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by wildwesthikes
Nov 23 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO

@azbackpackr The reason for all the 1 & 2 star reviews is because people think they are buying a cell phone. Seriously, people believe they are going to have a message go to space, bounce form space to a ground station, have it relayed to a cell site, then get a reply from their friend via the same...
by wildwesthikes
Nov 14 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: inReach Mini Bundle on sale COSTCO

Same at REI, till I think 11/23.
by wildwesthikes
Nov 12 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6708
Views: 244161

Re: Mindless chit chat

In LaBarge Canyon last Saturday and we couldn't figure out at first whether it was fog or pollution or dust or rain clogging up the view. The weather changed literally from 90*F the day before to 60*F the next day. We eventually determined it to be a combination of dust & pollution from the valley p...
by wildwesthikes
Nov 11 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Superstitions Water
Replies: 41
Views: 1669

Re: Superstitions Water

Brad's water is an old prospect that hit a spring Very cool, thank you for sharing! So I guess basically it is a spring. Do you know if that prospect hole tapped into anything toxic or is the water presumed "safe"? Good question. I've drank that water at least a couple times through a Sawyer (0.1 m...
by wildwesthikes
Nov 11 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Superstitions Water
Replies: 41
Views: 1669

Re: Superstitions Water

Curious if anyone with technical knowledge knows what the deal is with Brad's water. It doesn't get a lot of mention when people bring up water in the Superstitions. I've been up there a number of times but don't really know the history of the place other than some dude named Brad tried to make a go...
by wildwesthikes
Nov 05 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6708
Views: 244161

Re: Mindless chit chat

We truly do live in a society. A very warm one.
by wildwesthikes
Nov 01 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6708
Views: 244161

Re: Mindless chit chat

It was HOT hiking out of the Superstitions yesterday. Can't recall it ever feeling as summer-like on the eve of November. Thank goodness for springs still being active - even with recent water reports with this year's drought I was sowing seeds of doubt in my mind.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 29 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2635

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@Canyonram
One wonders how that living Ken doll even managed to snag a GC overnight permit considering the planning process involved.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 29 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COLD FEET? - when overnighting
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: COLD FEET? - when overnighting

Interestingly when I was in the Weminuche in CO at 12k ft recently I did not have cold feet in bed when it was about 25 F at night with gusting 30-50mph winds. And I usually get cold feet even at like mid 30s F in places like the superstitions. I'm trying to figure out what I did differently. I thin...
by wildwesthikes
Oct 29 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2635

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

who is dumb enough to do that? https://youtu.be/y3AopkxqcFM Not summer... I don't think. But people still get sick from the canyon heat in spring. So I can only imagine what kind of a disaster people are in for whose idea of a hot summer is 85 F in western Wyoming and come to a state where transpla...
by wildwesthikes
Oct 21 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Trail Blazes
Replies: 24
Views: 825

Re: Trail Blazes

I have frequently noticed in places like A-S forest, particularly far east I see "i" blazes on trees. They just look like a lower case 'i'. They almost never have a turn signal that I have seen - and appear to stand in for cairns. Vaguely resemble the "end of trail" one in the OP picture but clearly...
by wildwesthikes
Oct 10 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6708
Views: 244161

Re: Mindless chit chat

I went for a bike ride the other night along the canal and I was positively shivering with cold. I looked down and saw my Garmin reading was 78 degrees outside at 10pm. **Winter has arrived people!**
by wildwesthikes
Oct 10 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Superstitions Water
Replies: 41
Views: 1669

Re: Superstitions Water

Bad monsoon is one way of putting it. I will be out there in a couple weeks after I get back from a long Colorado trip otherwise I would have been out there this weekend, solely to assess the water situation. Supes have actually been open all this time - only like 5% has been closed and mainly areas...
by wildwesthikes
Oct 10 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Horton Creek - Overnighter with toddler?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Horton Creek - Overnighter with toddler?

@LindaAnn The forest order about camping near the spring has been cleared I believe. I checked to be sure as I was camped there on 8/31 the day the order expired, but had no way to look up on the website at the time - so I went with what the signs said. I checked the FS site day after I got back an...
by wildwesthikes
Oct 10 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Horton Creek - Overnighter with toddler?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Horton Creek - Overnighter with toddler?

Tons of campsites along the entire length of it once water starts flowing along the trail. including nearby the spring/waterfall. Should not be busy on a weekday. There will be random hikers about but not crowds. Saturdays are a whole other story. Easy hiking - great overnighter for a youngster. Lot...
by wildwesthikes
Oct 05 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 4006

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@chumley
I am familiar with the BAER process. I am just surprised if it is ongoing still for this particular fire. I've seen past BAER events and it is usually communicated to the public that that is what has been going on.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 05 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 4006

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

No one at TNF can even explain how the extension of this closure assists the non-existent ongoing firing operations and public safety measures.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 02 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6708
Views: 244161

Re: Mindless chit chat

@LosDosSloFolks
Personally I'm more of a Little Ice Age kind of guy.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 01 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6708
Views: 244161

Re: Mindless chit chat

@Jim_H
I think you spelled century wrong.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 01 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2020 Fire Season
Replies: 71
Views: 4815

Re: 2020 Fire Season

@chumley
The one abutting the NM border up in the high country? How did I miss that. We're not talking about the Brigham fire right? Can't keep them all straight anymore.

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