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by whereveriroam
May 09 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns

Check the Gila NF website. Look under recreation and then hiking/backpacking, scroll to bottom of page. For the past few years that forest has been giving summaries of trail work that they have done. What a concept!
by whereveriroam
Jun 28 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Mount Graham (post Frye fire)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Mount Graham (post Frye fire)

It would be hot in the warmer months but Grant- Goudy didn’t burn to bad. I like starting from the bottom behind the prison and backpacking to the Soldier Creek CG. There’s a creek in the CG so you don’t have to carry water, just beer.
by whereveriroam
Mar 04 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: FS 287A to Miles Trailhead - Superstitions

Drove this on 3/3 and 3/4. TH is about 12.5 miles from US60. First 4-5 miles or so are paved leading to and around mine. The rest of the way is in great shape. Any vehicle with clearence will make it no problem. I’d say small passenger cars could make it, if driven carefully.
by whereveriroam
Jan 10 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Lime Creek 51 Ranch - Horseshoe
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: Lime Creek 51 Ranch - Horseshoe

Long pieces of orange trail tape at both ends.
by whereveriroam
Jan 10 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Lime Creek 51 Ranch - Horseshoe
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: Lime Creek 51 Ranch - Horseshoe

We had 3 different GPS readings on mileage, all between 8-9 miles. Its slow going so figure 6ish hours to get there. The first 2 times I went the creek was flowing the whole way. This time, only about the middle 3rd was flowing. We tried the narrows but didn’t get far, it was waist deep with more wa...
by whereveriroam
Jan 10 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Lime Creek 51 Ranch - Horseshoe
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: Lime Creek 51 Ranch - Horseshoe

I’ve gone from the lake 3 times as a backpack. It’s about 8.5 miles, give or take. Its not physically hard to hike but a mental challenge, going can be slow. Don’t miss the bypass out of the creek about halfway, I flagged it with trail tape on New Years. You really don’t want to get into the narrows...
by whereveriroam
Jul 16 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: I-11
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Interstate 11

Give AZ some credit for vastly improving the stretch between Wickenburg and I-40. I used to drive that route in the 90's often and it was mostly a 2 lane divided highway. Lots of crosses along the road side back then and once I came across a motorcyclist who was in pieces along the road. ADOT still ...
by whereveriroam
Jun 19 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Post Whitewater Baldy Fire Gila Wilderness NM
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: Post Whitewater Baldy Fire Gila Wilderness NM

Thanks Preston for sharing your youtube. It brought back good memories, The Gila was my favorite wilderness.
by whereveriroam
Oct 14 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Two trails in Santa Ritas closed
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Two trails in Santa Ritas closed

@SkyIslandHiker Great pictures!
by whereveriroam
May 20 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Gila Wilderness question(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Gila Wilderness question(s)

On the Gila N.F. website they've done something unheard of here in AZ. They've posted what there trail crews have done over the last few years. They even include severity of burns along the trails in the Gila wilderness and Aldo Leopold.
by whereveriroam
Apr 26 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Flora
Topic: Agave sticking treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Agave sticking treatment

Thanks everyone for your replies. The spine didn't break off in her and from the looks, her hand is infected. Looks like she'll be off to the doctor.
by whereveriroam
Apr 24 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Agave sticking treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Agave sticking treatment

Hey everyone. My girlfriend had a to close encounter with an agave this past weekend. The outside of her hand got jabbed and 36 hours later the injury is getting worse. I've had a couple of encounters over the years but after a few hours I was able to hike out the toxin. Any suggestions besides goin...
by whereveriroam
Aug 29 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Hiker killed by lightning on Cabin Loop yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 2071

Re: Hiker killed by lightning on Cabin Loop yesterday

Poochie wrote:8 weeks later...I return to the woods.
Good too hear that your going back out.
by whereveriroam
Jun 29 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Hiker killed by lightning on Cabin Loop yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 2071

Re: Hiker killed by lightning on Cabin Loop yesterday

Its sad too hear about the fatality of someone so young, especially engaging in a past time I enjoy. The critically injured guy who was flown out is a HAZ member, he goes by Poochie on here.
by whereveriroam
Jun 28 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Permits
Replies: 30
Views: 2000

Re: Fossil Creek - Permits

Surprisingly well written and informative coming from the AZ Repugnant.
by whereveriroam
Jun 24 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Your workout hike?
Replies: 43
Views: 2641

Re: Your workout hike?

How far do people drive to their workout hikes? 15 to 20 minutes? Less? Walk to it? What about more, like 30 minutes, 45, an hour, 1 hour and 15 minutes? In the cooler months about 10 minutes for me to get to Mining Camp. In the warmer months it takes me just a little over an hour to get to Six Sho...
by whereveriroam
Jun 23 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Permits
Replies: 30
Views: 2000

Re: Fossil Creek - Permits

Here's the latest from the Payson Roundup (newspaper).

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2015/ ... sil-creek/
by whereveriroam
Jun 19 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Permits
Replies: 30
Views: 2000

Re: Fossil Creek - Permits

I sometimes wonder if the rangers sit around the office and see who can come up with the best stories to tell people. So what's the story you've heard? $1M is pocket change for road maintenance, that equipment is not cheap. The road has been closed to the public since 11/2011 and will be closed unt...
by whereveriroam
Jun 19 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Permits
Replies: 30
Views: 2000

Re: Fossil Creek - Permits

I thought they said they were going to open that up after a year or so. Probably better not to. I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and take the long way around to try to do the Flume and Waterfall Trails one day. We chatted with the Ranger who was watching the upper TH parking lot last month. He tol...
by whereveriroam
Jun 18 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Permits
Replies: 30
Views: 2000

Re: Fossil Creek - Permits

We'll see how this one plays out. I'm all for it but I wonder how much the permit will cost and the number of people per day allowed. The USFS will have to police the area to ensure compliance, how will that be done? A full-time ranger or two X 7 days a week would cost some $$$.

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