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by ddgrunning
Sep 12 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 2299

Re: Museum Fire

@chumley
Sheesh! They got a lot more "thinning" than they bargained for ....
by ddgrunning
Aug 29 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Non-potable water availability in GCNP
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Non-potable water availability in GCNP

There is no water available on South Kaibab until you reach the Colorado. So, bring all you need for that. Shouldn't be a problem--particularly in October, when temps on the rim are cooler (though you should expect it to still be "Phoenix weather" below the rim and at the river). At both Bright Ange...
by ddgrunning
Aug 24 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Marble Canyon closed to canyoneering
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Marble Canyon closed to canyoneering

@louie Interesting. On the bright side (for me, anyway), the article suggests that they may again start issuing permits (quote below). In the meantime, given that "lack of enforcement" is the issue, failing to issue permits seems very unlikely to keep the riff-raff out. Also interesting that the pr...
by ddgrunning
Aug 13 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Marble Canyon closed to canyoneering
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Marble Canyon closed to canyoneering

I question the enforceability of this closure or it's efficacy. only the responsible people who respected the land and who did obtain a permit now being excluded. I fear you are right on both counts. Couldn't have happened soon enough. I suppose that's easier to say when you've already experienced ...
by ddgrunning
Jul 31 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fremont Saddle and Doyle Saddle location incorrect
Replies: 25
Views: 1826

Re: Fremont Saddle and Doyle Saddle location incorrect

Bump: I was just reading the Humphreys from IB trail guide https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1054 and noted this comment: "Continue west 0.8 miles on the Weatherford Trail up it's easier switchbacks to Fremont Saddle. Keep in mind this is incorrectly marked Doyle Saddle on old topo maps." Is t...
by ddgrunning
Jul 26 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 2299

Re: Museum Fire

Nice map of fire progression and other information: https://nifc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f00d3abc2be4478984e0ac82cddf1340&fbclid=IwAR315_ou1dBjdwslUsqNprPbntb_Exzsq6VIQWBVqduhINFHtXe2ZEVYKuo Also, they did community update this evening that was on FB live: https://www.faceboo...
by ddgrunning
Jul 22 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 2299

Re: Museum Fire

I grew up at the base of Mt. Elden. The Radio Fire happened when I was a kid, while my family was out of town on vacation. Much of my boyhood playground was destroyed in that fire, and 40+ years later, Elden has yet to reclaim much of its forested grandeur. As a college student, I mtn biked FR 146 f...
by ddgrunning
Jun 17 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: RS Route + Triplog
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: RS Route + Triplog

@joebartels
Hmm. Not sure why I didn't see that notification before. Is it hard to up the queue limit to 2 or 3? Would be preferable to having to go back and forth to RS to upload multiple routes.
by ddgrunning
Jun 17 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: RS Route + Triplog
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: RS Route + Triplog

I just tried the triplog/route post from RS for three hikes I just logged. However, when I went online, only the first of the three showed up as an unfinished triplog. I can't find the other two on HAZ now. :-k
by ddgrunning
Jun 17 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Where to park and ride in Apache Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Where to park and ride in Apache Trail

I've mountain-biked the Apache Trail from Canyon Lake (Tortilla Flat) to Roosevelt Lake. If the road is open generally, I'm not aware of anything that prohibits biking it. It is a tough haul, with a surprising amount of elevation gain. And, of course, this time of year, it will be roasting. I parked...
by ddgrunning
Jun 13 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: RS Route + Triplog
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: RS Route + Triplog

So, with the proposed change, I won't be able to just post a route from RS? Instead, I will have to open a draft triplog with the route embedded; then, if I don't want to type triplog on my phone (which I most definitely don't want to do), I'll have to go online and finish the triplog before the rou...
by ddgrunning
Jun 13 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: North Rim
Topic: Choices among North Rim Hikes
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Choices among North Rim Hikes

Heading up to the North Rim this weekend. Time is limited, so trying to choose "best" options. I have all day Saturday, plus Sunday morning. Given my company, we will be staying up on the rim and not doing anything with much AEG. I haven't done any of the below hikes. If you had to choose among the ...
by ddgrunning
Jun 04 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: overnight kayak Lake Powell?
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: overnight kayak Lake Powell?

@mfox
Where did you end up overnighting? Also, any side-trips on the way down? Which backhaul service did you use? I've been eyeing this one for awhile.
by ddgrunning
Apr 02 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hikes en route to San Diego from Phx
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Hikes en route to San Diego from Phx

@chumley The trestle sounds very interesting, but it also sounds like going over the top is a bit of a hairy adventure--I'm not used to reading triplogs where you were doubting your ability to get over and back (only to then go on to tackle the trip via an 11.6 mile alternate). I'm assuming this wo...
by ddgrunning
Mar 31 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hikes en route to San Diego from Phx
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Hikes en route to San Diego from Phx

Looking for suggestions for a good hike that’s not too far off the route to San Diego. Anywhere along the way is fine (whether in CA or AZ). Something that could be done in 3-4 hours, at most. As an alternative, a good spot for rappelling/rock climbing. Or, perhaps, both. Timing would be end of May.
by ddgrunning
Jan 14 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

How about the Kachina trail from Snowbowl? Anyone snowshoed that?
by ddgrunning
Jan 14 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

@toddak
The bottom of which hill? Is it gated right off of 89? It's about 5 miles from 89 to the IB TH.
by ddgrunning
Jan 14 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

@Jim_H
No particular goal, though I always prefer having a "destination" to just randomly turning around. I'd love to do Agassiz at some point, but that's probably a little ambitious for the group I'm going with.
by ddgrunning
Jan 07 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

Looking for suggestions. Planning to go up over MLK weekend. Thx!

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