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by azrocks
May 08 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Salome Jug
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

It's hard to miss the drop-in, there is a good trail that takes you to the creek in about 2 miles, then you go with the flow. There is a 20 ft falls that looks scary but is like a waterpark slide, you'll make several trips down this one, then two down climbs of around 10 feet that are tricky when th...
by azrocks
Jan 12 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: U.S.-Canadian Union
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Why just Canada ? Let's unify north and south america. The US is getting to be one of the smaller population bases now, after China, India and Europe, and their economies are exploding while ours stagnates, and we are just helping them by exporting the higher paid jobs. I would feel much more secure...
by azrocks
Dec 29 2003 12:13 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: need a shoe opinion
Replies: 21
Views: 2533

The Salomon Tech Amphibians have outstanding traction wet or dry, but I wore a hole in the mesh on the first trip, also the heel strap needed constant adjustment. I still like them, though, for comfort and confidence. They were equally good with and without socks, let in some gravel but quick to sli...
by azrocks
Dec 23 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Duracell
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Lead paint chips ? I grew up in a builders yard. We had drums of red lead, white lead and yellow lead for adjusting the properties of paint. Finely divided powder. We dipped in our hands and feet, and used it for war paint. There were lead sheets for making toy boats, and lengths of lead pipe that h...
by azrocks
Dec 23 2003 1:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Trail Beautification
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Trail Beautification

Fresh from their success with decorating freeway walls with giant teapots, they are now replacing those boring brown trail markers with works of art. This one was being protected by armed security guards while workers fetched concrete for the plinth, so it must have cost a bundle. Can you believe th...
by azrocks
Dec 23 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Duracell
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Duracell

Do you remember when batteries were leakproof ?
I remember when leakproof batteries hadn't been thought of,
and they made even more mess than this
by azrocks
Dec 22 2003 8:07 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Birding
Replies: 2
Views: 475

OK, I'll chick that out.
by azrocks
Dec 21 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Birding
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Birding

Are you interested in getting together for bird walks, or trips to local birding hotspots ? Is anyone a member of a local birding group ? Is there a BAZ ?
by azrocks
Dec 16 2003 6:17 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 9348

I wouldn't do this in any adverse weather, even high or gusty wind. You might be able to do the southmost two peaks. The showstopper would be the descent of the second peak, because there is only one route, and if the gully is icy I am sure you will turn back when you see it, as it's much steeper th...
by azrocks
Dec 12 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 9348

As we sat on Brown's peak, several of our group said they would not be willing to repeat this hike with such a large group (10). It slowed us down a lot, and was more dangerous. At each ascent, the group would split, the adrenaline junkies taking a hard line, the wimps searching for easier lines, an...
by azrocks
Dec 05 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 9348

Here's the gps track - see how far we deviated from the ridgeline. Not for lack of a topo, just looking for the easiest line.

http://keepthis.info/FourPeaks/images/FourPeaks.jpg
by azrocks
Dec 04 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: flume closing for good (big changes) this year!!
Replies: 52
Views: 5381

I looked up the history, and it seems like a successful campaign to close a plant that produced a trivial amount of power and did a lot of damage to the environment. I realize that recreation is also detrimental, but rarely to the same degree. In what way is this a scam ? Do you feel that the plant ...
by azrocks
Dec 02 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: flume closing for good (big changes) this year!!
Replies: 52
Views: 5381

".. an additional 14 miles of wetland ecosystem valuable for wildlife habitat and creek-side recreation." This is really good news, as long as it doesn't become real estate for Strawberry yuppies. The map shows a road all the way through Fossil Creek to the Verde river, so it could easily become ano...
by azrocks
Nov 29 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Bagging all Four Peaks - Sat Dec 20th
Replies: 187
Views: 9348

Did this in September with a group of 10, and it took us over 12 hrs. Theres a lot of route finding, false peaks and scratchy plants. We left lone pine at 5 am, amethyst mine 6:45, peaks at 8:00, 9:30, 12:30, 3:15, back at 5:15. We came off each peak on the ridgeline, but from the saddle the direct ...
by azrocks
Oct 17 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Lewis & Clark
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

L&C

I'm guessing Lewis @ Clark
There's a great website at

http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/LCIndex.html

These guys were sent on an 8000 mile hike to find out what
the US had bought with the Louisiana Purchase, sold their
clothes for food and learned to live like the Indians.
by azrocks
Oct 15 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: which woodpecker ?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

which woodpecker ?

What kind of woodpecker is that in Joe's latest pics of Brown's Peak ?
by azrocks
Oct 09 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Aspens
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Aspens

I heard this might be the best weekend to visit Flag for the aspens.
Can anyone confirm that, or say where they are at their best ?
by azrocks
Aug 29 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: entry points into West Clear Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Cash Tank to Rim Tank is too far for a day hike. Most people entering at Cash Tank would exit at the Hanging Gardens, which you can't miss. There is no rock climbing required. If you park under the power lines and hike to Cash tank, you just hike east to your truck from the exit. If you enter at Rim...
by azrocks
May 23 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Prime time Canyoneering!
Replies: 36
Views: 2683

Please be careful. This is not a beginner canyon, and I don't believe it is safe to jump unless someone has been down first to check for depth, submerged waterlogged trees etc. The longest drop is 70 ft or more, so you would hit the water at 50 mph. You can't belly flop at that speed, you have to en...
by azrocks
May 19 2003 1:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Prime time Canyoneering!
Replies: 36
Views: 2683

Not really free to members: http://www.azmountaineeringclub.org/main/classes_b.html Members who have attended the class or have equivalent experience are encouraged to help out at the classes as junior instructors, so you could hear the lectures for the price of membership. Student: "Am I doing this...

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