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by garyc57
Jan 22 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2020 Hazolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: 2020 Hazolutions

SaguaroToSomo wrote:have seen GaryC and Tortoise Hiker at South Mountain
The spot on the Javalina Canyon trail I saw you and Tortoise Hiker were almost the exact same place!
by garyc57
Jan 12 2020 8:29 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 6073

Re: What's the best GPS?

For short 2-5 hour day hikes, I use Route Scout on my Samsung Galaxy J1 (yeah, it's old, but then, so am I). Anything longer, I bring along my Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. It's got great battery life, and a couple spare AAs aren't heavy. My only complaint about the Garmin is: when following a track, I ha...
by garyc57
Oct 14 2019 3:57 am
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 237
Views: 63172

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

Joe,

I see in the change log that...
- added mtn => mountain to audio abbreviation conversions
...and...
- audio waypoints now convert a few abbreviations ie: nw th ft

Is there a list of all the recognized abbreviation conversion?

Thanks,
Gary
by garyc57
Sep 27 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Old Man vs. Corona del Loma Trails
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Old Man vs. Corona del Loma Trails

Using Route Editor (Thanks @joebartels !), I was building a loop route on South Mountain, starting at Pima Canyon trailhead, going west on the Desert Classic Trail, then back east on the National. I found the Old Man Trail (aka Corona de Loma East), and used it to connect those two. But then, I saw ...
by garyc57
Sep 18 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Hiking with dogs
Replies: 53
Views: 5248

Re: Hiking with dogs

Maybe it's a Colorado "thing". I've never seen it here in the Phx metro area. I know as I get closer to the car, my daughter's Black Mouth Cur starts pulling harder and harder on the leash! Even after a 6 mile hike. Get-Home-itis? (look it up, it's a real breed!)
by garyc57
Sep 11 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Not backpacking Columbus Day wknd
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Not backpacking Columbus Day wknd

@chumley I apologize. I wasn't clear. We're driving them up on Friday, camping overnight outside the park boundary, getting them up Saturday morning at o'dark hundred, driving them to the North Kaibab trailhead, dropping them (and a few adult leaders) off, then driving around to the South Rim, and ...
by garyc57
Sep 10 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Not backpacking Columbus Day wknd
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Not backpacking Columbus Day wknd

Church youth group is planning a R2R the Friday & Saturday before Columbus Day. Straight through - no overnight. Heaven help them!
by garyc57
Jan 04 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 25
Views: 2313

Re: 2019 Hazolutions

I just finished entering the last few hikes for 2018. My annual total was... 189 miles! My 2019 Hazolutions are: 1) Hike 200 miles. 2) Meet and hike a few miles with some of you. Chat and get to know the person behind the avatar - Tibber, Denny, Joe, Rowdy's dad, Shawn, etc. I've only ever met one p...
by garyc57
Dec 20 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout app question
Replies: 25
Views: 1491

Re: Route Scout app question

chumley wrote: If you set it to Public anybody can load it...
May I point out my mistake? For years, I presumed that by "Public" it meant that others could modify my routes. I was mistaken. They can see them, but can't change them. :oops:
by garyc57
Dec 20 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 219079

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Wouldn't you know it! No rain for... EVER, and I plan a two day hike down by Vail on the AZT. Guess what? Rain! Oh, well. I'm certainly not made of sugar, so I'll just plug along. : rambo : Unfortunately, my daughter and son-in-law aren't so ambivalent about hiking in the rain.
by garyc57
Dec 20 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout app question
Replies: 25
Views: 1491

Re: Route Scout app question

A plausible scenario could be: My wife and I both have accounts on HAZ. We both create tracks in Route Cloud. We both go hiking together. She forgets her phone (I never forget mine; of course, not!) We decide to hike her track, not mine. How??? A possible answer would be - IF we had flagged each oth...
by garyc57
Dec 05 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 1493

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: 723

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: 26
Views: 2372

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: 481

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: 481

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: 481

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: 382

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 chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 219079

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: 416

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.

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