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by bryanmertz
Jun 08 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Fossil Springs - canceled
Replies: 30
Views: 490

Re: Fossil Springs

I am interested.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
Jun 03 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZ Trail work/ volunteer
Replies: 0
Views: 84

AZ Trail work/ volunteer

Hi - I saw this in the Payson Roundup and am thinking about going up Saturday.

http://bit.ly/c7EWJC

Would head up about 5am from N. Phoenix; back home around 7 or 8pm I think? I could take up to 3 or 4 others.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
Apr 13 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: backpack as checked luggage
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

backpack as checked luggage

Hi - I have a trip coming up and I'm thinking of packing in my backpack. Just wondering if it's required to put the pack in a big duffle, or if it's generally ok to just tuck all the staps in?

Thanks,
Bryan
by bryanmertz
Nov 12 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Top 5
Replies: 51
Views: 3225

Re: Top 5

1) Any loop with great views/ changing terrain. 2) Something with the sound of water, or a chance to get my feet wet. 3) A summit. 4) Something where finding the TH is an adventure and requires getting a cold beer in a tiny town. 5) Pretty much any hike where there aren't cell phones and the Interne...
by bryanmertz
Nov 12 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switzerland
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Switzerland

Hello All. I'm in the very early stages of thinking/ planning some hiking in Switzerland and I thought I would ask if any fellow HAZ users have any experience they would like to share with me?

What I have so far is:

Location: Switzerland
Time: June(ish) 2010

:)

That's about it.

Thanks,
Bryan
by bryanmertz
Nov 06 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Fall colors
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Fall colors

I guess I should spend a little more time using the tools on the site! Parson's has been on my wish list, so I think that's the trip!

Thanks again!
by bryanmertz
Nov 05 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Fall colors
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Fall colors

Hi All - wondering where the best bet to still catch some fall colors this weekend (November 8th) would be?

Thanks,
Bryan
by bryanmertz
Sep 02 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Mountain Haiku

this wine is so good
I want to drink it all up
before I lay down
by bryanmertz
Jul 09 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Im new and need some help.
Replies: 17
Views: 1363

Re: Im new and need some help.

It's going to take you a few trips to figure out what's really the best for you. I love my $5 pop can stove I got of ebay - that saved weight allows me to carry more wine. I think the first over night trip I went on I used a school back pack, and had close to no real backpacking gear. I still wore c...
by bryanmertz
Jun 09 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1351

Re: Mountain Haiku

Desert Solitaire
not just a book, a life goal
is where I find peace
by bryanmertz
Mar 20 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Barnhardt access
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Barnhardt access

Hi - anyone been up to Barndardt lately? Wondering how the drive up is and if 4x4 is needed or just a little clearance?

Thanks,
Bryan
by bryanmertz
Jun 06 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Hells Gate or Hells Hole overnight sometime in June
Replies: 22
Views: 696

Re: Hells Gate or Hells Hole overnight sometime in June

Hi - This sounds like a great day trip. Any chance there is room for another body to carpool up from Phoenix? I'll pay for gas even.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
May 06 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Radical ramen
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Radical ramen

I was looking over past threads getting some ideas for an upcomming trip to Havasu. Seems a lot of the recipes on that page have ingredients not suited for backpacking.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
May 06 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Backpacking Happy Hour
Replies: 61
Views: 5591

Re: Backpacking Happy hour

AZBrad123 wrote:packed up my nalgenes with wine.
This has been my method the past few trips. It can't be a coincidence that they make 1 liter wine bottles and 1 liter Nalgenes? When the wine is gone, I have a Nalgene to mix up some Gookinaid or Gatorade in.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
Apr 17 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Horsethief Basin
Replies: 3
Views: 3387

Horsethief Basin

Hello all. I'm just curious about Horsethief Basin rec. area. I've driven by the sign on I-17 so many times and always wondered what was over there. I checked out the Prescott NF site, and there is little information on there, and not a ton on HAZ either. Are there any decent trails here? Thanks, Br...
by bryanmertz
Mar 12 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Havasu
Topic: Havasupai
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: Havasupai

Rather than start a new thread, I figured I would continue this one. There is a group of five of us going up Thur-Sun in May. Just curious what the opinion is on starting in on Thursday? We are hoping to beat the crowds down, but now I'm questioning if that's reasonable unless we get on the trail 5-...
by bryanmertz
Mar 10 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Sunrise Peak
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Sunrise Peak

Hi - I've only been out here a couple times now, and the trail map the city provides isn't too clear. Does anyone have the distances from Lost Dog TH & 128th TH up to the peak and back?

Thanks,
Bryan
by bryanmertz
Jun 14 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Sierra Ancha - Aztec Peak 6/16-17
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Sierra Ancha - Aztec Peak 6/16-17

I love the Sierra Anchas (both sides.) I would surely join if my darn boss wasn't on vacation, hence leaving me to check in on things over the weekend. Is there any broadband Internet up there? :)

Have a fun trip.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
Jan 02 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Seeking Arizona Hiking Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 3390

Hi - As I read your post, I immediately thought of Alpine and the Three Forks area and how badly I need to get back up there.

There was an article in Arizona Highway's 'Hike of the Month' not long ago that highlighted this area too.

Bryan
by bryanmertz
Dec 04 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Pants
Replies: 54
Views: 5031

I have a couple pair of the Prana Sonora Pant and have been happy with them. They are cotton canvas, but breath well, and have proven pretty durable scrambling on rocks, etc.

Bryan

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