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by AZLumberjack
Jul 31 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Boulder Canyon... water?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Boulder Canyon... water?

I just took a short hike down First Water Creek on Thursday to check on the condition of the burn and water levels in the creek. NOT impressive, see my report https://hikearizona.com/x.php?I=4&UID=51793 Boulder usually has deeper pools but I don't know about its quality following the burn and chemic...
by AZLumberjack
Jul 18 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: SR 88 - Apache Trail
Replies: 102
Views: 14577

Re: SR 88 - Apache Trail

As of yet, AZDOT has NO plans in place to repair the road and bridge on Fish Creek Hill. The storm and fires over the past couple of years have cleared all the flora from the tops of the cliffs (what little there was to begin with) and AZDOT's waiting for the plants to grow to stabilize the rocks fr...
by AZLumberjack
Jun 30 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Restrictions
Replies: 126
Views: 12050

Re: 2021 Fire Restrictions

I drove past First Water Road yesterday (06-29-21) and found this barricade system to prevent access to the trailheads. Further down the Trail, the gravel pit access has tape, the Needle Vista has the gate closed & locked and the drivable washes have tape across the entrance. I didn't see any FS tru...
by AZLumberjack
Jun 07 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Season
Replies: 226
Views: 14216

Re: 2021 Fire Season

With the Globe/Miami area all but isolated from the Phoenix metro area, maybe this is a good time to complain to ADOT about ignoring the repairs on the Apache Trail.... just saying.
by AZLumberjack
May 05 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: Just Another Day at the Office
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Just Another Day at the Office

I saw that incident on the news this morning. The cargo that the guys were transporting...... Cell Phones.
by AZLumberjack
Mar 08 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 61
Views: 9425

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

@gummo A couple of years ago, I purchased a pair of Kevlar weed-gators to protect my ankles form the Foxweeds. They work great at keeping the seeds out of my sox and boot lining. They're only high enough to cover the tops of the boots so maybe you would prefer something a bit higher. Mine only cost...
by AZLumberjack
Oct 31 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Veterans and Gold Star Families soon to have free access to National Parks
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Veterans and Gold Star Families soon to have free access to National Parks

Thanks for the posting @hikerdw, I was reading about that just the other day, guess I might not be needing my Senior Pass anymore.
by AZLumberjack
Oct 07 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@chumley
It's open. The barricades have been removed and the trails are open for hiking..... again.
by AZLumberjack
Oct 05 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@chumley I hiked out of Needle Vista on Saturday, on the portion of the loop where I went past the horse trailer parking lot, I spotted two vehicles parked and a third driving down the road.... none of em was Forest Service. The barricades at the entrance to First Water Road were thrown around when...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 21 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

hikerdw wrote:Needle Vista isn’t part of the Superstition Fire closure order.
I know, just commenting on a parking lot that gets closed often.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 20 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

wildwesthikes wrote:Which area had the tape - is this 1st water or Peralta or Needle Vista?
Took a drive out to Needle Vista and the lot is wide open with only one car in sight, driver sleeping.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 19 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@wildwesthikes
Tape had been on First Water Road closure, I don't know about the others.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 18 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

It looks like the yellow/black tape that was originally strung across the entire thing has been broken The tape wasn't working very well because the FS was coming and going pretty regularly for awhile. A lot of people have been parking and hiking from here, tearing the tape and tossing the barricad...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 18 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Attached is a photo of First Water Road as of 09--18-20. No signs to indicate if the area is open or closed for hiking. :?
by AZLumberjack
Sep 17 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

chumley wrote:The vast majority of the Superstitions is open.
Don't know what to tell ya Chums, this guy said that Peralta is closed as well. Must be something brand new.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 17 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Recent Update.... I have been checking the status of the First Water Road on an almost daily basis but the "ROAD CLOSURE" sign and barricades are still in place. I decided to park my truck along the Apache Trail where the First Water Road takes off and walk the road to the Crosscut Trailhead. From t...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 12 2020 6:27 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Where were you??
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: Where were you??

I had just transferred into an in-house engineering position from a very heavy air travel position. I was sitting at my desk when a sales intern busted in announcing that an airplane had just hit the WTC tower. Shortly, several of us were gathered around a TV in the meeting room when the sales VP ca...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 10 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hanging Up The Spurs
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: Hanging Up The Spurs

I hear ya Spidey, next month I turn the big 80 and I've been slowing down quite a bit lately and this Quarantine ain't helping a bit. Just over two years ago I had both knees replaced and I was hoping that that was what I needed to rejuvenate my hiking but it hasn't been the secret I was hoping for....
by AZLumberjack
Sep 05 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 8528

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@SuperstitionGuy
Hah. Seems like that's the way its been going the last couple of years. :o

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