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by chumley
Oct 15 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Turkey" Benchmark by Rincon Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: "Turkey" Benchmark by Rincon Peak

BubbaJuice wrote:Do you think this route would be ideal?
"The best laid plans..." :sweat: -- you never know til you get out there and take it one step at a time. But that certainly looks like a logical approach on paper.
by chumley
Oct 14 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Turkey" Benchmark by Rincon Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: "Turkey" Benchmark by Rincon Peak

Hi @BubbaJuice :welcome: A quick search here doesn't show any previous mention of Turkey BM or Turkey Benchmark, and there are no routes posted in that area. See https://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=10136 As you note, it doesn't look terribly difficult to get to (hahaha, famous last words!) but it is ...
by chumley
Oct 14 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6916
Views: 274932

Re: Mindless chit chat

Double-dip La Nina emerges Climate pattern may influence winter ahead This La Nina is expected to last through the early spring 2022. For the upcoming winter season, which extends from December 2021 through February 2022, there is an 87% chance of La Nina. https://www.noaa.gov/news/double-dip-la-ni...
by chumley
Oct 13 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 838
Views: 65413

Re: Hiking vehicles

@RedRoxx44
But will anything ever match an old Hilux?

Skip to 10:30 if you're the tldr type.
by chumley
Oct 05 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 838
Views: 65413

Re: Hiking vehicles

@Pivo
Oh look! It's a normal truck with a plastic hummer grill stapled to the front. :roll: :lol:
by chumley
Oct 05 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 591
Views: 58094

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

@LosDosSloFolks
But they're shod!

My parents never experienced such luxury!
by chumley
Oct 04 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 591
Views: 58094

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

This is a literary "cartoon". So I'll put it here. Friends, family, followers—gather whatever posts you possess of your pets or fancy latte art, and lay them at the altar of my nascent wilderness infatuation. I demand a sacrifice! There is a new force dominating your social media, clad in breathable...
by chumley
Sep 30 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6916
Views: 274932

Re: Mindless chit chat

This totally not-monsoon-related weather system that will somehow be credited to monsoon rainfall totals anyway has brought to our state the first touch of winter. The San Francisco Peaks have just a touch of snow across the highest peaks this morning, and a larger swath of the White Mountains have ...
by chumley
Sep 30 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Season
Replies: 241
Views: 14765

Re: 2021 Fire Season

Did you all read the fire report by KNAU for the Fossil Creek area after the Backbone Fire? There are some bits of good news in the report.
https://www.knau.org/post/fossil-creek- ... kbone-fire
by chumley
Sep 29 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 838
Views: 65413

Re: Hiking vehicles

The money quote from the sheriff Black Bear Pass is an extremely dangerous road & should only be driven by experienced off-road drivers in appropriate vehicles. Legally, a 16yr-old who got his DL hours prior, may try to drive the pass in grandma's 80’s sedan. That doesn’t mean it’s safe." ... a conc...
by chumley
Sep 29 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 838
Views: 65413

Re: Hiking vehicles

@cactuscat The Sheriff's post identified the vehicle as a "Bronco" and there was an aggressive pushback from online truck folks about how it was a "Bronco Sport", which is barely more than a sedan (or something like that). Blah blah blah. Interesting to see that Yahoo made it clear in the headline....
by chumley
Sep 29 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: The Scourge of the Americas arrived earlier than Thought
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: The Scourge of the Americas arrived earlier than Thought

I'm going to have to update all my social media virtue signaling when I acknowledge that my hikes happen on land that was previously walked on by other people.
by chumley
Sep 28 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 111
Views: 14912

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

@xsproutx
The Tonto NF replied to my query this way:
The road is open to restricted access only via foot, motorcycle or horse. This is narrowed down just west of the Apache Marina entrance on Hwy 88.
by chumley
Sep 27 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 111
Views: 14912

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

xsproutx wrote: Sep 27 2021 12:57 pm what passenger vehicles are only 60" wide anyway...?
OHVs
by chumley
Sep 24 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Excellent Trail Cam
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Excellent Trail Cam

@LosDosSloFolks
Wow. 5 straight minutes of watching (listening to) one animal slurp up water. Captivating! :|
by chumley
Sep 23 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: The Most Deadly Animals In North America
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: The Most Deadly Animals In North America

@LindaAnn
#5 is where the rabid animals go. Or maybe you covered that with #2?
by chumley
Sep 23 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Tonto NF re-routing trails in Payson area
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Tonto NF re-routing trails in Payson area

First up: Highline Trail AZT – White Rock Mesa Passage 25 AZT – Sunflower Passage 22 Strawberry Trail Red Rock Spring Trail Tonto National Forest collaborative partnership set to improve trails below Mogollon Rim Release Date: Sep 22, 2021 Tonto National Forest officials announce plans to improve an...
by chumley
Sep 22 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Season
Replies: 241
Views: 14765

Re: 2021 Fire Season

The Telegraph Fire Closure has been rescinded. The Pinal Mountains are no longer closed to public access. However, the hiking trails and some roads are closed. So if you wish to explore off-trail to see the burnt leaves not falling in their autumn charcoal glory, you may find Kellner, Icehouse, and ...

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