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by kenjacobsen
May 11 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

ANOTHER one along the Elephant Mountain trail yesterday –coiled, rattler buzzing (you can see it behind it's 'neck'), and ready to strike.

These things are everywhere lately!
by kenjacobsen
May 05 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

Here's where I got mine, since Bezos is rich enough already: https://www.farmandlandaccessories.com/rattlers-scaletech-snake-gaiters-9020-snake-gaiters-boyt-harness/ They have more elaborate ones here: https://www.farmandlandaccessories.com/snake-bite-protection/ The things feel bulletproof. I wear ...
by kenjacobsen
Apr 26 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

OK, reporting back! I got gaiters for like $50 and they're no problem at all to wear -at least for me. I cinch them over my boots at the bottom and keep them loose at the top. That's it. AND I nearly stepped on another one the second time I wore them –it was on the trail, coiled and ready to strike....
by kenjacobsen
Mar 03 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

A mountain biker landed on one today and was bitten. :doh: Yeah, here's some good info from the article in the PHX paper: ""Wherever the bite is, is where most of the damage is going to occur. And that means breakdown of muscle and skin, as well as a lot of edema and swelling," Brooks said. Brooks ...
by kenjacobsen
Feb 26 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

Yeah, it occurs to me that if wearing these things saves me from having to pull cholla spines out of my calves again, that alone would be worh it!

Plus, I'm not keen on finding out if I can survive several hours hiking back to somewhere with cellphone reception after a rattler bite.
by kenjacobsen
Feb 24 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

That's great to know. I'm almost always bushwacking to some extent and I've nearly stepped on one on two different occasions. I only knew because they set off their rattles as they slithered off, and I didn't see them in either case because they were under bushes/grass. Has that sort of thing happen...
by kenjacobsen
Feb 24 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1743

Snake Gaiters -worth it?

Anyone ever try Snake Gaiters like these, and if so, are they worth the trouble?

https://www.farmandlandaccessories.com/ ... e-gaiters/

Personally I've almost stepped on a rattler a couple times now, so I'm wondering.
by kenjacobsen
Jan 21 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

@CannondaleKid
Actually there IS a big padlock hooked to a chain but it turns out it's locked only to itself.
You've got to pull out the giant metal bolt to find that though.
by kenjacobsen
Jan 21 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

@ultrazona
Yep, that's where it meets on the south end, and it meets the road to Horseshoe Lake on the east.
I have to warn that I've never driven either, but it all looks like good Jeep road.
At least from Google Earth.
by kenjacobsen
Jan 21 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

@big_load I really suspect that it's a Forest Service gate -it's a major metal monstrosity, not a barbed wire fence. And FR 1058 has two more exits out of that area -one to the south and one to the east. The one to the east has a similar heavy metal gate. The Sears Kay entrance was just a whole lot...
by kenjacobsen
Jan 20 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Can I drive past Sears Kay Ranch?

Actually, I just did yesterday. The road passes the ranch's gate and, if you take it straight at the creek crossing it goes to someone's property, but if you jog to the right it starts to go up the hill. The gate at the top of the hill is a huge metal thing, I assume belonging to the Forest Service,...

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