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by nonot
Jun 07 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District

:o Renting a cabin for a romantic night with Mrs. CannondaleKid, and your plans for the night are to be outside watching the smoke settle? ](*,)

Enjoy your trip!
by nonot
Jun 07 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District

"adjacent to Route 87 between Route 260 and Lake Mary Road" Shouldn't impact Strawberry...winds generally blow from the south and west. @joebartels We rented a cabin in Strawberry next week so that is the last thing we wanted to hear. ](*,) After we bailed on the AZT 27 backpack due to smoke, we alm...
by nonot
Jun 07 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Low-traffic swimming holes that still have water?
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Low-traffic swimming holes that still have water?

@innanetmatt
Welcome to HAZ, consider using the "Find" option from the main page.

Here are some suggestions:

https://hikearizona.com/traildex.php?SH ... PN=1&ID=34
by nonot
Jun 05 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Abandoned Cabins/Ruins on the Mogollon Rim
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Abandoned Cabins/Ruins on the Mogollon Rim

Not sure if you are trolling, but the cabin loop is one of the most popular hikes on the site.
by nonot
May 31 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Comprehensive River Management Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Fossil Creek - Comprehensive River Management Plan

Closed because of the risk of people being stupid and getting heatstroke... That's what our society has devolved to. Let em die, I say, it's darwinism.
by nonot
May 30 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Tiger Muskies Invade Horsethief Basin Lake
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Tiger Muskies Invade Horsethief Basin Lake

Ah, I didn't know they were smaller than regular muskie. Still, seems like they should get bigger than that.
by nonot
May 30 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Tiger Muskies Invade Horsethief Basin Lake
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Tiger Muskies Invade Horsethief Basin Lake

Muskie can get to about 8 feet long in northern climates and are pretty much the most dangerous freshwater fish you have to deal with in the US (in terms of catching them, they can bite your hand), but not sure if they'll do well in AZ.
by nonot
May 29 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

@derpsquad
Hope you post a triplog when you get back
by nonot
May 23 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Mess Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Mess Kit

#cynic
by nonot
May 19 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

@BrettVet Your comment concerned me, so I have looked into it. As far as my research shows, this portion of the CDT (middle fork from snow lake on down) appears to have been fully logged of all the debris and fallen trees. While I cannot confirm this in person, I plan to do so in about a month! (An...
by nonot
May 10 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Basecamp near Reynolds creek
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Basecamp near Reynolds creek

Grasshopper campsite #1 is nice, but might be tough to get a trailer in there, and still high clearance needed. The last 2 miles or so of road to the Billy Lawrence trailhead is strictly 4WD. As a backup plan you could probably plan to park at the Reynolds TH itself. Better camping options for trail...
by nonot
May 10 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Barracks
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: The Barracks

The exit route is nothing to worry about, assuming you find the right spot to exit. It's about 1/3rd of a mile upriver from the plaque.
by nonot
May 10 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

I have been doing research as was thinking of going in spring but changed to a summer trip. Basically - most things to the south/west of the west fork of the gila river has burned, as well as everything within about 4 miles of Mogollon Baldy Peak. That said, you can see from the trail maps which tra...
by nonot
Mar 21 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Whazzit???
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Whazzit???

@nonot Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose. It's possible the fence to the sides has either fallen into disrepair or been torn down? Some of them are quite old and no longer serve a purpose since r...
by nonot
Mar 20 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Whazzit???
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Whazzit???

flexible fences, usually for cattle. In areas where there can be flowing rivers/debris, the fence allows the crap to flow through.
by nonot
Mar 17 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Grand Canyon, the redwall layer is obvious. Can't place the exact side canyon though.

Actually, I think this is a fraud, as you have a Navajo sandstone canyon in the foreground with the Grand canyon - about mid-canyon, in the background. Probably pasted two different images together.
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

It will spike over knee deep when it rains. In general it would probably be knee deep now, but last week it would have probably been waist deep. Here's a good gauge to monitor, you can see it rose over a foot after the storm. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_defa...
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1624

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

@kenjacobsen Yes, I've almost stepped on rattlers, and on one occasion, headbutted one when crawling through some thick manzanita. One struck at me when I had no choice but to jump over it. For the most part, snakes are scared of you. Show them respect and give them a wide berth. On a surprise enco...
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Trip Help - 5 days hiking Sedona or ?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Trip Help - 5 days hiking Sedona or ?

Sedona has good hiking accessible from paved roads. Not sure you will find much backpacking in the area with only rental vehicle access. There's also good hiking in the Flagstaff area. Maybe do a few days in each city?
by nonot
Feb 24 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

We did the trip in July, I think. The crossings at that time were about calf to knee deep in the middle fork, and the same except one crossing up to about thigh deep on the west fork. So bring shoes that you can hike in wet - there are too many crossing to make changing shoes practical. I do not thi...

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