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by oceanwithin
Mar 20 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rappel Sites
Replies: 14
Views: 1583

Re: Rappel Sites

Papago has a 120’ partially free-hanging one near the amphitheater, bolted at the top.
by oceanwithin
Apr 16 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: all Sport Chalet stores are going out of business
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: all Sport Chalet stores are going out of business

Word on the street is that the discount is only 10% right now.
by oceanwithin
Sep 29 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Arizona Movies
Replies: 58
Views: 3324

Re: Arizona Movies

"Next" has an amusingly unrealistic Havasupai scene and an even more unrealistic romance between Nicholas Cage and Jessica Biel. "The Canyon" takes place at the Grand Canyon and features a scene in Antelope Canyon and is also high on the so-ridiculously-bad-it's-good scale. :D
by oceanwithin
Aug 30 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: REI Mountain House Fail
Replies: 19
Views: 1814

Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Hey peeps, free mountainhouse here: http://www.mountainhouse.com/pdf/TryMeF ... teForm.pdf
by oceanwithin
Aug 27 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: HAZzy Hour meet n greet
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: HAZzy Hour meet n greet!

The new Fate rocks! Just might have to walk the 4-footer over and finally meet some of you people. :D
by oceanwithin
May 10 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Short-Notice Fishing HAZFest
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Short-Notice Fishing HAZFest

Was just at Chevelon yesterday... it's gorgeous there right now. The big pool right by the campsites closest to the trail was full of fish, but they were some kind of bottom feeder/sucker fish. We didn't spot any trout but hopefully they were just hanging out in the other big pools we didn't check o...
by oceanwithin
Mar 30 2015 7:49 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

I asked someone I know who is involved with the Tonto FS and has been researching this issue in an effort to keep the road open to shed some light on the mystery: In the early 1950’s, the Sierra Ancha area between Cherry Creek and Hwy 288 was classified as a Wildlands Area. The area is home to about...
by oceanwithin
Mar 01 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:
Replies: 164
Views: 11640

Re: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:

Yesterday I saw a dark grey/black SUV with mud splatters and a HAZ sticker driving north on the 10 around 6pm (somewhere between Tucson and Phoenix)... but I couldn't see who it was since they were driving 90mph. :)
by oceanwithin
Jan 17 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Back problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Back problems

Aside from doctors/chiropractors, foods that are naturally anti-inflammatory might help ease the pain. Pineapple, ginger, honey, apple cider vinegar, etc. Turmeric is a good one to look into also as a supplement. There are a lot of other supplements that might help... glucosamine, msm, hyaluronic ac...
by oceanwithin
Dec 27 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: First Aid & Bug Repellent
Topic: Lightweight Homemade First Aid Kit Ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3662

Re: Lightweight Homemade First Aid Kit Ideas

duct tape, always! - blister fix - hiking shoe failure fixer, for when the sole of your shoe unexpectedly comes off in the middle of nowhere - save your hiking companions from seeing your pumpkin when your pants split fix - great for taping a vehicle air intake back together when it breaks in the mi...
by oceanwithin
Dec 19 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: General Canyon News
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: General Canyon News

Haha, I saw that article too. You never know what you'll find in a slot canyon...BBQ Cow, kittens, deer, skunks, elk, 3 dead bloated bears... and dogs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KE6xmuqum0
by oceanwithin
Dec 14 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Picketpost Mtn Summit, AZ :: Route Finding
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Picketpost Mtn Summit, AZ :: Route Finding

CannondaleKid wrote:
joe bartels wrote:Good point, we missed it once babbling!
X2
X3!!
by oceanwithin
Dec 09 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Climber, Biker, Hiker?
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Climber, Biker, Hiker?

The canyoneers are miserable on the feet for long trips even with the right fit and extra insoles (at least for me) and I'm not sold on the new design either. The Savants aren't so bad though. From a former die-hard stealth rubber fan, Adidas AX 2 GTX makes an excellent alternative. :)
by oceanwithin
Aug 09 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Hikers injured in possible Camelback Mountain fall
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Hikers injured in possible Camelback Mountain fall

The Eagle wrote:@oceanwithin
On the news last, night they called the area the "Ice Cube"
I think Rescue rock is also called Sugar Cube boulder, possibly the same as Ice cube?

I also read in the news that one of the injured kids passed away from his injuries as well. :(
by oceanwithin
Aug 08 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Hikers injured in possible Camelback Mountain fall
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Hikers injured in possible Camelback Mountain fall

This is so sad to hear. My guess from the videos is that it was probably at the spot known as "rescue rock" where there used to be one enormous bomber bolt as the main anchor. You can hike up to the top of the rock and rappel off about 30' with part of it being over-hanging. It's perplexing how 3 pe...
by oceanwithin
Apr 15 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hike similar to Salome Jug?
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Hike similar to Salome Jug?

You can scroll down here to find info on the full Deadman canyoneering route here: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=2018 That being said, North Fork of Deadman creek is quite a trip... the whole thing is 20 miles, 2 days, max rap of 240 feet plus a gnarly bushwhack out, although there is a midway exit...
by oceanwithin
Mar 13 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Climbing
Topic: Rappelling waterfalls
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Rappelling waterfalls

It's like anything else in canyoneering, you have to carefully assess the situation and anchors. Waterfall rappels are super fun but there's a limit of how much water you want pummeling down on you during a controlled descent while hanging from a rope. It's not uncommon to build an alternate anchor ...
by oceanwithin
Jan 02 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Night hiking with Hippy 1.1 Black Top Mesa
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Night hiking with Hippy 1.0: Sunrise Peak

Beware of McDowell's trailheads at night!!! Some friends were recently accosted, nearly arrested and then charged for trespassing by Scottsdale PD because they were hiking Bell's Pass after dark.
by oceanwithin
Dec 06 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: All the tight places
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: All the tight places

I love canyoneering... but I have no desire to do crazy stemming like that. It takes an incredible amount of energy to sustain and the consequences of slipping... :o Looks like a beautiful canyon though.
by oceanwithin
Oct 17 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: current poll on healthy eating
Replies: 41
Views: 1732

Re: current poll on healthy eating

If pizza at Big Daddys in tonto basin or quick mexican food at Los Hermanos are healthy... then yes :D

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