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by Tough_Boots
Feb 14 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Tusayan development
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Tusayan development

@LindaAnn I'd rather see that revenue (or their contracted percentage) go to the park than to foreign developers. The parks will always have tons of infrastructure even without the commercial aspects. Relatively little taxpayer money reaches the parks and admission is actually very cheap compared t...
by Tough_Boots
Feb 14 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Tusayan development
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Tusayan development

If private concessionaires run everything in the parks, then why does the Park Service keep griping about not having enough $$$ in their budget for building maintenance? Concessionaires run the more commercial aspects such as lodging and retail. I assumed "everything" would be taken as that since t...
by Tough_Boots
Feb 14 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Tusayan development
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Tusayan development

I’d much rather see private development occur outside of park boundaries than the inept govt trying to maintain development within those boundaries. Don't private concessionaires like Xanterra run everything in the park? A private landowner should not have less rights to develop his land because it...
by Tough_Boots
Feb 14 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

I actually think the christmas stuff is the worst. A lot of people don't celebrate Christmas and to assume that everyone wants to be confronted with your religious holiday (especially on a hike) is absolutely ignorant.
by Tough_Boots
Feb 11 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pusch Wilderness closures
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Pusch Wilderness closures

@chumley

It says "going into or being upon"... but what about being within?
by Tough_Boots
Feb 11 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals

@eaufdembrink
Horse Camp Seep has a premier camping site. If you're there on a spring weekend-- you might be prepared for company. Hopi Spring is generally a mud pit and I don't remember ever noticing a decent spot to camp.
by Tough_Boots
Feb 11 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

Now some idiots promoting their social media and website have replaced the mailbox and bolted it to the summit. I guess the same stupidity that would allow someone to document and share themselves committing a felony also allows them to believe that heavy bolts will somehow magically thicken and str...
by Tough_Boots
Feb 06 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: The Hike Book
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: The Hike Book

Based on the author's website and Facebook group-- it can only be garbage.
by Tough_Boots
Feb 04 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: passage 24: LF ranch closed to visitors
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: passage 24: LF ranch closed to visitors

@coati45
I would email the LF Ranch for the most accurate info. Their contact info is on their website.
by Tough_Boots
Feb 04 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

@chumley
After reading that note-- I'm even happier someone stole that moron's mailbox. I hope it's in a particularly disgusting dumpster somewhere.
by Tough_Boots
Feb 03 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 43
Views: 1654

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

This is my favorite forum that doesn't involve a rock in someone's heat shield.
by Tough_Boots
Feb 03 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?

chumley wrote:
Feb 03 2020 10:28 am

For me there are two questions:
1. What value do I place on a site.
2. Do I trust that every single person who visits a site will not cause harm.
Your missing an important (often more so) third question:

What value do others place on a site?
by Tough_Boots
Feb 02 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?

In regards to this "federal protection" discussion happening-- All archaeological sites are federally protected. Designating something a monument does not mean it wasn't protected prior. §470ee. Prohibited acts and criminal penalties (a) Unauthorized excavation, removal, damage, alteration, or defac...
by Tough_Boots
Jan 31 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals

friendofThundergod wrote:I would strongly suggest avoiding Brody and Sandy Saddle.
Do you have to "avoid" trails that don't really exist?
by Tough_Boots
Jan 31 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?

I think the issue of sharing ruins and caves are two totally separate issues and should be treated as such. Sharing caves is partially about protecting the cave and partially just gatekeeping. Those pretending it's a safety concern are often just hiding their tendencies towards gatekeeping. I don't ...
by Tough_Boots
Jan 30 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

You have to get lost at least a half dozen times, make some really bad mistakes, and put yourself into really uncomfortable situations with possible dire consequences usually involving cliffs or obstacles you can't climb back out of. That's the class.
by Tough_Boots
Jan 19 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

The bench seat is pretty new. There's also another memorial plaque up there now. Seems like people just love leaving stuff (and spraypaint arrows) up there lately.
by Tough_Boots
Jan 16 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Feel good video-- a unique wedding touch
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Feel good video-- a unique wedding touch

Do you take this man to be your husband?

Who?
by Tough_Boots
Jan 16 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1 Night Winter Backpack?
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: 1 Night Winter Backpack?

You could hike up the Mogollon Rim from below and venture into the snow as far as you're comfortable with. The Pine trailhead on the 87 will give you access to hike up to the Milk Ranch Point area. The road to the Tonto Fish Hatchery is paved so there shouldn't be any access issues there-- you can h...
by Tough_Boots
Jan 11 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Permits & Transportation
Topic: Shuttle from North Rim to South Rim, May 16, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Shuttle from North Rim to South Rim, May 16, 2020

The trans canyon shuttle leaves the North Rim at 7am but it sounds like that may not be early enough for you.

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