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by maxpower
Apr 19 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We really don't have that much...
Replies: 51
Views: 2068

Re: We really don't have that much...

In other words, while altitude of a peak doesn't make for a better experience, it does add difficulty and physiologic challenges for those who are not acclimated. My point was to throw the altitude part out of the equation and just compare effort involved covering the terrain itself from normal sta...
by maxpower
Apr 19 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: We really don't have that much...
Replies: 51
Views: 2068

Re: We really don't have that much...

Overall height can often be somewhat irrelevant, depending upon the starting elevation too. Sure, Mt Washington in NH is "only" 6288, but then you can start hiking at 2000 feet or even less, depending on which direction you hike from. I've climbed Washington more than 50 times and for difficulty lev...
by maxpower
Apr 12 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you like the national parks...
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: If you like the national parks...

azbackpackr wrote:Image
LOL....well they had sufficient funds to make signs anyway! :sl:
by maxpower
Apr 12 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: NPS adding water bottle filling stations throughout Grand Ca
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: NPS adding water bottle filling stations throughout Gran

There was some discussion about this over on the yahoo grand canyon forum. From most accounts, these filling stations have not been installed yet. I was at Grandview trail last weekend and there was nothing, nor was there a filling station at Hermit trail the previous weekend. I wonder if it will b...
by maxpower
Apr 11 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Bike
Topic: Touring bicycle build
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Touring bicycle build

My shifters are in the brake handles. Seems to work fine. I wouldn't want them on the bar ends because then I would have to move my hands. Doesn't make sense to me. I like mine on the brakes as well. But most triathletes rarely use the brakes during an event, and they want to stay in the aero posit...
by maxpower
Apr 11 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: NPS adding water bottle filling stations throughout Grand Ca
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: NPS adding water bottle filling stations throughout Gran

There was some discussion about this over on the yahoo grand canyon forum. From most accounts, these filling stations have not been installed yet. I was at Grandview trail last weekend and there was nothing, nor was there a filling station at Hermit trail the previous weekend.
by maxpower
Apr 10 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT recall
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: SPOT recall

I got my email that said they were mailing out the return authorization package and it should be here in the next couple of days. Turn around is supposed to be about a week or so after they receive the UPS shipment from me. Meanwhile I can continue to use the PN-60 itself. I really like the features...
by maxpower
Apr 10 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Bike
Topic: Touring bicycle build
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Touring bicycle build

Triathlon bars are comfy once you get used to them. The down side is that if you have the bar end shifters on the ends of the aero bars, you lose the STI shifting setup that is built into the standard road bike brake handles. I rode my tri-bike for 6 years (Cannondale Ironman 2000) before selling it...
by maxpower
Apr 10 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Day hike to the river and back
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: Day hike to the river and back

There are some spots where one could wander off in the dark for sure, but it's a pretty simple daylight hike and well trodden to boot. I can usually stroll across that stretch in under 2 hours...unless photography gets in the way and then all bets are off! :D
by maxpower
Apr 07 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you like the national parks...
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: If you like the national parks...

Is this whole topic an Apr 1st follow-up or what are you talking about? :o I can't find any info about NPS closures anywhere, neither on nps.gov nor on news websites. Got links? The best "link" would be the 6:00 PM evening news. :D If the federal government doesn't come to an agreement on the budge...
by maxpower
Apr 07 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: If you like the national parks...
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: If you like the national parks...

Maxpower: Why would you hike out? If you are running the river, you can stay on the river until Diamond Creek, which is Hualapai Nation, tribal. You have to pay them to take out there, one way or the other--and most people do take out there. The concern is that you might not be able to go on furthe...
by maxpower
Apr 06 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you like the national parks...
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: If you like the national parks...

Can you hike out at Havasupai?
by maxpower
Apr 04 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT recall
Replies: 9
Views: 621

SPOT recall

I had just received my new DeLorme PN-60W with the SPOT system, and when I tried to register it with SPOT, I found there is a recall on a certain serial number batch. So they will be replacing the unit, and as a bonus, will be offering an additional 6 months of free service once I finally activate t...
by maxpower
Apr 03 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Free admission fee for Grand Canyon April 17 - 25, 2010 ..
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Free admission fee for Grand Canyon April 17 – 25, 2010

azbackpackr wrote: I went with a geezer backpacker, who had the Golden Age card.
Hey I resemble that remark!! :sl:
by maxpower
Apr 03 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: South Kaibab Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: South Kaibab Trail

I was coming up the Grandview Trail yesterday when I met a couple on their way down. The mentioned that someone had been hit by falling rocks dislodged from tourists scrambling above them. I got to the rim about 30 minutes after meeting this couple but everything must have been taken care of. I didn...
by maxpower
Mar 17 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Plane down in canyon?
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Plane down in canyon?

Has anyone heard an update on this? Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Sunday, March 13, Grand Canyon Airport south of Grand Canyon National Park received a report from a general aviation pilot of an activated emergency locator transmitter (also known as an ELT). The airport immediately notified the National ...
by maxpower
Mar 14 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Scariest walkway in the world
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: Scariest walkway in the world

First I'd have to develop a pretty close friendship with the guy that attached the cables to the rock wall. I'm supposing OSHA has not visited this site? :D
by maxpower
Mar 06 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere
Replies: 471
Views: 19359

Re: Moving to Casa Grande

Maybe you could change your name to "RobAZ" or "AZRob" and that will at least cover you until you move to Colorado, or....... :sl:
by maxpower
Mar 06 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Mid May South and North Rim Weather
Replies: 36
Views: 2430

Re: Mid May South and North Rim Weather

I hiked down the Bright Angel trail yesterday on my way to climbing Battleship Butte, and traction devices were necessary only as far as just below the 1.5 mile house. There is very little snow cover on the rim as well, anywhere from nothing to just a several inches in the shady spots. A lot depends...
by maxpower
Feb 03 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Climbing
Topic: Lucky guy of the century
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Lucky guy of the century

cindyl wrote:no - he used his kilt as a parachute.
:sl:

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