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by nonot
Apr 01 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 185
Views: 9927

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

sidhayes wrote:
Apr 01 2020 6:24 pm
@Tough_Boots
Take note of HAZ Forum guidelines # 2. Insults like feeble minded and others.
"Rules don't apply to me".

"Other people have to obey rules."

Ah, an internet troll is born. Sorry I wasted time to reply with something thought out and reasonable.
by nonot
Apr 01 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 185
Views: 9927

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

It is not up to the gov to keep me "safe". Actually, it is, to an extent, as this is the general basis upon which most laws and rules are founded. Pouring toxic substances into rivers is unsafe for nearby citizens. Polluting chemicals are unsafe for nearby citizens. Driving 150 miles per hour is un...
by nonot
Mar 13 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Salt Trail trail head to Confluence and back out (3 day and 2 night)
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Salt Trail trail head to Confluence and back out (3 day and 2 night)

Seems pretty risky considering all the rain we're getting. Be prepared to turn around at the bottom of Salt trail if the river is too swollen.
by nonot
Mar 06 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 88
Views: 6661

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

I was wondering what took them so long - good to know access to several Superstition hiking trails have been re-opened from the north. I'm suspecting the closure of fish creek hill will be permanent.
by nonot
Feb 15 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 2270

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

Q:What belongs on a peak or overlook?

A:Great views.
by nonot
Feb 11 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

There are several plaques on the peak if you care to wander around away from the bench.
by nonot
Feb 11 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals

Since the area near Hopi burned to the ground there are spaces you could setup a tent, but it isn't generally an established "nice" campsite, compared to Horse Seep. I didn't see the old fire ring that Sredfield mentions, my guess is you'd have to search for it in the bushes and deadfall?
by nonot
Feb 01 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals

Accessible water - yes. Camping - no. Nearest campsite would be another 2? miles after you reach the top/saddle area. Regarding the Barnhardt trail - Is there any accessible water from the area of Big Kahuna Falls which does not require canyoneering skills? Also, would there be any place to camp in ...
by nonot
Feb 01 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals

Barnhardt trail is the best maintained trail, and an April trip to Horse Camp Seep via Barnhardt is quite enjoyable, and I recommend a small side trip to see the Dead Man waterfalls on the start of your second day. A loop with Ybar can make it a 3 day trip or very long milage 2 day trip. A loop with...
by nonot
Jan 21 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Leo Canyon near Hellsgate (Tonto & Haigler Cks.)
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Leo Canyon near Hellsgate (Tonto & Haigler Cks.)

I would suspect that other people are correct, that they came in from the top via Bear Flat. It seems unlikely they could have used horses by going down Hellsgate to the Tonto creek and following Haigler creek upstream to Leo. I have done that on foot and would characterize the route between Tonto a...
by nonot
Jan 11 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mazatzal Question
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Mazatzal Question

Gold ridge is high and dry and brushy. Deer Creek stays low, with water in spots, and is brushy. I prefer Deer Creek, if you've never done either. Gold ridge will take you less time as it is more direct, but it will likely force you on a long first day until you can reach water, unless you plan to f...
by nonot
Jan 11 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mazatzal Question
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Mazatzal Question

Deer creek was getting a little vague in some sections last I hiked it. Sheep is pretty open though there are a few sections of overgrowth that were misleading for a few hundred yards of trail in total. This was all maybe 7 years ago, and may now be worse, though I'd expect the AZT portion to be fin...
by nonot
Jan 07 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 6074

Re: What's the best GPS?

Garmin etrex 20, small, good battery life, and can be gotten new and used for pretty cheap. Wore out the main button on my first one after about 3 years.
by nonot
Dec 31 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: FAA proposal for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) aka drones

Aircraft are required to use transponders, that constantly transmit the plane's identification, which allows ground tracking stations to monitor their positions at all times. It also keeps people employed as air traffic controllers. All planes are also required to file a flight plan. The requirement...
by nonot
Nov 04 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 6 days in the superstitions, thanksgiving 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: 6 days in the superstitions, thanksgiving 2019

Since you only have 2 posts to your name, nobody here really understands your experience, and will be trying to find ways to make your hike easier and more enjoyable. I agree with most of what has been suggested. If you are very experienced in desert backpacking, your original route/plan would work ...
by nonot
Nov 04 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 6 days in the superstitions, thanksgiving 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: 6 days in the superstitions, thanksgiving 2019

Better yet consider moving on into the eastern Superstitions for a part of the trip. You will see less day hikers and meet a few backpackers. There are Indian ruins, Ranching ruins and better options for water. You just might run into Wally our Joe Bartles checking out the apples at Reavis Ranch. :...
by nonot
Nov 03 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 6 days in the superstitions, thanksgiving 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: 6 days in the superstitions, thanksgiving 2019

The superstition ridgeline, with a backpack, is not to be taken lightly. There are very few, if any water options once you leave the campgroup near siphon draw, before you complete a lot of elevation and distance. Definitely make a side trip to get water from the campground.
by nonot
Oct 30 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hayduke Trail documentary
Replies: 21
Views: 4448

Re: Hayduke Trail documentary

The Hayduke trail is fairly well documented? At least, I have been able to find enough info on it. It simply isn't popular because of it's remoteness, the lack of reliable water sources that coincide with "nice" hiking weather, and resupply logistics. You can hike in winter, find water, and be cold....
by nonot
Oct 15 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: November Mazatzal Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: November Mazatzal Wilderness

Mazzies are pretty nice, and I agree with the recommendations to come prepared with a GPS and tracks if you intend to go more than about 6 miles from Sheep Bridge. The trails have not been maintained well and a fire went the higher elevations some 20ish years ago some they are in poor condition or n...
by nonot
Sep 23 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:
Replies: 183
Views: 15555

Re: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:

Mine doesn't look worth a crap. The letters pulled apart when I pulled the backing off. If you want to throw money away, it looks to me like buying one of these decals is a good way to do it. https://hikearizona.com/dex2/igallery/image_page.php?id=5597 Suggest you contact Joe, I have 2, perhaps 10 ...

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