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by RedRoxx44
Aug 23 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 678
Views: 35429

Re: Hiking vehicles

Get a 4wd vehicle that will be a beater but is reliable. Then you also won't worry about leaving it at a TH. Toyota's are generally good for that, and will last for many years with just routine maintenance. Unless you are really rich-----spoke to a Jeep owner today who estimates there is a 150K in h...
by RedRoxx44
Aug 04 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Jet Crash Death Valley NP
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Jet Crash Death Valley NP

Thank you for finding and posting that.
by RedRoxx44
Aug 02 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Jet Crash Death Valley NP
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Jet Crash Death Valley NP

[ youtube video ]

Other video of fly by's in Star Wars and shows where some of the photographers stand in the general area of the crash.
by RedRoxx44
Aug 02 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Jet Crash Death Valley NP
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Jet Crash Death Valley NP

Unfortunate to say the least loss of pilot and some onlookers apparently slightly injured by debris. Crash occurred in Rainbow also known as Star Wars canyon beneath an overlook, a common flight area for training. I've watched quite a few jets fly by there. Here is a link for an incredible Sidewinde...
by RedRoxx44
Jul 31 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Political
Topic: ‘All lands owned by the federal government to be sold;’ William Perry Pendley picked to lead BLM
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: ‘All lands owned by the federal government to be sold;’ William Perry Pendley picked to lead BLM

Off/on subject--want to make America "great" again---ban all lawyers from ever holding any public office.
by RedRoxx44
Jul 12 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 678
Views: 35429

Re: Hiking vehicles

My Jeep is going into shop next week for lift, suspension mods and 37 inch Cooper STT pro tires ( 10 ply). I've got some really bad mining roads in my near future and I plan to drive the majority before I put on the pack.
by RedRoxx44
Jun 29 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196119

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Walked Fri morning in light rain for about 5 min; later that afternoon some wind, thunder and distant lightning and dark skies, but cleared and nothing more at my house.
by RedRoxx44
Jun 11 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196119

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Had rain south of here yesterday, enough to run in the streets, and two evenings of beautiful sunsets and clouds and some notable humidity. Certainly monsoon like but not gaining traction with the weather folks. Fires near Sonoita and one near the Hellsgate north of Nogales. Thunder yesterday evenin...
by RedRoxx44
Jun 05 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Tucson backpacking
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Tucson backpacking

Galiuros are the best for some nice backpacking loops without crowds if you avoid hunting season. FYI, make sure and bear proof your food. They just relocated another black bear to there from south of here that was getting into peoples garbage near Rio Rico I think. So it's habituated to "people" fo...
by RedRoxx44
May 10 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

"Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness" is the Falcon guide by Cunningham and Burke. It's pretty good but as has been said pre- fire. I hiked a few years back in the Whitewater Baldy, Redstone area that was heavily impacted by fire. Besides being ugly in part, some rough trail conditions and lots of d...
by RedRoxx44
Mar 26 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking supes solo, 1st time
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Backpacking supes solo, 1st time

You will probably do fine as long as you don't let your mind mess with you and just relax and enjoy. I've hiked and backpacked and driven many a lonely dirt road solo. It's not a lot of people's cup of tea but I thrive on the areas I go that I see no one, sometimes for days. It's the most free I hav...
by RedRoxx44
Mar 22 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Death Valley N.P. enlarged
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Death Valley N.P. enlarged

Crater area is cool, lots of areas adjacent to DVNP that are pretty darn neat, and fortunately not overrun nor featured on Instagram.
by RedRoxx44
Feb 22 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196119

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Yeah! just back in. 4wd needed almost driving out of my development and on the interstate as well as a side road or two. 3 extrications I assisted with, a volkswagen beetle, a Chevy Cruze? ; and a blue FJ, ADOT guy and his truck and me to get a UPS truck back on the road that had slid off. That thin...
by RedRoxx44
Feb 22 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196119

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Snowing here right now but has rained at least half the night so too wet to stick and probably won't get that cold. Deciding between Nogales, Oracle, Benson areas to travel to. Feeling lazy so might head to closest easiest destination. Shows what I know, starting to stick and absolutely huge fluffy ...
by RedRoxx44
Feb 19 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196119

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I have Fri off, if this " blizzard" conditions pans out I'll be out taking some more snow photos!
by RedRoxx44
Feb 18 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 678
Views: 35429

Re: Hiking vehicles

I still don't quite like the electronic lockers, got mixed messages on mostly releasing the locker. Push the button and the locker light would still be lit, sometimes had to stop, slowly creep forward or back to get it to release. Getting into and out of 4-lo is going somewhat better now that is has...
by RedRoxx44
Feb 13 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2570

Re: Western Drought

Nice to see I was somewhat lucid in 2013.
by RedRoxx44
Feb 01 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Upper Fish Creek Vandals
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Upper Fish Creek Vandals

Yes, many morons in the world. Also you could contact one of the local caving grottos in Phoenix, CAG, members have done multi site clean ups usually using a wet sandblaster type thing but I am sure use other things. They have done multiple clean ups in Peppersauce, a loosing battle IMO, but a worth...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 28 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ

Then you should consider going into the Galiuros on the Tortilla trail, at the Garden water up then hike to Pipestem and up that to the https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=16546. There is usually a big pool of water up Pipestem, unless rain nothing on the ridgeline. Follow the West Divide past R...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 26 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ

The Galiuros can get snow and a lot of it under the right conditions. Just check the weather of course. And take good cold weather gear, the Garden can be a cold air sink in Feb.

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