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by Canyonram
Aug 08 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

@te_wa i was always interested in the signage there, something along the lines of "drink at your own risk". uranium or radioactivity contamination? i don't recall. must have been the water i drank from there.. Yo te wa, Geologist Ray Kenny did some sampling around the Grandview Mine in 2003. Here's ...
by Canyonram
Jul 22 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

chumley wrote:
Jun 18 2020 3:21 pm
I can't speak for him, but I'd prefer to finish out my life before they name a memorial after me!
Gee, Chumley. I take it you have never watched 'Impractical Jokers.'
by Canyonram
Jul 01 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: It's All About Water / Lost and Found
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: It's All About Water / Lost and Found

@Canyonram The 'Read for Free with Amazon Prime' option has expired on two of the books---the title 'It's All About Water' will be available until Sept. 2020. Stay safe everyone. Recent death on the South Kaibab with hiker going down to Phantom Ranch for a vacation stay who was overcome by the heat....
by Canyonram
Jul 01 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1874

Re: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks

No rebuttal. Also, no one joining the discussion/debate on Colter as Canyon Architect. So, to return the thread to the original topic of 'For the Grand Canyon geology geeks' : Recent June 2020 report for the South Rim “Geochemical characterization of groundwater evolution south of Grand Canyon, Ariz...
by Canyonram
Jun 18 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

@big_load I poked around on the inside of the grotto when it was still there and there was evidence of strike marks and fractures on the rock. Of course, that could have been done by some yahoo hiker a year before I got there to look or one of Pete Berry's crew looking to srike copper next to the w...
by Canyonram
Jun 18 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

@azbackpackr Poor Nate. Bet he gets asked the question a million times a year. In my email to him asking about his last name, I told him the least he can do is go stand next to the Powell Memorial on the Hermit Rest Drive with an extra-large name tag highlighting his name. If people ask, he can tel...
by Canyonram
Jun 18 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

NPS trail crew have worked on the Page Spring collapse and opened up enough space for your hand (and a rattlesnake) to get behind the rockfall and retrieve water. I contacted the BCO office and got a response from Nate Powell (BCO tech) : "There was a decent amount of water in the actual drainage be...
by Canyonram
Jun 16 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Tobacco Chat

@Jim_H Hi Jim, I addressed Air and used my experience advocating against tobacco as an example of the struggle one must accept when picking up a cause. I did not mean to imply that Air was a 'Smoker.' Air is passionate about protecting the Saguaro and I meant to share my experience as an advocate.
by Canyonram
Jun 16 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Tobacco Chat

@outdoor_lover One of my successful Quitters told me his way of dealing with moments of cravings was to consider the urge as the enemy knocking at the door to steal his Life. He took it as a death-struggle challenge and visualized beating the schitz out of this enemy. By the time he finished whippi...
by Canyonram
Jun 15 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Tobacco Chat

I started smoking at 15 years old and experimented even before that. Have quit a few times, but never lasted more than a year. Just bought a new truck so I'm now over 60 days smoke free since I can no longer afford it. Many smokers require several 'Quit' attempts before they get past the addiction....
by Canyonram
Jun 15 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Tobacco Chat

Sounds good, as long as people can blame someone else rather than take responsibility for their own actions... Hello nonot, One of the first things I do when I teach my 'Stop Smoking' class (now 'Stop Tobacco') is to survey the room asking the participants "Who are Quitting for?" The only acceptabl...
by Canyonram
Jun 15 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1874

Re: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks

I noticed that Fred Shaw's book "False Architect: The Mary Colter Hoax" is now listed as a 'Free to Read' Kindle ebook for those with Amazon Prime.
Good deal Mr. Shaw!
by Canyonram
Jun 15 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Invasive Species

@Canyonram Correction. It is 480,000 ANNUAL tobacco-related deaths in the US. My initial comment appears as if we have that number total since 1964. The tobacco industry shifted its advertising and also sales to Asia and large markets in China and Japan. While Covid-19 originated in China, we have e...
by Canyonram
Jun 14 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Tobacco Chat

Hello Air, Pick your cause(s) and then proceed as if you are an army of one. Your passion should attract others to the effort but don’t be surprised if they don’t have the same dedication. Also, don’t be surprised if no one else enlists. When the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Cancer ca...
by Canyonram
Jun 13 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Flora
Topic: Invasive Species
Replies: 50
Views: 1253

Re: Invasive Species

@air Hello air, The continued destruction of Saguaro—climate change, invasive species, expanding housing, highway construction, wildfires, etc—is also cultural genocide vs the O’odham. Border wall construction has resulted in 200-year-old saguaro being bulldozed down even inside Organ Pipe National...
by Canyonram
Jun 07 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1874

Re: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks

@Hippy Colter was a fraud. The evidence is mind-numbing. I've been guiding at Grand Canyon since 2013 and all anyone ever talked about was what a badazz Colter was. I hated her stories. They seemed so fake and too good to be true. I only spoke of her if someone asked. I'm a firm supporter of Shaw's...
by Canyonram
Jun 06 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Boucher/Hermit CCW or CW
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Boucher/Hermit CCW or CW

Agree with nonot---Boucher Trail is wicked hard (I lived in Boston for 6 months) and is difficult no matter which way. Some nasty switchbacks with loose scrabble. Going up the Hermit is easier by comparison and is more traveled. Once you hit the Tonto, take care in finding the continuation. There us...
by Canyonram
May 30 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon
Replies: 137
Views: 15958

Re: Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

It was almost 10 years ago that I posted the initial post in this thread regarding Uranium Mining in and around Grand Canyon. A Federal judge has recently ruled that the current mine ownership---Energy Fuels Resources---is OK to continue operations. The mine is currently idle due to the economics an...
by Canyonram
May 29 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1874

Re: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks

LosDosSloFolks wrote:I've found Alston's inventory and selection of rubber tomahawks to be wanting.
Perhaps sales staff hide them behind the counter in anticipation of a visit by big load.
by Canyonram
May 29 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1874

Re: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks

@azbackpackr I'll be interested to hear what you have to say after you read Fred Shaw's book regarding the references in this grad student's thesis. I’m about half-way through the Shaw book. So far, I don’t see any convincing evidence that any shots were fired from the grassy knoll. I’m more incline...

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