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by paulshikleejr
Sep 26 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Phoenix police: Body found along Piestewa Peak trail
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Phoenix police: Body found along Piestewa Peak trail

Phoenix police: Body found along Piestewa Peak trail The hiker found the man at around 8 a.m. on Piestewa Peak, a mountain located just north of the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. There are no signs of foul play, said Phoenix Police Sgt. Jonathan Howard. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoen...
by paulshikleejr
Aug 11 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Getting stuck in the Wonder Rift ...
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Getting stuck in the Wonder Rift ...

Thanks, Joe!
by paulshikleejr
Aug 09 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Getting stuck in the Wonder Rift ...
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Getting stuck in the Wonder Rift ...

I was reading Joe's description of Hidden Valley - South Mountain ([ description ]) wherein the Wonder Rift is mentioned. In the description, Joe talks about being above the rift, but how do I get down to it so I can get stuck there? Did I miss that part?
by paulshikleejr
Apr 25 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Mt Humphreys Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Mt Humphreys Trail

azbackpackr, thank you for your reply! Yes, I'm talking about [ gps route ] . azbackpackr describes the "trail" as "wide, overused, [and ]crowded"--is this confirmation that there is an actual trail of sorts that can be found if not ant-ing on up? I'm looking at Nightstalker's photoset [ photoset ] ...
by paulshikleejr
Apr 25 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Mt Humphreys Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Mt Humphreys Trail

Does the official GPS track/route document an actual trail or is it just cairns or only just a virtual trail based on the GPS track/route?
by paulshikleejr
Oct 22 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: What is a "shuttle hike"?
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: What is a "shuttle hike"?

Thank you!
by paulshikleejr
Oct 22 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hiking vs. Backpacking
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Hiking vs. Backpacking

Another embarrassing question. Generally and simply (if that's possible), is "backpacking" "hiking" with a backpack such that the trip includes at least one full sleep period? I include the "at least one full sleep period" criterion since sometimes I hike with a backpack stocked for a multi-day trip...
by paulshikleejr
Oct 22 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: What is a "shuttle hike"?
Replies: 2
Views: 515

What is a "shuttle hike"?

Sorry for this basic question.

Is a "shuttle hike" a hike from one place to another (not a loop-type hike that takes you back to the beginning)?

Is there more to it than that?

Is there a glossary somewhere?
by paulshikleejr
Dec 31 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 65
Views: 2727

Re: Where are you from?

Hmmm. It said I was from San Francisco, Sacramento, or Santa Rosa. It is true that I'm from California, but from the Los Angeles suburbs.
by paulshikleejr
Sep 05 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Water Availability
Topic: Fossil Creek water potable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Fossil Creek water potable?

Some friends and I are going to do Fossil Creek in a couple of weeks. He says when he and his family did it about four years ago, they drank water from the creek and were OK. However a page on the Coconino National Forest web site http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MS...
by paulshikleejr
Jul 11 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Boiling water in a plastic bottle!
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Boiling water in a plastic bottle!

I remember boiling water in a paper bag when I was in middle school. The reason you're able to boil water in a plastic bottle/plastic bag/paper bag is because the container conveys the heat from the flame to the water and the container stays at 212°F/100°C (the boiling point of water) which is less ...
by paulshikleejr
Jul 04 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Camelback via Echo Canyon Closure (2013)
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Camelback Echo Canyon Redevelopment Updates?

Does anyone has more information than is available on the official web site.

How's the project going (as of when you post)? Have you seen progress?

Any more specific info on reopening (as compared to the official "late fall" estimate)?

Thank you for any info!
by paulshikleejr
Jul 01 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Meet Earl a Hikers Best Friend!
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Meet Earl a Hikers Best Friend!

D'oh!

I'll let you know.

I bought the $299 model.
by paulshikleejr
Jul 01 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: AZ Republic Article on White Tanks Fatality
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: AZ Republic Article on White Tanks Fatality

I'm struck by the final sentence of the story, "They still had three bottles of water." In my mind, this speaks to the survivors' lack of correct action. According to the story, if they literally had "three bottles of water," it's likely that they had two to three liters of water left. Within the st...
by paulshikleejr
Apr 09 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Signature Tucson Hike ...
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Signature Tucson Hike ...

@imike Sounds good! Thank you!

Any other suggestions?
by paulshikleejr
Apr 09 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Signature Tucson Hike ...
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Signature Tucson Hike ...

@imike Thanks for the tip! Is Linda Vista at (32.358104, -110.887126)?
by paulshikleejr
Apr 08 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pipeline in McDowell Sonoran Preserve?
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Pipeline in McDowell Sonoran Preserve?

Thanks, SgtLumpy!

I'd seen that a few times on the various trails, but was too burnt at those times to think much about it.

Very informative!
by paulshikleejr
Apr 08 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Signature Tucson Hike ...
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Signature Tucson Hike ...

In Phoenix, among many worthy candidates, I'd consider Camelback (Echo Canyon or Cholla) and Piestewa Peak to be Phoenix's "signature" hikes--well known, (usually) easily accessible, not too long, somewhat challenging. Is there such a hike or hikes in Tucson proper (or very close in)? I have a meeti...
by paulshikleejr
Apr 01 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Help! EXIF data doesn't seem to save ...
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Help! EXIF data doesn't seem to save ...

@joe bartels I'm sorry, Joe, but I don't understand what you mean by ie: pano shots and the rest are not or such Edited: It looks like IMG_2596 wasn't done by AutoStitch. That must mean it was done with the iPhone's "panorama" function, but it looks too good--usually for me there's missing data alo...

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