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by PaleoRob
Mar 14 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Injuries
Topic: Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Colo. climber falls over 1500 feet, is ok!

Wow, that is nuts. Glad he survived. Life is madness.
by PaleoRob
Jan 03 2017 11:36 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Bears Ears National Monument
Replies: 44
Views: 2170

Bears Ears National Monument

A little bit surprised that no one has started a post about this development (unless I missed it somewhere), but many of you have probably already seen it on the news or on the Facebooks. A number of the Utah hikes indexed on here will now have to be reclassified as being in Bears Ears National Monu...
by PaleoRob
Dec 08 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Model T in Petrified Forest
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Model T in Petrified Forest

@azbackpackr The park lists that as being in the Petrified Forest Wilderness. The northern wilderness with Pilot Rock is part of that of that wilderness and tends to have that reddish mudstone shown in the picture...but there is also wilderness at the southern end of the park too. The rocks tend to...
by PaleoRob
Dec 08 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Model T in Petrified Forest
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Model T in Petrified Forest

That is the only readily accessible rusted out Ford I am aware of in the park. It is near the north entrance to the park right along the main park road.
by PaleoRob
Aug 10 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias
Replies: 50
Views: 7079

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

I am glad there will be closure but sad that this is the outcome. My thoughts go out to her friends and family. :(
by PaleoRob
Jul 20 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secretary Sally Jewell in Bluff - your presence requested
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Secretary Sally Jewell in Bluff - your presence requested

@big_load Packed! The community center was full, the shade tent outside was full, and people were standing outside in the sun. The Secretary extended the meeting for a half hour, until 4:30, because there were so many people who had entered the lottery to speak. I'm glad she did, since I ended up b...
by PaleoRob
Jul 13 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secretary Sally Jewell in Bluff - your presence requested
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Secretary Sally Jewell in Bluff - your presence requested

This Saturday (7/16) at the Bluff Community Center at 11am, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be attending a public hearing on the proposed Bears Ears National Monument, covering Cedar Mesa, Comb Ridge, Red Canyon, Elk Ridge, Dark Canyon, and Indian Creek. There will be tribal representati...
by PaleoRob
May 26 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Where can I ID a skull?
Replies: 28
Views: 1281

Re: Where can I ID a skull?

Based on the size, the flattening of the antlers when viewed from the side, and the open sutures in the skull I'd suspect it is A) young and B) an elk. Possibly a yearling? I'm no mammologist though.
by PaleoRob
May 20 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Phoenix is Totally Phat
Replies: 34
Views: 1865

Re: Phoenix is Totally Phat

In the poor neighborhoods you'll see a higher level of diet ignorance: baskets full of sodas and sugary processed foods. As others have pointed out, it may not be ignorance so much as having access to resources. I know that the Hot Pockets I get for lunches are not very healthy for me, but that jum...
by PaleoRob
Apr 23 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Accessing Cobra Arch from within Buckskin Gulch
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Accessing Cobra Arch from within Buckskin Gulch

As long as you don't mind the hike in-out of the canyon, it should be doable. The arch itself is not far from the canyon, and you avoid the nasty sand slog that is the rest of the trail to/from Cobra Arch if you're just coming and going from below. We looked for the route a bit when we were there ye...
by PaleoRob
Apr 07 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: San Xavier del Bac vandalized
Replies: 0
Views: 240

San Xavier del Bac vandalized

Sad news coming out of Tucson this morning. San Xavier del Bac has been vandalized on the outside with black spray painted graffiti. Looks like clean-up efforts are underway already.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/3166 ... c-graffiti
by PaleoRob
Apr 04 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 182
Views: 9720

Re: Happy Birthday

azbackpackr wrote:Happy birthday, Rob and Mountain Rat, etc.!
Thank you much! I spent it mostly outdoors for the first time in 5 years. Felt great. Pictures forthcoming.
by PaleoRob
Apr 04 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Spruce Tree House, CO closed
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Spruce Tree House, CO closed

Especially since there are no other cliff dwellings open year round, without needing tours. It takes away a large chunk of the visitor experience, in my opinion.
by PaleoRob
Apr 04 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MyTopo / Outdoor Navigator
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: MyTopo / Outdoor Navigator

As far as I know. There are some free GIS software packages out there but honestly for pretty much my needs using the HAZ map editor is sufficient.
by PaleoRob
Apr 04 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Spruce Tree House, CO closed
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Spruce Tree House, CO closed

I haven't seen this posted before, but when I was down in February we were informed that Spruce Tree House is closed until further notice (and may be closed forever) due to a rock fall and geotechnical hazards in the alcove ceiling. Full NPS press release is attached: https://www.nps.gov/meve/learn/...
by PaleoRob
Apr 04 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MyTopo / Outdoor Navigator
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: MyTopo / Outdoor Navigator

I have been using Backcountry Navigator Pro for years now as my go-to GPS app. We have even been able to use those data in published papers ( https://peerj.com/articles/905/#materials|methods ). I never used a Topo! app though so I can't directly compare.
by PaleoRob
Apr 01 2016 6:31 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Free lecture - 3/31/16
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Free lecture - 3/31/16

It is a fair ways to get here from there.

The lecture went well, had a fairly full house. Now for a weekend of paleo talks and walks with the UFOP annual meeting!
by PaleoRob
Mar 28 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Free lecture - 3/31/16
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Free lecture - 3/31/16

Hey all, just wanted to make everyone aware that I will be talking at 6pm at the Moab Information Center on 3/31/16. I will be discussing our work over the last several years at Comb Ridge, Utah; taking high school students out into the field, collecting data, and the neat things we have discovered ...
by PaleoRob
Mar 07 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: utah favorites
Replies: 24
Views: 1401

Re: utah favorites

I love Natural Bridges. Arches will be jam-packed in April. Canyonlands will be pretty busy too, especially Island in the Sky. Lots of hiking options on the lands around Moab too. In Moab Milt's is a good call, as is Eddie McStiff's. Eclectic Cafe or Jailhouse for breakfast. If you are going to be t...
by PaleoRob
Mar 04 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: I-11
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Interstate 11

Some beautiful country along the proposed route there, at least to Wickenburg. I am torn on this proposal because getting to Vegas from the Valley sucks, but I'd hate to see a new wound ripped into that part of the state.

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