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by SpiderLegs
Feb 11 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pusch Wilderness closures
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Pusch Wilderness closures

@Mountain_Rat - I've been laying low and nursing some injuries up until recently, so haven't been over there yet this year. Last year was laid up with Valley Fever the beginning of the year, so haven't been near the trail during the closure season. All I know is that the trail up to Pusch Peak is w...
by SpiderLegs
Feb 11 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pusch Wilderness closures
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Pusch Wilderness closures

As a recent transplant and because the trail up to Pusch Peak is the closest trail to my house, I wanted some clarification. Looked on the map and it shows the Linda Vista trails open (just can't go off trail more than a few hundred feet. Is the trail that shoots off the Linda Vista trails up to Pus...
by SpiderLegs
Feb 08 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: The Hike Book
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: The Hike Book

I have a small collection of about 20 vintage hiking books that are Arizona based. Discovered this website called Thriftbooks and they cull all the old books from thrift stores across the country. So far I've amassed a few books on peak bagging by Bob Martin, a couple of Grand Canyon guides by Harve...
by SpiderLegs
Jan 19 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Anyone else a trail runner?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Anyone else a trail runner?

I am (when I'm not injured like I am now) but I live in Tucson. There's a handful of runners around here.
by SpiderLegs
Jan 02 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: 3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains in Pima Canyon
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: 3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains in Pima Canyon

In one of the earlier reports when they initially found the body, the person had been missing for over a week. When the police tried to ping their phone all they got was the phone was somewhere within three miles of Oracle & Magee (the trailhead is off of Magee about a mile and a half away). First r...
by SpiderLegs
Dec 31 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2020 Hazolutions
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: 2020 Hazolutions

Top of the list is to simply get healthy. Used to be if my fitness was great, my health fell right in line. But the big curveball of Valley Fever last holiday season still lingers, haven't felt 100% or close to it in over a year. Finally reaching the age where I'm attempting to stop comparing my eff...
by SpiderLegs
Dec 31 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: for oldsters
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: for oldsters

Since moving down the street from Catalina State Park and all the other trails in NW Tucson I get a front row seat to seeing what active senior living looks like (or what I have to look forward to in 5-6 years). The best looking and healthiest people over the age of 60 almost always are the hikers.
by SpiderLegs
Dec 09 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217364

Re: Mindless chit chat

.75" for our neighborhood rain gauge and 3.43" over the past thirty days. For the year we are at 13.2" in (almost) Oro Valley.
by SpiderLegs
Nov 29 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217364

Re: Mindless chit chat

It's hitting the Oro Valley and NW Tucson area pretty hard, .67" of rain in the past 4 hours.
by SpiderLegs
Nov 21 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217364

Re: Women's Volleyball - Autumn Monsoon League

The official county rain gauge across the street from my subdivision has this storm at 1.77" of rain over the past three days. But a warm storm here, just walked my dogs and the clouds broke for a few minutes. Looked up to the Catalina's and I'm going to guess the snow line is over 7000 feet. Only a...
by SpiderLegs
Nov 07 2019 6:29 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Trademarking the term, "backcountry"
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Trademarking the term, "backcountry"

Seems like more of a "sorry...not sorry" apology. Just sorry that they got caught.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 15 2019 7:04 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 509

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: 509

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: 1322

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: 800

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: 800

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: 800

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: 800

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.

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