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by Espi
Nov 21 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?

I usually try to plan my canyon trips in Feb/ early March. Crowds are down for the most part. I have been sweating with sunburn and shivering in my bag all over the same weekend trip in Feb. Expect anything. Bring micro spikes for 2 miles close to the top.
by Espi
Jul 10 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: WB US60 to close in Tempe
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: WB US60 to close in Tempe

I drive that stretch every day. You would not believe the amount of accidents that occur there. I always wondered if Tempe FD just staged an engine on the on-ramp to the 60 WB at Mill. Its literally every day.
by Espi
Oct 12 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Social Media Promoting Our "Hidden" Hikes
Replies: 44
Views: 2183

Re: Social Media Promoting Our "Hidden" Hikes

Guh the moment I saw that group. Its the same questions over and over and over. Its funny to notice, one person will do something and post pics... then it seems within the following weeks there are a handful more posting pics from that very spot. Funny how that works. Any way, its more frustration t...
by Espi
Jul 26 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Canyon Creek or Haigler Creek
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Canyon Creek or Haigler Creek

Haigler is quicker to get to. Right at 2 hours from my place at Alma School and Baseline. Haigler is warmer from my experience. I frequent both places with my daughter (almost 4) I would suggest Canyon Creek.. there is always the self guided hatchery tour at Canyon Creek. Park at the bridge crossing...
by Espi
Nov 10 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2905

Re: Reavis Ranch Nov. 11-13 2016

anyone bringing horseshoes?
by Espi
Apr 11 2016 7:29 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Emergency Transmitters / Locators - 2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3185

Re: Emergency Transmitters / Locators - 2015

Every time you dial 911 your coordinates are displayed to the call taker. The information is released in two phases. Phase 1 is not as accurate. This is the location of tower that is handling the call. Phase 2 is the location of the device that is placing the call. In the 911 center that I work in, ...
by Espi
Feb 18 2016 10:00 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

Another interesting thing that came up.. In the peak season.. they over book the ranch by about 25%.
by Espi
Feb 18 2016 9:55 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

@chumley I agree 100% and actually got into that same discussion. I am sure it will get abused. With the unexpected weather over the long weekend.. There was a line of folks at the BC office that friday morning at 7:30am. All of them were last minute folks that wanted to get a last minute permit. It...
by Espi
Feb 18 2016 9:35 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: Grand Canyon Access? Camping?

I asked them about this at the back country office as well as the ranger down at Phantom on my trip last weekend.. They both said they make special exceptions for AZT thru hikers and have fit them in. The ranger at the ranch said they will sometimes combine them with others at sites or will put them...
by Espi
Jan 26 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Sleeping Bags - I'm 6 feet tall
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Sleering Bags - I'm 6 feet tall

I recently purchased the sierra designs back country bed in long. I am 6 foot tall as well with broadish shoulders. I am also a stomach sleeper. I couldn't be more pleased with it.

I would try it on and make sure it works for you. Just my $.02

Scott
by Espi
Dec 29 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZ Trout Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

finding cuttys will be a challenge as well. Especially on the fly. Big Lake is your best chance for that. Along with some remote streams in the whites.
by Espi
Dec 29 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZ Trout Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

A few of the Tigers are bound to escape into upper Tonto creek from the rearing pools and the transportation process. While they won't reproduce, I would not be surprised if someone caught one. I have heard reports of people getting into apaches in Tonto... So I am sure a few tigers will end up in ...
by Espi
Dec 29 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZ Trout Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

I think you get a certificate and pictures.

Tigers are what you get when a brook trout and a brown trout get to know each other. They do occur in wild but most are produced in a hatchery.

They are sterile and don't produce. Grow quickly, are pretty hearty, and are a meat eater/ predator.
by Espi
Dec 29 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: AZ Trout Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

The grayling is going to be a challenge. There is one lake in the whites that I know of that has em. The tigers are supposed to go in sometime in 2016 with woods canyon getting the majority of them. Willow springs and a few others in the whites are getting them as well. From what I have read. I need...
by Espi
Aug 11 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Geology
Topic: Mine spill in the San Juans
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: Mine spill in the San Juans

This is from Terry Gunn up at Lee's Ferry Anglers.. thought some of you may be interested in this. "We are getting lots of calls about the mine spill into the Animas River and now that the slug of water is approaching Lake Powell, how it might affect Lees Ferry. This is a tragic spill but I do not b...
by Espi
Feb 25 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Places to camp overnight in the Supes with great views
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Places to camp overnight in the Supes with great views

trekkin gecko wrote:weaver's needle was pretty cool...
I was gunna say the same. I have slept up there twice..
by Espi
May 22 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Slide Fire - Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona
Replies: 65
Views: 4971

Re: Slide Fire - Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona

I can recall them dealing with mud slides in Oak Creek before this.... A bunch of years back TEE LACK AH PACK EEE (cause I don't know how to spell it) got swamped with bunch of mud from Oak Creek.

Oh if a good storm hits north of town.. that will be nothing.
by Espi
May 22 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Slide Fire - Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona
Replies: 65
Views: 4971

Re: Slide Fire - Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona

I would think the "pristine" streams are not going to fair well once the rain does come. Not to be a bummer but mud is going to be round two in this whole ordeal. Hopefully these streams will do better that I am thinking. Another fantastic AZ fishery that is going to have a challenge to recover to w...
by Espi
Apr 24 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: injury in Salome Jug
Replies: 46
Views: 2782

Re: injury in Salome Jug

At my last job we used DPS pilots to get us access to radio sites. The most impressive thing I have seen was the pilot long line a couple hundred pounds of batteries to the site on Mummy Mountain in PV. He sat those batteries between the tower guy wires right next to the equipment cabinet. Very impr...

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