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by rcorfman
Apr 04 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Search and Rescue teams now using drones
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Search and Rescue teams now using drones

Drones were used last year in Grand Canyon searching for the two missing hikers that got washed away crossing Tapeats Creek. I know one body was recovered but never heard if the second was or not. All in all a very sad and tragic event, especially since there was no real reason to cross the creek.
by rcorfman
Apr 02 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1015

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

I've done it twice. The first time was November 2014. First day we camped at Upper Tapeats. We took the west side trail along Tapeats Creek to the river. It goes up and down more than the east side, but you don't need to cross Tapeats Creek which can be deadly depending on the flow. My problem that ...
by rcorfman
Mar 25 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Last minute gear questions:

@gringodevil Hi Russell, I'm Russell. Nice to meet you. I never worried about my food and bears when I hiked the AZT, just smaller critters. When I used a tent, I'd usually hang my food just to keep the mice away. When I used a tarp or cowboy camped, I just put my food bag by my head. YMMV. Maybe a...
by rcorfman
Mar 24 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: AzTrail Passages 16-17
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: AzTrail Passages 16-17

I guess I'm not sure what good a water cache at FR4 is going to be if you're only doing 16 & 17 and heading north. By that time, you'll only have a few miles left to get to Picket Post.
by rcorfman
Mar 21 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: NOBO hike late april
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: NOBO hike late april

@gringodevil
I'll second Sandy's suggestion of hiking the Superstitions and Mazatzals. Basically, go from Picket Post to Pine. Enjoy your hike.
by rcorfman
Mar 18 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: help with homework assignment
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: help with homework assignment

Ugh, I stopped after a few questions. Sorry but it was just too painful to figure out what the questions were.
by rcorfman
Mar 18 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rappel Sites
Replies: 14
Views: 1313

Re: Rappel Sites

I know there are a lot of chains and bolts on the WSW face of 13 mile Butte off of Hwy 260. You might give that a try.
by rcorfman
Mar 10 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: I LOVE MY REI DIVIDEND!
Replies: 181
Views: 8905

Re: I LOVE MY REI DIVIDEND!

Am I the only one that waits until July or whenever it is to get a dividend check mailed to me? Using your dividend at the store is not a dividendable purchase so I never want to do that. There isn't a whole lot at REI that I want or need anymore either, but that's beside the point.
by rcorfman
Mar 08 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: What's your least favorite?
Replies: 42
Views: 1445

Re: What's your least favorite?

I put them out of mind so now I don't remember. :?

But if I have to pick a couple, I'd choose Camelback Mountain (Echo Canyon Trail) and Piestewa Peak, Summit Trail. It seems I end up on both about once a year. This year it was last Saturday for both. They're just way to busy for my taste.
by rcorfman
Mar 06 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: AZT Biking
Topic: Guthook's AZT app
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Guthook's AZT app

jasont wrote:Does the Apps GPS point you in the right direction if you wonder off trail?
The app shows where on the map you are and you can also see the track for the trail. There is no arrow pointing which way to go, you'll need to figure that out yourself.
by rcorfman
Mar 02 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5696
Views: 168022

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

azbackpackr wrote:I LOVE hearing that as I sit here in my little RV by the river, wearing my summer shorts and flip-flops!
Is there a difference between your summer and winter shorts? Mine are the same.
by rcorfman
Feb 21 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Dead Horse in Frog Tanks H2O
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Dead Horse in Frog Tanks H2O

AsTheCrowFlies wrote:Ewe.. That sucks.
It's a dead horse, not a sheep.
by rcorfman
Jan 31 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 3582

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

@rkroeger
I've never heard of anybody having a problem like this. Smart water bottles, 2 liter soda bottles, plus many other bottles all have the same threading that the Sawyer filters have. Strange.
by rcorfman
Jan 25 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Permits
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Permits

The only permit that is needed is for backcountry camping in Grand Canyon NP.
by rcorfman
Jan 24 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Garmin Maps the Arizona Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Garmin Maps the Arizona Trail

@Bumblebee
What I did, was join the ATA and then downloaded the AZT tracks and waypoints available to ATA members onto my Garmin GPS. My GPS has Garmin's basic topo maps and that worked fine with the supplied tracks/waypoints.
by rcorfman
Jan 17 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Driving to Picketpost trailhead...
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Driving to Picketpost trailhead...

It's a paved road until the last bit. Most cars should be fine.
by rcorfman
Jan 15 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT thru hike in March 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1189

Re: AZT thru hike in March 2018

Gravity filtering is so much easier. I'll only use a pump under the worst possible conditions. I don't understand this. I can't imagine how having to set up and deal with the whole gravity filter mess could possibly be easier than the minute or so it takes to filter a liter through a Sawyer Squeeze...
by rcorfman
Jan 11 2018 10:13 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Looking to set a record.
Replies: 22
Views: 1020

Re: Looking to set a record.

@SuperstitionGuy
Oldest when they hiked it or oldest now?
by rcorfman
Jan 01 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 2017!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 699
Views: 30032

Re: The 2017!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

@DallinW
Yep, right now I have the top mileage, but it's with the knowledge that that's only because you haven't logged a few miles along the PCT :app:.
by rcorfman
Jan 01 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Maricopa Trail Info
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Maricopa Trail Info

I wanted to ride the Estrella but one of my companions didn't have the right bike for it. So I tackled about 80 miles of the MT Thursday through Sunday and I don't think this is the case as the trails through Estrella are smooth, plenty wide, and climbing is limited and an easy grade. It would have...

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