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by Nighthiker
Feb 15 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Goldfields
Replies: 3
Views: 231

The Goldfields

I am glad to note the hikes in the Goldfields by the visitors to this site. I would hear about folks who hiked or visited the various wilderness areas in Arizona and I would offer that there are some neat and unique areas that are not designated wilderness areas. I enjoyed living in the foothills of...
by Nighthiker
Feb 12 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Mapping and surveying GC through history
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Mapping and surveying GC through history

I am going to be busy, thank you for the link.
by Nighthiker
Feb 09 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Hammock use
Replies: 25
Views: 4025

Re: Hammock use

I used a hammock in the past but I thought to a bear I looked like a food bag.
by Nighthiker
Feb 06 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 165
Views: 8752

Re: Bush Fire

Thanks for the info rescheduled some appointments the next two weeks to the afternoon hope to get a sunrise hike on the way to the valley.
by Nighthiker
Feb 06 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: GPS Watch or Lightweight Handheld Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: GPS Watch or Lightweight Handheld Recommendations

i just use a basic Garmin etrex and prefer to use a compass with USGS maps. Cycling however I prefer to use the Garmin Edge for road and mtn. biking.
by Nighthiker
Jan 25 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6712
Views: 244859

Re: Mindless chit chat

As of 3:30, 8 inches of snow at my home in Payson.
by Nighthiker
Jan 24 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: Mask Mandate On Federal Lands?
Replies: 52
Views: 2077

Re: Mask Mandate On Federal Lands?

Its hunting season, all are wearing masks.
by Nighthiker
Jan 13 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: Pack repair
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Pack repair

Thanks for that link.
by Nighthiker
Jan 12 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Pack repair
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Pack repair

Contacted Kelty, no parts (shoulder straps and waist belt) available at this time.
by Nighthiker
Jan 10 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Pack repair
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Pack repair

Have not been able to locate a source for shoulder straps, back pads and hip belts for external frame packs. Most of the packs are military ALICE packs, no problem finding parts for them the other external frame packs, mostly Kelty unable to source parts.
by Nighthiker
Jan 09 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Pack repair
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Pack repair

Helping a friend repair packs for their scout troop. Not very found of clevis pins, lot of them damaged and some broken. Hard on the fingers while replacing.
by Nighthiker
Dec 21 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Best paper map for sale?
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: Best paper map for sale?

Printing by George is located in Payson and they can print out USGS topo maps. I have a very large map collection and use a copy of a USGS topo map as a base map and use colored pencils to identify items of interest from other maps etc.
by Nighthiker
Nov 26 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Favorite HAZ Sub-Region?
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Favorite HAZ Sub-Region?

For me it dependent on the time of the year and the time of day. Overlooking the Canyon of West Clear Creek near Bull Pen when the leaves change in the canyon, the aroma of the air is pleasant to inhale. Listening to the canyon sigh in late Summer of See Canyon that is the transition of late afterno...
by Nighthiker
Nov 26 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Navigation Book
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Navigation Book

Picked up a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Navigating without a Compass by Christopher Nyerges. A very useful guide to find your way using the sun, stars and nature observation. Also includes an informative section on maps and compass.
by Nighthiker
Oct 20 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: 2020 Presidential Debate
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: 2020 Presidential Debate

Watched a little of their last one, reminded me of two old guys arguing over the last box of Depends at a WalMart.
by Nighthiker
Oct 20 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Trail Blazes
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: Trail Blazes

Unless they are reflective I usually don't see them :)
by Nighthiker
Oct 20 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Favorite Multi Tool?
Replies: 24
Views: 2532

Re: Favorite Multi Tool?

Still have the original ones from when they first came out, both were Christmas Gifts from coworkers at the fire department. One of them left in a ruin in the Sierra Ancha's and recovered later.
by Nighthiker
Oct 20 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Horse Fire
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Horse Fire

The night before the fire started, I observed a meteorite fly by overhead from a ridge South of Payson to the direction of where the fire first started.
by Nighthiker
Oct 15 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Horse Fire
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Horse Fire

Photo taken on 10/15 at apx. 515 pm from the Payson Airport
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by Nighthiker
Oct 15 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Horse Fire
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Horse Fire

Noted a very large Smoke Plume from Payson, its called the Horse Fire near Crown King. Crown King is advised to be Ready Mode for evacuation.

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