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by jochal
Jun 09 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Anyone up for a 6-11-16 Flagstaff trip
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Anyone up for a 6-11-16 Flagstaff trip

I had been eying this event all week, but commitment is a scary thing for me. Would be willing to go if you still want to.
by jochal
Mar 29 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera
Replies: 97
Views: 8285

Re: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera

I recently bought a mirrorless and like it quite a bit. I wasn't in the market for a mirrorless, but wanted something for scuba diving and realized I could get a nikon 1 j4 (discontinued) and the accompanying waterproof case for the price of a gopro. It will be what I take hiking whenever I get to d...
by jochal
Sep 09 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Bisbee
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: Bisbee

@Bradshaws It doesn't have parking of its own. We parked in the lots digging into the hill behind the hotel. The parking rules governing them weren't in force the day we were there (a Sunday night.) Worst case, you can park in the short term parking while you unload, then the hotel owners will let ...
by jochal
Sep 09 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Bisbee
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: Bisbee

@Bradshaws My wife and I stayed at the Letson Loft (I assume thats what you mean) back in November. We liked it a lot. We never really got past the touristy section of Bisbee, but weren't trying that hard. We ate at a restaurant recommended to us, the Bisbee Table I think, and to be honest I was di...
by jochal
Aug 30 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Tortoise-murderer on the loose
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Tortoise-murderer on the loose

Not that it makes it right, but I'm wondering if it was a stray bullet. I haven't read anything indicating whether it was shot more than once.
by jochal
Aug 28 2014 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix trailhead parking fees city council vote
Replies: 101
Views: 5185

Re: Phoenix trailhead parking fees city council vote

Looks like they are choosing to discriminate against slow hikers like me by going with meters:

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoeni ... tain-parks
by jochal
Aug 27 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix trailhead parking fees city council vote
Replies: 101
Views: 5185

Re: Phoenix trailhead parking fees city council vote

What skatchkins says above rings very true for me; I'm always thinking about going to my local maricopa county park (usery) to hike around, but I just get angrier and angrier thinking about paying $6 just to park. I end up either not going or driving somewhere else, farther away. Usery especially ir...
by jochal
Apr 29 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Urban Waterfalls?
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

Re: Urban Waterfalls?

we had some of our engagement photos taken at the waterfall in freestone park in gilbert. It was suggested by our photographers (then we went over to lost dutchman for sunset photos). The third photo in the below link shows a picture of the spot: http://tracykloock.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/freestone...
by jochal
Mar 16 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Broken Ankle
Replies: 89
Views: 7464

Re: Broken Ankle

Hesitate to post, since this was a different injury, but may have enough similarities to be useful. You might ask the doctor to compare recovery for your injury to recovery for mine. I messed up all the outside ligaments in my left ankle 2 years ago, coming down from Superstition 5057. It was 2 tota...
by jochal
Sep 28 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Camping
Topic: day use only....only
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: day use only....only

pitch a tent If only camping were that simple for everyone. It would be great if they could come up with some definition of 'low impact camping' and allow that. Maybe if camping was allowed only a minimum distance from the roads, say half a mile, it would cut out the kind of camping the area couldn...
by jochal
May 12 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Camera lust
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Camera lust

@hippiepunkpirate Thanks for the awesome response; I'm probably just being too argumentative. I get that way. I guess I just found that style quote as a little trite. Your response is anything but trite. I think a lot of what you call style, I'm just considering as quality. I'm an opportunistic sho...
by jochal
May 11 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Camera lust
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Camera lust

@hippiepunkpirate I don't think you want me pursuing a personal style :scared: . I just want to take good pictures that share what I experienced. Peronally, I would encourage anyone with the means and interest in photography to get an slr, in addition to the compact. There are lots of nuances compa...
by jochal
May 11 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Mexican Food - Tucson
Replies: 51
Views: 2230

Re: Best Mexican Food - Tucson

I was thinking of jack's too, but also haven't been there for years. I certainly wouldn't drive out of my way just to try it, again, and it probably is out of your way. take this with a grain of salt because i haven't eaten here in years, but jack's original bbq on the east side used to have a reput...
by jochal
May 07 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Camera lust
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Camera lust

@burntlizard
Very well put.
Trishness wrote: BEFORE the dawn of the Canon AE-1
:scared:
by jochal
May 07 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Camera lust
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Camera lust

it's the equipment that sets the photographer apart from the rest I generally agree with a lot of what you say except for this. The persistent theme I hear in reading about/looking at wildlife photography is about getting close. I've been going to some of the national geo lectures they have at the ...
by jochal
May 06 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Camera lust
Replies: 33
Views: 2967

Re: Camera lust

I'd pretty much agree with this article, and azbackpacker. Someone gave me a book recently (I think they were trying to tell me something :sl: ) all about composition, The Photographers Eye. Its got me pretty excited. I've read it through twice already, and will probably read it again a few more tim...
by jochal
Apr 26 2012 10:07 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)

@Thoreau Thanks so much for the detailed response. I'll probably also consider some of the cheaper and smaller units, but it looks like they don't have as much power. The 8gr is spec'd at 9 ounces. I'm pretty sure I can find 9 ounces to remove from my pack. APRS wasn't something I was considering.....
by jochal
Apr 26 2012 8:43 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)

@HippyHaley Fort Tuthill! That takes me back...we went every year when I was a kid.

@Thoreau
@BEEBEE

Do either of you have suggestions for a new handheld? It would be for hiking.
by jochal
Apr 23 2012 10:06 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)

@BEEBEE

Thats often been my experience; it looks like I have great cell phone service until I actually try to make a call.

kc7fwo (blech--terrible luck haha)
by jochal
Apr 23 2012 8:59 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)
Replies: 35
Views: 2158

Re: CQ HAZ Ham's (AKA Amateur Radio operators)

I have a license (whatever tech+ means anymore) and might be willing to participate in something. Right now all I do is sporadically attend my dad's club's field day events. The last one I went to, in exchange for working the novice station a bit, I got meals and a base camp to go hiking from. I wou...

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