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by Nighthiker
Jul 06 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Polle Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Polle Fire

Inciweb tonight now list 560 acres.
by Nighthiker
Jul 06 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Polle Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Polle Fire

Almost 4k acres, lot of resources at the airport being flown in.
by Nighthiker
Jul 06 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 89
Views: 3145

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

Basically three choices:
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by Nighthiker
Jul 05 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Polle Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Polle Fire

8 helicopters at the Payson, airport this morning, three wildland crew transport which two of the helicopters were ferrying and a third crew the helitack crew assigned to the airport. Also observed the big tanker flying over the fire area and I noted three passes over the fire area. No smoke visible...
by Nighthiker
Jul 04 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Polle Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Polle Fire

As of 7/4 540 acres and located on Polle Mesa about 7 miles west of Payson. Lot of cultural resources on the Mesa, lightning caused on 7/3. Several helicopters operating out of the Payson airport.
by Nighthiker
Jun 29 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Oxbow Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Oxbow Fire

I was heading home from the gun range on AZ 87 when I observed three vehicles had stopped at a small grass fire that was out. This was about eight feet wide and about thirty feet long. At the same time a Payson fire engine, water tender and a battalion chief were heading further south. A couple of m...
by Nighthiker
Jun 25 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 131
Views: 5079

Re: Bush Fire

Just noticed a new plume of smoke South of Four Peaks below the ridge line on a ADOT traffic cam McKellips and 202.
by Nighthiker
Jun 25 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Bike
Topic: Gravel Bikes and Bikepacking
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Gravel Bikes and Bikepacking

@ALMAL
Woods Canyon Lake to Willow Springs Lake to Black Canyon Lake. From the Arizona Trailhead at AZ 87 at the Blue Ridge Campground turn off head north on various forest service roads to Long Lake. From Willams AZ forest service road to Dog Town Reservoir.
by Nighthiker
Jun 17 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2020 Fire Season
Replies: 47
Views: 3304

Re: 2020 Fire Season

Three main factors, tempeture, humidity and stupidity.
by Nighthiker
Jun 06 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 155
Views: 5788

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

Just heard of one near Stoneman lake.
by Nighthiker
May 31 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Arizona Statewide Curfew
Replies: 45
Views: 1740

Re: Arizona Statewide Curfew

Well, nuts for Nighthiker.
by Nighthiker
May 31 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Ocotillo Fire
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Here we go again...

Large brush fire on the National Guard Range North of Florence, I believe most of the smoke in the Gold Canyon area this morning was from the fire at the range.
by Nighthiker
May 30 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Ocotillo Fire
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Here we go again...

The large Chinook at the Payson airport left about 10am. I had heard that it and the helitac crew were sent to a fire near Roosevelt Lake.
by Nighthiker
May 18 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: East Desert Fire
Replies: 30
Views: 1119

Re: East Desert Fire

This is parked at the Payson airport. The big slurry bombers mainly use Gateway for slurry reloading.
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by Nighthiker
May 12 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2020 Fire Season
Replies: 47
Views: 3304

Re: 2020 Fire Season

There are some very neat areas on Arizona State Trust Lands to visit.
by Nighthiker
Apr 24 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Many years ago BG (Before Google) we had a Captain author the policy on facial hair. It to was vague, and it also included the phrase, " Vermillion of the Lip ". The only thing we had to interpret this phrase was a dictionary and a thesaurus but to no avail so we made a trip to a beauty salon for "o...
by Nighthiker
Apr 24 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 55
Views: 3511

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

Since I mostly hike alone, I wear them (from forestry supplies). During my career as a firefighter I participated in lugging some one out (one of those surplus wire basket types that spent most of its time hanging on the forecastle of a WW II destroyer) on several occasions. Those litters were about...
by Nighthiker
Apr 21 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: 2020 Fire, Campfire & Stove Restrictions

Propane fueled campfire allowed ?
by Nighthiker
Apr 10 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestral Pueblo Flutes from Broken Flute Cave
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Ancestral Pueblo Flutes from Broken Flute Cave

Perhaps not only for music, we know they also had talking sticks. Perhaps they could be used to call or summon game. I would image living on mainly beans and squash, things might have been a little gassie in the kiva.
by Nighthiker
Mar 21 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Rain
Replies: 43
Views: 3978

Re: Rain

Central Arizona reservoirs have filled up and up on the Rim, Blue Ride (ok SRP, C. Cragin) has also filled up.

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