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by The_Dude
Aug 28 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Can you name this plant
Replies: 44
Views: 2099

Re: Can you name this plant

There are numerous colonies and individuals in South Mountain Park, that is the farthest North i have seen them. They tend to inhabit the south facing slopes in rocky outcroppings, most notably along the Alta trail and the Gila range portion of the National trail. There are also a couple of big indi...
by The_Dude
Jul 01 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4th of July weekend payson trip
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: 4th of July weekend payson trip

@ALMAL
Sorry, been a bit behind posting, work has been busy. I will hopefully get a photo set up in the next couple of days.
by The_Dude
Jul 01 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4th of July weekend payson trip
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: 4th of July weekend payson trip

@ALMAL
We ended up with a spot right before bear canyon. Plenty of nice hammock spots for me to choose from, and a good bit of flat ground for my friends with a tent.
by The_Dude
Jun 30 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4th of July weekend payson trip
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: 4th of July weekend payson trip

@jscan Blue Ridge is magnificent for kayak camping, I was just up there a few weekends ago. It was as packed as ever I have seen it and took a while to find a camp spot. Don't be surprised if you have to paddle at least 3-4 miles to get a spot but all are wonderful. The east/south branch from the d...
by The_Dude
Apr 29 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Sedona trailhead closures
Replies: 7
Views: 426

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: 376
Views: 22575

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: 426

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: 426

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: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2020 Fire Season
Replies: 71
Views: 4703

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: 376
Views: 22575

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: 2380

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: 958

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: 1894

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1749

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: 6519

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.

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