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by azhiker96
Jun 14 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Five hikers recued from Four Peaks
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Five hikers recued from Four Peaks

The five were attempting the Mother Lode. They chose a route on the East side between peaks 2 and 3 and got stuck. Happily they had cell service and were able to contact MCSO. That is rough terrain. Glad they are safe.
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by azhiker96
Mar 05 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Cherry Creek high
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Cherry Creek high

I tried to take a friend to Cold Spring canyon today but was thwarted by high water at the Ellison ranch. The creek was running about 3 feet deep and since I had no snorkel or backup vehicle we decided to come back another day.
by azhiker96
Apr 02 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Gila monster genome project
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Gila monster genome project

My daughter is heading a project to map the Gila monster genome. To do so, they are raising funds for the lab costs. I'm linking the fund raising page which has a video that explains the project. My only interest in the project is advancing knowledge of one of my favorite reptiles. https://experimen...
by azhiker96
Apr 20 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 203 Cherry Creek Road Possible Permanent Closure
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Re: FR 203 Cherry Creek Road Possible Permanent Closure

Went to Devil's Chasm last Saturday. The road was in remarkably good shape. I had no problem picking my way through the rough spots in a stock Honda CRV. The creek crossing had been redone since the last time I was there a few years ago and looked easily fordable for my vehicle.
by azhiker96
Apr 20 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Proximity Alert 4/25-5/2
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: Proximity Alert 4/25-5/2

I'm heading to Cedar Mesa with my wife that weekend. We plan on hiking into Bullet Canyon. We'll set up a camp and then day hike to some of the other ruins. Plenty of water in the Supes. Cherry creek has several sets of ruins; Devil's Chasm, Cold Spring, Pueblo Canyon, and one across the creek whose...
by azhiker96
Apr 10 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: gila monsters
Replies: 51
Views: 2814

Re: gila monsters

General locations are probably fine. I have a favorite drainage where I've seen two different monsters. It's in the Superstitions and you can see Weaver's Needle from the ridge above it.
by azhiker96
Dec 30 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Permits, general bureaucratic thoughts...
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Permits, general bureaucratic thoughts...

When I was at Arches it was nearly impossible to get pictures of the scenery without other visitors in the view. For that reason I don't mind the places (Arivaipa, and others) that restrict entry. Wilderness loses some quality when it is overrun with hordes of people. Also, many people are chronic l...
by azhiker96
Dec 13 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Flatiron Orange Paint Removal Project
Replies: 45
Views: 1618

Re: Flatiron Orange Paint Removal Project

If I'd had a silent night I would have gone. However, I'm a nurse, on call, and currently waiting for my second post op patient. I'm going to be up all night and will have to catch up on sleep tomorrow. Have fun! :zzz:
by azhiker96
Dec 10 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Flatiron Orange Paint Removal Project
Replies: 45
Views: 1618

Re Flatiron Orange Paint Removal Project

This will be unique for me, cleaning trail with permission. :y: I've picked up a lot of trash and maybe nipped back some catsclaw a time or two but never with a permit. :scared:
by azhiker96
Dec 05 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Water availability on Coffee Flat trail
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Water availability on Coffee Flat trail

I have not been to Coffee flat but there is a lot of water in other normally dry areas of the Supes.
by azhiker96
Dec 05 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT
Replies: 184
Views: 11033

Re: SPOT

Spot does have a breadcrumb option that sends a message every so often. That would allow my SO to direct SAR to a good place to look if I stopped moving and was unable to activate the help button.
by azhiker96
Dec 04 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: The Veta Madre
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re the Veta Madre

I agree, a smaller group is better. When I completed this adventure we started with 4 and ended with 5, picking up a solo hiker into our group along the way. That's much better than losing one.
I'll hit the mountains another time when I don't have to be back at any particular time.
by azhiker96
Dec 03 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: The Veta Madre
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re the Veta Madre

This looks doable. ;-)

I'm going to have to think about the timing. I'm on call that night so I must get back in town by 10pm. Is the plan for a 1234, 4321, or other approach?
by azhiker96
Nov 29 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey
Replies: 24
Views: 723

Re Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey

Wow, I've never hiked from there but that does look a lot more convenient than the TH they established after they shut down the old one. Cool!
by azhiker96
Nov 29 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey
Replies: 24
Views: 723

Re Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey

hippy, depending on when I can head out I might have to just catch up with the group on the trail. Are you starting from the Siphon Draw TH in LDSP or another TH?
by azhiker96
Nov 29 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey
Replies: 24
Views: 723

Re Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey

My timing depends on unscheduled surgeries at my hospital Friday night. Worst case is I'm heading out about 7am from 24th St which means I'll have to beat feet to make it to LDSP in time. If I'm not called in then I'd be heading out from Gilbert which puts me much closer and able to easily meet at M...
by azhiker96
Nov 29 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey
Replies: 24
Views: 723

Re Supes Ridgeline Burn off the Tofurkey

I'm on call tonight but if I don't get called in I'd like to join. I have an Accord and could help with the shuttle.
by azhiker96
Nov 29 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Survival
Topic: Survival is more likely now
Replies: 36
Views: 2894

Re: Survival is more likely now

Most rattlesnake bites are on the hand or arm which indicates what was happening at the time. The majority of victims are young men and alcohol is often involved. Prevention is best so watch where you're walking and don't try to pick up a snake or poke your hands down a hole to "see what's in it". I...
by azhiker96
Jul 07 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: run the snake off, or leave him be?
Replies: 22
Views: 1457

Re: run the snake off, or leave him be?

Whether I coach the snake off the trail or not depends on whether I think the snake is in danger. I've helped rattlers off roads and busy trails a few times. I've also left some undisturbed on trails deep in the Supes during summer hikes when I did not expect anyone else to pass by. I don't know if ...
by azhiker96
Jan 29 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: NewB hydration question
Replies: 49
Views: 3155

Re: NewB hydration question

I just retired a North Face pack and started using an REI daypack. I prefer water bottles since they are lighter than a bladder and a single leak doesn't put all my water at risk. Also, it allows me to gauge how much water I've consumed and how much is left. A key is to get a daypack that has side p...

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