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by azphil
Apr 24 2002 4:36 pm
Forum: Recipe Archive
Topic: Granola Bar Recipe
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Granola Bar Recipe

Here’s the recipe for my almost world famous granola bars. What you need: 1 stick of margarine. 1 box of Smart Start cereal or it’s equivalent 1 bag of marshmallows 1 cup of raisins 1 cup of crushed walnuts or almonds 1 cup of dry roasted or regular roasted (the oily ones) salted peanuts Chocolate o...
by azphil
Apr 24 2002 5:24 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Pics from Fossil Springs near Strawberry Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: water potability

[quote='slayte']I once heard that the water in the creek, even when filtered, cannot be consumed because of excessive mineral content. Can anyone confirm or deny? Thanks, Ed[/quote] I boiled it which helps to settle out both the suspended and dissolved solids. The taste was a little off but it was d...
by azphil
Apr 24 2002 5:18 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Piccacho Peak
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

A friend and I did this about 20 years ago. The back trail was closed because there was no bridge but we snuck in there and used what was left of some cables to hold on to. There was some hairy moments when we could only hold on to some eye-bolts that at one time had cable running through them but w...
by azphil
Apr 24 2002 5:01 am
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: GORP recipes?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Excuse me for not having anything GORP related but if anyone out there wants my recipe for granola bars just email me. These granola bars are absolutely better than anything out there and you can make 24-30 of these at a time. Based on weight these things are about twice as heavy as the store bought...
by azphil
Apr 06 2002 4:43 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: A great way to workout
Replies: 7
Views: 995

I feel that building up the legs is most important to being successful at carrying the weight of a backpack. Carrying around extra weight in a backpack prior to the hike is a good idea for getting used to the weight but I do not believe it does all that much to build any muscles. Remembering that a ...
by azphil
Mar 20 2002 6:27 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Dry Up North
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Nice Photograph. Bad news. So it is the driest it's been in 107 years.....I need to ask my mother-in........never mind. Where's the smart money going? Rain this summer or not? I really believe that a dry winter means a dry summer but I hope I'm wrong. Are there any parts of the state that aren't tak...
by azphil
Mar 15 2002 1:00 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Dragoon Mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Randy, Middlemarch goes through the mountains and 687 goes N-S along the western edge off of Middlemarch. As far as the hike you mentioned I have not done it but seem to recall the names you mentioned. I can't find my FS map so I can't confirm. If you can send me a description or brief map I'd appre...
by azphil
Mar 15 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Dragoon Mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Dragoon Mountains

Did a two-nighter there this week after not having hiked there in about 30 years. Went in from the Tombstone side (FR 687) and explored 3 major canyons. I couldn't find any water anywhere as this part of the state has been seeing some bad mojo in the rain department as well. All this water made for ...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Weekday Warriors
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Weekday Warriors

My days off from work are Tuesdays through Fridays so if anyone out there would like to go on hikes or overnite backpacks during the week let me know. I go out at least once each week for a dayhike and every third week for an overnite (or two) backpack. I'm familiar with the South Eastern part of Ar...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Dry Up North
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Dry Up North

I went up to Secret Mountain for an overnite backpack last Wednesday and Thursday. I couldn't believe how dry everything was up there. The prickly pear were like green tortillas. Over the weekend I heard that the Snow Bowl and other Northern Arizona ski areas have been open for a total of less than ...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Dry Up North
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

I've just never seen it as dry at that elevation before. The plant life were just really dry which will put the whole area at a greater level of fire risk. I've been through a few of Arizona's droughts before in Tucson and it's always a drought in the valley here in the Phoenix area but this was new...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Superfeet!
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

The best cushion inserts I have found are made by Crary Shoes. Go to: http://www.craryshoes.com You'll want to look around their site for the inserts that come in two different thicknesses and are leather covered. These things have some real dense foam and are covered with a nice piece of leather th...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Superfeet!
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

[quote='BoyNhisDog'] I'll endorse the Birkenstock inserts. The particular ones that I wear are these models here: http://www.birkenstock.com/pages/OpeningPage.htm The exact page I wanted did not link right. The item is the Aircushion Birko Tex 3/4 insole. I have worn these for years and my feet neve...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Superfeet!
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

[quote='BoyNhisDog'] [quote='azphil'] I've been wearing Birkenstocks for about 16 years now...after my last foot surgery (had a piece of an airplane slice through my foot after it got shot down quite awhile ago). [/quote] Phil, how did you do that. 'Nam? I have over 15000 hrs and have as many landin...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Weekday Warriors
Replies: 3
Views: 568

[quote='montezumawell'] :D Well, HEY! We are UP for hiking any old day of the week. Don't matter much where it's a Tuesday, Friday or whatever. They be pretty much the same: 'A Good Day to Go Hiking!' We are pretty much stuck on the Sedona area due to our proximity to it. That seems like a long way ...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Suggestions for a 2 night Early April backpack
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Great write-up on Sycamore Canyon. The southern tier of AZ offers so much to see and, fortunately, doesn't have the trail traffic that most other places in AZ get. There are a lot of other Canyons that are equally as beautiful down there.

Phil
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: REI Dividend dough
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Nealz, I just used my dividend check to buy that Black Diamond headlamp. I got it a few days ago so other than walking around in the backyard with it at night it has no real trail time. It does give plenty of light though. It'd be a bit more comfortable worn on top of a baseball cap turned backwards...
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: MCC Parks Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 742

MCC Parks Maps

According to Marketing Coordinator Rand Hubbell, new county park maps will be on-line when the revision to their website is completed around the end of the month.

Phil
by azphil
Feb 01 2002 5:00 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: MCC Parks Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Last week at the Estrella Mt. Park it was still $3.00. Maybe the price increase hadn't been posted yet??

Phil

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