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by Sarae
Sep 05 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Spud Rock Spring reportedly contaminated
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Spud Rock Spring reportedly contaminated

When we got up there, the spring was completely dry and looked like someone/thing had been digging in it. There were piles of dried mud along the edges of the spring. Not sure why they couldn't just say that the spring was dry. Strange. There still seemed to be quite a bit of moisture on the hillsid...
by Sarae
Aug 24 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Spud Rock Spring reportedly contaminated
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Spud Rock Spring reportedly contaminated

I did find it strange that they couldn't tell me what it is contaminated with.
by Sarae
Aug 24 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Spud Rock Spring reportedly contaminated
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Spud Rock Spring reportedly contaminated

Just got my permit back from SNP for our Labor Day weekend trip in the Rincons. Along with the permits was a note that Spud Rock Spring was contaminated and there was no way to make the water potable. I called to get more info and confirmed that no boiling, filtering, or chlorine treatment would be ...
by Sarae
Sep 30 2011 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Safe Backpacking in the Santa Ritas?
Replies: 28
Views: 1476

Re: Safe Backpacking in the Santa Ritas?

I heard the other day from my Border Patrol friend that there is still a lot of activity in the Ritas.
by Sarae
Sep 02 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Incredible monsoon picture in the GC
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: Incredible monsoon picture in the GC

Composite photos are awesome!
by Sarae
Aug 08 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Wild berry report
Replies: 29
Views: 3435

Re: Wild berry report

@Tough_Boots
Yup, that was our group. Nice, quiet bit of trail until you get past the turnoff for the BSA trail. Then all you hear is grumbles about pumpkin berry bushes and deadfall :D Good times tho! It was a great weekend to be away from the valley.
by Sarae
Aug 08 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Flora
Topic: Wild berry report
Replies: 29
Views: 3435

Re: Wild berry report

Lots of berries along Geronimo Trail and Webber Creek this weekend up at the Rim. Some super tart, and some perfectly sweet. Saw a couple of people out there just to pick the berries.
by Sarae
Aug 03 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Wild berry report
Replies: 29
Views: 3435

Re: Wild berry report

Lots and lots of raspberries to be had on the Butterfly Trail and others in the Catalinas. They were in all stages of ripeness a couple of weekends ago. Yum!
by Sarae
Jul 28 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Nice hike on Mt Grahm this weekend??
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Nice hike on Mt Grahm this weekend??

+1 on Ash Creek. Check out the waterfall, and if you want to camp away from the established campgrounds, there is a bit of nice camping near the Old Mill site.
by Sarae
Jun 14 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Mexican Food - Tucson
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Best Mexican Food - Tucson

El Guero Canelo... home of the famous Sonoran Hot Dog ;) They have other totally yum menu items, as well, and an outdoor eating area.
by Sarae
Jun 14 2011 11:45 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Moving to Tucson?
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: Moving to Tucson?

I live near Broadway and Alvernon and work near Speedway and Wilmot. It's usually a 12ish minute commute to and from work. I really enjoy the proximity to Reid Park and the central/downtown entertainment zone. Your home can get broken into pretty much anywhere you live, IMO. I suggest looking at all...
by Sarae
Jun 06 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking with no fire
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: Backpacking with no fire

:D Everything will be fine. Sometimes my friends and I will bring a few of those little LED light candles for some artificial fire ambiance. Otherwise, just enjoy the stars :)
by Sarae
May 11 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Treat Bright Angel Creek Water
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Treat Bright Angel Creek Water

I would treat water if I was getting it from BA creek. However, I remember there being potable water sources throughout the BA campground.
by Sarae
May 04 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2012 Fire Season
Replies: 120
Views: 5529

Re: 2011 Fire Season

That active fire map is very interesting. I guess the Santa Ritas are getting hit again. :( Yet another fire as of yesterday.
by Sarae
Apr 20 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tucson, soon, I think
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Tucson, soon, I think

+1 on Blackett's at night. Too bad there isn't a full moon coming up.
by Sarae
Apr 09 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Hat or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 1321

Re: Hat or not?

I use an umbrella on sun exposed trails with little wind. Usually, I can just tuck it under the sternum strap of my pack. I also bring my hat in case it gets too windy for the umbrella to be practical. I have used the umbrella and loved it in the Grand Canyon, but yes, I did get asked about it about...
by Sarae
Mar 28 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Looking For My First Hammock
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Looking For My First Hammock

@te-wa
I've had the traveler for a while now and a cuben tarp is in the works from mld, but for now I have a macCat standard. 'Tis good. :)
by Sarae
Mar 28 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Looking For My First Hammock
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Looking For My First Hammock

Hi all, Its been a while since ive actually posted anything but i thought maybe the nice folks on here could help out. I am looking to get my first hammock soon and am looking for something used in decent condition. i have been checking craigslist but there are very few if any on there. My question...
by Sarae
Feb 24 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Dehydrator Recipes / Ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Dehydrator Recipes / Ideas

I'm not sure what I'll use when I run out of the Kraft boxes - any ideas? You can find powdered cheese sauce mixes with the rest of the sauce mixes. They are yummy in mashed potatoes, too. Although, it might be less expensive to just buy a 50 cent box of mac and cheese :-k I know you can get powder...
by Sarae
Feb 24 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking - kids gift ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Backpacking - kids gift ideas

You might look for a bandana or buff with cool patterns/her favorite color. The compass and map idea is pretty awesome, though. Plant or insect or bird id books? I got one of those really tiny/simple Swiss army multitools when I was around 12. If she likes to have a pillow, there are several differe...

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