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by Grasshopper
Sep 23 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

nonot wrote:The common reaction is for a normal black bear to run away from you as soon as it detect you.
@ZonaNative22
Consider yourself extremely lucky if you do view a bear within this Cabin Loop "hiking/camping area" of our Mogollon Rim.
by Grasshopper
Sep 22 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

It would be awesome for more foliage in the area, but beggars can't be choosers! One question regarding driving from PHX. I need to approach from the 87 as Hwy 260 does not connect to this parking area via Rim Road 300, correct? If you would like prime Autumn colors (Big Tooth Maple/Aspen) the last...
by Grasshopper
Sep 21 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

Any thoughts/recommendations? I recommend: https://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=58895 (see my above pic captioned and geo coded picset and trip log from my 6/12/20 dayhike. This 6/12 trip is posted under HAZ Hike Guide https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=17805 ) This recommended 3 mile round...
by Grasshopper
Sep 16 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?

@The_Eagle I remember that back in May-2011. You and Joe were out searching for GPSjoe clues [ photoset ]
by Grasshopper
Sep 12 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?

I purchased my first Garmin GPS Receiver in Year 2008 , a new and then very popular 60CSx. I lost it on an eleven hour Mazatzal Wilderness Bushwhack Death March with HAZ- topohiker in May-2009 attempting to hike the then impossible "Davey Gowen Tr / Deer Creek Tr" Loop. Assuming it was lost for ever...
by Grasshopper
Sep 12 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Have you lost or almost lost your GPS?

Every time I hiked with him he carried two. Interesting. He must have discontinued carrying two sometime before I started hiking with him in early 2010. I know the day he disappeared on 11/8/2010 hiking in from the Mount Peeley TH, that he had his then newer Garmin 62s with him. His son later gave ...
by Grasshopper
Sep 12 2020 11:11 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

I know that a cheap Android phone could do the same (and more), but I'd like to understand the travails of the transition. Dang, I wish I had thought of that line "travails of transition" as it sounds much more positive than my being just "resistant to change" :) I actually use both Garmin "BaseCam...
by Grasshopper
Sep 12 2020 10:29 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

I for one would like to hear from anyone who has done the "Garmin I understand" to "smart phone I don't understand" transition for outdoor navigation. :lol: and yes, I am one of those! For me, turning 75 years old day after tomorrow and now beginning to resist much more change in my life, it is mos...
by Grasshopper
Sep 12 2020 8:26 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

Here is an additional way to pass the time pondering our previous HAZ Forum comments on "What is the Best GPS?" :D
[ What's the best GPS? ]
by Grasshopper
Sep 12 2020 7:16 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

I've never used anything except my 62ST & loaded it with 24K maps, WEST & SOUTHWEST. You can answer a question I could not in my last reply message 9/11pm: Since you own a GPSMAP 62st, it came with the Garmin 100k USA Topo Maps. Does Garmin load these maps into the device memory or did they provide...
by Grasshopper
Sep 11 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

I'm having trouble ascertaining which model doesn't require the $100-$200 additional cost for maps. Their website is very vague. Which one is good to go as-is in your opinion? I did not want to leave you hanging on this since you asked but my previous reply message/comments still apply. My recommen...
by Grasshopper
Sep 11 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

I recommend an android phone. For less money you get a larger screen. You can download all the maps you want for free. Plus it comes with a camera! You can play music too. Plus other useful apps. You don't need to activate it as a phone. I spent 3 seconds researching, this looks great. I'm sure the...
by Grasshopper
Sep 11 2020 10:02 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP 64
Replies: 50
Views: 1024

Re: Garmin GPSMAP 64

@LosDosSloFolks The vanilla GPSMAP 64 does not come with any topo maps installed: "Adding more maps to GPSMAP 64 is easy with our array of detailed topographic*, marine and road maps. With 4 GB of onboard memory and microSD card slot, you can conveniently download TOPO 24K and 100K maps and hit the...
by Grasshopper
Aug 31 2020 10:59 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Shared on Twitter!
Replies: 28
Views: 828

Re: Shared on Twitter!

chumley wrote:In this, the information revolution, perhaps my old school concept of content ownership is no longer relevant?
No, your concept is not old school and is still relevant in my opinion. I know "old school" :)
by Grasshopper
Aug 04 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: The Great American Outdoors Act
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: The Great American Outdoors Act

chumley wrote:Many news sources available to choose your perspective on the towering walls of yo'see miniteys.
I was streaming this "dog and pony show" live today from the White House and sad :? .. "Trump mispronounces Yosemite National Park as 'yo-Semite' twice in White House speech"
by Grasshopper
Jun 28 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 154
Views: 7352

Re: Bush Fire

@PrestonSands Actually, thanks to HAZ- @AugustWest
(His Photo + Triplog from today [ photoset ] :) )
by Grasshopper
Jun 28 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 154
Views: 7352

Re: Bush Fire

Mount Ord views 6/28/20 [ photo ] from Mazatzals
by Grasshopper
Jun 25 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"
Replies: 36
Views: 1703

Re: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"

I got trapped by a flash flood on that exact trip for an extra half day (only time in my life experiencing one.) Don't camp unless you are 5 feet above the baseline water level. I remember that years ago triplog/photoset. For different reasons, some trips we recall forever like it was yesterday :sw...
by Grasshopper
Jun 20 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4th of July weekend payson trip
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: 4th of July weekend payson trip

@jscan The [ Cabin Loop - Mogollon Rim ] Trail options are a good choice this time of year if you are up for that many miles and enjoy some trail navigation.
by Grasshopper
Apr 30 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22577

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

I think it's pretty easy for those of us living pretty far from the Epicenter of this thing to armchair it all @big_load I can assure you I'm one that's not taking this Covid-19 lightly. I've been following for weeks now, almost daily via streaming ABCnews/live and CBSnews/live, the "Hot States" Go...

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