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by whereveriroam
Jun 07 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

Unrelated but ran into a fire crew by Asbestos Point in the Sierra Ancha. I’m clueless what they were doing so high up on the mountain. One guy was really dirty and appeared like he did all the work, there were 3 or 4 others. They had helicopter support for 5 minutes. I didn’t see or smell any smoke 🤔
by whereveriroam
Jun 02 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Sawtooth Fire

I see a type I team will take over the controlled destruction of the wilderness tomorrow.
by whereveriroam
Jun 02 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Sawtooth Fire

The wind was mostly calm today and aerial tankers and other flying fire trucks were being used. I doubt they saved much if anything, I’m by no means a wildland firefighter but my guess is they’re trying to keep the heat down to slow the incineration.
by whereveriroam
Jun 01 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Sawtooth Fire

Inciweb has a map up. With the wind we have had, its not looking good. Their guestimate is the fire is at 18,500 acres
2020-06-01 3:30 pm
by whereveriroam
Jun 01 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Sawtooth Fire

The wind has stopped but seemed to be coming in from the SE again earlier today.
by whereveriroam
Jun 01 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Sawtooth Fire

Type 1 teams MAY be being held in reserve for who knows what, we’re in troubling times.
by whereveriroam
May 31 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Sawtooth Fire

The fire glow from my place was much bigger tonight than last and closer. I bet this one will burn into July. Prevailing wind tends to come from the SW but today they seemed like they were from the SE.
by whereveriroam
May 31 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Here we go again...

Very smokey this morning, can see the smoke rising from fire.
by whereveriroam
May 30 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Here we go again...

I guess I won't be hiking there when this is over, at least not for a while. Strange night weather wise here in AJ/Gold Canyon. Very monsoon like. impressive lightning show which most likely caused the fire, shifting strong winds and rain! According to Maricopa County Flood Control the local rain g...
by whereveriroam
May 30 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sawtooth Fire
Replies: 63
Views: 2833

Re: Here we go again...

I saw an ugly orange glow to the east from where I live in AJ (Silly Mountain area) this evening. I called it in and drove out to the Peralta School to see if I could see the glow. Yes I did, looks to be down by the Peralta TH.
by whereveriroam
Jul 16 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16694

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Although the fire is not out, this fire was called 100% contained today. The BAER soil burn severity map was issued last week but I bet most of the unburned area’s on that map have burned since. Looks like they saved the area south of W. Pinto Creek and east of Sawtooth Ridge to Miles Ranch and the ...
by whereveriroam
Jun 17 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16694

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Look at the Matzatzal’s to see what the post fire recovery will look like. They looked similar to the Superstitions before the Willow fire. I’ve hiked with people who didn’t believe me that there was once a pine forest on top.
by whereveriroam
Jun 12 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16694

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Seeing flames in the distance from my place in AJ tonight, not looking good.
by whereveriroam
Jun 10 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16694

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Got smokey out here in AJ this evening. Winds picked up during the latter part of the day.
by whereveriroam
May 09 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila NF near Alma, NM / Mogollon mtns
Replies: 10
Views: 889

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: 510

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: 864

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: 612

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: 612

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: 612

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...

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