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by ellehcim
Feb 01 2004 1:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking at the stars
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Looking at the stars

I guess this isnt hiking related but some of you could probably help me out. I would like to find a spot to drive to close to Phoenix that has a great view of the nighttime sky. It doesnt have to be a tourist spot and not even far off the road. I would like to get out of the city lights and get a go...
by ellehcim
Jan 04 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Geocaching
Replies: 39
Views: 3876

Geocaching

In response to DoFear's reply: It might be beneficial when cleaning the spots up to include a card on the spot that explains that the cache has been removed because it was in an inappropriate spot. I know that is additional stuff that adds to garbage, but it might be a great instructional tool to t...
by ellehcim
Nov 30 2003 2:49 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 53
Views: 4303

Re: trekking poles

In response to bryanmertz's reply: I like them alot for the AZ trails. You can muscle up the inclines, use the springs to subtle the declines, and have a lot of extra protection of a mis-step if you are moving fast on all hiking trails. If you are doing something more rugged than hiking, they are a...
by ellehcim
Oct 30 2003 11:11 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Do you carry a compass and Topo Map every trip?
Replies: 40
Views: 3546

Re: Do you carry a compass and Topo Map every trip?

In response to kiddiehawk's reply:

The main Mesa public Library has the TOPO maps of AZ on the 2nd floor of the library. For $2.00 or $3.00 you can get a full size copy of any of those maps within 15 minutes.
by ellehcim
Jun 25 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Hand guns on the trail?
Replies: 63
Views: 8729

Re: Hand guns on the trail?

In response to AZ_Hiker's reply: I dont currently own a firearm, but I was the Armorer for the Rifle Team at NIU for a while. And I have to tell you that I have alot more respect for guns that people. I have never seen a gun act stupid. I dont see a reason to carry one on a local hike, but I would ...
by ellehcim
Jun 23 2003 9:23 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: day hiking close to Pheonix in summer time?
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

In response to AZ_Hiker's reply:

ROFL!!!

You can call me yoda but most people call me *******!!! :)
by ellehcim
Jun 22 2003 5:06 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: day hiking close to Pheonix in summer time?
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

I heard a bit of wisdom once...

In response to AZ_Hiker's reply: It was about a man that knew Karate. He was getting elderly though and with arthritis and such could not manage the high kicks like a young man anymore and asked for advice. One wise karate master advised him to explore his strengths and not his weaknesses. If he co...
by ellehcim
Jun 16 2003 10:24 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Happy Hour - Four Peaks
Replies: 42
Views: 3280

Re: 4 peaks endeavor

In response to tinyelvis' reply:

Sounds like you have vast experience with that situation :P
by ellehcim
Jun 16 2003 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Arizona - Best place on earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1575

Re: Arizona - Best place on earth

In response to joe bartels' reply:

Preach it Brother!!!!

I am gonna live and die in this state!
by ellehcim
Jun 12 2003 4:07 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Happy Hour - Four Peaks
Replies: 42
Views: 3280

Re: Happy Hour - Four Peaks

In response to bryanmertz's reply:

I work till 9pm that day... anyone gonna be there after that?
by ellehcim
Jun 09 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpack weight calculator
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

In response to matt gilbert's reply:

Seems like alot of extra work to me, but if it makes ya happy then use it!!!!
by ellehcim
Jun 08 2003 9:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpack weight calculator
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

Re: Backpack weight calculator

In response to matt gilbert's reply:

I am confused... How would any calculator predict your weight? I just weigh myself before packing and then after and determine exactly what the difference is... How would a program determine how many sticks of beef jerky you were carrying?
by ellehcim
Jun 08 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: CONFESSION
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: CONFESSION

In response to Abe's reply: Heheheheh!!! I remember hiking a loop in the superstitions and having to absolutely bushwhack it in the middle of the trail because my newbie butt got lost!!! Next time I hiked it after a little more experience the trail looked like a superhighway.... :lol: As long as ya...
by ellehcim
Jun 01 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Browns Peak 5/31
Replies: 30
Views: 2452

Excuse me for being blunt....

Hey Marlee :] I am really glad that your dog survived the hike and subsequent search for him, but.... Sherileeaz backed out on this hike because it was not for new people... And 2 people warned you to not bring your dog, but you felt inclined to anyway. If someone on this forum more experienced than...
by ellehcim
May 29 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Hiking partners/groups
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Gotta be a female??

I have been sadly lacking in hiking for at least 3 months so am out of shape as well....

I have sundays and wednesdays off....

Hiking with anyone would be a good incentive to get back into it... ;]
by ellehcim
May 28 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: How do you get use to the heat????
Replies: 51
Views: 3957

The heat doesnt bother me at all....

I havent used A/C yet this summer.... Not in the car, not in the house. :o I used to clean and repair pools out here all year round, if you dont mind sweating then the heat is nothing. My cat's are not too happy about it though... Right now it is pegging about 90 inside. As far as the hiking goes, a...
by ellehcim
May 26 2003 10:28 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: What's your preference? boots, gear, clothes, etc...
Replies: 95
Views: 8815

Damn!!!

You either work there or own stock!
by ellehcim
May 26 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Such is Life
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Weakest in the food chain?

Ever seen a plant get up and run from a rabbit?

Rabbit's are not weak, and certainly are not slow, they have evolved for their particular spot in the food chain... ER: eating things and not being eaten.

Everything is part of the food chain, and I am darn glad I am on the top of it ;]
by ellehcim
May 26 2003 1:32 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Tucson vs. Phoenix
Replies: 59
Views: 5618

I have also taken the opportunity to do some urban hiking in Tucson, which I think is much more exciting than walking around the asphalt jungle of metro Phoenix. Phoenix certainly has its share of hiking opportunities, but in sum, I see Tucson as being the more diverse of the two in terms of natura...
by ellehcim
May 26 2003 1:17 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: What's your preference? boots, gear, clothes, etc...
Replies: 95
Views: 8815

Boots!!!

Vasque hiking boots... Bought em at REI... Have been with me for 4 years... Never gave me blisters that I wasnt asking for to begin with (18.5 mile hikes without changing socks)... Nice fit, durable... went to the grand canyon on a 4 day back country hike with them... never let me down. REI is expen...

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