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by AZWanderingBear
Sep 13 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Cottonwood Canyon road (400)

This is a link to the Grand Staircase Escalante Rod Conditions Report which is sporadically updated. https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/news/road-conditions.htm Just note that they routinely overestimate the difficulty of road conditions. I've driven it end to end numerous times. Cottonwood is well main...
by AZWanderingBear
May 18 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Changing Hands & AZW Brewing present Craig Childs - May 15th
Replies: 44
Views: 2322

Re: Changing Hands & AZW Brewing present Craig Childs - May 15th

I wouldn't mind knowing how the event was. Kyle? Too specific to the original topic? Did anyone actually attend? I like his work, although I haven't read a lot of it. Mostly in AZ highways I went. Read a lot of his work since much of it is centered in southern Utah. He is pretty knowledgeable about...
by AZWanderingBear
May 17 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Putting Everett Ruess to rest.
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Putting Everett Ruess to rest.

Having been called out by Corfman, I'll confess that the Ruess story has intrigued me for a while now. Read both Vagabond for Beauty and Searching for Everett Ruess years back. I've visited Escalante a few times, though the locals aren't real Ruess fans since one of the theories is that he stumbled ...
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 27 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The "Ogre's Den" near Tom's Thumb/East End ...
Replies: 19
Views: 3063

Re: The "Ogre's Den" near Tom's Thumb/East End ...

Yep, I took some friends up to Tom's Thumb a few weeks ago for their first time with promises of visiting both Miner's Camp and Ogre's Den. Both have been cleaned out. The path to Ogre's Den now has cholla balls intentionally placed along the path as an obstacle. Hated to see these fun little side t...
by AZWanderingBear
Jun 20 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Show Low - Cedar Creek Fire
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Show Low - Cedar Creek Fire

Flew in last night with my route taking me just north of the Pinetop/ShowLow. Could clearly see the outline of the fire perimeter. Southeast side was burning pretty hot. Upper level winds were out of the east, which is uncommon. We hit smoke at 20,000 feet on the descent. Interior of the airplanes s...
by AZWanderingBear
Feb 13 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Garmin acquiring DeLorme
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Garmin acquiring DeLorme

I use a Delorme PN-60. Have for quite a few years. DeLorme began, and still is, a mapping company. Pretty easy to plan a trip using their desktop software with the ability to overlay topo mapes, street maps, and satellite imagery. Then you can transfer the entire project to your handheld. The sat co...
by AZWanderingBear
Feb 09 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Across Arizona as One, Twice - Speaking Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Across Arizona as One, Twice - Speaking Tour

MJ and I attended tonight's talk at REI in PV. Really enjoyed the presentation. Most of it was in a motivational vein which was well received. The Q&A session at the end delved into equipment preferences and logistical issues and yielded some good info. Overall, definitely time well spent.
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 27 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Quien Sabe Peak from Spur Cross Ranch TH
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Quien Sabe Peak from Spur Cross Ranch TH

Was at the Seven Springs TH just a couple of weeks ago. Four, um, mature ladies and a foofoo dog were getting into a Prius for the return trip to Scottsdale. You'll be fine.
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 18 2016 10:26 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?

Another option for a foam pad under your inflatable is Reflectix. Available at Home Depot, Lowes, or most any building supply store, Reflectix is essentially aluminum foil coated bubble wrap with a fairly high R value and minimal weight. I use it for pot cozies and a rehydration sleeve for freezer b...
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 11 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Effective Ti Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Effective Ti Pot

@flagscott
Yep. My description was pretty weak. Whole thing sits above the canister by folding in the bottom to rest on the canister. I fashion it to where the handles of my cup/pot stay outside the foil. Fairly flimsy, but light weight.
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 06 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Effective Ti Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Effective Ti Pot

Noticed the same thing. I use a MSR Pocket Rocket and a 750ml Toaks titanium pot. I just started using a small piece of aluminum foil doubled over and wrapped around the setup as a windscreen. Seemed to funnel the heat nicely and knocked off a good chunk of time to get a boil. Press a couple of smal...
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 06 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Stolen food and water from cache box.
Replies: 32
Views: 2820

Re: Stolen food and water from cache box.

I always thought AZ Wandering Bear was a nice person. I'm confused. Don't be confused Jim. Like all bears I'm very nice. Until I'm not. Mostly I am nice to ladies, honest men, well behaved children, well behaved dogs, and the noble denizens of the forest and plain. As for as the rest, well..... I d...
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 05 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Stolen food and water from cache box.
Replies: 32
Views: 2820

Re: Stolen food and water from cache box.

@nonot
I agree that people are the least most trustworthy thing in the back country. Rather sad I think, but it has always been so and will remain so.
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 05 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Stolen food and water from cache box.
Replies: 32
Views: 2820

Re: Stolen food and water from cache box.

@autumnstars There is a huge difference between taking property that isn't yours and taking materials set out for public use. The original post said the box was marked with a specific person's name and then public after a certain date. Obviously this was personal property until that date. My commen...
by AZWanderingBear
Jan 03 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Stolen food and water from cache box.
Replies: 32
Views: 2820

Re: Stolen food and water from cache box.

Along with the lock, add a game camera secreted nearby set for motion sensing. Provide the sheriff the photos and post them here as well. Nothing stops bad behavior like exposure (and jail time).
by AZWanderingBear
Nov 12 2015 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32576

Re: The 2015! self propelled totals thread.

'Cept for the headphone thing, The Dude is wise!
by AZWanderingBear
Nov 04 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: I'm not sure how to phrase this but I'm curious...
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: I'm not sure how to phrase this but I'm curious...

chumley wrote:A little misogynism in this thread huh? You'd think hiking actually requires a third leg.
Ah, Chums. Cynical as always (which I greatly admire, btw :worthy: ). And in this case OVERLY optomistic, biologically speaking. :D
by AZWanderingBear
Nov 03 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: I'm not sure how to phrase this but I'm curious...
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: I'm not sure how to phrase this but I'm curious...

Like most things, it depends. If there is any hint of distress, that just ain't happening. If it is a long ride back home and they seemed a bit perturbed that I want to climb just one more hill or go just one more mile, then nah, probably not worth the grief later on the ride back. That of course mi...
by AZWanderingBear
Nov 03 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Geology
Topic: Black Canyon City Earthquake
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Black Canyon City Earthquake

Was asleep, but the jolt of the first larger one woke me up. MJ sat up in bed, hit me and said, "Did you feel that?" I said, "Yes, and I felt the earthquake, too."
by AZWanderingBear
Oct 16 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hopi Salt Caves
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Hopi Salt Caves

Yep. Floated by them twice during white water trips through the Grand Canyon. Considered sacred ground by the Hopi, thus the river guides never stop there. Was a right of passage for a young Hopi to trek to the salt caves and bring back salt. It was more complicated than just that, but the trip alon...

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