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by ghoster
Aug 26 2005 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hikers Warned Article
Replies: 40
Views: 4499

Mixing prescription drugs with alcohol is dangerous and can be fatal, but hey if that is your bag, go for it. But rest assured that your demise will be used to demonize drugs for another fifty years, so let's be careful out there. Natural psychotropics have a long and varied history, they have found...
by ghoster
Aug 17 2005 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: My hiking/camping disaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Caution should be your watchword, any of these canyons can become death traps given the right circumstances, and sure getting wet is sometimes part of the adventure but safety is and should be foremost, you were lucky this time out, remember water runs downhill and accumulates in these canyons, look...
by ghoster
May 24 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: What's that snake?
Replies: 23
Views: 1824

Do you have a picture of this snake? I saw the other day on the tube that in south florida they are finding burmese reticulated pythons in the everglades and not a few but lots of them they even have a special canine a beagle that scents them. The one they pulled out of the everglades was thirteen f...
by ghoster
May 23 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: What's that snake?
Replies: 23
Views: 1824

Try this web site it has all the snakes and other critters with their picture I use it to identify the different snakes and lizards and stuff I run across out in the wilds. Pretty good site.

http://www.reptilesofaz.com/h-accounts.html
by ghoster
May 10 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak
Replies: 41
Views: 4601

This thread could go political at any time, opinions on the naming or renaming are just the start. Besides it isn't permanent for ten years. It was a knee jerk reaction to the first woman killed in combat in this operation. Her sacrifice and the others that gave or had their lives taken from them de...
by ghoster
May 05 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Scary NRA Militia types?!!
Replies: 467
Views: 35403

I would rather see someone with a gun than some jerk that leaves his trash there for others to pack out.
by ghoster
Mar 23 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: North Face sleeping bag temp rating question
Replies: 3
Views: 868

I bought a new North Face Aleutian, 20 degree bag, I took it on a trip to Rogers Trough two weeks ago. The nightime temps were probably around 35-40 degrees, I was cold, so I am not convinced that this particular bag is rated correctly. I have gone back to my old bag, and will probably sell the Nort...
by ghoster
Mar 17 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Popular Bankruptcy
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

I guess Prescott will be the closest to Phoenix then?
by ghoster
Mar 14 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Popular Bankruptcy
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

I sent the management or whoever it was an e mail asking if they had permanently closed the Phoenix stores, and their reply was yes, but they hoped to keep the others going. I also asked if they were going to start a mail order section for their stuff, and they said that in six months they would fir...
by ghoster
Jan 21 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Pregnant and Looking For Good Hikes
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Try the Butcher Jones nature trail, it is about 5.5 miles round trip from the parking area to the end and then back. Elevation gain is around 150 a great day hike, with views of Saguaro Lake, plus there are bathrooms at the parking area, and a help phone if needed. I take this trail for the middle o...
by ghoster
Jan 20 2005 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great that the forum is back up, is this permanent?
Replies: 13
Views: 1589

Great that the forum is back up, is this permanent?

It is great to see the forum back as part of the site. I missed it over the last year. Is this going to be permanent? There is a lot of great information here, and I would sure like to keep this forum open for the hikers that liked it here. Good to see it back.
by ghoster
Dec 20 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: More cookware advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

I use a stainless steel cup with folding handles, tin foil for a lid, holds 18 ozs. Just for boiling water and then use the dried food rations, or for cocoa. Aluminum is something I have issues with after reading about some vague link to Alheimers. I don't cook in aluminum at home either. I bought t...
by ghoster
Dec 15 2003 7:53 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Shopping for a GPS unit. Any Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

I use the Garmin E Map, it is discontinued model, but has a larger screen than most and I just saw one on E Bay in the box for 45 bucks. THe you would still need to buy the topo disk to download the maps, and then buy the PC cable to download the info. I have used it for about two years and it works...
by ghoster
Dec 06 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: High arch support shoes/ boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Here is an idea for you to try. Orthotics, they are insoles that you can change to different pair of shoes. THe ones that are the best are custom molded to your feet at a podiatrists. I use them and they give relief to foot pain. Plus a podiatrist will diagnose your feet to see if they have a condit...
by ghoster
Dec 05 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: flume closing for good (big changes) this year!!
Replies: 52
Views: 5388

OK I am curious, why is this "ripoff" any bigger or worse than inumerable others perpetrated on the public. No, I don't have an opinion about whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. CHange is going to happen whether by nature, or man. Choosing which we prefer doesn't stop them. But, I would lik...
by ghoster
Oct 29 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Appropriate firearm?
Replies: 86
Views: 10050

Well yes there was actually a black bear that came into some guys tent near Globe this year, he killed it, but they didn't say what he used. He was on the tube with his arm in a cast. SO yes, they do sometimes get agressive towards humans depending on the circumstances, but I doubt that it is all th...
by ghoster
Oct 29 2003 10:15 am
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Appropriate firearm?
Replies: 86
Views: 10050

In one of my previous lives about fifteen years ago, I was working for an outfitter in New Mexico that had bear hunters yearly. Of course, their idea of hunting bears was to run it to ground or tree with dogs then stroll over and heroically shoot it out of the tree. The guides used pistols usually 4...
by ghoster
Oct 29 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Firearm alternatives
Replies: 47
Views: 6071

Four Peaks was supposed to have one bear for every square mile, which I find to be sort of overstated. I just spent last weekend up there climbing to Alder Saddle and back, yep, saw some bear scat, but there are so many manzanita berries that it was full of those. I didn't see any real bears though ...
by ghoster
Oct 10 2003 8:31 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Going to Browns Peak this weekend! Need Assessment
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Usually when I go to Four Peaks, I take the Oso Road entry from the east side of the mountain. It is only about ten miles of dirt road and gets you to the trailhead somewhat faster. As far as the bear population of the area; I spent two nights there two weeks ago and didn't see any sign or them. The...
by ghoster
Jul 24 2003 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Philmont
Replies: 5
Views: 786

I used to live in Eagle Nest, for many years, Philmont is about 25 miles or so from there, I spent many days wandering the area. Ask your questions, you will probably get more information than you want or need from all sorts of sources. :roll:

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