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by pfredricks
Oct 14 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Mother Lode Dos Veces
Replies: 41
Views: 789

Re: Mother Lode Dos Veces

Was this a go? IF so, I am surprised we haven't heard back. Do I need to come out looking for you?
by pfredricks
Oct 13 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Hiker 10/10/09 - Peralta to Weavers Needle
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Missing Hiker 10/10/09 - Peralta to Weavers Needle

I think it is important to remind people what to do if they get lost. First thing is STOP MOVING. Take some time, figure out where you are and contemplate your options thoughtfully and carefully. Many, Many people panic and quit thinking and keep moving. In the desert, that is the wrong thing to do.
by pfredricks
Oct 13 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Four Peaks/ Mother Lode - Trespassing?
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Four Peaks/ Mother Lode - Trespassing?

I talked to a Sierra club member who mentioned that the mine was not currently operating, and he may have said that it changed hands???? Without going thru the the mine, there are not a lot of really good options if one wants to do a "one way." I've heard nightmares about trying to go off trail arou...
by pfredricks
Oct 09 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Mother Lode Dos Veces
Replies: 41
Views: 789

Re: Mother Lode Dos Veces

night route finding is what makes it fun........ :sl:

Aren't you going to start on Brown's? Then you don't have to do anything with the mine at all.
Have fun!
by pfredricks
Sep 09 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Nalgene BPA-free
Replies: 48
Views: 3733

Re: Nalgene BPA-free

A couple old Nalgenes, Sigg aluminum bottle, and a big Camelbak bladder complete my water-toting gear. I carry the exact same as you Rob. Kurt taught me back in the day to always have a backup to a bladder. A couple times I have figured out the hard way why he said that. Turns out he was right I al...
by pfredricks
Sep 07 2005 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hikers Warned Article
Replies: 40
Views: 4319

Pfrericks - Its really not cool to make assumptions and generalizations about someone before getting to know them. I am not making generalizations. I dont even care if people smoke or if they legalize it or whatever. I know people that smoke and I am making statements based on my observations. I th...
by pfredricks
Sep 05 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hikers Warned Article
Replies: 40
Views: 4319

In response to matt gilbert's reply: bro...you're soooo wrong. Yes, people who have an addictive personality whether it being sex or drugs or hiking will perhaps want to experiment further with their selected vice. But to make a broad statement like "pot is a gateway drug" - is just not correct or ...
by pfredricks
Jun 26 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Hand guns on the trail?
Replies: 63
Views: 8743

Gun on trails? Its just stupid. Its real easy folks...If you encounter a mountain lion - Don't run! Stop, stand tall, raise your arms and stare the cat down! Don't turn you back on him either. If you encounter a Bear (which is highly unlikely since they're extremely shy) drop your pack and remove a...
by pfredricks
May 21 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Memorial Day Canyoneering
Replies: 22
Views: 2594

Matt, in my February trip log for Hells Gate I mentioned that the creek was impassible. Man Ive never seen that much agua in Tonto. It wasnt impassable. It just sucked to go across. Matt, I actually wonder whether more water might make the trip a bit easier. I bet the higher water levels are gonna ...
by pfredricks
Feb 13 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: TONTO CREEK canyoneering -Memorial Day w/e
Replies: 7
Views: 914

tonto

Oh man Kurt-
You would have to post this one before the forum closes.
I am EATING MY HEART out here!!!!!

Anyway-remember to bring plenty of food creamer!!!!!

have fun
-Pete
by pfredricks
Feb 11 2004 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good luck Pfredricks.
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Thanks guys and gals!!

Guten Morgen- Hello from Germany -actually afternoon here (2pm) anyway-thanks for the kind words and friendly emails. I will miss all of you and was especially disappoined to see the forum vanishing. I was really looking forward to keeping up with all of your lives vicariously. Anyway-life is busy b...
by pfredricks
Jan 16 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Hellsgate overnight Jan 17th and 18th????
Replies: 38
Views: 2147

hellsgate

Sorry you can't make it. Sounds like you are under the gun-I bet you couldve used the quick break. Good luck anyway man. Okay- today is the day to pack for me and I am getting excited. Just a note to say "hey" I decided to bring all my gear and not scrimp. like bringing a few extra munchies. fising ...
by pfredricks
Jan 15 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Need pack
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Isnt the HAWG about 1200 cu in including bladder pouch though?


THat Haiku looks like a sweet pack!
by pfredricks
Jan 15 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPS Altitude/elevation accuracy(altimeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

hmmmph

thanks bill,
that seems to explain to problem either way.
I thought that they had one type of altimeter or the other or none at all.
At anyrate, I am glad to learn of why the flux on the readings.
THanks for 'splaining that to me.
-Pete
by pfredricks
Jan 15 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPS Altitude/elevation accuracy(altimeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

garmins

I just got my info from the garmin website
the product comparison page lists all the outdoor series handhelds as having barometric altimeters
so who knows, but, I know some people were having confusion and questions
maybe that helps, maybe that adds to it
heck, I dunno
by pfredricks
Jan 15 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPS Altitude/elevation accuracy(altimeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

your answer

go to http://www.garmin.com
go to "FAQ" in the left hand column
type in altimeter

I know suprised me too.

They are only waterproof to a certain standart

Watches are similar
My suunto is waterproof to 50 meters, yet works on pressure sensors as well.
by pfredricks
Jan 15 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin GPS Altitude/elevation accuracy(altimeter)
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

Garmin GPS Altitude/elevation accuracy(altimeter)

ON a hike recently-(I am certain that some of you are aware of this) someone wondered why their GPS didnt exactly match the map/benchmark readings, thinking that their Garmin should have been pretty accurate. I found out recently that the Garmin uses barometric pressure not GPS triangulation measure...
by pfredricks
Jan 14 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Winter Hike to Humphery's Peak?
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Humphries

That mtn ( Kili)is definitely high on my list too. Is it possible to get a trip report and photos after your trip to Kilimanjaro? I would like the inside scoop on travel, guides, etc from your firsthand experience, if you would be so kind. I understand Kili is a trail hike to the top. ANyway, Humphr...
by pfredricks
Jan 13 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Hellsgate overnight Jan 17th and 18th????
Replies: 38
Views: 2147

haz

oh, and if anyone wants to bring FRS radios
that'd be pretty cool too
by pfredricks
Jan 13 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: therma-rest sale
Replies: 5
Views: 860

sale

thermarest or backcountry?

If thermarest-I cant imagine life without one.

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