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by hegstrom
Nov 24 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Permits & Transportation
Topic: New system for Back Country permits
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: New system for Back Country permits

When we've gone backpacking at the Grand Canyon we have needed the group sites. There is only one at Cottonwood, two and Bright Angel and I believe only one at Indian Garden. Trying to get those group sites is very difficult, at least during the prime Oct/May months. Going up and standing in line wa...
by hegstrom
Nov 23 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Permits & Transportation
Topic: New system for Back Country permits
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Grand Canyon Permitting Change - Feb 2010

[ADMIN moved this post from a newly started topic into this previously started topic] We're losing our advantage ... Operational Changes to Backcountry Permitting Procedures Planned at Grand Canyon National Park http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/news_2009-11-20_procedure_change.htm Snippet from the ...
by hegstrom
Apr 03 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Phantom Ranch
Topic: Phantom Ranch
Replies: 8
Views: 4151

Re: Phantom Ranch

In response to mountain goat's reply: We backpacked from NRim to SRim in Oct03. We spent 2 nights at Phantom Ranch in the campground. The campground was about 1/4 mile away from the Ranch. The hike between the campground and the Ranch worked wonders to loosen up the muscles that had pretty much loc...
by hegstrom
Jan 04 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Dog Friendly Day Hikes
Replies: 9
Views: 3536

We like SoMtn park as well (probably because we live in south Phx), many options, here's a couple. Option 1. Very close to AZBrad123's suggestion, except, drive in the main entrance on south Central. Follow the signs up to Buena Vista overlook. Take the National Trail (east) down to Fat Man's Pass, ...
by hegstrom
Jan 03 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Skunk
Replies: 8
Views: 853

In response to Nighthiker's reply: We just completed a North Rim to South Rim (in October) of the Grand Canyon (we took our time, 4 nights). As we were leaving Cottonwood CG, near Ribbon Falls, we came across a couple that were hiking up to the North Rim. They had left the North Rim around midnight...
by hegstrom
Jan 02 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Skunk
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Inquiring Minds What To Know!?!?!

You've probably been asked this before, but I haven't seen it ... so ...

Why do you hike at night?
by hegstrom
Dec 18 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tortilla Flat is for sale!
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

I hope they are able to sell it and not close it down, and that the new owners keep the recipes. They do have the The BEST cheeseburgers in the world. I remember in the late 70's riding my motorcycle out there, wonderful curving road for a motorcycle ... especially if there weren't any slow cars in ...
by hegstrom
Dec 12 2003 9:16 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: What is the best shelter?
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

pfredricks -

You're the 1st to comment ... glad to hear it accomplished it's task ... momentary thought and then a grin :)
by hegstrom
Dec 12 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: What is the best shelter?
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

My philosophy on spelling is that if you can only spell a word one way you are showing a decided lack of imagination :D Of course when I was a kid my teachers never bought into that :roll: Fortunately for this subject, and forum, I don't believe that spelling is all that important any way (Joe - thx...
by hegstrom
Nov 30 2003 7:08 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 53
Views: 4303

We just purchased poles prior to backpacking the Grand Canyon (North Rim to South Rim) this past October (great trip BTW :) ). I got the Leki Super Makalu Cor-Tec AntiShock poles, 2 for each of us. We used them only once before the GC on a day hike, with fully loaded packs. We are just day hikers an...
by hegstrom
Nov 20 2003 9:31 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Southwestern Sunsets from 2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Upon further review, I do believe that 551 is my favorite.

Once again, wonderful shots, wonderful memories ... what a blessing for you to have been there to take each shot.
by hegstrom
Nov 19 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Southwestern Sunsets from 2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Very nice!!!!

I think I might recognize some of those :D
by hegstrom
Nov 16 2003 7:41 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Trailhead vehicle(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 2684

We haven't had any problems so we blissfully haven't thought of it. We are limited to only our daily vehicles anyway, so if it's taken or damaged we've got problems.
by hegstrom
Oct 31 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Do you carry a compass and Topo Map every trip?
Replies: 40
Views: 3546

OK, I'm real interested now. What do we have to do to get a poll going of what the HAZers are using? or, is there already one?
by hegstrom
Oct 30 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Do you carry a compass and Topo Map every trip?
Replies: 40
Views: 3546

I typically always carry a topo, even on day hikes. I like to know the surrounding area. The names of the canyons, ridges, hills, etc. I have one of those combo thermometer/compass things that hangs from your pack. I can't remember ever looking at it, other than looking at the thermometer. So in a p...
by hegstrom
Oct 23 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Compasses
Replies: 23
Views: 1751

I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about or using a compass. We're day hikers, so it's not like we go off hiking uncharted territory. However, most often, I will purchase take along the quad map(s) of the area we're hiking and I do have one of those tiny little thermometer/compass things that ha...
by hegstrom
Jul 03 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Hand guns on the trail?
Replies: 63
Views: 8729

I don't own a gun nor would I carry one on the trail, although safety from the other two-legged critters out there has come to mind a couple of times. I harbor many of same opinions that ck1 stated quite well in the old/previous thread that was linked earlier. I was really amazed at the previous pol...
by hegstrom
Jul 02 2003 10:16 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Digital Cameras
Replies: 268
Views: 16447

Canon S100 & G2

I've had a Canon S100 for quite a few years and added the G2 several years ago. They both take great pictures. The S100 is extremely light compared to the G2, but I always take the G2. The S100 batteries don't last very long and the batteries on the G2 seem to last forever. The G2 can take hundreds ...
by hegstrom
Jun 26 2003 2:21 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Another Snake Question ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Another Snake Question ;-)

I really want to understand the issue of snakes bites better. I've read ck1's article already, but I'm still a little confused. Let's deal with a specific situation: We're out hiking the Horton Creek Trail and somewhere near the top someone gets bitten by a rattlesnake. You're looking at an hour plu...

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