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by Moodrets
Aug 10 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: 4 Peaks Mother Load - worth the time?
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: 4 Peaks Mother Load - worth the time?

I'd be up for it -- I tried it a few winters ago but was stopped by the snow and ice.
by Moodrets
Jul 03 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Any good mountains to view fireworks from in Phoenix area?
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Any good mountains to view fireworks from in Phoenix area?

Fairly self explanatory title, I'd like a mountain with good views (in terms of both proximity to and abundance of fireworks) of the fourth of july festivities, preferably one that won't be terribly crowded. It's a tall order, and I'm sure no one wants to surrender their favorite lookouts, but does ...
by Moodrets
Dec 28 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!
Replies: 32
Views: 2421

Re: Planning a trip to Skull Cave!

haha, my cousin said he found a route to the cave from the lake via canoe at 4 miles, i only see one way and its very very long (as you know!) we're thinking of trying that next year in the summer so at least we can enjoy a swim now and then rather then freezing our bums off! we've decided to take ...
by Moodrets
Dec 19 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: hiking resolutions for 2010?
Replies: 70
Views: 2582

Re: hiking resolutions for 2010?

I'm going to be attempting an AT nobo thru this upcoming summer. So that.

Maybe get a down underquilt or something of the sort gear wise. Ooh, and a bigger tarp. And better shoes. And maybe toughen up my feet a bit more so they don't crap out after 15 miles in my vibram KSOs.
by Moodrets
Oct 15 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: Rim to Rim to Rim in... December?
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Rim to Rim to Rim in... December?

I'll be back in Phoenix ~Dec. 20-Jan. 10 for Winter break and this is one hike I've always wanted to do, but have never quite had the chance/confidence to attempt (alone. I have that now but would still prefer a hiking partner or two). The date of the hike is very malleable (and would probably best ...
by Moodrets
May 24 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: My summer just opened up
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: My summer just opened up

Haha, I think I'm in much a similar position as you -- I had planned to go on a road trip of sorts with a few friends (which I might still do if I can find someone. I suppose I can set out alone, as well, though. I'd like to explore the western seaboard, as I'll be leaving for an eastern college in ...
by Moodrets
May 09 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Best dayhikes near Phoenix to escape the summer heat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Best dayhikes near Phoenix to escape the summer heat?

Ah, that sounds fairly mild, actually. I'll probably do something there tomorrow morning, or perhaps at one of the other places suggested in this thread. I'm typically up fairly early (~5ish), though I can easily wake up earlier if need there be, so I guess for <4 hour hikes it won't be too hard to ...
by Moodrets
May 08 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Best dayhikes near Phoenix to escape the summer heat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Best dayhikes near Phoenix to escape the summer heat?

So, as summer draws near and the daytime highs creep ever further into the 100s, I find myself in need of nearby places where the temps aren't too terrible (say, highs in the 80s) to sate my hiking urges. Preferably within 100 miles of central phoenix -- I'd like to not have to drive to flag or wher...
by Moodrets
Mar 26 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: humphrey's peak
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: humphrey's peak

I've been waiting to do this hike for quite a while, but my complete lack of proper snow-equipment makes it difficult to do so while it still hasn't thawed. If the snow has melted, though, then I might very well be hiking it myself. ;D But I would imagine that there's still snow up there. I was in S...
by Moodrets
Mar 25 2009 6:43 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: A good Challenge for someone...
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: A good Challenge for someone...

Oooh, that looks like fun. I've always wanted to do Badwater someday, and this looks like a good training run (granted, I'm currently nowhere near the level of fitness needed to attempt it, but in a few years I should be! ;D). How do the people who do these things deal without succumbing to elevatio...
by Moodrets
Mar 24 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Hiking etiquette with dogs
Replies: 139
Views: 8748

Re: Hiking etiquette with dogs

I hike with my dog very often, and while she is the model of civility when no other unfamiliar canines are near, she grows rather threatened and defensive once particularly gregarious specimens run up to her, and has been known to lash out if they're too disrespectful of her personal space. She's pr...
by Moodrets
Mar 24 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 34256

Re: The 2009 hiking and climbing totals thread.

I've not been keeping a running tally, but I usually average a minimum of ~25 miles a week so... at least 300 miles. Maybe as many as 400, or around there anyway. No clue as to elevation change, though. Not all of them are unique or at all strenuous, either. I tend to run through Perl Charles 1A (wi...
by Moodrets
Mar 12 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Something nice and mellow in the Sedona area...
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Something nice and mellow in the Sedona area...

that can be done by those in their mid-eighties (took the grandparents up north for their anniversary). We're leaving tomorrow so if nobody posts anything come 18 hours from now then don't bother, as by then it'll already be too late. I took them to West Fork today and they were fine throughout the ...
by Moodrets
Mar 10 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Superstition Ridgeline's Easiest Route
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Superstition Ridgeline's Easiest Route

Hmmm, well, neither route is particularly bad, so physically you should be fine for both of them. However, given that it is winter and that we are N of the equator, the sun will (keep in mind, this is a rather simplistic representation) rise in the south east and set in the south west. If you travel...
by Moodrets
Mar 09 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Anyone going to Oak Creek Canyon this week?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Anyone going to Oak Creek Canyon this week?

I'll be up in Oak Creek Wednesday-Friday of this week, though I may take a detour and do some hiking in the GC.

How are weather conditions up there? I had intended to try out AB Young (haven't done it yet) either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning -- how is it this time of year?
by Moodrets
Feb 24 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 4 Season Hennessy Hammock set up
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: 4 Season Hennessy Hammock set up

Hmmmm, ok then, I think I'll take it. How will we proceed from here on? Will I have to drive over to wherever you are for the exchange? If so, where would that be?
by Moodrets
Feb 24 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 4 Season Hennessy Hammock set up
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: 4 Season Hennessy Hammock set up

I'll consider this, though I want to shop around a bit more before I make any purchases. Maybe I can find something cheaper (especially used)... A few questions though -- (looking at the Hennesy website) when you say "Hennessy Explorer Asym," do you mean the EXPLORER DELUXE A-SYM, which is currently...
by Moodrets
Feb 24 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: My first hammock!
Replies: 66
Views: 3479

Re: My first hammock!

Somewhere around 185-188, I think. The 185 figure is from long, long ago, and I think I've gotten slightly taller since then. Both the claytor hammocks that I mentioned say that they are "Comfortable for a person up to 6' 5" and 250 pounds," so those will undoubtedly fit, it seems...
by Moodrets
Feb 23 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: My first hammock!
Replies: 66
Views: 3479

Re: My first hammock!

So, I too am in the market for a hammock for backpacking, though I'm operating on a rather stringent budget and so can't quite afford to splurge on anything fancy. Currently I'm looking to buy (as the main hammock) a mosquito hammock, either their expedition or mosquito models. I had intended to buy...

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