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by AZHikr4444
Nov 05 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Weird urban wildlife sighting
Replies: 23
Views: 1198

Re: Weird urban wildlife sighting

Hey hazers, I live in southern Cave Creek. I've seen coyotes dozens of times around Dynamite and Tatum, and running cross Cave Creek Road north of Pinnacle Peak. About a month ago I saw 7 javalinas crossing Deer Valley Road just east of 7th Street (the only time I have seen javalinas since I've been...
by AZHikr4444
Oct 23 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Magazine
Topic: BACKPACKER MAGAZINE- FREE!
Replies: 0
Views: 827

BACKPACKER MAGAZINE- FREE!

Hey,

Does anyone want a whole box of backpacker magazines? There is about a year's worth- up till last months issue, I think.

I'm moving and they are free- just have to pick them up (near South Mountain- pm me for the address if you are interested).

I'm throwing them out on Friday.

Mike
by AZHikr4444
Jun 08 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Gear for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Gear for Sale

Hey folks, Been quite a while since I have been on the site. I've had about all the life changes I can stand. Anyway, I have some gear I'm trying to sell, thought I would put it up to see if anyone is interested. Please pm me if you have interest, I think I can still remember how it works. Joe- site...
by AZHikr4444
Jan 29 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: white fibrous material in Barks Canyon Creek
Replies: 22
Views: 2204

Definately wasn't green- although I guess it could have been bleached from the sun. Joe's description was adequate- looked like very thin saturated paper. I can't say tactically, cuz I didn't touch. Do Fremonts even produce the tell-tale Cottonwood "Fluff"? Honestly, I don't think I have ever seen a...
by AZHikr4444
Jan 28 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: white fibrous material in Barks Canyon Creek
Replies: 22
Views: 2204

There is a photo of the stuff in my lower Barks photoset. I remember it as well- I thought it was some type of algae.
by AZHikr4444
Jan 05 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: book suggestions?
Replies: 31
Views: 3791

Liz- that book was called Angels in the Wilderness, by Amy Racine. I haven't read Death in the Grand Canyon, but I have read Death in Yellowstone. Man some people have no common sense! I mean- to try and put your kid on a buffalo for a picture- even I will only go so far for a shot! The stories abou...
by AZHikr4444
Jan 05 2007 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: book suggestions?
Replies: 31
Views: 3791

Thanks Joe! I'll check Barnes out.
by AZHikr4444
Jan 05 2007 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: book suggestions?
Replies: 31
Views: 3791

Into Thin Air got me started on reading a slew of adventure/survival non-fiction. I think Black Sun reveals much more about Abbey personality, although Desert Solitare is of course much more popular. Running the Amazon by Joe Kane is an awesome read. Sandstone Spine: First Traverse of Comb Ridge is...
by AZHikr4444
Dec 25 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: to all hike arizona people
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

joe bartels wrote:Here here to the joy of HAZ and Festivus that brings out the best of us!
Festivus! Good one Joe- hope your holiday was wonderful and all that tinsel not too distracting!

Mike
by AZHikr4444
Dec 05 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Pants
Replies: 54
Views: 5031

I don't even try anymore. Hiking pants and trekking poles are becoming disposable for me- I'm thinking of just going with the Wal-mart trekkies-not paying big bucks for me just to destroy them!

I bought a new pair of REI convertibles about two months ago- already getting holes in the knees!
by AZHikr4444
Nov 23 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: seriously
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Was it in the summer?? Maybe it was the vapors that had those ladies acting strange!! Dude- I couldn't resist!! Haaahhah hee..hee.. Theres no way in H E double hockey sticks I could ever pick up someone while hiking...usually I'm sweating up a storm and probably smellin' like a wet elk. Love-struck ...
by AZHikr4444
Nov 19 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Where do you see rattlesnakes?
Replies: 75
Views: 9415

Snakes Snakes!!

I think the Supes are supposed to be good for rattlers- 'specially in the late spring. I ran into a beautiful diamondback right in West Boulder Canyon last Spring- my first encounter. We saw one little baby coiled up and half frozen last April around Waputki. I also was buzzed a few times- in the da...
by AZHikr4444
Nov 01 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Need Shoes
Replies: 26
Views: 3233

Re: Shoes and boots

al1inaz wrote: Would low gaiters keep the spines from going through the mesh on your Vasques?
I'll bet they would! I'll have to try it! Thanks for the tip Al!
by AZHikr4444
Nov 01 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Need Shoes
Replies: 26
Views: 3233

Shoes and boots

I have incredibly flat feet as well. My feet have "spread" it seems- I'm up to a 13 wide (my normal every day shoe a year ago was a 12). I wear Vasque Breezes and love them- although I haven't done much really rough off trail desert hiking- they might pick up some spines through the mesh. I've tried...
by AZHikr4444
Oct 29 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Need Shoes
Replies: 26
Views: 3233

Shoes...

Hi Sonia, If you are truly interested in hiking- the last thing you want to do is scrimp on shoes or boots. If there is anything in the hiking gear category that you want to be careful with- its your footwear! Your boots are gonna take you places, and you definately want to make sure they bring you ...
by AZHikr4444
Sep 13 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Here's an experience
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Here's an experience

Here's an experience I haven't forgotten... Freedom stands on the slick rock In the red dust blue morning And leaves no footprints But stretches yoga-style The asleep-in-the-dew-rice-cake-morning position Pointing at God with a skyward finger Left foot against right leg Armpit hair waving like burnt...
by AZHikr4444
Sep 13 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Mt. Baldy Summit
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Well, that just gives me ANOTHER reason to hike Baldy again! I've hiked it twice and didn't go to this summit you are describing either time. I came close my first hike- I took a spur trail to the top and came out about 100 yards from the bald spot. I think Randy, Clark and I would have done it the ...
by AZHikr4444
Sep 08 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Desert Lessons
Replies: 5
Views: 710

You've come exactly to the right place, Lopez! Welcome to the best source on AZ hiking info on the net! In the tabs above, click the drop down on the MAIN tab, and browse the articles. There is a wealth of info there, from choosing boots to dealing with bears. There are multitudes of books out there...
by AZHikr4444
Sep 07 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ TOP 20
Replies: 28
Views: 2768

I've done 10- but I've done many of them a few times. I'd rate the ascents as my favorites- Humphreys and Browns, but they are all great.
by AZHikr4444
Aug 28 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Photos - Incredible Quantity & Quality this month
Replies: 25
Views: 3058

In response to Matt Hoffman's reply: Wow- thanks Matt! I appreciate the compliment! I've been given a wealth of tips- from Randy, Trish, Joe...plus reading a lot of books and internet sites. I'm also poised to take a couple of upcoming two day workshops. Hiking has kinda "opened up" an interest in ...

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