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by garyc57
Dec 05 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

@markthurman53
That may be true, but it beats sitting in my cubicle!
by garyc57
Nov 24 2018 6:38 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Thru-hiking NOBO
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Thru-hiking NOBO

foxhazel wrote:will I be happy hammocking?
Now, I've never "hammocked" before, but I have hiked much of the AZT. There are miles upon miles with no "tree" that I would consider good enough to strap a hammock to. Possibly up north above the rim, and on the sky islands; but down south? Nah, I wouldn't plan on it.
by garyc57
Nov 19 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Possible AZT thru-hike in Spring 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: Possible AZT thru-hike in Spring 2019

chumley wrote:...and the primary creators of networks of non-trails leading to all the wrong places!
](*,) On the north side of the East Verde River, just past the LF Ranch - cow trails EVERYWHERE! Grrrrr!
by garyc57
Nov 12 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 4 Road Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: FR 4 Road Conditions

Well... A follow-up. My son and I hiked in almost all the way. @ultrazona 's description is correct. Short wheel base, off-road tires, and a lot of patience would be required to drive out there. There's a lot of sand, loose rock, narrow passages, and drop-offs.
by garyc57
Oct 31 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 4 Road Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: FR 4 Road Conditions

garyc57 wrote:Memorial Day (Observed)
Oops... :oops: Veterans Day (Observed). In 12 days.
by garyc57
Oct 23 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 4 Road Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 332

FR 4 Road Conditions

All,
I'm planning a hike Memorial Day (Observed) on the Alamo Canyon segment from the FR 4 crossing down to PicketPost.

Has anyone recently driven that road from Superior out to the trail crossing? What are my chances with a stock '96 Chevy Suburban 4x4?

Thanks for any advice,
Gary
by garyc57
Sep 23 2018 6:47 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: List of AZT cache boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 127

List of AZT cache boxes

All,

Is there a publicly-available list of the AZT water cache boxes? You know, those brown, metal, latched boxes, usually near accessible locations?

Thanks,
Gary
by garyc57
Sep 20 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5942
Views: 177848

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Trail Angel Extraordinaire and I are hiking the two AZT segments just east and west of Patagonia (#3 Canelo Hills West and #4 Temporal Gulch) today and tomorrow. I hope the rain hasn't messed things up down there.
by garyc57
Sep 20 2018 5:52 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZ Trail Thru-hike SOBO on Sept 30
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: AZ Trail Thru-hike SOBO on Sept 30

Before I hike a section, I try to e-mail the section steward, to ask if there's anything I need to be aware of, i.e. hard-to-follow parts, tricky spots, etc.; or anything I can do for the trail while I'm out there.
by garyc57
Sep 13 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Short Hike with kids
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Short Hike with kids

Might I suggest Pima Canyon TH at South Mountain? There are lots of "easy" trails, some more demanding than others. You can pick and choose, depending on your daughters' level of comfort. As they get better at hiking, you can easily choose the more demanding trails.
by garyc57
Sep 09 2018 7:18 am
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29235

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

I have 1,001 questions about RS, and how to use it, and I hate pestering Joe and/or this forum. Has a manual been written? If not, I'd be happy to volunteer. After all, the best way to get to know something, is to write the manual for it! I only have an Android phone, so any differences to the iPhon...
by garyc57
Sep 05 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29235

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

Joe, Another idea for the "geez, it'd be nice..." list Along with the two distance figures at the top center (miles from and to), how about an "ETA at Dest"? Meaning, at the pace I'm going, what time will it be when I reach the end? The time doesn't have to be at the top, just somewhere easily acces...
by garyc57
Sep 04 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29235

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

( 4.7.4 lifted a 60mph limit so tibber can use RS flying! ) I didn't know tibber's motor home could get airborne! Impressive! :D Constantly redrawing all the data rotating uses more battery. Combined with not personally navigating in that fashion, it hasn't been refined. Joe, I fully understand. De...
by garyc57
Sep 04 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29235

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

N for north chumley, thanks for the quick reply. I took the phone, and went for another quick walk, and - "no joy in Mudville". Yes, there's an N in the lower left area of the screen, but the N changes to S, SW, NE, whatever direction I'm walking. When I tap on it, the letter becomes "highlighted"(...
by garyc57
Sep 04 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29235

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

Thanks for the advice, and I can confirm that, yes, you are correct. I made a track go WAY off, and then back. As long as I was within 50 ft. of the track, RS never said anything! Glorious! Another question, please. My preferences for GPS units is to have the direction I'm traveling always toward th...
by garyc57
Sep 03 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29235

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

@joebartels Joe, I'm taking another looong look at RS, and I have a question. One of my pet peeves about my Garmin eTrex Vista HCx is, when I follow a route, I must cross/touch/hit every single point , regardless of whether I'm on the track or not! If I miss a point, the pointer keeps pointing at i...
by garyc57
Sep 01 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Honeymoon Campground via San Carlos
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Honeymoon Campground via San Carlos

May I ask for a bit more information?

Are you referring to the town of San Carlos, just off Hwy 70, between Globe & Pima [Go Roughriders!] on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation?

I've heard of the "Honeymoon Trail", but never the Honeymoon Campground. Where is it?

Thanks,
Gary
by garyc57
Aug 29 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 647
Views: 30080

Re: Hiking vehicles

At the risk of hijacking the topic... May I ask for a bit of advice from all you auto gurus? In a couple of weeks, my wife and I are planning on hiking the last 10 miles of AZT #34 - San Francisco Peaks. Well, actually, I'll do the hiking, and she'll be following along behind me in the Suburban. You...
by garyc57
Aug 21 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Possible AZT thru-hike in Spring 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: Possible AZT thru-hike in Spring 2019

@amanda_in_wanderland I'd suggest you do your brainstorming here. Most members here have at least two brain cells, and we're a friendly bunch. Ask your questions. Even the dumb ones*. I'll start with answering one that seems to be very popular - When should I start my hike? That all depends on the ...
by garyc57
Aug 10 2018 7:39 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Camping Spots on #11 - Santa Catalina Mountains?
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Camping Spots on #11 - Santa Catalina Mountains?

In late October, I will be hiking from Marshall Gulch TH down to the Gordon Hirabayashi TH - about 18 miles. I'm looking for a campsite near the halfway point - any suggestions? I've read that some hikers camp at Hutch's Pool, but that's 2-3 miles past the mid-way point. And I worry about weekend pa...

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