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by hddan
Aug 03 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Hiker's Special GC River Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Hikers river trip

I'd be interested. What time of year and what concessionaire are you looking at?

Dan
by hddan
Nov 22 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: The "perfect" sleeping bag
Replies: 38
Views: 3341

Thanks for the opinions. I do like WM's reputation but I still worry about the down getting wet and ruining a $300 bag. You guys obviously haven't had any problems with that, I guess.

Dan
by hddan
Nov 20 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: The "perfect" sleeping bag
Replies: 38
Views: 3341

The "perfect" sleeping bag

I'd appreciate some sound advice on a new sleeping bag. I'd like to get a smaller-packing 3-season bag for this winter's desert hiking. My 0 degree Marmot is just overkill for my new smaller pack. What do you ultralight folks prefer? I've been looking at the following: Western Mountaineering Ultrali...
by hddan
Nov 01 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Appropriate firearm?
Replies: 86
Views: 9581

Re: Appropriate firearm?

I personally carry a S&W Stainless Model 60 .38 special. Lately I've been loading it with Cor-Bon 110 grain JHP +P while hiking. I love the reliabilty but am having issues with the weight of the stainless steel. I'm almost to the point of not packing it due to the weight. With my new GG Vapor Trail ...
by hddan
Oct 26 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Lightweight Backpacks
Replies: 50
Views: 5342

Re: Dueter vs GG

Hey, thanks alot for the posts on the packs. I settled on the Granite Gear Vapor Trail. Its on sale right now at http://www.backcountrygear.com. I keep thinking about the tarptent thing. I just ordered a Black Diamond Lightsabre bivy bag. 1 lb. 4 oz ain't bad. Maybe when I go with the wife it might ...
by hddan
Oct 18 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Lightweight Backpacks
Replies: 50
Views: 5342

Lightweight Backpacks

Hi, I'm looking to shave a few pounds off of my current internal frame pack. I'm looking to get a pack that I can use all year around so I need 3000-4000 c.i. capacity. I'm looking at the following: REI UL45 Large size Golite Speed Pack Gregory Z-Pack Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone If anyone has any sugg...
by hddan
Sep 24 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Wet Hikes
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Wet Hikes

Anyone have a suggestion for a good pair of hiking shoes for a wet hike? I wore regular old sneakers on my last one and lets just say I fell a few times. Here I am...2 weeks later still wearing jeans in AZ in Aug. because my legs are so cut up. :wink: I'm a big fan of the Keen sandals. I highly rec...
by hddan
Jul 13 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Havasu Falls in September
Replies: 1
Views: 449

This is my opinion: (1) It depends on if it's a weekend or weekday how many days you can handle. It get pretty crowded in there somtimes. 2 days should be fine. (2) The trail is very easy to find below Mooney. I would rate it as a moderate hike, I did it as a day hike from Havasu down to the Colorad...
by hddan
Jun 25 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Wile fires.. anyone here have an experance fighting them?
Replies: 2
Views: 552

There really isn't any volunteer wildland firefighting here in AZ. The only possible way would be to join a small local volunteer fire dept. that sends people (and trucks) out on fires to make money as a state contractor. You must take and pass a few basic wildland firefighting classes before fighti...
by hddan
Jun 14 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Clear Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: Thanks for the info

Good call on the time. I did this hike this last weekend. The canyon really got tore up during this last flood season, resulting in no trails and lots of bushwacking through knocked-over trees and logjams. This through-hike is for experts only and 1-2 hiking sticks are a must. Thanks for your help, ...
by hddan
Jun 01 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Clear Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Thanks for the info

Thanks, this is all good information. I haven't met anyone that's done it, so it is definitely hard to come by. Couple questions: how about going in on the 611 or 122C road and starting there? On the maps, evey dropping in at Maxwell, I'm still missing some miles. This time of year, I think I'll hav...
by hddan
May 24 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: West Clear Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

West Clear Creek

Hi folks, I'm new on this site, so take it easy on me. Does anyone have any experience on a trans-wildernesss hike of west clear creek? I can't seem to find any posts on one anywhere else. Looking to drop in at Tramway and end at Bull Pen. Judging my topos, I'm thinking 18 miles +or-. Any thoughts? :)

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