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by azbackpackr
Feb 07 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moab Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Moab Suggestions

@Watauga @trekkin_gecko I'm moving there in early March for a summer seasonal job, so I'm reading this with interest. I've been there quite a few times, but mainly for kayaking the Green and Colorado rivers. But I have hiked in the La Sals. That's a summer hike, in case you find yourself there at a...
by azbackpackr
Jan 08 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2021 Hazolutions
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: 2021 Hazolutions

@RedRoxx44
It's that new variety. : wink :
by azbackpackr
Jan 06 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Any recent water sightings in Sabino Basin (AZT passage 11)?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Any recent water sightings in Sabino Basin (AZT passage 11)?

@andrewp
In the past Hutch's pool has filled up with black sludge and silt after a big fire, but it all washed away and the pool was nice again a couple years later. I haven't been up there for a few years myself.
by azbackpackr
Jan 04 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Any recent water sightings in Sabino Basin (AZT passage 11)?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Any recent water sightings in Sabino Basin (AZT passage 11)?

@andrewp A friend went on the ATA survey hike to document trail damage, a couple weeks ago, and said there is sludgy water in Hutch's. They walked the closed areas from Marshall Gulch to Romero Pass to Hutch's, and then out via Sycamore. I can ask her where else they found water. It may take a day ...
by azbackpackr
Dec 24 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: "Scrubby" Lives On
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: "Scrubby" Lives On

@mudlugs
Yes I saw it yesterday. Pretty scruffy-looking.

So, is it Scrubby, Shrubby, or Scruffy? The article claims it's Scrubby.
by azbackpackr
Dec 17 2020 6:19 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere
Replies: 481
Views: 23280

Re: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere

Can you grow a banana in Marana and eat it in your cabana?
by azbackpackr
Dec 14 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Flora
Topic: "Scrubby" Lives On
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: "Scrubby" Lives On

@Alston_Neal
Maybe there is a Scrubby I and a Scrubby II. (There may be a feral Scrubby as well!)
by azbackpackr
Dec 09 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hollin Basin (Molino Canyon)
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Hollin Basin (Molino Canyon)

@andrewp
I remember going there on a SAHC hike, probably 23 years ago or so. What I remember is that I thought it would be a nice place for a quick backpacking trip. I seem to recall getting there from near the Bear Canyon picnic area, the same as the GPS route you linked.
by azbackpackr
Dec 01 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Favorite HAZ Sub-Region?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Favorite HAZ Sub-Region?

@azlaurie anyone backpack? Black River from Bear Creek to Wildcat Crossing, Alpine Region I think. (I'm not going to bother with looking for the subregion. Not something I pay attention to.) I call it the Black River Wade, because you cross the river about every 10 minutes. Also anywhere in Grand Ca...
by azbackpackr
Nov 26 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Tucson area backpacking overnight shake-down suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Tucson area backpacking overnight shake-down suggestions

@PrestonSands
Okay, thanks. That's kind of what I thought, because it seems that local backpackers I know who post on social media have been going elsewhere.
by azbackpackr
Nov 24 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Tucson area backpacking overnight shake-down suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Tucson area backpacking overnight shake-down suggestions

@Mountain_Rat
So I take it that Wilderness of Rocks area has reopened? I haven't been following the news about what's open and what isn't. But I will be moving to Tucson for two or three months on about December 3rd.
by azbackpackr
Nov 23 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO

@wildwesthikes
Thank you very much for taking the time for this explanation. @chumley good points as well.
by azbackpackr
Nov 22 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources
Replies: 54
Views: 4617

Re: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources

@inthesticks
Watch for side trails well before you get to that spot. There are "use trails" leading to those campsites.
by azbackpackr
Nov 18 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6712
Views: 245328

Re: Mindless chit chat

@Mountain_Rat
Yikes. Well I'm not moving there until December 3rd.
by azbackpackr
Nov 18 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6712
Views: 245328

Re: Mindless chit chat

Weird, because over here in Blythe, which is typically as hot or hotter, they recorded only 81. (Pretty soon I'll be relocating to chilly Tucson!)
by azbackpackr
Nov 17 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO

@SJFL
I read them on the REI website. I just looked down at the bottom of the page and told it that I wanted to see all the reviews with one and two stars. Mainly it seems that there is no satellite reception, even when standing out in the open, at times, for some users.
by azbackpackr
Nov 17 2020 6:19 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO

@wildwesthikes I did really think I wanted one of those, but I have just read way too many bad reviews. I wouldn't mind hearing comments by people who own one, specifically the mini. I have seen the regular one work just fine. I have also seen a SPOT texting device break (broken switch) when it was...
by azbackpackr
Nov 05 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Herpetology Bedding Set
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Herpetology Bedding Set

@KwaiChang Why are people so angry? Spoiled rich people. I have zero sympathy for them. They should go try to live in Honduras or Nigeria for awhile. Then maybe they could learn to be completely grateful for everything we have. So selfish and arrogant. I am one who believes strongly that most peopl...
by azbackpackr
Nov 03 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Herpetology Bedding Set
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Herpetology Bedding Set

@KwaiChang I am planning a road trip to Florida in Feb. Bringing my kayak, staying just a few miles east of Crystal River State Park at a friend's place. I've been doing a bunch of networking online with paddlers there. Thinking I may want to spend a winter there sometime in the future, also. Keepi...

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