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by RedRoxx44
Feb 09 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Refreshing NPR blurb
Replies: 1
Views: 401

A Refreshing NPR blurb

Listening to a brief clip wherein Craig Childs and friends were recounting an off trail Colorado Plateau route when they discovered a pot. Fast forward 11 years and they went back to see if said pot was still there, because at the time there was debate whether to move it to hide it , hide it in plac...
by RedRoxx44
Feb 07 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Political
Topic: National Monuments Undone??
Replies: 60
Views: 3481

Re: National Monuments Undone??

Yep, according to several of the tribes concerned with Bears Ears they are not happy. Some awesome ruins in that area, not sure what is left open by downsizing it so severely. Most of those ruins pot hunted long ago and some protected really more due to hard access and again that "informal secret" a...
by RedRoxx44
Feb 01 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

Off trail you'll learn to wear clothing you don't mind repairing or eventually throwing away. I don't do anything in the Supes so can't advise you there. Drive around on a dirt road, park and pick out a canyon and go up it. Good to have a map with you so you can learn to read it, at least locate you...
by RedRoxx44
Feb 01 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1120

Re: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?

Small story. Cave managed by the BLM. It's off the radar except to some grotto's etc. On one of the initial explores ( entrance by rappel only), one caver having some personal problems and taking a mind altering substance had a meltdown. Damage to cave resulted. I've had one experienced caver tell m...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 30 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

Learn to read the landscape. Hiking in a canyon out and back is pretty good to start, you can't really get lost, but you get the feel for a no trail experience. Then open desert with a few landmarks that is easy to orient. Check your backtrail often and pick a good landmark near your vehicle to reme...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 26 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Hiking Group Size Limit & Popular Destination Control
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Hiking Group Size Limit & Popular Destination Control

I like that people are getting out and doing something. You will always have the clueless, the trash leavers, the ones there for a purpose you can't understand or appreciate. And you will have those in awe of their surroundings enough to look up from their cell phones, and feel happy and great about...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 21 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Permits & Transportation
Topic: Permit Notification trick when the permit is late
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Permit Notification trick when the permit is late

I hiked to Lava Falls when I was 15 years old, solo, with my parents waiting around on top, in June in a pair of old school blue jeans, tank top and a soda in one pocket and a canteen around my neck. Tennis shoes I think. No sunscreen. I remember being hot, tired and triumphant. My parents were howe...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 16 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 716
Views: 40604

Re: Hiking vehicles

Continue of the thread hijacks-- these roads are just like in the Parashant area after big rains. Plus great Jeep etc action!
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by RedRoxx44
Jan 10 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 716
Views: 40604

Re: Hiking vehicles

The pumpkin filter must not work on links
by RedRoxx44
Jan 09 2020 5:02 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5871

Re: What's the best GPS?

@friendofThundergod Ya the main roads are not too bad just long long long. My first trip in it had rained and it was one friggin mudhole one after the other, getting around mt trumbull was an exercise in sliding and steering. Old timers actually like driving those road beds if they are frozen, and ...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 08 2020 10:53 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5871

Re: What's the best GPS?

Sorta GPS/ cell related. Usually the park/ monument website information on roads/backcountry/ difficulty I take with a grain of salt but the Parashant one is pretty good, with good pics and it's information is not too overprotective IMO https://www.nps.gov/para/planyourvisit/4x4-vehicles-and-off-pav...
by RedRoxx44
Jan 08 2020 4:18 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5871

Re: What's the best GPS?

I win the non award for Luddite's in this category. I've tried a couple of Garmin wrist GPS, ugh, just not my thing. So I hike without a GPS, without a Spot or whatever. The ancient Globalstar sat phone if I take it is in the vehicle; too heavy for a pack. Sometimes I even hike without a map! Especi...
by RedRoxx44
Nov 29 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217364

Re: Mindless chit chat

Plan on heading south to the WaterWorld tomorrow. Should be really good, with some fun driving thrown in.
by RedRoxx44
Nov 29 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217364

Re: Mindless chit chat

Wind has been a PITA down here, light rain off and on for the last hour or so.
by RedRoxx44
Nov 27 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217364

Re: Mindless chit chat

If the storm pans out wish I was in death valley-- projected snow levels down to 3000 feet. I would put a backpack on and run up to Panamint City and set up in one of the cabins. It was magical when I was in a mild snow storm in there years ago. [ photoset ]
by RedRoxx44
Nov 20 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 660 Ash Creek Galiuro Mountains Future proposed closure
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: FR 660 Ash Creek Galiuro Mountains Future proposed closure

Not a problem-- toolbox--bolt cutters ( various sizes), sawzall with metal blade assortment, 9k winch on Jeep. Large pry bar. All you need.
by RedRoxx44
Nov 08 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Missing hiker in the Mazatzals
Replies: 31
Views: 1707

Re: Missing hiker in the Mazatzals

Glad he was found. My .02 worth. If you are undertaking a long on trail, or even short off trail, review your route, the general direction, the topography itself. Are you traveling generally northwest?? Minus some switchbacks or canyon crossing. Are you mainly ridge or canyon traveling or a mix?? If...
by RedRoxx44
Nov 07 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Madera Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Madera Canyon

Get ready to see lots of old people. Favorite for Green Valleyites; but some awesome birding and wildlife in that area.
by RedRoxx44
Oct 13 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hikers left 'uncomfortable' after encountering man jogging in pink thong
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Hikers left 'uncomfortable' after encountering man jogging in pink thong

Comments from some of my contacts watching surveillance cameras near the border---one 24 hour feed sped up. Cows, drug dealers with huge packs, some general illegal traffic, naked hikers. The norm for that area.

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