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by chumley
Oct 19 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR552 to Lockett Meadow closed until spring 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 45

FR552 to Lockett Meadow closed until spring 2019

As a result of people who probably shouldn't venture outside, the FS has closed Forest Road 552 (access to Lockett Meadow) for the season. It will open in spring 2019 when seasonal winter closures expire.
by chumley
Oct 19 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: babe haught, conflicting water source info
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: babe haught, conflicting water source info

@inthesticks There is no reliable water source between the Tonto Fish Hatchery and Knoll Lake. There are some drainages at the top of the rim that might have a trickle after rain or snowmelt as well as the drainage that runs into the lake, but I wouldn't count on it. A cattle tank near the rim migh...
by chumley
Oct 18 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: 62yr old falls in mine, breaks bones & kills snakes, 3days
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: 62yr old falls in mine, breaks bones & kills snakes, 3days

@skatchkins
Well that’s a “fact” I’m sure they could have gotten wrong too!!
by chumley
Oct 18 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: 62yr old falls in mine, breaks bones & kills snakes, 3days
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: 62yr old falls in mine, breaks bones & kills snakes, 3days

Not that a 21st century journalist or modern news organization is capable of accurate reporting, but there's no MP13 that's 35 miles south Aguila. I'd have to guess that this occurred in the dense mining area of the northern Big Horn Mountains. There's a turn off Eagle Eye Road near MP13 that leads ...
by chumley
Oct 15 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

by chumley
Oct 15 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Flagstaff currently ranks as the 9th wettest October. It will only take 1.2" to move up to the 2nd wettest, which seems likely to happen, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. Getting to the #1 wettest October will take a whopping 6.1" more rain at FLG. If it's gonna happen, this might be the year, but damn,...
by chumley
Oct 13 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

DixieFlyer wrote:the paper
What's that? :-k :lol:
by chumley
Oct 13 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

National Weather Service wrote:
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National Weather Service also wrote: :oops:
by chumley
Oct 12 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: First 2 day hike in AZ!
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: First 2 day hike in AZ!

These might be worth looking into too:
[ Intro to Arizona Backpacking / Options ]
by chumley
Oct 10 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Tent pole repair
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Tent pole repair

REI sells shock cord in their stores. It's on a spool and you can buy any length you need. I've replaced the cord in my tent poles before. It's not difficult, but it helps to have a couple of clamps to hold it stretched while you tie the knots. Moisture in the pole can cause deterioration to the out...
by chumley
Oct 10 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 5-6 days in the Grand Canyon
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: 5-6 days in the Grand Canyon

I assume it can't be too difficult I wouldn't make too many assumptions if you haven't done much in the canyon! Your #2 option would be my recommendation, but note that due to its proximity to the corridor the whole stretch between Cremation and Hermit limits camping to specific sites and therefore...
by chumley
Oct 05 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@joebartels There’s a button to change it to F. One easy click! Also it’s October. Even if 48” of snow falls, the ground is warm. It’s melting 1” of snow per hour from below. So it melts almost as fast as it falls. I’d be surprised if more than 8-10” sits on the ground at any given time this weeken...
by chumley
Oct 05 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Water off again at Grand Canyon
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Water off again at Grand Canyon

@DixieFlyer The National Park Service has a "current conditions" page on the website of each individual park. It's always a good idea to check before you go. For the Grand Canyon, it's here: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm The relevant information to your specific query: Drink...
by chumley
Oct 04 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: US 89 to Page is closed....
Replies: 61
Views: 3085

Re: US 89 to Page is closed....

so what route would one take to drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon? According to ADOT in the post above: Alternative routes are Interstate 40, State route 87, State Route 264 and U.S. 160. Looking at a map, this makes sense. The evil Google machine confirms it. It's about 80 miles longer an...
by chumley
Oct 04 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: US 89 to Page is closed....
Replies: 61
Views: 3085

Re: US 89 to Page is closed....

@hikeaz
Hopefully they repave that entire section of wavy highway. There’s a lot of alternating between getting airborne and bottoming out when you go through there at 80+!
by chumley
Oct 02 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Power's War Movie @ FilmBar Phoenix
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Power's War Movie FilmBar Phoenix

If you missed this event three years ago ... this movie is now available on the youtubes. Dial it up sometime. It's fascinating history.
[ youtube video ]
by chumley
Oct 02 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

2.75" in Tempe so far, Sunday through today. Not bad.
by chumley
Oct 02 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176262

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@joebartels
Towers has come in so high so often in the past 2-3 years it’s difficult to believe it’s actually accurate.
by chumley
Sep 28 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon Summits Book
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Grand Canyon Summits Book

It’s in the Stanford Library (Stanford has pretty much every book ever published!)

You should be able to get it through an inter-library loan. At least for as long as their check out period.

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