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by The_Dude
Jan 12 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5762

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: 5762

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: 427

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: 608

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: 437

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...
by The_Dude
Jun 20 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camping Near Pinal Peak
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Camping Near Pinal Peak

I stayed at Pioneer Pass many years ago, nice spot and should offer some afternoon shade. No fee, first come first serve, a couple vault toilets for those that need them. I seem to remember a few good sites to fit a few families. There are a couple good day hiking options basically right out of the ...
by The_Dude
Oct 31 2018 9:15 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 7560

Re: What do you do for a living??

I am still working at the same nursery that I have been with since 2001, but I did change jobs last year. I traded in the white collar shirt of my former sales position to put on a western-esque shirt (from Savers) and be the head propagator for our nursery. Nothing quite as great as taking a pay cu...
by The_Dude
Oct 10 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Tent pole repair
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: Tent pole repair

This is an amazingly timely post. I have a Quarter Dome 1 that I got from REI less than 2 years ago, and when I put the tent up on the first night of my 5 day Grand Canyon trip a few weeks ago I found the shock cord was shot. I could still make it work, but a pain in the behind to say the least. Ama...
by The_Dude
Feb 06 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Trying to get rolling on HAZ again
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Trying to get rolling on HAZ again

Welcome back! I am also trying to get back in the habit of posting, I took off most of last year myself. I have changed jobs (same company) and that has certainly affected my hiking time, well that and my kids getting older...quality was always better than quantity anyway.
by The_Dude
Feb 02 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:
Replies: 179
Views: 14046

Re: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:

@Tough_Boots
I have to chuckle a bit every time I see one of the new 'Prius Sport' models driving around. Isn't that a contradiction in itself?
by The_Dude
Jan 10 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 215041

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I got a solid half inch at my house in North Phoenix, first real rain since august for me. Gotta take what we can get. No more precipitation on the 10 day forecast though, sure hope this isn't it...
by The_Dude
Dec 25 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2018 Hazolutions
Replies: 46
Views: 2944

Re: 2018 Hazolutions

I need to get back to actually logging trip reports again. I got a new position at my company back in May, and I spend very little time in front of my desktop at work nowadays (a good thing, now I am growing plants instead of selling them). As a result, I have not been putting in triplogs since then...
by The_Dude
Sep 13 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas needed for glamping trip
Replies: 21
Views: 804

Re: Ideas needed for glamping trip

@chumley I would second Chumley's comment. I picked up one of the seats that snaps onto a 5 gallon bucket and use it with bags for my wife and kids. My little one gets stage fright with some bathroom situations and she is good to go with this one. You can always pack an extra tarp and some rope to ...
by The_Dude
Sep 09 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 751 - C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) will be closed starting Sept. 6

@azbackpackr
Thanks for the other suggestions! I have been looking at doing ECC for a while too, that might have to be on the docket now. I know new ramp will make things better, just me being selfish...
by The_Dude
Sep 08 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 751 - C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) will be closed starting Sept. 6

This is a short term bummer. I did a kayak camp trip up there at the end of June that was fantastic, and I had been thinking about taking another trip up in a few weeks. Hopefully the improved boat launch doesn't make the resovoir even busier...
by The_Dude
Jul 30 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: South Mountain: Pima Canyon TH
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: South Mountain: Pima Canyon TH

@Widowmaker
It is still open this week, it should be closed starting next Monday.
by The_Dude
Jul 30 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: South Mountain: Pima Canyon TH
Replies: 3
Views: 301

South Mountain: Pima Canyon TH

Howdy all, I got in a hike today starting from the Pima Canyon TH, and they had signs up about it being closed for a remodel. They are having it closed from August 7th until the end of fall for improvements. Certainly many other trailheads that could be used, but I know this one is popular. Pima Can...
by The_Dude
Jun 29 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Joe Bartels hiking injury
Replies: 64
Views: 7803

Re: Joe Bartels hiking injury

Good luck on your recovery Joe! Thank you so much for the great informational resource, and community you have started in motion. I hope rehab goes well, and you can get back on the trail before too long!
by The_Dude
Jun 21 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Humphrey's Peak Backpack via Inner Basin Trail
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Humphrey's Peak Backpack via Inner Basin Trail

@flagscott
Hey, some of us are born into our sciences. My last name is Grass and I am in the business of growing those and other desert natives. :D
by The_Dude
May 09 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tuesday Night on SoMo
Replies: 20
Views: 1305

Re: Tuesday Night on SoMo

Sorry guys, gonna have to bum out on this one. It is going to take a good month to get used to my new work/ sleeping schedule. Should be good for the next one though. Have fun!

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