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by cactuscat
Jan 08 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Government Shutdown

Wow, sad to see so many Trump- propaganda buying fools here. :(
by cactuscat
Jan 05 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: First timer visiting AZ for a long week
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: First timer visiting AZ for a long week

I personally wouldn't budget more than a day or two at the most for Sedona.
by cactuscat
Jan 01 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Government Shutdown

@sidhayes
Why not what?
by cactuscat
Jan 01 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Government Shutdown

From a Yosemite Ranger: “Today I worked. We held Yosemite open to 4th-of-July-level traffic with no support staff whatsoever. We did so with 4 rangers in Wawona/Badger, 4 in Yosemite Valley and (may be slightly off....) 4 in Mather. That is 12 people working while we were seeing 240-270 cars per hou...
by cactuscat
Jan 01 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Government Shutdown

@skatchkins Unbelievable, right?! Same at Joshua Tree - they are closing their campgrounds and some day use areas due to trash, human waste, and other violations. It's a free for all. Once again, given the chance to prove they could be good stewards of the land, the public has proven that they CANN...
by cactuscat
Dec 31 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Government Shutdown

@RowdyandMe
Assuming (hoping) you're kidding?
by cactuscat
Dec 30 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Government Shutdown

This was written by an NPS Ranger friend of mine - I think she really hit the nail on the head! -KW Why I won’t be visiting a federal agency during the shutdown. Maybe We The People shouldn't be out having fun when our government is in a shutdown. While working the shutdown I’ve noticed some America...
by cactuscat
Dec 21 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 902

Re: Bobcat sighting

I was impressed to read that "A bobcat consumes prodigious numbers of prey. It is estimated, for instance, that a female (mama) bobcat and three kittens to which she gave birth (avg.) at the beginning of her second year of life will consume at least 3800 rats, 700 cottontail rabbits, and 3200 mice ...
by cactuscat
Dec 08 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT 2
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: SPOT 2

I just ordered a Garmin Inreach Mini - super excited to get my hands on it! :)
Will report back ...
by cactuscat
Nov 29 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31105

Re: Hiking vehicles

Yup, perfect for those who will never drive off-pavement... unless by mistake I am unfamiliar with the Chumley story ( I can only imagine, lol) but I do know that my humble CR-V has carried me quite well off pavement - purposely - many, many times. She gets me to Aravaipa Canyon, up Graham, up Carr...
by cactuscat
Nov 29 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31105

Re: Hiking vehicles

@cw50must
That is probably the ugliest thing I've ever seen ... but I'd still take it! Lol
Edit: I posted that before looking at the link, based on previous photos I had seen ... I actually kinda like that orange one.
by cactuscat
Nov 28 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31105

Re: Hiking vehicles

@SkyIslandHiker
Perfect! I've been wishing for something a little bigger and more tow-capable than my beloved CR-V, yet not as lumbering as the Pilot. This looks like just the thing.
by cactuscat
Nov 26 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Fossil tracks - Dripping Springs Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Fossil tracks - Dripping Springs Trail

@hikeaz
Thanks, that was an interesting read!
I never realized that the area had been purposely cleared to expose all those fossils and create an "exhibit" - pretty cool.
They also mentioned similar tracks near Dripping Springs, probably the ones I meant.
by cactuscat
Nov 26 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Fossil tracks - Dripping Springs Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Fossil tracks - Dripping Springs Trail

@hikeaz
Yeah, I have many pictures of those!
by cactuscat
Nov 26 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Fossil tracks - Dripping Springs Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Fossil tracks - Dripping Springs Trail

Has anybody ever noticed the large, interesting fossil tracks that run diagonally up a boulder along the Dripping Springs trail? I can't remember exactly where, and I can't find a photo in my photosets, but they are there. My question is, don't they look just like the ones in this article? Geologist...
by cactuscat
Nov 22 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Recommended hikes to train for Phantom Ranch hike?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Recommended hikes to train for Phantom Ranch hike?

Gogogo wrote:Would hiking the day hikes at the Grand Canyon eg to cedar ridge and the 3 mile rest house be acceptable options? Clearly these don’t have the same elevation change as a Phantom hike, even if we do multiple laps!
Yes. The best training to hike Grand Canyon is hiking Grand Canyon.
by cactuscat
Nov 20 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?
Replies: 22
Views: 469

Re: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?

I looked back at my February SK/Tonto/BA hike and I had snow, ice, sunny 70 degree perfection, thick sloppy mud, then more snow and ice - be ready for anything! Generally my Feb. hikes in the Canyon were very enjoyable.
by cactuscat
Nov 06 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rabies Exposure
Replies: 19
Views: 1069

Re: Rabies Exposure

juliachaos wrote:Wouldn't back down when rocks were thrown at it. Finally left when Hippy threw her hat at it.
How stinky was Hippy's hat?! :o :lol:
by cactuscat
Oct 30 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 6439

Re: What do you do for a living??

@chumley
Happy to say not me either! Kind of fun to look back on that and read "I always wanted to be a Park Ranger" ... never thought at that point that I would finally achieve my dream job a couple years later! :y: :D
by cactuscat
Oct 24 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

I'm sad to hear that! It was such a lovely little spring - and fun hike down to it!
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RIP Miner's Spring!

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