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by Nan
Nov 26 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Peregrin in Metro Scottsdale?
Replies: 24
Views: 1170

Re: Peregrin in Metro Scottsdale?

I saw a Cooper's Hawk in my backyard some years back, deep in suburban Mesa, so it's not unheard of. It was using my birdbath.
by Nan
Aug 09 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: The Hummingbird Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: The Hummingbird Thread

Ramsey Canyon, also the Portal area. They're on major migratory routes, including the Rufous migation in October (?)
by Nan
Aug 01 2011 8:26 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3235

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

I can't speak to the Backcountry process, but several years ago when I applied for a camping permit at Bright Angel I got a response asking me to describe my route and my previous GC hiking experience before they approved it. No idea what flagged my request in particular, seems like a rather tame one.
by Nan
May 02 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kitt Peak Ascent
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Kitt Peak Ascent

Some of you runners might be interested in this jolly 10-miler up Kitt Peak in June: http://www.kittpeakascent.com.

The glow-in-the-dark souvenier shirt pegged my geek-o-meter, so I'm on board! :wlift:
by Nan
Mar 17 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Utah Canyoneering Accident
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Utah Canyoneering Accident

Just for the record... I was trying to be sensitive and caring by pointing out the legitimate plight of Dalmations across the country that died, needlessly, because of idiots that shouldn't have gotten them in the first place (probably the same people that will now try canyoneering). ...like all th...
by Nan
Mar 17 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Jump-starting fitness
Replies: 22
Views: 1627

Re: Jump-starting fitness

Running has really helped with my cardio, and I'm not a fast runner! Putting in the occasional run at altitude helps too.
by Nan
Mar 02 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Day hike to the river and back
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

Re: Day hike to the river and back

April's about the perfect time of year to hike down to the Tonto platform - about halfway down, you get a really good view of the Canyon. I'm a fan of the Kaibab-Tonto-BA loop. Other than bragging rights, it really doesn't add much to the experience to continue on to the bottom and bounce. IMO, of c...
by Nan
Feb 15 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Peralta TH access closed Sunday morning ( 2013-02-17 )
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Peralta TH access closed Sunday morning 2/20

Tough_Boots wrote:Are they running on Peralta Rd? That's gonna get dusty!
Maybe not - they're forecasting rain!
by Nan
Feb 15 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Peralta TH access closed Sunday morning ( 2013-02-17 )
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Peralta TH access closed Sunday morning 2/20

They close it about 5am.... the first bus leaves to go there at 430 ....That includes one lane of US 60 too for a few miles.... until the last of us makes it to the highway. Are you doing the Marathon??? My husband is... I am walking the 10K... Yes, I'm doing the marathon, my first year. :scared: S...
by Nan
Feb 15 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Peralta TH access closed Sunday morning ( 2013-02-17 )
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Peralta TH access closed Sunday morning ( 2013-02-17 )

Just a quick adviso; the road between US 60 and the Peralta TH will be closed Sunday morning due to the Lost Dutchman Marathon, from sometime before the start (7:00 AM) until the last of us makes it to the highway.

:wlift:
by Nan
Oct 27 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Cactus to Clouds
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: Cactus to Clouds

@imike :
Hey, did you wind up doing the Mt. Lemmon Marathon? I did the half, thought it was awesome, but boy did they have some communications issues!

-Nan
by Nan
Jun 22 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Schultz Fire on the San Francisco Peaks
Replies: 124
Views: 5260

Re: Schultz Fire on the San Francisco Peaks

Are you Flagstaff folk seeing a lot of smoke in town? I'm heading up this weekend for the Folk Festival and the 5K; does the whole town smell like barbeque?
by Nan
Jun 21 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Schultz Fire on the San Francisco Peaks
Replies: 124
Views: 5260

Re: Schultz Fire on the San Francisco Peaks

charkellyaz18 wrote: Is it as bad as it sounds? News is determined by the quality and quantity of video. In this case, the stations from PHX are feeding nice dramatic HD video with helicopters filming for hours and hours every day. IMO, No, its not as bad as it sounds ... though to be sure, it cert...
by Nan
Jun 20 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Hardy Fire in Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Hardy Fire in Flagstaff

Anyone know what's going on with the new fire north of Flag as of Sunday? Not familiar enough with the neighborhood names to recognize if it's close to "town" or out in the boonies. I'm supposed to be heading up there next weekend. :o
by Nan
May 11 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: State Parks under attack (again)
Replies: 247
Views: 8254

Re: State Parks under attack (again)

A friend of mine is having to rewrite a book she already sent to her publisher - now the main character has to sneak into closed Homolovi park. :wrt: How interesting! Now I want to read this! Oddly enough, part of The Marauders takes place at Homolovi as well... I don't know the title of the book y...
by Nan
May 11 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: hiking songs
Replies: 42
Views: 2205

Re: hiking songs

Val-de-reee, Val-de-ra-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
by Nan
May 11 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: State Parks under attack (again)
Replies: 247
Views: 8254

Re: State Parks under attack (again)

A friend of mine is having to rewrite a book she already sent to her publisher - now the main character has to sneak into closed Homolovi park. :wrt:
by Nan
Apr 19 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mt. Lemmon Marathon
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: Mt. Lemmon Marathon

I just got my note saying the "In-training" T-shirt is in the mail. :scared: Signed up for the 1/2...
by Nan
Apr 06 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: favorite az hike
Replies: 33
Views: 2919

Re: favorite az hike

I'm partial to the South Kaibab - Tonto - Bright Angel loop, especially in April/May when the Tonto platform comes to life. Drops you down into the Canyon for a nice long stroll w/o feeling rushed & still leaves me time for a hot shower & dinner with drinks at the top! I could do w/o the epic pools ...
by Nan
Apr 06 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Geology
Topic: Earthquake in AZ
Replies: 36
Views: 2604

Re: Earthquake in AZ

I did notice the door of the guest bathroom sticking that afternoon, so maybe the foundation settled a little.

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