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by garyc57
Sep 20 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5860
Views: 174525

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: 118

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: 204

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: 213
Views: 21315

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: 213
Views: 21315

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: 213
Views: 21315

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: 213
Views: 21315

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: 213
Views: 21315

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: 213
Views: 21315

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: 88

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: 623
Views: 28810

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: 3
Views: 286

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: 177

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...
by garyc57
Jul 12 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blood Donation?
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Blood Donation?

I've been hiking the east end of South Mountain Park for the past few years, and I've gotten to the point where the National, Mormon Loop, Javalina, and Beverly Canyon trails are... shall we say, "less challenging"? I still breathe hard, and have to slow down a bit as I come to the passes, but I can...
by garyc57
Jun 26 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 72
Views: 3921

Re: delorme inreach

CannondaleKid wrote:If your spouse has the need to know where you are at all times, shouldn't turnabout be fair play?
I discovered "Location Sharing" on my Android. Whoo Hoo! Now I know where she is at all times! Or, at least, her phone!
by garyc57
Jan 07 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Bear bagging
Replies: 23
Views: 868

Re: Bear bagging

Bumblebee wrote:Is it common to encounter bears, mountain lions, rattle snakes?
So far, I've hiked over 40% of the AZT, and I haven't seen a single bear, mountain lion, or rattle snake. Sorry! :pray:

(BTW, I just noticed... This is my 100th post! Whoo Hoo!)
by garyc57
Dec 06 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: desert passages in January
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: desert passages in January

@Preacher When my son and I hiked the Black Hills and Tortilla Mountains segments, we cached water. For the Black Hills segment, Sredfield gave me these tracks: https://hikearizona.com/map.php?MY=26231&M=1 My wife and I followed the green route to the end, and then followed the red until it crosses...
by garyc57
Nov 17 2017 5:28 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: AZT #14 Freeman Rd access from Dudleyville
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: AZT #14 Freeman Rd access from Dudleyville

Coming from/Going to Hwy 77, there's a wash(?) San Pedro River(?), that might have some water in it. There was last time we went through. Not much, maybe 10-20 yards? 6 inches deep? I know I didn't want to risk getting stuck, so I put the Suburban in 4 Low, and drove right thru it - no problems. Tha...
by garyc57
Sep 18 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 5 day backpacking trip in mid-November
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: 5 day backpacking trip in mid-November

@gorgehiker , Two years ago, my son and I hiked the Tortilla Mountains segment the two days after Thanksgiving. We camped near N 33.013348, W -110.997776, and it froze overnight. The tarp over my sleeping bag had frost on it. My cheapo Wal-Mart thermometer read 26 degrees, and our water jugs were f...
by garyc57
Aug 25 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Hydration Pack Pressure Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Hydration Pack Pressure Pump

Geigerrig Hydration Engine Joe, my son and I each have one. I really like mine. If physical challenges prevent sucking on a tube, then this is what you need. Just bite on the value, and your mouth fills with water. Or, squeeze the valve with your fingers, and squirt your hiking "buddies", wash off ...

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