pass Mountain is in the Mesa city limits. Pass Mountain itself falls within the borders of Tonto National Forest so it is not within the city limits. Even Usery Park, if it happened to fall within the 'perimeter' of the City of Mesa, since it is a Maricopa County Park it would ...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 22 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station

@Steph_and_Blake
I met Gary some 6 or 7 years ago and if I recall correctly he managed the maintenance for ALL the Forest Roads of in Tonto National Forest. If that's still the case, I'm sure he is kept quite busy.
by CannondaleKid
Sep 06 2018 6:52 am
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 220
Views: 25675

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

Another idea for the "geez, it'd be nice..." list As Joe mentioned above, battery life is a concern, so how each feature affects battery life must be balanced against the perceived value. Lots of ideas have a nice ring to them but at what cost? The more features, the more the energy cost in battery...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 03 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 220
Views: 25675

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

One of my pet peeves about my Garmin eTrex Vista HCx is, when I follow a route, I must cross/touch/hit every single point, regardless of whether I'm on the track or not! If I miss a point, the pointer keeps pointing at it, insisting I go back and cross it. YUCK! I'll be honest, probably due to the ...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 30 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 626
Views: 29143

Re: Hiking vehicles

Would that 3-5 hours of running in idle strain the engine and/or transmission? Anything else mechanical-wise I should worry about? Even if it has high miles, the engine should be fine. If it has a manual transmission it should also be fine, but with an automatic transmission I'd be hesitant. Person...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 25 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 626
Views: 29143

Re: Hiking vehicles

lindaagm wrote:F150’s suck now with the V6 and all that aluminum—Ford cheapened them too much.
Agreed... even skipping the ones pointing out simple 'annoyances' there are plenty of YouTube videos detailing very common drive-train issues.
by CannondaleKid
Aug 25 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 626
Views: 29143

Re: Hiking vehicles

@Jim_H I'd recommend your decision tree look something like this: - New or used? - How much do I want to spend? - How important is fuel economy? - Car, Pickup or SUV? Car for fuel economy PU for more hauling capability SUV for more interior space... can sleep in it - If I get a 4WD (PU or SUV) how ...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 17 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Mountainsmith Day Lumbar pack review
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Mountainsmith Day Lumbar pack review

Looks like it may be a great option for some folks. For my use I go with either: 1. CamelBak Repack LR 4 50 oz Hydration Pack (a fanny pack without over-the-shoulder straps) 2. Gregory Zulu 30 full-size day-pack, which has enough cushioning around the waist so it can easily be adjusted to vary the a...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 17 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ
Replies: 22
Views: 777

Re: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ

@RedRoxx44
On one of the biking forums I saw a thread about this and a biker who obviously had just seen the thread for the first time said "Cool! I'm going out for a ride right now and I'll troll for the guy... and I will every time I ride that trail"
by CannondaleKid
Aug 16 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ
Replies: 22
Views: 777

Re: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ

Is there some special attraction to hike this stretch of trail? I wouldn't necessarily characterize it as anything special... it's just a trail in the Hawes Trail System. Hiking: Since it is adjacent to the Las Sendas gated community I believe it is used mostly by folks who live in Las Sendas. Moun...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 15 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ
Replies: 22
Views: 777

Re: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ

@chumley Disclaimer... I didn't see this on any news channel so I can't speak to that. But no matter, I'm sure we all know there is always FAR more to any TV news story than can be explained in the time alloted. Besides, they don't want to spill too much anyway, thus the 'stay tuned for more on our...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 15 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ
Replies: 22
Views: 777

Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ

Just Google "Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ" and the first link should get you to the YouTube video. This isn't just a single incident... this guy has been doing this since at least mid-2016. It appears he has called the police numerous times, so by now they probably just tr...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 10 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176947

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

rwstorm wrote:I don't wash my vehicles, so it's a moot point to me.
I hear ya Randy, it isn't often I do either... but the dust storm of a few days ago left such a thick coating of dust on them it was more efficient to wash the whole vehicle than just the windows.
by CannondaleKid
Aug 10 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176947

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@rwstorm I don't know about chumley, but I washed the 4Runner and Tracey's Fit yesterday and it worked out great! We got .43" early am (our garden is happy for that) and thanks to NO dust-storm ahead of the rain, both are as shiny and clean as immediately after washing. We'll take that as a win-win...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 04 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Printing Arizona Trail topo maps
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Printing Arizona Trail topo maps

@wyattroer
I don't know what FedEx/Kinko's/etc. would charge IF they would even print the full set, but I'm guessing the cost would be comparable, if not more than the best option, directly from AZT:
PRINTED Map set - $45
by CannondaleKid
Jul 20 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Fun with Buzzards
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Fun with Buzzards

until someone gets their eye poked out. ... or shot out :o Although thankfully it never happened, frankly I'm very surprised it did not... I have fond memories of playing shoot'em up in our long, open basement, shooting at each other BB guns no less. : rambo : While we did have various pieces of fu...
by CannondaleKid
Jul 12 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Glacier NP Hikes
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Glacier NP Hikes

@Jim_H Highline Loop: Awesome views, Alpine meadows, flowers & wildlife Location: Logan Pass Length:11.8 Miles Elevation Gain: 1950' Feet/Mile: 331' Highest Elevation: 7280' A great option if you enjoy wildlife encounters... [-( (No photo link due to copyright, so just Google as follows:) Hiker sca...
by CannondaleKid
Jul 09 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Lower Salt - Water Users & Pebble Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Lower Salt - Water Users & Pebble Beach

@chumley
More likely the detritus/trash from the extra heavy usage over the holiday week.
by CannondaleKid
Jul 09 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 72
Views: 4043

Re: delorme inreach

@The_Eagle Yup, pledge $50 and you get buff & stickers, but it still doesn't get you on the pre-order list... :doh: Crowd-funding can be great, but if this was such a great idea surely wouldn't a venture capitalist have gotten involved? Especially... With years of experience building product at Tes...
by CannondaleKid
Jun 25 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 72
Views: 4043

Re: delorme inreach

Just wondering... does anyone make sure their spouse who stays home gets their own device? If your spouse has the need to know where you are at all times, shouldn't turnabout be fair play? After all, if they don't sit in the house all day waiting for your return, they are probably out and about, sha...

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