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by DbleDutch
May 31 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Arizona Statewide Curfew
Replies: 45
Views: 1920

Re: Arizona Statewide Curfew

Would anyone here feel differently if there were 2,000 people hiking your favorite trail, each with a pack of matches, striking them and tossing them every 10 feet, at 10pm tonight? Would you want some action from the legal authority? And need the National Guard to control them? The Governor just pu...
by DbleDutch
Feb 17 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Aravaipa Canyon, AZ :: Question by Peter_Medal
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Aravaipa Canyon, AZ :: Question by Peter_Medal

@ddgrunning Hell Hole, Bogger and Horse Camp canyons are our favorites. As Outdoor_Lover says Hell Hole deserves the most time. I have only come from the West but we always camped at Bogger, the mid-point of Aravaipa Canyon. The East end has the most interest in my opinion. Bogger and Horse Camp ea...
by DbleDutch
Feb 02 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1798

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

@wolfman200
Only other suggestion I have is to have multiple small scouting hikes exploring an area. This will give you familiarity with the topography, landmarks, approaches to areas of interest, etc...
Be safe and enjoy
by DbleDutch
Jun 16 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 221
Views: 16277

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

AK wrote: probably not fully in my lifetime.
Yes, desert/mountains recover slowly if at all. Sad to hear it may destroy Reavis Ranch and orchard.
by DbleDutch
Jun 05 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6391
Views: 228332

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@big_load
101 and the average for today is 101. Only the third time in triple digits this year

(just had to see this hit 6000 posts) :app:
by DbleDutch
Mar 20 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Whazzit #2 ???
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Whazzit #2 ???

@LosDosSloFolks
Rattlesnake trap or maybe a HAZ Trap with the label on it. Be sure to stand back.
by DbleDutch
Mar 20 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Whazzit???
Replies: 18
Views: 653

Re: Whazzit???

markthurman53 wrote:clothes line
Lumber dryer line
by DbleDutch
Mar 18 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Grasshopper wrote:So, where is Unicorn Canyon located?
It is in the deep recesses of a delusional Desert Rat mind, a member of the Monkey Wrench Gang.
by DbleDutch
Mar 18 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

chumley wrote:That’s quite clearly Unicorn Canyon!
I have hiked that canyon dozens of times, rafted the river under the arch, I know right where that is........In My Dreams!

Photoshop
by DbleDutch
Jan 27 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 497
Views: 36353

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

@azbackpackr
My first backpack trip, our trip leader had everyone partnered with someone else to share common equip/meals/etc. My partner decided my spoon was a shared item, so meals where spent handing the spoon back and forth. :o :o :o
by DbleDutch
Jan 16 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix

te_wa wrote:get permits for aravaipa. …….. stay near booger canyon.
Ssshhhhh it's a secret.
by DbleDutch
Nov 25 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Hammock use
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: Hammock use

Mothergoose wrote:if it is doable to use a hammock In AZ you need to be creative, between rocks, rock-tree, tree-fence post, tree-log braced in rocks and yes tree-tree. I am prepared to be on the ground, but have not yet. FYI - I have only done a couple sections of the AZT but know there are sectio...
by DbleDutch
Nov 25 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Hammock use
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: Hammock use

Mothergoose wrote:if it is doable to use a hammock
In AZ you need to be creative, between rocks, rock-tree, tree-fence post, tree-log braced in rocks and yes tree-tree. I am prepared to be on the ground, but have not yet. :y:
by DbleDutch
Nov 07 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Aravaipa in late December
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Aravaipa in late December

But you will have to put on cold, wet shoes in the morning when it's in the 20s or 30s and step into that water again. It's a bit of a shock to the system! Wet socks and boots in the morning are a shock! But the water will feel almost warm. Dual wool socks, roll the outer pair down over my mid heig...
by DbleDutch
Oct 26 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1694

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

I thought at one time, you could actually follow a track of The_Eagle. But you need wings. :)
by DbleDutch
Sep 24 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: National Forest Camping
Replies: 23
Views: 2803

Re: National Forest Camping

Signs are posted required for camping: shovel, axe and bucket. Has any one been asked by forest service folks when camping if you have these items ? Carry each of them; small axe, old style folding military shovel and a large bucket (type chorine tabs come in with screw on lid which doubles as stor...
by DbleDutch
Sep 14 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Aravaipa Flash Flood & Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Aravaipa Flash Flood & Rescues

I won't second-guess the people in that situation. Calling for rescue does not seem unreasonable to me. But if I was in a safe location I'm not sure I wouldn't have waited an extra night until the flooding subsided rather than opt for the helicopter ride. Our group of 8 in 2010 had an extended day....
by DbleDutch
Aug 24 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Lightning safety when hiking
Replies: 51
Views: 6052

Re: Lightning safety when hiking

@chumley Thanks, a Great reminder and article. I have witnessed the power of lightning, when it struck a power pole 50' away while sitting in a vehicle. Pole and all the power lines out from it where set ablaze. The Sweetheart and I while hiking on the flat top of the rim where suddenly in a violen...
by DbleDutch
Aug 16 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Instagram and fatalities
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Instagram and fatalities

Sounds a lot like our own Fossil Springs area. Loved to death.
by DbleDutch
Jul 29 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Animal Battles
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Animal Battles

P2015-1007_115706.jpg A couple years ago DbleDutch team were hiking east of Larson Ridge when a pair of BIG sheep came crashing out of the brush towards us. At first they looked like Hereford cattle. They ambled down the trail ahead of us and we dropped back about 100'. Suddenly a coyote crossed th...

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