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by wildwesthikes
Oct 21 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Trail Blazes
Replies: 21
Views: 496

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: 6534
Views: 236606

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: 20
Views: 548

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: 254

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: 254

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: 3371

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: 3371

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: 6534
Views: 236606

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: 6534
Views: 236606

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: 4703

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.
by wildwesthikes
Oct 01 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

@LindaAnn
I was half joking a bit but some of them have large bands. such as the UL modification of the NU25 sold by Litesmith. :)
by wildwesthikes
Sep 30 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2020 Fire Season
Replies: 71
Views: 4703

Re: 2020 Fire Season

Anyone notice the big fire burning in the Blue Range now?
by wildwesthikes
Sep 30 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

Couldn't you just loosen the headlamp strap and put it around your waist to try it out? That's what I'd do. Thanks self for this brilliant idea I'm going to try this out *pats self on back*.
by wildwesthikes
Sep 26 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1156

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

@ZonaNative22
Yep as long as you're smart with your food storage (don't sleep with your food on the rim) you should be totally fine. I'm more wary of drunken car camping wildlife on the rim than the wildlife wildlife :lol:
by wildwesthikes
Sep 25 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5324

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

My favorite color is the vaguely whiteish greyish pinkish hue of a smoke filled sunset.
by wildwesthikes
Sep 25 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1156

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

No need to carry bear spray on the mogollon rim but I do frequently see others carrying it. I hang an Ursack for bear/critter food safety at all times, except for places that need a canister. Never had an issue with animals at all except curious deer. Ironically the only places I have even seen bear...
by wildwesthikes
Sep 22 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1156

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

@ZonaNative22 Not crazy busy like some of the trails that start along Tonto creek. In my experience the trails going up the Rim are sparsely populated with hikers even on Saturdays. Most people going up the rim get an early start as well. I can make it to the top in less than 90 minutes if I 'm not...
by wildwesthikes
Sep 22 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: West Coast Fire Situation & 80s Movie Trivia
Replies: 34
Views: 1199

Re: West Coast Fire Situation & 80s Movie Trivia

meth seems to be the primary driver Wasn't this the cause of several of the SoCal fires from last year too? Man alive who would have thought. I see toothless meth head bikers in leather almost every time I hit the needle vista parking area on my way to the superstitions. Good thing lightning and gr...
by wildwesthikes
Sep 22 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 1-night backpacking near FR300
Replies: 20
Views: 1156

Re: 1-night backpacking near FR300

Since you said you were training for the GC but everyone so far gave you ideas for "not climb or descend" routes. Let me please give you an idea for routes that will enhance your GC training and expectations. Climbing the rim from most of the trailheads I list will give you about 1/4 of the elevatio...
by wildwesthikes
Sep 20 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

AZLumberjack wrote:Needle Vista and the lot is wide open with only one car in sight, driver sleeping.
That's just a normal day at needle vista.

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