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by garyc57
Jan 04 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1641

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: 1048

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 weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190214

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: 1048

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: 894

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: 511

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: 1890

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: 379

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: 379

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: 379

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: 209

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: 6025
Views: 190214

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: 309

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: 352

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: 235
Views: 40462

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: 235
Views: 40462

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: 235
Views: 40462

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: 235
Views: 40462

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: 235
Views: 40462

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: 235
Views: 40462

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...

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