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by NatureKopelli
Apr 18 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Overnight or short backpacking Sedona
Replies: 3
Views: 2523

Re: Overnight or short backpacking Sedona

Parsons trail #144 might be an option. You can camp here, but the camp site has to be 3.7 miles or so from the trailhead. I would check with a rangers office before you go to confirm camping is an option, though, because I dont remember seeing any campsites. It has water available until this point. ...
by NatureKopelli
Aug 28 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor
Replies: 25
Views: 2537

Re: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

Anybody think it would be possible for that recoil to fly the gun back and shoot herself in the head as well? I think it could have killed her too if she was leaning slightly more forward and to the left. I think parents should understand that putting a loaded weapon in your child's hand could poten...
by NatureKopelli
Jul 30 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: hiking shoe/boot/sandal recommendations thread
Replies: 82
Views: 10252

Re: hiking shoe/boot/sandal recommendations thread

I have been happy with all Merrell boots. I can especially recommend All-out-blaze-mid-waterproof. This link might work? http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/33694W/82968/Womens/All-Out-Blaze-Mid-Waterproof?dimensions=0 All Merrell boots have been very comfortable for me, but I have had ...
by NatureKopelli
Jul 15 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Dyspnea/ Can't Breathe
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: Dyspnea/ Can't Breathe

Maybe stay in a hotel for a week and see if it goes away?...

Does Tucson get a lot of dust storms like Phoenix? Phoenix has had a ton of blowing dust this year, and I imagine that wreaks havoc on those with sensitive lung systems....
by NatureKopelli
Jun 15 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: C. C. Cragin Reservoir
Replies: 48
Views: 4353

Re: C. C. Cragin Reservoir

@azpride

Maybe swimmer's itch? Link: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/swimmersitch/faqs.html
by NatureKopelli
Feb 12 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Trail photographers beware
Replies: 44
Views: 3392

Re: Trail photographers beware

Rabid skunk advisory in Southern Arizona. Article from Azdhs link for more information:

http://www.azdhs.gov/diro/pio/news/2014 ... visory.pdf
by NatureKopelli
Apr 29 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: What Kind of Spider is This?
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: What Kind of Spider is This?

At first glance, I thought the body structure looked like black widow. But, looking closer, the legs have strips on them and the color is not quite black like a black widow would be. So, like tewa commented, I would have to agree it might be a brown widow. It would be nice to see if it has the hour ...
by NatureKopelli
Feb 18 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Borderlands
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: The Borderlands

The only time I had my car broken into and stolen was in a busy metropolitan area in Omaha, NE. And, it is not uncommon for vehicles to be broken into in order to steal valuables in busy parking lots and even on residential streets in small town Nebraska. With that said, how common is it to hear abo...
by NatureKopelli
Feb 13 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Crested Cactus Destroyed
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Crested Cactus Destroyed

Not sure if this has been posted yet...but this could have knocked the saguaro over? Video of someone jumping into a saguaro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L6ZnsMWt4k&feature=youtube_gdata_player See so many saguaros that may have been shot at...saw one once with an arrow stuck in it. Sometimes w...
by NatureKopelli
Oct 21 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Reel Rock Tour 7 in Prescott, AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Reel Rock Tour 7 in Prescott, AZ

Link to trailer of Reel Rock Tour 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyUoVVDEa-E&feature=youtube_gdata_player Link to website and information about showing at Prescott College Crossroads Center on November 5th. ( dead link removed ) for other locations. I also saw that they will be selling tickets a...
by NatureKopelli
Oct 18 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Phoenix Downscale Mexican Food
Replies: 28
Views: 1577

Re: Phoenix Downscale Mexican Food

@kingsnake
Thanks! I will check them out! I have been craving the Cuban sandwich ever since I thought about it...
by NatureKopelli
Oct 17 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Phoenix Downscale Mexican Food
Replies: 28
Views: 1577

Re: Phoenix Downscale Mexican Food

Trishness wrote: I love Latin food especially Cuban and Puerto Rican.
I had two of the best cuban sandwiches ever in Ybor city in Tampa...so flavorful, mouth-watering just thinking about them. Wish there were/or I knew about some small deli with good cuban sandwiches here in Phx...
by NatureKopelli
Sep 09 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6664
Views: 242552

Re: 2012: Rain, Wind, and Sun

Maybe the universe wanted to help the plants and gardens grow by bringing life giving rains to the dry and dusty desert. Im thankful for the rain.
by NatureKopelli
Jun 21 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Springs Closure Announced 06/20/12 [Rescinded 7/18/12
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Fossil Springs Closure Announced 06/20/12

Oh wow! Does that include the Fossil Springs Trail, #18? It looks like it does. I was just there yesterday and didn't see any word or notice posted at all, and it looks like it starts today! Sheesh! Talk about good timing. They need the rain there, for sure. It is really dry. They do have notices po...
by NatureKopelli
May 27 2012 9:24 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Tucson Hiking Clubs
Replies: 84
Views: 4714

Re: I give up.

Sounds like we are in the same situation, where we had a vision of what we wanted for our future, but are having some setbacks in materializing that vision. Not only has the harsh, dry wind dried up the life forms you have planted in the sanctuary of your "home", it sounds like it is affecting your ...
by NatureKopelli
May 21 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: AZ Humane Society
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: AZ Humane Society

So sad to hear about the loss of your Prue baby. But, very heart warming and touching to see you continue to share the love you had for her with two new baby kittens! There is a way to make a personal album in your profile, and I think it might be for photos like those of your new kittens. You might...
by NatureKopelli
Feb 08 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Extreme sports video
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Extreme sports video

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=EEu42L0ufBY

Someone shared this extreme sports video with me. I loved the video and photography in it, so I thought I would share. I loved the kayak going over the falls the best!
by NatureKopelli
Apr 17 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlesnake photography
Replies: 40
Views: 3209

Re: Rattlesnake photography

They sense predators and prey by infrared light, so something as large as a person throws off a significant heat signature, so you might have to be pretty creative so it wouldn't know. Even if you were to set up a blind, where would you set it up hoping a rattler would slither on by? It you tried t...
by NatureKopelli
Apr 17 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlesnake photography
Replies: 40
Views: 3209

Re: Rattlesnake photography

That said, I really wish I had more than 200mm to work with when photographing snakes. I've considered the 100-400mm lens for that exact reason in the past, but the cost is hard to get past =( A telephoto lens would be nice to have in this case! Would love one for bird watching too....someday, mayb...
by NatureKopelli
Apr 17 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlesnake photography
Replies: 40
Views: 3209

Re: Rattlesnake photography

Alston Neal wrote:This is an example of toooo close.
My foot was on the X.
Dang, that is close! Lucky it didn't get stepped on...beautiful snake and photos...thanks for sharing! :)

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