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by Nighthiker
Feb 14 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 2134

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

Just a scuffed rock from a boot.
by Nighthiker
Feb 08 2020 9:01 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 1751

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

I do not use one and I noted the US Navy recently did a training exercise in the SE US and the exercise would/did interfere with GPS signals. Can some units pick up the non US GPS signals.
by Nighthiker
Feb 08 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: back pack question??
Replies: 19
Views: 2322

Re: back pack question??

Just researching options to modify my Kelty pack, and yes the folks from Kelty were quite helpful. I have a Kelty Cache Hauler Freighter pack. I like the shoulder strap, backpad and hip belt assembly on the pack. I removed the internal frame assembly from a military CFP-90 pack and installed it on t...
by Nighthiker
Feb 04 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: back pack question??
Replies: 19
Views: 2322

Re: back pack question??

I have a Kelty Tioga Internal frame backpack that I purchased new from REI in 1986. Would like to replace the back band, hip belt and shoulder straps (pack frame and and pack bag are ok) I have visited the Kelty website and was wondering if anyone had done replacement parts and options you can recom...
by Nighthiker
Jan 31 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

Obtain a copy of the USGS 7.5 topographical map, Goldfield and practice navigating with map only and map and compass around Garden Valley in the Superstition Wilderness Area.
by Nighthiker
Jan 31 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1120

Re: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?

I have a very large collection of various maps that depict the location's of features that land managers, private land owners and native Americans request that I do not disclose or share. Some of my archives I will not copy and comply with their request or if they approve provide a different edition...
by Nighthiker
Jan 21 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Rain
Replies: 31
Views: 2787

Re: Rain

Fog this morning in Payson this morning. light rain off and on most of the day. Unable to advise of total rainfall, trees squirrels rehearsing for a new Geico commercial destroyed my rain gauge.
by Nighthiker
Nov 26 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Showshoeing
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Showshoeing

I was thinking of the [ Bearfoot Trail ] near Pine.
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by Nighthiker
Nov 25 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Camping options on Peralta Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

I would opt for Garden Valley and include Hackberry Springs.
by Nighthiker
Nov 18 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 78
Views: 4645

Re: State Route 88 - Apache Trail closed

Early this year the governor stated we have a one billion dollar surplus for the rainy day fund. Well governor it rained.
by Nighthiker
Nov 08 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing hiker in the Mazatzals
Replies: 31
Views: 1707

Re: Missing hiker in the Mazatzals

I have been reviewing my topo maps, old and new editions. USFS forest maps and wilderness maps including the first edition. Arizona Trail information from various sources. Though I have two basic GPS devices I do not use a mapping program for hand held units. I do know that some mapping software giv...
by Nighthiker
Oct 17 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Camping this weekend or next week
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Camping this weekend or next week

Camp near Willow Springs Lake and hike the trail around Willow Springs and nearby Woods Canyon. If time permits visit See Canyon.
by Nighthiker
Sep 28 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Invasive Species Science Project
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Invasive Species Science Project

I utilized Arizona's Invasive Weeds by Larry D. Howery and Gina Ramos, Editors for a project and the folks from the Tonto National Forest were a big help.
by Nighthiker
Sep 28 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 403 - Sycamore Creek closed
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: FR 403 - Sycamore Creek closed

May explore the area on Tuesday.

this was Piccadilly Creek at 87 last Monday late afternoon
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by Nighthiker
Sep 27 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 403 - Sycamore Creek closed
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: FR 403 - Sycamore Creek closed

Sign posted at Mesquite wash stated closed due to off road abuse.

Mesquite Wash at AZ 87
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by Nighthiker
Sep 26 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 403 - Sycamore Creek closed
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: FR 403 - Sycamore Creek closed

I was at Mesquite late afternoon Monday lot of flow of water going down Mesquite, Picadilly and Sycamore Creeks. Bade to be in Mesa at 10 am and I drove through the storm coming down from Payson.
by Nighthiker
Aug 24 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: 44? Hikers Rescued from Lost Dutchman State Park Overnight
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: 44? Hikers Rescued from Lost Dutchman State Park Overnight

Another example of people doing things in a group that otherwise would not do by themselves.
by Nighthiker
Jul 21 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 2600

Re: Museum Fire

Several other fires this weekend including one North of Roosevelt Lake and the one near Kinder Crossing put out a huge smoke smoke plume before 10 am. Museum Fire will be a tough fight.
by Nighthiker
Jun 28 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217365

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Cicadas are singing between Payson and Sunflower.
by Nighthiker
Jun 07 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Mountain Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Mountain Fire

Now reported as 5,000 acres (I noted the fire info update at 9 pm) and first reported just before noon.

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