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by chulavista
Sep 18 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL

Well, went on my three day Aravaipa trip this past weekend. The pack fit very well, I took Liz's advice and kept the hip belt tight. All weight was sitting right over my hips as it should be. I'm very sore, this is my first ever overnighter. This pack fit very well, soreness is where I expected it t...
by chulavista
Aug 02 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Lightning Bugs in Arizona
Replies: 22
Views: 6504

Re: Lightning Bugs in Arizona

I saw a glow worm in my yard a couple of weeks ago...see them quite frequently in the summer monsoon season. I live at about 2200', desert terrain but along the San Pedro. My back yard has grass, and it stays watered.
by chulavista
Aug 01 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Lightning Bugs in Arizona
Replies: 22
Views: 6504

Re: Lightning Bugs in Arizona

LOL!! How funny, my husband and I were just having a conversation about fire flies a couple of days ago. Yes, they do exist in southern AZ in several places. Especially when it's wet. We used to live along highway 77 just south of Winkelman - elevation around 2100'. We had fire flies there one summe...
by chulavista
Jul 25 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL

Hey gang, thank you all so very much for your input.
by chulavista
Jul 21 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL

@rcorfman Hey, thanks for the info. I already know I will be hooked, this is something I have always wanted to do. I love Aravaipa, I day hiked it a few years back. Always meant to go back, but you know how something that's right in your front yard will "always be there tomorrow." Dumb to live righ...
by chulavista
Jul 21 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL

OK gang, before today I'd never heard of Deuter, had no idea what "60 + 10" meant, and had never even properly put on a pack before. I've used a backpack before, the kind you open, shove all your stuff in, shoulder it up and go. Needless to say, packing tires me out. So today I went to Summit Hut in...
by chulavista
Jul 18 2017 6:56 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Forest Service to Host Public Meetings for Arizona National
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Forest Service to Host Public Meetings for Arizona National

big_load wrote:I hope it doesn't involve mining.
Sorry to say my friend, it probably will. I know of an expansion project that is proposed for the Ray mine, that will affect the AZ Trail from Ripsey Wash to the Kelvin trailhead.
by chulavista
Jul 11 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: US 60 - Salt River Canyon Vicinity
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: US 60 chip sealing project at Salt River Canyon

Latest update says this job will start on July 17 now...


http://www.kvoa.com/story/35858883/work ... in-july-17
by chulavista
Jul 11 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: US 60 - Salt River Canyon Vicinity
Replies: 1
Views: 189

US 60 - Salt River Canyon Vicinity

US 60 chip sealing project at Salt River Canyon Here's another project that will affect anyone going to the White Mountains via Globe, through Salt River Canyon. This project is supposed to start July 12 and run thru the fall. https://azdot.gov/projects/northeast-district-projects/chip-seal-project...
by chulavista
Jul 07 2017 6:32 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Joe Bartels hiking injury
Replies: 64
Views: 7138

Re: Joe Bartels hiking injury

CannondaleKid wrote: it's good to have you back!
What he said!! Welcome back Joe!
by chulavista
Jul 06 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Ticks in Arizona
Replies: 30
Views: 2175

Re: Ticks in Arizona

I went on a camping trip several years back, in the area of Antelope Peak. Took my dog with me. In just a matter of hours, she was covered with ticks. This was a January trip, and we discovered the ground where we camped was literally CRAWLING with them. And as a kid, I also ranched with the locals ...
by chulavista
Jun 29 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introductions and Recollections
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Introductions and Recollections

I think that's why the bear sighting was so powerful for me; that it wasn't in a zoo or some other controlled environment I love being able to see an animal in the wild that doesn't know I'm there. It's soooo cool to watch them go about their day to day routine without a reaction to me being there....
by chulavista
Jun 29 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introductions and Recollections
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Introductions and Recollections

Very well written. Reading it made me reflect, quite a bit. There was really never one single moment for me. I feel very fortunate to NOT have grown up in the suburbs. I grew up in rural AZ, living on property where we grew our own vegetables and always had livestock. I grew up riding horses. I reme...
by chulavista
Jun 28 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Joe Bartels hiking injury
Replies: 64
Views: 7138

Re: Joe Bartels hiking injury

Wishing you a continued speedy recovery Joe!!
by chulavista
Jun 22 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: Father and son found at Carlsbad, NM
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Father and son found at Carlsbad, NM

Experienced hikers, hiking together as a fathers day outing. Apparently heat realated...RIP friends...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/father ... li=BBnbfcL
by chulavista
Jun 08 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Frye Fire
Replies: 33
Views: 2418

Re: 2017 Mount Graham Fire

I'm doin' a rain dance....
by chulavista
May 30 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Tortilla Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 161

2017 Tortilla Fire

"TORTILLA FLAT, AZ - Fire crews are battling a new wildfire east of Tortilla Flat.
The Tortilla Fire is currently 52 acres and is not threatening any structures at this time.
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-centra ... r-50-acres
by chulavista
May 28 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Bear/Mountain Lion Warning for Mt.Lemmon/Sabino
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Bear/Mountain Lion Warning for Mt.Lemmon/Sabino

Animals repeatedly pay the ultimate price for human misunderstanding and human ignorance.
by chulavista
May 25 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Pinals now shut down for the summer
Replies: 31
Views: 1525

Re: Pinals now shut down for the summer

Good grief. Now, Kellner and Icehouse canyons under precautionary pre-evacuation notices. Six shooter is the next canyon over from Ice House, and I have family in that canyon. Talked to them they are not worried. Insurance will take care of it, they say. They will take their personal papers and belo...

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