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by The_Dude
Oct 31 2018 9:15 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 6573

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: 601

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: 587

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: 164
Views: 11503

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 weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184738

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: 2645

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: 693

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: 584

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: 584

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: 2
Views: 164

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: 2
Views: 164

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: 6997

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: 966

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: 1119

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!
by The_Dude
May 06 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Tuesday Night on SoMo
Replies: 20
Views: 1119

Re: Tuesday Night on SoMo

Sounds like fun, but I will have to get back to you. Now that I have to get up at 4 for my new job, I turn into a pumpkin about 9:30...
by The_Dude
Apr 13 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Knoll Lake Backpacking (April 22-23)
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

Re: Knoll Lake Backpacking (April 22-23)

Sounds fun, but I am already going to be up in Prescott supporting my girls with a Girl Scout camp. Good news is at least I can get in some kayaking while there...Next one!
by The_Dude
Apr 05 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 467
Views: 30230

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

@chumley
Good call. I should have just used 'beer', that is the same singular or plural. :D
by The_Dude
Apr 05 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 467
Views: 30230

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

I am usually a next day guy for unloading after a backpack trip. Your checklist leaves off the celebratory cerveza though... :M2C:
by The_Dude
Mar 27 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: What determines "extreme" wildflowers in your triplogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: What determines "extreme" wildflowers in your triplogs?

I gotta go with quantity. Did an in town fairly mundane hike of Shadow Mountain last week for the exercise, and was literally brought to a halt a few times by the sheer mass of brittlebush. The whole north face was solid yellow. Mighty impressive. Went by Sears Kay on Sunday and was overwhelmed with...
by The_Dude
Mar 24 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31294

Re: Hiking vehicles

@nonot
I figured I am going to lose a mpg or two for any better off-road tire. If this will not be my commuter though, I feel like I can handle it, as long as it is not a huge jump. I am averaging about 21 mpg right now (8 speed 6 cyl), but I know that will drop some.

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