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by Pathfinder Aaron
Mar 21 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost Headlamp in Rogers Canyon 3-14-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Lost Headlamp in Rogers Canyon 3-14-2010

I wasn't sure if this was the right place for such a post as I didn't see a specific lost and found thread. Not sure how effective this post will be or if it's just futile anyway. Wishful thinking I suppose. Anyhow, I lost my headlamp at some point during my backpacking trip through Rogers Canyon. I...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 28 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gender issues
Replies: 57
Views: 2093

Re: Gender issues

I agree with these statements, and yeah, there are probably better suited forums for people looking for these sorts of things.
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 28 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gender issues
Replies: 57
Views: 2093

Re: Gender issues

Without asking them specifically about it...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 28 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gender issues
Replies: 57
Views: 2093

Re: Gender issues

Or maybe he knew exactly how he worded it. Just because you have a problem with people being gender specific with their hikes, doesn't mean you should cast judgement. There are many things people may be looking for in these experiences. Maybe the guy is gay and wants a male hiking companion and isn'...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UTM's and a Roamer Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: UTM's and a Roamer Scale

azbackpackr wrote:I always use UTMs. I ought to get one of those roamer scales.

This looks like a good link: http://www.maptools.com/index.html
Thanks for the link. I was looking for some good UTM scales.
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: GPS battery life
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

Re: GPS battery life

Good settings advice too everyone. Thanks for the knowledge.
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: GPS battery life
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

Re: GPS battery life

Not really related to extending your battery life through settings, but another option regardless. I use my solio Classic solar charger strapped to the top of my pack, and hooked up to my gps unit. When it's sunny out, I can run the GPS unit on external power without any battery usage at all, then u...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Sunglasses vs Depth perception?
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: Sunglasses vs Depth perception?

I bought a pair of cheap polarized shaded sunglasses that I've been using for outdoors activities. I had never used polarized glasses before, and they are great. The next pair I get will definitely be polarized and I had always wondered about the yellow tint to. I will probably get polarized yellow ...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Panoramio
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Panoramio

I've uploaded a couple. Plan to upload more. The google earth photos available for different areas have been very helpful in deciding where I want to go backpacking and camping.
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Mexican Wolf numbers fall
Replies: 92
Views: 5018

Re: Mexican Wolf numbers fall

This is just sad. As much as I would fear encountering wolves out in the wilderness, I want animals like this to be in relative high numbers out in the wild. I think it's sad that wildlife isn't encountered more often. People feel the need to go out of their way to kill everything that poses a threa...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Backpack-compatible holster options?
Replies: 18
Views: 4112

Re: Backpack-compatible holster options?

Yeah, the only thing I've found that works is the thigh holster. I just deal with the weird looks when it's noticed. I would rather have it on me readily available and out of the way. No point in it being unloaded buried in my pack like some suggest.
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 27 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Rogers Canyon access
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Rogers Canyon access

I've been to the Roger's Trough TH several times and I would definitely suggest a 4x4 vehicle. The roads are pretty rough, and if they've got worse since the rains, I would highly recommend it. Friends and I are heading up that way in March and they're riding with us (4x4 ranger) because they don't ...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Hand guns on the trail?
Replies: 63
Views: 8762

Re: Hand guns on the trail?

I haven't read all the comments but I will say I do carry on anything longer than a day hike. There are just too many weirdos out there, and I'd rather have one on me when I need it than not have one. When out in the middle of nowhere, the only thing you can count on are your friends and yourself. T...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Superstition Search and Rescue (SSAR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2431

Re: Superstition Search and Rescue (SSAR)

My opinion on the issue is that if you do something stupid that endangers rescue workers/emergency personnel, then maybe you should be charged. I don't think that you should get charged for the actual cost of the rescue ie. thousands of dollars, but I do think that if you are irresponsible and risk ...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird things in the Wild
Replies: 53
Views: 2458

Re: Weird things in the Wild

The last time I was up at Reavis Ranch, I took a night hike up to the circlestone ruins. I'm pretty sure they were deer, I hope, but I was continuously seeing glowing green eyes just outside of my headlamps range. I tried flashing them with my camera but nothing would show up. It was pretty creepy w...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: backpack in payson area
Replies: 15
Views: 2821

Re: backpack in payson area

Last Spring some friends and I did a three day two night trip up near Chevelon Canyon Lake. We parked about five miles south of the lake on the west side of the canyon and hiked down to the canyon bottom which took a little less than an hour, and then hiked north along the stream, some really beauti...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Orientation
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: Orientation

Being an Eagle Scout and prior military, I had to learn how to use a compass. I always carry M&C with me. However I like to use my GPS for the fun of it, and also for it's usefulness. Set waypoints, and track travel data, speeds, averages, download route altitude profiles, save routes, etc. I just e...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Angel Basin
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Angel Basin

JamesLyding wrote:Make sure you draw your water upstream of the dead horse. Anyone know if it's still there?
I'm planning on going on this upcoming 12th. I'll report back the situation on the dead horse. It's been about 8 months since I was up there last.
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking to Angel Basin mid March
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Backpacking to Angel Basin mid March

Hey all, My group and I are considering backpacking in to Angel Basin to stay a few nights from Roger's Trough. We were going to base camp there and do dayhikes from there, and explore. I wanted to get opinions for things to do in the area, maybe places to go see, canyons to explore, streams to foll...
by Pathfinder Aaron
Feb 25 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Planning a 5-Day Backpacking Trip to the Supes
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: Planning a 5-Day Backpacking Trip to the Supes

When we took the loop I described, it was from the Roger's Trough TH, up to Reavis saddle, to Reavis Ranch, plow saddle, frog tanks trail, Angel basin, and then back to the TH, and that ended up being around 25-27 miles. That doesn't include side hikes, circlestone ruins hike and others we took alon...

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