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by Newbie hiker
Jun 23 2003 9:18 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hassayampa River Preserve
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Hassayampa River Preserve

Has anyone hiked here? It looks like my office might be taking a group hike here next weekend and I'm trying to find out more information. How many miles of trails? Level of difficulty, etc.
by Newbie hiker
Jun 23 2003 9:15 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: day hiking close to Pheonix in summer time?
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Shorter drives

I'm still trying to get used to the heat in Phoenix, too. The places I've been going are about 2 hour drives. I don't know if that's too far for you or not. Payson is an incredible area - lots of forests and creeks. I went to Prescott for the first time Saturday and it was very nice, too. Next weeke...
by Newbie hiker
Jun 05 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

News from Payson Ranger District

I have been in contact with the Payson Ranger District. They said there would either be a dumpster or trash cans at the site to dispose of the trash. If there's any overflow (hopefully there won't be) we can bring it to them. I also asked about the forest closures - they DO NOT apply to Tonto Narrows.
by Newbie hiker
Jun 03 2003 4:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Tonto Narrows Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Payson Basha's is going to help us out at Tonto Narrows! They are going to give us a gift certificate that we can use to buy water, trash bags, etc. Also, if you are going join us, please be sure to let us know by signing up on the home page. There's more in...
by Newbie hiker
May 31 2003 6:51 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: How do you get use to the heat????
Replies: 51
Views: 4108

You're welcome with us anytime!

Nessa: You are not a wimp! You hike Camelback! I'm still afraid to tackle it, but I will soon. Maybe I could meet you some morning and you could show me the ropes? Or at least a good spot to sit and rest. :sweat: I think I am the world's slowest hiker on uphills. (This will change! I will get strong...
by Newbie hiker
May 31 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for areas that need a clean-up!
Replies: 6
Views: 701

After holiday weekends?

Campout, barbeques - that sounds like a heap of fun! :D I know most areas get their heaviest use at holiday weekends. What if we tried for a group cleanup at each holiday weekend or the weekend following?
by Newbie hiker
May 30 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Morning hike partner for Piestewa Peak or White Tanks, 6/1
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Oh, Cindy, thank you, but I could never be there by 4:45 a.m. I am a sleepy head. I was thinking 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. Maybe you and I could go another time? Scott: how quickly do you plan on doing this? I am a slowpoke still. I've been trying to get back into shape by hiking, but my legs aren't ve...
by Newbie hiker
May 30 2003 2:25 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Morning hike partner for Piestewa Peak or White Tanks, 6/1
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Morning hike partner for Piestewa Peak or White Tanks, 6/1

My weekend hiking plans have fizzled this week. At this point, I'm giving up on going out of town, but I do want to get a hike in with some elevation change. Anyone interested in a S-L-O-W trek up Piestewa Peak early Sunday morning? The White Tanks would be a good option, too, if you're on the west ...
by Newbie hiker
May 30 2003 9:24 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Tonto Narrows Group Clean-Up

OK - this is now officially listed as a group hike on the home page. I'm going to do a little legwork to find out what we're going to do with 20 bags of trash when we're done with it. I'm sure no one is keen on loading in the back of their cars and smelling it all the way back to Phoenix. I need som...
by Newbie hiker
May 30 2003 9:11 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Tonto Narrows Clean UP

I'm happy to play cruise director, but I need a little bit of help. I don't know anything about the east side of town. Is 87th @ Shea a good meeting place? Where? Which corner, parking lot, etc? Also, if we leave at 10:00 a.m., will we have enough time to do a decent clean-up job, or do we need to l...
by Newbie hiker
May 30 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: What's your preference? boots, gear, clothes, etc...
Replies: 95
Views: 9196

Socks & synthetics

I'm thoroughly confused on the advice I've been seeing here. I grew up in the swampy regions of Houston, Texas, where 104 degree temps with 90% humidity are common in the summer. Everything I've ever been taught is "you must wear cotton to stay cool". But, all I hear here is, "stay away from cotton"...
by Newbie hiker
May 30 2003 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cigarette butts in the Wilderness!
Replies: 23
Views: 2993

Ok I must admit that i'm a smoker. And I do smoke in the wilderness. How can you smoke on the trail? :o I'm not being critical - this is an honest question. You do a lot of difficult hikes - don't the cigs make you choke and cough and slow you down? Thank you for respecting nature and being careful...
by Newbie hiker
May 29 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Clean up

I'd like to set this up as a group event, now that Joe has that cool feature on the home page. Where do you think it would be better to meet? Somewhere in Phoenix, in Payson, or at The Narrows? I'll pitch in for a box of garbage bags. What else should we bring? Do you think we'll have time to play a...
by Newbie hiker
May 29 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 3 day 2 night West Forkish suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Inner Basin

Consider Inner Basin near Flagstaff. It's at 8,000+ feet, so it should be cool. The Inner Basin trail is about 7 miles round trip, through aspen forests and mountain meadows. Lots of shade, there's a creek/spring that should be flowing and the wildflowers blooming. You can connect with several other...
by Newbie hiker
May 29 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: What's your preference? boots, gear, clothes, etc...
Replies: 95
Views: 9196

Cross Trainers

Sheri: Just wanted to share with you something that DesertBoots shared with me on our hike a few weeks ago. Cactus spikes can go straight through the soles of your tennis shoes. It sounded like you wanted to do a bit of hiking in White Tanks & South Mountain, so that is something you might want to t...
by Newbie hiker
May 29 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Looking for a hiking partner/small group
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Sunday, 6/1 day hike

My hiking plans for this weekend seem to have fallen through. Anyone interested in doing a day hike on Sunday? (I'm not available on Saturday.) I'm thinking around 6 miles, moderate difficulty, somewhere COOL.

Holly
by Newbie hiker
May 29 2003 9:06 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Clean up

How does Sunday, June 8 work for a cleanup?
by Newbie hiker
May 28 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

If I can go, I will. Problem is I don't know which weekends I'm free, yet.
by Newbie hiker
May 27 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: Phantom Ranch
Topic: Phantom Ranch Meals
Replies: 14
Views: 4466

Cost of meals at PR

So, how much does this cost? I know dorm-style accomodations are $26/night, but what about the meals?
by Newbie hiker
May 27 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

People with no respect

I honestly believe that most people want to do the right thing, but many people need to be reminded and some people still need to be taught, what the right thing is. If I felt safe, I probably would have done the same thing.

I think the clean-up day is a great idea! Let's do it!

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