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by SpiderLegs
Jul 14 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Monsoon On The Way!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2237

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: 6025
Views: 190265

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: 190

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: 190

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: 183
Views: 9800

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: 564

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: 6025
Views: 190265

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: 203

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: 401

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: 328

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.
by SpiderLegs
Apr 16 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Thrift Books
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Thrift Books

Stumbled across a really good resource if looking for used hiking books, Thrift Books (www.thriftbooks.com). Their business model is that they cull all the books from thrift stores across the country looking for the best books and then sell most of them for $3.79. So far I've picked up some out of p...
by SpiderLegs
Feb 25 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

I don't worry about snakes, I'll take my chances. But after a killer bee attack a few years ago I'm pretty jumpy still if I see anything yellow fly past my head.
by SpiderLegs
Feb 24 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

Unless something has changed, not a single person on this website has been bitten that I know of since 1996 when HAZ started. Plus we tend to be the hikers that go off trail, on seldom used trails or generally bushwhack around the state. If anyone was going to get bit, it would be from our ranks. Wh...
by SpiderLegs
Feb 17 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: iPhone or Samsung?
Replies: 10
Views: 547

iPhone or Samsung?

My 6 year old iPhone 5 is starting to show it's age and I need to shop for a new phone. Not an Apple fanboy, but most of the products around our house seem to be Apple. But open to change. This will honestly be the first smartphone I've ever shopped for, every other phone I've had I inherited or had...
by SpiderLegs
Jan 02 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Four Peaks amethyst mine theft
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Four Peaks amethyst mine theft

So I guess the guys that work the mine may have itchier trigger fingers the next time someone drops in from peak #4 after doing a MotherLode.
by SpiderLegs
Dec 31 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1646

Re: 2019 Hazolutions

Right now my resolution is to never take good health for granted ever again. After my GC trip in late October I was in great shape after a week or so lay off. Was able to snag a Strava KOM on my local training climb the first week of November, then did a short race on Thanksgiving where I felt prett...
by SpiderLegs
Dec 20 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Redflex Corruption
Replies: 403
Views: 20385

Re: Redflex Corruption

@hikeaz - Great! I got a ticket the last time I was in El Mirage which I promptly ignored.
by SpiderLegs
Dec 16 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pete Cowgill
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Pete Cowgill

Wow, glad to see he's still alive. Used to man the counter at a video store in the mid-80's and his family lived close by. Would see his daughter all the time and see him occasionally. Unfortunately wasn't into outdoor stuff back then and never had the opportunity to chat with him about anything oth...
by SpiderLegs
Dec 04 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

@azbackpackr - Yep, had some family business that required a more watchful eye. Easier to keep an eye on things 5 minutes vs. 90 minutes.

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