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by KBKB
Dec 02 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Mormon Grove Trailhead
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Mormon Grove Trailhead

If you see a Private Property/No Trespassing sign at the 'pull-off', that is NOT the way to Mormon Grove TH. (I'm guessing you have driven on old AZ 87) PAST the FR 201 turn to go toward Mt Peeley & Mormon Grove TH's. FWIW, this is the way that Google Maps (incorrectly) routed me to Mormon Grove TH...
by KBKB
Nov 25 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Hammock use
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Hammock use

Mothergoose wrote:Does anyone know if it is doable to use a hammock on this trail. Thanks
Which trail?
by KBKB
Aug 28 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5028

Re: delorme inreach

RowdyandMe wrote:Now does your inreach give you weather reports?.
Don't know. I haven't used that feature yet.
by KBKB
Aug 28 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5028

Re: delorme inreach

I used my inReach on my hikes over the past two weekends. My wife likes being able to keep track of where I am. As noted earlier, I don't think that the inReach sends out track points when it's sleeping, though it's possible that there's some setting that I'm missing which would make it do this. Tha...
by KBKB
Jul 08 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5028

Re: delorme inreach

RowdyandMe wrote:Anybody using the Somewear?
First I've heard of it...
by KBKB
Jun 24 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5028

Re: delorme inreach

When I use my Garmin inReach, I tell it to start tracking, then put it in my pack and forget about it. There have been several times when my wife, who is home trying to keep an eye on where I am, has not gotten updates to the track points - until the end of my hike. It seems that it buffered them up...
by KBKB
Jun 22 2018 10:36 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

@Pivo Regarding Ambit 3 battery life, I've never run the battery down when doing up to 13 hour day hikes. There have been a few times when I've done (shorter) hikes on two consecutive days without recharging. According to manufacturer specs, the battery life is 20 hours with a 1 second recording in...
by KBKB
Jun 22 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

The Garmin fēnix 3 is looking pretty good I used to use a Garmin Fenix 2. It was okay for keeping track of distance in open terrain, but did not do well in areas with tree cover or hikes that went up the side of a steep hill. I found out just how bad it was one day when I did the Derrick - Horton L...
by KBKB
Jun 19 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5028

Re: delorme inreach

FWIW... Despite some problems in the beginning - mostly likely due to my not understanding how things work - my Garmin inReach has been working pretty well. When I do a hike that's a bit more adventurous than normal, my wife has been really happy that she's able to keep track of me throughout the day.
by KBKB
Jun 17 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

I've been using a Suunto Ambit 3 for keeping track of distance, time, elevation, and GPS track. I also load GPS routes from this site onto my Ambit 3 and use it as my primary means of GPS navigation. I've found the distance reported at the end of the hike to be fairly accurate except in situations i...
by KBKB
Jun 12 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Dog footwear
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Dog footwear

RowdyandMe wrote:Look up 2017-07-04 there is a video on the trip log of Rowdy walking in his boots.
I watched the video. Rowdy seemed comfortable with his boots. :)
by KBKB
Jun 12 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Dog footwear
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Dog footwear

I went looking for a photo of Rowdy wearing his boots. This one, from Oct 2, 2017, is the most recent one I could find...

Image

He's only wearing one boot. Did he hurt his paw or something?
by KBKB
Jun 10 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: 89%
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: 89%

I bought another pulse oximeter. The new one is a "Santamedical Generation 2 OLED Fingertip Pulse Oximeter". When I compare them side by side while sitting at my desk, the Santamedical device shows O2 saturation readings that are two to four points higher than the ZacUrate Pro 500DL. E.g. there are ...
by KBKB
Jun 08 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Dog footwear
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Dog footwear

Does Rowdy have new boots? Or does Rowdy just not like boots at all?
by KBKB
Jun 08 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Umbrellas
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: Umbrellas

@skatchkins
Wow. I really like that photo.

That colorful umbrella is quite a contrast to the whole road warrior vibe.
by KBKB
Jun 07 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: 89%
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: 89%

I have a ~$20 Pulse Oximeter that I purchased on Amazon ZacUrate Pro Series 500DL. I tried using that ~$20 pulse oximeter last night while on a relatively flat hike. I have doubts about its accuracy. Most of the time, it showed a pulse of around 60 with a blood oxygen saturation in the low 90s. I w...
by KBKB
Jun 07 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Umbrellas
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: Umbrellas

Wow - an umbrella thread!

I saw some folks using umbrellas for sun protection while hiking to Zebra (slot canyon) in Utah recently.

It looked awkward. I was happy with my Tilley LTM2 "King of Brims" hat and long sleeve shirt.
by KBKB
Jun 04 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: 89%
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: 89%

@Jim_H I have a ~$20 Pulse Oximeter that I purchased on Amazon ZacUrate Pro Series 500DL . After reading your post, I put it on and watched my blood oxygen saturation for a few minutes while sitting at my desk. Pulse was in the low to mid 50s and oxygen saturation varied between 91% and 96%. This p...
by KBKB
May 07 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Bike
Topic: Any good mountain biking trails?
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Any good mountain biking trails?

lojones5 wrote:
May 07 2018 2:37 pm
In case anyone stumbles upon this thread and isn't aware of trailforks:

https://www.trailforks.com/
The Trailforks smartphone apps are very good too.
by KBKB
Apr 18 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fish Creek Canyon tomorrow 8/23..water levels?
Replies: 22
Views: 1371

Re: Fish Creek Canyon tomorrow 8/23..water levels?

@PrestonSands When I was there in early March, there was water directly under the bridge and more water later on, but it didn't seem like enough for swimming. I would guess that it's even drier now. I remember one especially green and stagnant pool while I was there. I don't think I'd want to swim ...

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