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by Nighthiker
Aug 13 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking close to Flagstaff
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Backpacking close to Flagstaff

Backpack the Arizona Trail from Flagstaff South to AZ 87. If you night hike Sunset Crater turn off your head lamp, it attracts the park service police :D .
by Nighthiker
Aug 13 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Good grief, I listed 10 feet of rain for the year instead of 10 inches. Incidentally I made arrangements to reroof my house.
by Nighthiker
Aug 13 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

It has rained at my home the past couple of days, a little over 10' of rainfall for the year.
by Nighthiker
Aug 13 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: A conversation with Ed Abbey
Replies: 0
Views: 111

A conversation with Ed Abbey

Parked my vehicle got out for some navigation work and "Ed"
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landed nearby and asked if I was Hayduke. Asked perhaps because I was driving a Jeep.
by Nighthiker
Aug 04 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Printing Arizona Trail topo maps
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Printing Arizona Trail topo maps

I utilize USGS 7.5 min topo maps and make copies of them and then draw my planned routes that I may obtain info from several sources. I then make another copy of my edited map and leave a copy with trip plans with someone.
by Nighthiker
Aug 02 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2018 Fire Season
Replies: 73
Views: 3107

Re: 2018 Fire Season

Returning home from the valley the Bears Fire in the Sierra Anchas was putting up a large smoke cloud this afternoon.
by Nighthiker
Aug 02 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Just over an inch and a half the past 24 hrs. at my home the past 24 hrs. Missed out on the dust storm in the valley canceled the afternoon trip to Superior.
by Nighthiker
Jul 21 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Been trying to locate lake levels for lakes near Williams (Dogtown) and Lake Mary and Mormon Lake.
by Nighthiker
Jul 20 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Fun with Buzzards
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Fun with Buzzards

Sunrise hike this morning and I noted a squadron of buzzards orbiting above me. So I laid down and first one landed in a tree nearby;
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Then joined by two others in another tree;
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And finally another landed nearby for a closer look;
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by Nighthiker
Jul 19 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Night hike this morning with navigation exercises near the road to the Barnhardt trailhead (noted a white colored vehicle heading up to the trailhead before sunrise) and I noted its going to be a stormy day. Water flowing in Rye creek and AZ 87. Was in the Mesquite Bosque near Granite Reef and the c...
by Nighthiker
Jul 18 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: WB US60 to close in Tempe
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: WB US60 to close in Tempe

One area in Tempe was a very large prehistoric village site, once the 20th century development was vacated the area was excavated for study prior to freeway construction.
by Nighthiker
Jul 16 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

With all of that concrete for the runway atop Birch Mesa it must create a heat island, I have had nearly 3 1/2 inches on the North end of Payson.
by Nighthiker
Jul 13 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Another heavy rain with almost 1 1/2 inchs during apx 1/2 hr. Thursday afternoon. Missed it as I was out in the desert again. Have some cleanup work around the yard.
by Nighthiker
Jul 11 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Just under an 1 3/4 " in less than an hour a several nearby lightning strikes on Birch Mesa this afternoon.
by Nighthiker
Jul 10 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

The cicadas singing last week was quite the symphony. a rather large and stealthy rattlesnake joined in. In "cobra pose" near my feet :o I did a near world record backward standing broad jump, cleared a modest sized creosote and nailed the landing with out tearing my meniscus in my knees. My next vi...
by Nighthiker
Jul 05 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Looked like a promising storm for the Payson area but no rain. Looked like the Pinal's may have received rain. I will be out in the desert Friday, maybe I can encourage the cicadas to start their rain song :) .
by Nighthiker
Jun 25 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Willow Springs Canyon below Dam -- where to park?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Willow Springs Canyon below Dam -- where to park?

There is an area to the East Side of the lake and an area just North of Sinkhole campground which I have used in the past. I have also set up base camp at Sinkhole and hiked from there.
by Nighthiker
Jun 10 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2018 Fire Season
Replies: 73
Views: 3107

Re: 2018 Fire Season

Dry lightning causing grief in SE Arizona. Mule Mtns. North of Bisbee were on fire.
by Nighthiker
Jun 10 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5852
Views: 174322

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

South East of Apache Junction last week I heard cicadas, now if the monsoons would reply to their request.
by Nighthiker
Jun 10 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Umbrellas
Replies: 38
Views: 3832

Re: Umbrellas

They are available in earth tone colors, matches my gear.
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