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by AK
Jun 17 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6260

Re: Bush Fire

I think that TFRs are placed over most fires ... to ALLOW for aerial firefighting operations without interference. TFRs have been used by air traffic management as a means of separating “non-participating” aircraft from those engaged in certain activities, such as firefighting, rescue, and law enfo...
by AK
Jun 17 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6260

Re: Bush Fire

That was my favorite hiking area. Total fricken bummer! It would be nice for some monsoon rain to hit those areas but looking at the forecast it doesn't look good.
by AK
Jun 16 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6260

Re: Bush Fire

I just took the 202 Red Mountain eastbound to get home. Where I used to see Four Peaks is just a giant cloud marching up the face. Looks like we'll lose the peaks.......again. As well I noticed patches of fires breaking out along the Matazatal Ridge towards Mt.Ord.
by AK
May 27 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mt Ord Lookout.
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Mt Ord Lookout.

@Tough_Boots Yea the gate was locked. Happened to pull up as a communication contractor was coming down and he said that the fire tower was unmanned at the moment. Kind of unusual for this time of year. Still a nice little afternoon drive.
by AK
May 22 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mt Ord Lookout.
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Mt Ord Lookout.

Thanks for the info! Al least it'll make a great day road trip.
by AK
May 22 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mt Ord Lookout.
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Mt Ord Lookout.

I'm looking to take my two boys, 10 and 12 up to the fire lookout on Mt. Ord this coming week. Do they ever allow visitors up to the tower? I know that with the Covid 19 that it might not be possible though. Thanks!
by AK
Jul 17 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Reavis Ranch......... http://www.giseifert.com/images/ATA_Woodbury/DSCN0822.jpg . Looks like the house foundation in the middle of the pic. For more pics.....http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d78aeb72275a48ff8ec14aecbda3c758&extent=-111.2746%2C33.3989%2C-111.0316%2C33.6325&fbclid=...
by AK
Jun 28 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

@Jim_H
You know that it is ok to skip over a topic if it doesn't suit you and just go on with your life.
by AK
Jun 24 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

chumley wrote:And buying meth is easy too! ;)
Whoa easy on the AJ folks! ;)
by AK
Jun 24 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Like a couple of you I have recently been considering moving from Phoenix to east Mesa I live in NE Mesa and its so close to everything (time wise) yet borders Tonto National Forest. The 202 is 3 mins away, the salt river is 5 mins down the hill, Bush Hwy-Beeline-Payson, Apache trail/Supes, tons of...
by AK
Jun 20 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Arizona Wildfire Incidents Severe Weather Information 2 hrs · EVAUCATION ALERT: WOODBURY FIRE ADVISORY - EVACUATION ALERT FOR ROOSEVELT AND ROOSEVELT LAKE AREA RESIDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PUBLIC INFORMATION CONTACT: Date: June, 20 2019 Time: 1:00 pm Globe, Arizona Carl Melford (928) 402-8888 The...
by AK
Jun 18 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

@LindaAnn
Thats awesome news! I thought that they were going to let it burn.
by AK
Jun 17 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

I've been watching the air activity via this link: https://www.flightradar24.com/N261GB/20eec145 When you click on the plane above the Supes, in this case, N261GB you can see his flight pattern... very cool Yea he is a King Air lead plane. The tankers will follow him in and he'll mark the drop area...
by AK
Jun 17 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

@DarthStiller
Kinda what I was thinking.
by AK
Jun 17 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

IMG_5038.jpg
Well sh****t! That doesn't look promising. View from NE Mesa. :(
by AK
Jun 16 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Do they have leads on who started this? Who knows, but apparently there isn't much of a penalty for this type of thing. The largest fire in AZ history was the Wallow Fire in 2011, which burned 538,000 acres. The 2 people who started that fire each received 48 hours of jail time and 5 years of proba...
by AK
Jun 16 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Thanks for that update. Just unbelievable. Gutting news to hear that my favorite hiking area will soon be charred. Reavis will eventually recover but probably not fully in my lifetime.

Do they have leads on who started this?
by AK
Jun 16 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16176

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

@Sredfield
Yea it looks like we might lose the ranch. The fire is progressing down the trail/valley north towards the ranch. I hope they find the idiot(s) that started this and bankrupt and jail them!
by AK
Sep 16 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Mapsource US 24k Southwest
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Mapsource US 24k Southwest

Downloaded and installed the AZ Topo 24k from gps file thieves.com and installed to Mapsource. It's basically the Topo US 2008 but with 24k contour and no shaded relief. Downloaded to my unit and looked the same. Great alternative to the retail Mapsource 24k SW if you don't want to plunk down the 10...
by AK
Sep 15 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Mapsource US 24k Southwest
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Mapsource US 24k Southwest

Looks good. Wonder how it compares to the 24k Southwest? I'm downloading it now so we'll see.

Thanks for the great info chumley!

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