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by SpiderLegs
Oct 15 2019 7:04 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon

@friendofThundergod - Thanks, the little bit I've found seems to confirm your assessment. Will see how I feel when I get down there, my Valley Fever from last winter has given me some weird after effects. Some days my balance is off a tad and I get Elvis leg on steep descents or climbs.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 12 2019 10:53 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon

Searching high and low and it appears a few of you have climbed Horseshoe Mesa, but nobody left a route or detailed description. Sort of the same thing when I look on Google. Looks like a few people rate it as a 4th class climb, which I have no issues going up. How is it getting down? Any tips on fi...
by SpiderLegs
Sep 30 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: ZipFizz
Replies: 43
Views: 805

Re: ZipFizz

Mountain_Rat wrote:MY GOD! It's like the Partridge Family had a one-nighter with the Bay City Rollers and now we all have to pay for it.
My wife's first reaction was ABBA meets the Brady Bunch singers.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 18 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

@Jim_H - That's why I'm trying to stay along the Tonto. Prefer the views from there over views from the river. We are just looking for a nice semi-challenging day hike that's 6-8 hours. Gives us a couple of hours to poke around here and there along the trail.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 18 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Bumping this up. Have two people joining our group that are experienced hikers, but neither has been in the GC. Narrowed down to either a lollipop loop down Grandview and around Horseshoe Mesa or SK-Tonto-BA with a side excursion to do Battleship. For first timers into the canyon, which will provide...
by SpiderLegs
Sep 04 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

chumley wrote:Wherever you go, don't forget to clean the water bottles!
- I have been paranoid about that ever since. :sweat:
by SpiderLegs
Sep 04 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

BobP wrote:Cheops plat or pyramid are both pretty nice in Oct. even if you dont summit.
- Did that last year, ran out of time to summit. So trying to get a permit to camp overnight this year. We've gotten a follow up email from the Back Country office asking us about our qualifications but no approval yet.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 04 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Still awaiting the approval for a backcountry permit next month and looking for a couple of back up hikes to throw out to the rest of my hiking party if we don't get the permit. One is flying in for his annual trip with me into the GC, so want to make sure he isn't disappointed. So far we've both ha...
by SpiderLegs
Aug 29 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199831

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Quite the light show last night. One of the best since moving to Tucson.
by SpiderLegs
Aug 27 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199831

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I was up in Flagstaff yesterday and it was the warmest I've ever experienced up there. This last blast of summer is getting old.
by SpiderLegs
Jul 14 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Monsoon On The Way!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3392

Re: Monsoon On The Way!!

@rwstorm - It huffed and it puffed and we got a few rounds of sprinkles at my house near Oro Valley.
by SpiderLegs
Jun 28 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199831

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

It huffed and it puffed and squeezed out about 5 drops of rain on my windshield in NW Tucson. But we had monsoonal clouds and wind this afternoon.
by SpiderLegs
Jun 21 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camping Near Pinal Peak
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Camping Near Pinal Peak

Guess this calls for a road trip to preview. On paper this seems perfect, almost the same time & distance between me and my camping friends in Phoenix.
by SpiderLegs
Jun 20 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camping Near Pinal Peak
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Camping Near Pinal Peak

Trying to put together a late summer camping trip with our camping friends from Phoenix. Looking at someplace that we can all get to in roughly 2-2.5 hours now that I live in Tucson. Pulling up the map it appears the area around Pinal Peak and the Sulphide Del Ray area in particular fits the bill. N...
by SpiderLegs
Jun 17 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 211
Views: 13004

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Must be a big one, I could see the smoke plume from my neighborhood in NW Tucson.
by SpiderLegs
Jun 09 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Low-traffic swimming holes that still have water?
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Low-traffic swimming holes that still have water?

@Mountain_Rat - I was just hiking up Romero Canyon yesterday. Still some water flowing and a few tiny waterfalls left to observe. Quite surprised it wasn't that busy yesterday. I hit the trail early around 5:15AM and was the second person at the pools. Kept going and I had the whole place to myself...
by SpiderLegs
Jun 09 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199831

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Left my house yesterday and it was 69 degrees, at the turnoff to Catalina State Park on Oracle Road it dropped a bit down to 64. The best reason to hike here is that by the time I got to the trailhead parking lot the temperature dropped another 11 degrees and it was a cool 53 degrees at 5:00 AM.
by SpiderLegs
Jun 02 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: HAZ rally post from a few years ago
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: HAZ rally post from a few years ago

That was a fun thread. Would be interesting to see what someone could piece together.
by SpiderLegs
May 16 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camping prohibited near Payson area streams
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Camping prohibited near Payson area streams

That used to be some of my favorite camping spots, but the last few years I knew the jig was up. Glad I got to enjoy it while I could. Sadly others couldn't and I saw evidence of the worst that campers can throw at a camping area. One spot had been fenced off with split rail, someone took apart the ...
by SpiderLegs
May 04 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Valentine Peak, Santa Catalinas
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Valentine Peak, Santa Catalinas

May have to add this to my list. Sounds fun and Pima Canyon is turning into one of my favorite spots to explore since I moved here.

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