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by davidanthonyporter
May 25 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Payson Area Hike
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Payson Area Hike

I am thinking of maybe going to Payson for a hike tomorrow. Any suggestions? I like moderate hikes, 4-7 miles. What about See Canyon or Christopher Creek area? Will there be mosquitoes? Do we need to be thinking about the possibility of seeing mama bear with her cubs? :scared:
by davidanthonyporter
May 04 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Well, I'm back. Had a wonderful trip. In Zion we got up early and hiked up to Scouts Lookout. I determined that my knees wouldn't let me do the trip all the way to the top of Angel's Landing. It was a beautiful 4 mile hike though with around 1200 ft of elevation gain as I recall. Beautiful views. We...
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 22 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Lots of great ideas! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 22 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Hi, My wife and I will be making a trip to these parks very soon. I was wondering if any of you had any great recommendations. We are comfortable hiking 5-8 miles in intermediate type stuff. I am not sure of the elevation of these parks so that might also be a factor to consider. We have logged a li...
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 05 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Socks
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: Hiking Socks

I wore the socks in question for the last three hikes. No rash. After reading their e-mails (no chemicals used) and no rash in recent hikes, I am beginning to think that perhaps I came in contact with something in the environment that my skin didn't like. I certainly have become a fan of Bridgedale....
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 03 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT
Replies: 184
Views: 11033

Re: SPOT

I have told my family that if I hit the help button they are to call 911. Help for me means that I need help but it is not a life threatening situation.

911, for me, is I am in serious danger and need immediate attention.
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 02 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Socks
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: Hiking Socks

I received yet another response from Bridgedale Socks in regard to my rash: Dear David Since penning my reply to you I had a quick spin round the internet and found one knowledgeable and informative site that said: - "very common" rather than my words "not uncommon". - warm or hot weather rather tha...
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 02 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Socks
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: Hiking Socks

I wrote Bridgedale about my problem and here is there response: Dear David Rashes caused by socks (not just Bridgedale) are not uncommon, and I do receive up to half a dozen enquiries per year about this effect (though none in 2007!). There is no single cause, but a combination of heat and sweat see...
by davidanthonyporter
Apr 01 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Dog wounded on the Lost Gold Mine Trail
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Dog wounded on the Lost Gold Mine Trail

Everyone,

I sure appreciate the caring and thoughtful comments. My daughter-in-law has decided to leave her dog home until cooler weather in the fall. She (the dog) was clearly struggling.

Thank you everyone. I appreciate it! :thanx:
by davidanthonyporter
Mar 30 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Socks
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Hiking Socks

I need some advice on hiking socks. When I started hiking I noticed somewhere that Al_hikesAz was happy with Bridgedale socks. I bought three pair and have been very happy. Lately, however, I have noticed a rash on both legs after each hike, right above the boot and extending up about 4 inches. Rath...
by davidanthonyporter
Mar 29 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT
Replies: 184
Views: 11033

Re: SPOT

Have you tried sending the transmittals to a cell phone? That seems to work well.
by davidanthonyporter
Mar 28 2008 11:22 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT
Replies: 184
Views: 11033

Re: SPOT

I have one and I haven't had any problems. It seems to take a while for it to find a satellite, but other than that it works well. The annual service is around $100 bucks and as I recall the unit was in that same ball park.
by davidanthonyporter
Mar 24 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Tucson - hiking recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Tucson - hiking recommendations

Hi, I will be visiting Tucson for a few days in a few weeks or so. I would like some hiking recommendations. We will have two opportunities to hike: >Sunday afternoon - will be probably arrive to our hotel room around 2:30 or so and have time for a short hike somewhere close in >Monday afternoon - w...
by davidanthonyporter
Mar 24 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Dog wounded on the Lost Gold Mine Trail
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Dog wounded on the Lost Gold Mine Trail

Hi, We were hiking on the Lost Gold Mine Trail this weekend and my daughter-in-law brought along her dog for the trek. We brought lots of water for her (the dog) but by the end of the hike she would literally plop down in every bit of shade that she saw and we had to practically drag her along towar...
by davidanthonyporter
Mar 13 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Swarms of Bees
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Swarms of Bees

Two times this week we have encountered HUGE swarms of bees. One swarm flew over our heads about 5 feet up. It was rather unnerving.

Not being native to massive swarms of bees, can anyone offer sage advice on how to become invisible to them and what to do if they were to advance on us?
by davidanthonyporter
Jan 30 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Animal Tracks
Replies: 7
Views: 2456

Animal Tracks

Yesterday we were out hiking on the "Go John Trail" after all the heavy rains. The trails were damp and in some places very wet. As you can imagine there were LOTS of animal tracks to see and wonder about. Most of the tracks were made by dogs on the hiking trail. However, I came along one track that...
by davidanthonyporter
Jan 30 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Digital SLR Chest Strap?
Replies: 11
Views: 2869

Re: Digital SLR Chest Strap?

I just recently purchased the CamelBak Alpine Explorer. I did this primarily because I needed a bigger day pack so that I could add more weight to my pack for exercise/training reasons. This pack has a "middle" storage area that is primarily mesh and makes my Digital SLR far more accessible. My wife...
by davidanthonyporter
Jan 28 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Fatality & Obituary
Topic: "Queen Creek-San Tan Mtns" Hiking Fatality on 1/21/08
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

Re: "Queen Creek-San Tan Mtns" Hiking Fatality on 1/21/08

So sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Please give our thoughts and prayers to the family.
by davidanthonyporter
Jan 25 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Piestewa Peak: Freedom Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Piestewa Peak: Freedom Trail

Thanks Joe! I figured it had to be here. Not sure why I didn't find it.

PS..just figured out why I couldn't find it. I was spelling it wrong and leaving out the "e". I was looking for Pistewa Peak even though I spelled it right in the title. :oops:
by davidanthonyporter
Jan 24 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Piestewa Peak: Freedom Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Piestewa Peak: Freedom Trail

Please forgive my rookie ways but I can't seem to find this particular trail in here. It was formerly called the Circumference Trail #302. Certainly I can't be the first guy in here to hike this trail. Can anyone help me find it in HAZ? :o

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