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by hondah35
Aug 24 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Salt Fire
Replies: 42
Views: 1160

Re: Salt Fire

I would have never thought that nearly 20 years later I would be living in a developed nation that is now turning to rolling blackouts to meet the energy needs of its people... When I graduated from Az State back in 2000 I moved to the Bay Area for a few years right when California was having the r...
by hondah35
Aug 10 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Record crowds - the new normal
Replies: 38
Views: 1737

Re: Record crowds - the new normal

It isn't that hard to go 3 feet off the trail! One time when I was at Canyon de Chelly sometime in the spring of 1995 I was stopped at one of the overlooks on the north side road. As I got out of my car, I noticed that the blanket spread out with indian jewelry on it for sale had been left unattend...
by hondah35
Jul 26 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson Summit, AZ :: Parking Fees
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson Summit, AZ :: Parking Fees

@azbackpackr I haven't done that loop since about 1998 but it is a nice change from Wrightson summit, nicely shaded and cool especially as you approach Kent Spring (I did it counterclockwise). I believe the trail from Kent Spring up onto the Santa Rita crest was recently added to the FS system trai...
by hondah35
Jun 27 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16710

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

A quick search found a few recent fires that were managed to benefit a pine forest: Deer fire (Mogollon Rim) Bristow Fire (adjacent to Munds Park) Seep Fire (adjacent to Kendrick Park) Platypus Fire (north of Sedona) Tank Fire (Happy Jack area) Sycamore Fire (northwest of Sedona) Snake Ridge Fire (...
by hondah35
Jun 26 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16710

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Will be interesting come this winter when people start to venture back and see how bad the damage is. The preliminary report posted in this thread suggests the reavis ranch area only was low intensity and most of the trees in that immediate vicinity will be fine. Low intensity fire is actually heal...
by hondah35
Jun 18 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16710

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

The progression map showing yesterday's growth was published an hour ago and shows that the fire burned the top of Malapais Mountain yesterday and entered the Reavis Valley, burning Mound Mountain and across the fireline trail. It would be nice if they are able to keep it from dropping down into Ca...
by hondah35
Jun 17 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16710

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

The Superstitions will be just fine. Yes, it sucks that the fire was most likely caused by a careless person, but there are no indications that it was malicious. I think whoever started it, if they’re ever caught, should face restitution, jail time, whatever the precedent is for punishment for star...
by hondah35
Jun 17 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16710

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

There is nothing they can do within the wilderness area, the Wilderness Act basically says it has to be left to burn, and even if they changed policy for this fire, no fire manager is going to try and suppress it on the wilderness with basically zero roads. This is why there is zero containment beca...

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