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by paulhubbard
Oct 28 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Short but sweet Sedona hike
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Short but sweet Sedona hike

Any and all of the trails you mentioned are well worth the trip. None will disappoint. Up Thomas Point and down Telephone (hard to find unless you have GPS points) is one of my favorite loops. The telephone trail and the Windows is way cool! http://hikearizona.com/photoset=16181 Harding Springs/Cook...
by paulhubbard
Sep 03 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Pug vs Coyote @ Gilbert Riparian Preserve
Replies: 22
Views: 2286

Re: Pug vs Coyote @ Gilbert Riparian Preserve

azbackpackr wrote:I'm more concerned about the coyote than about the people and their dog
+1
by paulhubbard
Aug 06 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: mcdowell mileage estimate
Replies: 31
Views: 1391

Re: mcdowell mileage estimate

SuperstitionGuy wrote:you will have a dead battery in your HAZ ride 7.5 times
Not if you use a battery certified for... Oh, never mind... :sl: :sl:

Now what about that McDowell Mileage Estimate??
by paulhubbard
Aug 06 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: mcdowell mileage estimate
Replies: 31
Views: 1391

Re: mcdowell mileage estimate

I've not seen too many snakes on the trails, but I'm pretty sure they've seen me...
by paulhubbard
Aug 05 2014 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: That one hike.
Replies: 44
Views: 2917

Re: That one hike.

My first Rim to Rim. We started on the north rim and took 3 days to get to the south rim. I was 18, and my 75 year old grandfather was on his 2nd beer when I hit the top of the south rim having beat me to the top by 45 minutes. That was his last R2R. Lots of memories there.
by paulhubbard
Jul 21 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2014 Fire Season
Replies: 124
Views: 7156

Re: 2014 Fire Season

The fire near Willard Springs between 89a and I-17 seemed to have grown substantially over the weekend too. Sunday it looked like there were two main sources of smoke.
by paulhubbard
Jul 21 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2014 Fire Season
Replies: 124
Views: 7156

Re: 2014 Fire Season

Because my family owns property across the creek from Call of the Canyon (West Fork), I was able to use a 'private' trail to get a peek at the opening to West Fork. Honestly the damage appears to be minimal, low intensity, healthy ground clearing. The area around the signage near the old lodge/chick...
by paulhubbard
Jul 15 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Elk
Replies: 88
Views: 6785

Re: Elk

azbackpackr wrote:I see a pretty big one at Grand Canyon almost every day, on the way to Grandview
This guy?
http://hikearizona.com/photo=155384
by paulhubbard
Jul 14 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Flora
Topic: Wild berry report
Replies: 29
Views: 3495

Re: Wild berry report

I remember finding wild strawberries on the SF Peaks when I was younger.
by paulhubbard
Jul 09 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Is there a HAZfest this year
Replies: 21
Views: 613

Re: Is there a HAZfest this year

Outdoor Lover wrote:Dispersed Camping in the Pinalenos can be had in some spots
Pam, don't you dare give away the location of the Hubbard Hilton Mnt Graham!
http://hikearizona.com/photo=281115
by paulhubbard
Jul 02 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera
Replies: 97
Views: 7942

Re: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera

Posted [almost] identical photos from 3 diffent cameras - a cheapy PnS (Nikon Coolpix), an entry level DSLR (Nikon D3100), amd a high end full frame (Sony a99). you be the judge, do I suck or is it just the camera? :)
by paulhubbard
Jun 30 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera
Replies: 97
Views: 7942

Re: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Not too sure about that... Sometime your first few are the best - Then you start thinking you're a hotshot photographer that Nat Geo should swoop up, and you start over-analyzing the shot instead of just clicking. In doing so you miss some of the best...
by paulhubbard
Jun 30 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Geology
Topic: Earthquake in AZ
Replies: 36
Views: 2523

Re: Earthquake in AZ

earthquake.jpg
:sl:
by paulhubbard
Jun 30 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera
Replies: 97
Views: 7942

Re: "Okay" camera vs. "GREAT" camera

Since my original posting I've upgraded again, this time to a Sony a99 full-frame (a true 35mm DSLR). The clarity is beyond outstanding, my D3100 can't come close, even with the most careful manual focusing. The drawback is it's HEAVY. I love Sony products, but for PnS, I don't think you can be the ...
by paulhubbard
Jun 23 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Slide Fire - Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona
Replies: 65
Views: 4975

Re: Slide Fire - Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona

I was just up in Oak Creek, and to be honest, I don't think the Slide fire was overly devastating (and this comes from someone who HATES wildfires). Just north of Slide Rock on the west side of the creek there is some pretty good burn, but it did not total destroy everything. It looks like there was...
by paulhubbard
Jun 20 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: The Galiuros are burning
Replies: 84
Views: 5921

Re: The Galiuros are burning

kingsnake wrote:hot dogs can be eaten cold.
:yuck: :out:
by paulhubbard
Jun 19 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: The Galiuros are burning
Replies: 84
Views: 5921

Re: The Galiuros are burning

I can't see how anybody could not have a Clue.... Tell that to the idiot(s) who started the Slide fire... Why on EARTH would anyone need a fire in the middle of the day just north of Slide Rock? To cook their friggin' hot dogs? That being said, who knows what caused the Slide Fire, it seems odd tha...
by paulhubbard
Jun 18 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6036
Views: 195730

Re: 2014: Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sun

My sister lives on the east side (Speedway/Houghton area) and reported a downpour with the sun shining in the afternoon!
by paulhubbard
Jun 12 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Anyone been by Mormon Lake recently?
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Anyone been by Mormon Lake recently?

I always remember Lake Mary being just like your photos. Even "floaties" when you look into the water from the boat. Hard to believe Flag gets (or used to get anyways) a lot of their drinking water from there, and it was always clear and very tasty!
by paulhubbard
Jun 12 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Anyone been by Mormon Lake recently?
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Anyone been by Mormon Lake recently?

I grew up in Flagstaff and can never remember Lake Mary looking anything other than murky. In the years when the lower lake would fill it was a pretty site!

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