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by The_Dude
Apr 29 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Sedona trailhead closures
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Sedona trailhead closures

@chumley My plan was to access from the south by Baldwin, so it might still work but I will call. I know Sedona doesn't want visitors right now, but this weekend is the anniversary of my wife's mother passing away a few years ago, so she was hoping to head up there to pay respect to where her ashes...
by The_Dude
Apr 29 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 373
Views: 21290

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

I potted up some experimental plants and sowed some seeds at work today. Good times.
by The_Dude
Apr 29 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Sedona trailhead closures
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Sedona trailhead closures

Thanks all for the responses. I guess I was too specific about checking the Red Rock district instead of the Coconino homepage, the map and trail listings are helpful. There is no specific info on either about Red Rock Crossing, so I will be calling the rangers tomorrow I suppose. Thanks!
by The_Dude
Apr 29 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Sedona trailhead closures
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Sedona trailhead closures

Greetings all, I was trying to see if Sedona area trailheads were still closed, specifically the Red Rock Crossing area. The FS website is of course obscure and has no listings of the original closure, at least not on the 3 Red Rock area pages I visited. Any update would be greatly appreciated, than...
by The_Dude
Apr 21 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: 2020 Fire Season
Replies: 40
Views: 2907

Re: 2020 Fire Season

@toddak
Stinknet is rampant in the west valley as well. This one is becoming a big problem, and encroaching on native plants as well.
by The_Dude
Apr 21 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 373
Views: 21290

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

@LosDosSloFolks
I feel like you should win the internet for this comment. I never realized how many times I touch my face every day until I started paying attention. Dang I would like to go sit in a restaurant, order a decent meal, and have a beer.
by The_Dude
Feb 12 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 2307

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

I tend towards limited impact and leave no trace. That being said, I don't see a big problem with an ammo can or jar for summit registers. I will attest to signing in quite a few over the years, since one of my main hiking interests is peak bagging, and I do most of them solo. I do enjoy reading thr...
by The_Dude
Feb 08 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Shuttle Request and Volunteers
Topic: Is there a road to Hope Camp?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Is there a road to Hope Camp?

@RowdyandMe
You can park your car at the Camilo Loma Alta trailhead which is about 2 miles west of Hope Camp. I believe you are supposed to have a Saguar National Park pass to park there.
by The_Dude
Jan 31 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1728

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

@Tough_Boots
Don't forget overestimating your own abilities. Few things teach like taking your pride down a notch or two.
by The_Dude
Jan 27 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: February Backpacking
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: February Backpacking

@joebartels
I thought the closure on west fork #24 was only once you came to the junction with Cathedral, they should be fine getting to Hutch's pool.
by The_Dude
Jan 27 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: February Backpacking
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: February Backpacking

@chumley
I thought access from Molino makes it dog friendly, I believe that is outside the bighorn closure area.
by The_Dude
Jan 27 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: February Backpacking
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: February Backpacking

Hutch's pool from Molino Basin in the Catalinas is also a pretty fantastic out and back, not too much elevating gain and about 16 miles if I remember right. Plus you get to see Sycamore reservoir, a stop I always enjoy near the Old Pueblo.
by The_Dude
Jan 27 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: February Backpacking
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: February Backpacking

Wait, just saw the dog friendly part. No dogs allowed in Aravaipa Canyon.
by The_Dude
Jan 27 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: February Backpacking
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: February Backpacking

Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water TH is close by and great for beginners, should be water available, but might be a little busy. I just did Aravaipa this past weekend and it was fantastic but might be harder for your new folks.
by The_Dude
Jan 22 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Outdoor Ethics
Replies: 39
Views: 1627

Re: Outdoor Ethics

When I did Battleship in the Supes earlier this month, there was a group of 30+ seniors just getting off on a group hike. There was a ranger at the TH and he said nothing regarding the group size. I did not figure it a big concern since they were doing a short hike, and did not seem to have an air o...
by The_Dude
Jan 12 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 6149

Re: What's the best GPS?

@RowdyandMe
The one I downloaded was 'GPSFix' from the Google Play store, I also was having AEG issues with the new phone. The app you basically launch and it cleaned up my issues instantly. I just recorded a track last week and no problems.
by The_Dude
Jan 12 2020 9:56 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 6149

Re: What's the best GPS?

I have been using Route Scout on Android for years, multiple different Motorolas and now a Samsung. Never had a problem. Just got a new Galaxy 9+ a few months ago, I found I needed to download a GPS fix app to get the elevation sync corrected but it is working just fine now.
by The_Dude
Dec 18 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Arizona Place Names
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Arizona Place Names

I camped at Dick Creek on Mount Rainier a few years ago. That was just regular ol' Dick Creek, not the big version... :)
by The_Dude
Nov 25 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Camping options on Peralta Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Camping options on Peralta Trail

Boulder Canyon has a ton of camping site options, especially after you get a mile or two sputh of Second Water trail. You might have to scrounge for firewood, but we have always found some the couple times I have camped there.
by The_Dude
Aug 27 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Five Favorite Phoenix Area Hikes
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Five Favorite Phoenix Area Hikes

My five best in the Valley (no particular order) are Superstition Ridgeline, Tom's Thumb-Windgate-East End loop, Battleship, Skull Mesa to ruins, Pyramid-National-Goat Hill-Bursera loop, and Perl Charles-Piestewa summit and circumference loop. Hopefully I have some free time to start hiking again so...

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