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by SAMBA
May 15 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: SAMBA's PSA Du jour
Replies: 0
Views: 95

SAMBA's PSA Du jour

For you HAZers who think that all adventures begin and end with the Grand Canyon, then me thinks you need know (if you don't already) about the PBS series "Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow":

https://tv.azpm.org/s/66624-operation-g ... -dan-snow/
by SAMBA
May 09 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

On the list of the world's "must do/visit" locations, Kilimanjaro ain't on mine. That said, I've already pre-ordered my tickets on the first tram-ride to Choquequirao if/when it ever gets built. Begs the question, "Why on God's earth would someone hike for a couple of days UPHILL, when they can tram...
by SAMBA
May 09 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Barracks
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: The Barracks

At one time, Parunuweap, The Barracks, or whatever it's called, was at the top of my "Bucket List". I was actually a late scratch on a Tucson Backpackers Meetup adventure to Parunuweap a few years ago. I was always a little apprehensive about the exit route, and had spent some Google time trying to ...
by SAMBA
May 05 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Valentine Peak, Santa Catalinas
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Valentine Peak, Santa Catalinas

You can join SAHC, Southern Arizona Hiking Club, http://www.sahcinfo.org/. My fading memory tells me SAHC annually bags (bagged?) VP on, wait for it!, Valentine's Day. As I remember there was one crumbly rock chute, think Browns Peak, that we SAHCers all approached with extreme caution. The chance o...
by SAMBA
Apr 07 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?

@CannondaleKid
Yo CK, I did as you recommended, and the update supposedly went well. I, being the "doubting Thomas" I am, though, would like to verify for myself the update was successful. Got any ideas how I can?

LaFong (aka SAMBA)
by SAMBA
Apr 07 2019 10:07 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?

I have an Oregon 4??, which I rarely use, and I was aware of the potential problem, so I started my Oregon 4?? yesterday to see if my unit was affected by the reset problem. I checked a lot of screens, but not knowing the symptoms, I shut it down and told myself "c'est la vie". That said, if I can f...
by SAMBA
Apr 05 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for short scenic Supes route
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Looking for short scenic Supes route

@herdbull HikeArizona.com does a lot of "stuff" right. "User friendliness" ain't one of them. As was said about older versions of Linux, "it's expert friendly" (not so now). While it would be a stretch to say the same about HA's interface , it takes some "getting used to". Be patient. If you're a s...
by SAMBA
Mar 29 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Dacite Super Loop - A Gross Mislabel?
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Dacite Super Loop - A Gross Mislabel?

@markthurman53
Or as I'm wont to say DCWotPTHaSEoSPSL. In addition, that should easily adhere to any description title letter limit Joe might impose.
by SAMBA
Mar 29 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Dacite Super Loop - A Gross Mislabel?
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Dacite Super Loop - A Gross Mislabel?

I'm a big advocate for "truth in labeling", and the Dacite Super Loop don't. In Mnot-soHO, a hike should do as the title implies. Neither the Official Route nor the ten Alternatives that are posted loop Dacite Mesa. Some go through the mesa, some go around, but none loop the mesa. What I envision is...
by SAMBA
Mar 29 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for short scenic Supes route
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Looking for short scenic Supes route

IMHO, trees are simply view killers. It's nothing a good wild fire or an Agent Orange strike can't cure, but barring those two gifts from God, I like my hikin' "desert style". The western portion of the Supes definitely qualifies.
by SAMBA
Mar 26 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Box Canyon/Martinez Canyon Wild Flower Viewing?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Box Canyon/Martinez Canyon Wild Flower Viewing?

LaFong's (aka SAMBA) been THINKIN'. Have any HAZers been in the Box Canyon/Martinez Canyon area recently? I ask because I hiked there years ago in an El Nino year, and the wild flower display was the most spectacular I have ever seen, way better than RedRoxx44's "More Flowers" photo set posted today...
by SAMBA
Mar 25 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Death Valley N.P. enlarged
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Death Valley N.P. enlarged

@Tough_Boots Yo TB, as much as I'd like be on your side on this issue, my cursory research tells me the passage of this act is a win for the "Good Guys". Nary a nay vote was to be had in either the House or Senate by members of the "truth, justice, and American Way" party. Democrats voted UNANIMOUS...
by SAMBA
Mar 24 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cherry Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Cherry Creek

Yo my HAZ peeps, I'm feeling a little sheepish about asking yooz guys about Cherry Creek Road? My question would have been more relevant had I posted it six or seven years ago when I was a lot younger and a lot fitter. I mistakenly looked at the CHR profile, and delusionly told myself that all i had...
by SAMBA
Mar 24 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cherry Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Cherry Creek

@big_load

A
big_load wrote:washout around the next bend
is the reason disk brakes were invented.
by SAMBA
Mar 24 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cherry Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Cherry Creek

Since nobody replied one way or the other, I'll ask my question. What would yooz guys think of my idea to mountain bike DOWN Cherry Creek Road from circa Young back to its intersection with AZ-288? Would it be fun, beautiful, and most importantly, relatively easy?
by SAMBA
Mar 23 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hiking In Brazil, Anyone Been?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Hiking In Brazil, Anyone Been?

@Xiled1
Yet another minced gall bladder photo! Are HAZers so devoid of even a scintilla of imagination that they can't post something new to this once-distinguished forum?
by SAMBA
Mar 23 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cherry Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Cherry Creek

Is this discussion devoted solely to Cherry Creek memorial questions and feedback, or can I inquire about another Cherry Creek idea I've cogitated on for years?
by SAMBA
Mar 22 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Death Valley N.P. enlarged
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Death Valley N.P. enlarged

There's got to be an insidious motive behind it. He/it has never done anything in his life to benefit anyone other than himself. Is it a done deal? If not, tell him/it to shove it where the sun don't shine.
by SAMBA
Mar 21 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hiking In Brazil, Anyone Been?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Hiking In Brazil, Anyone Been?

@Xiled1
Playing the ol' "gall bladder" card again. Can't anyone come up with an imaginative excuse?

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