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by Thoreau
Nov 30 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal outfitter guides convicted, banned from national forests
Replies: 44
Views: 1785

Re: Illegal outfitter guides convicted, banned from national forests

The launching/landing location is not irrelevant-- it's the only thing that can be regulated by any agency (federal or local) other than the FAA. You can generally fly a drone over a wilderness area as long as you're not launching/landing/operating from within the wilderness boundaries. https://www...
by Thoreau
Nov 29 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal outfitter guides convicted, banned from national forests
Replies: 44
Views: 1785

Re: Illegal outfitter guides convicted, banned from national forests

Also, last I knew, it's not illegal to fly a drone in a wilderness area, however it is illegal to launch and land a drone in a wilderness area. Wilderness designated areas are a no fly zone as much for drones as they are for manned aircraft. Wanna say the restriction is for anything lower than 2000...
by Thoreau
Nov 29 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Illegal outfitter guides convicted, banned from national forests
Replies: 44
Views: 1785

Re: Illegal outfitter guides convicted, banned from national forests

@wildwesthikes Not exactly on topic but close: Several hikers with a youtube account are [illegally] flying their noisy ass drones around the Superstition Wilderness. First time I heard one it was at least a hundred yards away and I thought someone was running a chainsaw nearby. An hour later it was...
by Thoreau
Oct 30 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing hiker in the Mazatzals
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: Missing hiker in the Mazatzals

Saw the subject and thought it was the gpsjoe thread coming back up. =(

Sure hope this one is able to find a happy/quick ending!
by Thoreau
Sep 20 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 2700

Re: Museum Fire

If that's the same log pile I saw a couple weeks ago (I was riding down Schultz, then back up via various trails on the NW side... sorry, not 100% sure which trail I was on when I got the pics) but...
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by Thoreau
Mar 04 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: iPhone or Samsung?
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: iPhone or Samsung?

I'm an Android junkie. Had the iPhone 5c briefly for work (it was halfway decent for the limited task of phone calls and email) but I despise Apple with a passion for a lotta reasons I won't go into here. Some company-related, most tech-related. That disclaimer aside, I've had the Galaxy S3, S4 (wor...
by Thoreau
Mar 04 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 2531

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

I can't even guess how many miles I've hiked in AZ (and compared to a large population here, I'm still a complete newbie.) I've seen more than a few rattlers over the years (my facebook feed is filled with rattlesnake photos from just the last year of riding), and while some encounters have been kin...
by Thoreau
Mar 09 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: I LOVE MY REI DIVIDEND!
Replies: 181
Views: 10465

Re: I LOVE MY REI DIVIDEND!

Already submitted for payout on my dividend. My last dividend (well, except for purchases I made this year up until their recent strain of public idiocy.)

Probably gonna spend it on Camelbak stuff, or maybe some ammo =)
by Thoreau
Oct 11 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: How Much Food For R2R2R?
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: How Much Food For R2R2R?

Hard part for me was forcing myself to eat enough. By the time I was halfway up NK, my body just wasn't interested in trying to consume food, despite a definite need for energy replenishment. But yeah, time it right to be at Phantom when they're open and there's plenty of food to get the job done. H...
by Thoreau
Oct 06 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Camping near greasy spoon in sedona
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Camping near greasy spoon in sedona

I was hoping to head north for a bit this weekend and get some time in on the mountain bike, as well as car camp. Anyone aware of decent car camping options around the greasy spoon area? I wanna hit up the trail system (attached screenshot) so proximity to those trails is strongly desired. 4wd not a...
by Thoreau
Sep 06 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: 400 GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: 400 GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card

I've had microSD card failures before (SanDisk even) and saw my first ever desktop SSD failure about two weeks ago. (I work in IT, so I see a LOT of hardware, so that one failure is beyond rare in my experience.) I still stick primarily to Sandisk and Samsung memory though, as they've been reliable ...
by Thoreau
Aug 28 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Lightweight backpacking tripod solution
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Lightweight backpacking tripod solution

Massive credit for ingenuity. :app: I've thought about some of the lighter tripod options over the years, but always end up 'upgrading' to something bigger/heavier instead. Just can't bring myself to put L glass on anything less, even if my backpack causes pain. Still using an old Manfrotto 055MF3 (...
by Thoreau
May 23 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Camelback Christmas Tree
Replies: 41
Views: 2592

Re: Camelback Christmas Tree

Saw a blip about this on the news this morning. Plenty of time to plan a glorious 'civil disobedience' action between now and xmas. Obviously, it'll be bringing a tree to the top and the defense of said tree thereafter.

Bring it, you jackwagon politicians =)
by Thoreau
Apr 13 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

My first hint was noises when turning in one direction. Next major hint was the plastic engine cover contacting the fan shroud (and subsequently the fan contacting the fan shroud.) Ahh the joys. Little bit of wrenching, welding, and DMZ part additions and no issues since though. Toyota offered to pa...
by Thoreau
Feb 14 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: teeter hang up
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: teeter hang up

Wait, I coulda used HSA money on that? dammit! Edit: Lol @ "gee whiz" filter... I rarely use mine anymore, but that's because the last time I did a spring cleaning of my place, I folded it up to lean against a wall so I could clean under it, and have just been too lazy to put it back. Been meaning t...
by Thoreau
Feb 11 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Boots for hot weather hikes
Replies: 21
Views: 2188

Re: Boots for hot weather hikes

Not terribly enthused by these Oboz Sawtooths either unfortunately. Had them for 3 weeks. 3 squaw peaks, 5 echo canyons, and 2 camelback traverses, and theyre already wearing down pretty rapidly. The tread also seems to feel less grippy than im used to from the merrells. Id say the compound is harde...
by Thoreau
Feb 04 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: Blue nylon stuff sack on Frog Tanks Trail
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: Found: Blue nylon stuff sack on Frog Tanks Trail

Saw the same trash pile a few weeks ago. Been there for a while according to a friend. =(

And all my stuff sacks from that trip are accounted for =)
by Thoreau
Jan 22 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Boots for hot weather hikes
Replies: 21
Views: 2188

Re: Boots for hot weather hikes

A little bit of a thread resurrection... Recently got a bug up my ass to really put the miles on and managed to wreck yet another pair of Merrell's. I was all set to pick up another pair but ever since the holidays, REI has had virtually no inventory (always pointing to the clearance/garage sale rou...
by Thoreau
Jan 16 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing hikers in Supes: Jonathon Trethewey, Todd Adair and Jason Nichols
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Missing hikers in Supes: Jonathon Trethewey, Todd Adair and Jason Nichols

sounds like they were trying to do the ridgeline starting from Peralta? There are some photos from the police response showing trailhead bits, but I can't tell if it's the Peralta TH, or the Carney TH. I haven't been to Peralta in ages, but the pics sure do look like the TH I started at to do Carne...
by Thoreau
Jan 16 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing hikers in Supes: Jonathon Trethewey, Todd Adair and Jason Nichols
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Missing hikers in Supes: Jonathon Trethewey, Todd Adair and Jason Nichols

A common connection on Facebook suggests the plan was indeed a Ridgeline. "One of them is my friend's brother. They started up around 9 AM. Around 4 PM one of them put a call in to let family know they were lost. They were supposed to be on the Ridgeline Trail. From one of the videos his friend post...

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