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by azdesertfather
Jun 16 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

They are putting out daily progression maps now, which is helpful. For today: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/AZCNF/2020-06-07-2128-Bighorn/related_files/2020_06_16-11.23.43.692-CDT.pdf It shows Romero Trail has burned completely yesterday, from the park to the pass. I hear they have flown in expert...
by azdesertfather
Jun 11 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

Good news ... Tortolita fire is out! 100% contained after 3,140 acres burned.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6738/
by azdesertfather
Jun 11 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

@chumley
Link already bad, but here's the new one https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/AZCNF/2 ... 0638-0.pdf
by azdesertfather
Jun 11 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

@cactuscat They are also asking everyone east of Oracle Road, from Catalina SP all the way down to Magee, to voluntarily leave now, according to the Coronado NF Facebook page. Here is the current EVACUATION MAP: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/AZCNF/2020-06-07-2128-Bighorn/related_files/pict2020051...
by azdesertfather
Jun 09 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

Tortolitas now 3321 acres and 25% contained, projected containment by 6/10. Bighorn is now 2556 acres and 10% contained, projected containment by 6/20. Catalina SP now closed. Bighorn fire yesterday went down the other side of the ridge to the Pima wash, so I guess the shindiggers won’t be as bad go...
by azdesertfather
Jun 09 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multimillionaire wants you to find his hidden treasure
Replies: 42
Views: 2029

Re: Multimillionaire wants you to find his hidden treasure

@azbackpackr I heard on the news it was someone from the eastern U.S. Everyone knew it was in the Rockies, that was one of the clues...and that it was over 5,000 feet, near water, under trees where someone like him (in his 70s) could easily access it, etc. This was his website: https://www.oldsanta...
by azdesertfather
Feb 09 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pusch Wilderness closures
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Pusch Wilderness closures

@DixieFlyer That’s what I was looking for! Thanks. Should have not depended on google to find it for me, and just gone to FS.gov!
by azdesertfather
Feb 09 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pusch Wilderness closures
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Pusch Wilderness closures

Hi everyone, I’m wondering if the annual Pusch wilderness closures are still in effect this year? It has been each year from Jan. 1 til Apr. 30, for the benefit of the bighorns. I haven’t found anything on it, and the last document I’ve found was for 2019... https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCU...
by azdesertfather
Sep 24 2017 6:24 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Purchase in Santa Teresa’s becomes public land
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Purchase in Santa Teresa’s becomes public land

32,000 acres... does anyone know how to find out which land/where this is exactly out there?

http://tucson.com/news/local/purchase-o ... 503e8.html

Such a beautiful remote area...a part of the GET...
by azdesertfather
May 27 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Pinals now shut down for the summer
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: Pinals now shut down for the summer

Netflix has an interesting documentary on the Big Burn of 1910, which burned 3 million acres, ties into this conversation well... look up "American Experience: The Big Burn".
by azdesertfather
May 15 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cathedral rope
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Cathedral rope

@imike No, last time I was there a couple of years ago, it wasn't that old.
by azdesertfather
May 14 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cathedral rope
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Cathedral rope

FYI, just found out from a friend that the rope near the summit of Cathedral is bad (sheath wore completely thru) and needs to be replaced.  

Please pass this info along to anyone you know that might go there this year.
by azdesertfather
May 13 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Pinals now shut down for the summer
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Pinals now shut down for the summer

Pinal Mountains shut down for the summer, for fire restrictions. Closure is pretty extensive. In place until July 31, unless conditions change and the order is rescinded.

Closure order with map here:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/al ... ?aid=40564
by azdesertfather
Oct 08 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Two trails in Santa Ritas closed
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Two trails in Santa Ritas closed

Yep...bear activity!

Old Baldy Trail and Super Trail have both been closed from the trailheads to Josephine Saddle until further notice

http://tucson.com/news/local/officials- ... 410c5.html
by azdesertfather
Aug 03 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Bike
Topic: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?
Replies: 24
Views: 2489

Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?

Two Utah legislators are trying to overturn the no-bikes provision in the Wilderness Act. Should it be stopped?? I'd love to hear what you all think...I'm torn but lean to "no." Bill would end longstanding ban on bikes in US wilderness http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MOUNTAIN_BIKES_IN_WILD...
by azdesertfather
May 28 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: When you find my body please call my husband
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Tragic story of woman lost on Appalachian Trail

Details are coming out now about the Tennessee woman lost in Maine trying to finish the AT, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... TE=DEFAULT
by azdesertfather
Apr 16 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: all Sport Chalet stores are going out of business
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

all Sport Chalet stores are going out of business

Sport Chalet is going out of business everywhere. Their online store is already down, and there are 5 stores in the Phoenix area selling off what inventory they have for the next few weeks, FYI.

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