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by SpiderLegs
Oct 20 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park

And to close this thread up, the park reopened this morning with a warning to watch the burn area around the CDO wash.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 20 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@ShatteredArm - Based on the group I was talking to, the main corridor would indeed be the most runnable. But I see your point as well. Once you get down the first mile or so, Grandview and the mesa could be run at a decent clip. For us Arizonans, we will run just about anything. If from other plac...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 20 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park

According to InciWeb and friend's that live close to the park, the fire is contained to about 60 acres. Mostly in and along the CDO wash.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 19 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park

Slurry bomber was doing laps over my house. Appears they hit it hard and early and looks like the planes are finished already.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 19 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Catalina Fire-Catalina State Park

I was out walking the neighborhood last night and wondering who had the big campfire going on in their backyard. My house smells like smoke this morning.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 18 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@Canyonram - I'm somewhere else on this spectrum. Too old and too heavy to be setting any R2R records for running. Not into backpacking, my climbing days have been curtailed quite a bit (technical climbing on my asthma meds are not a great idea, I get Elvis leg now). Prefer to base camp over at the...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 18 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory?
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory?

I've learned my lesson a few presidential election cycles ago, engaging in politics online on any forum or social media outlet is like wrestling with a pig. Both sides end up covered in mud & excrement. But engaging over a pint or two or while hiking is pretty fun for me. The majority of my hiking &...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 17 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@Canyonram - Wow, thanks for this. Love hearing personal history and different perspectives. On one of my Facebook GC running groups one person was asking about other places to run in the Grand Canyon. The consensus was while there are tons of trails in the GC, really the only runnable trails are t...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 14 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

Doing R2R has turned into a bucket list item, much like trying to get into the Boston Marathon. I'll admit it is fun to crank out a long day in the canyon and frankly R2R has turned into about the only hike that friends and family have heard about. Get blank stares when I tell them I did an all day ...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 14 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

There already is a requirement to obtain a Grand Canyon permit (at a cost of $250) for groups, if the group is 11 people or more: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm going to doubt this is enforced. I'm on 3-4 different GC groups on Facebook and large groups are advertised all the time along with pict...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 13 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@joebartels - The count I saw was just done in the morning. I'm assuming if they counted from midnight the numbers would be a lot higher.
by SpiderLegs
Oct 13 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@DixieFlyer - I did my first R2R around 1996 or 97. Did it over a holiday weekend in October and remember chatting with a ranger on our way down. They asked us what we were doing and warned us not to go. Then told us that there were about 10-15 other people doing the same thing. Did another R2R a f...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 13 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 37
Views: 793

430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

The GC posted on their Facebook page yesterday that they counted over 430 people between 5 AM and 10 AM doing either R2R or R2R2R on Saturday morning last weekend. My question for those that know the NPS better than I do and the GC in particular, do you think that eventually you will need to win a l...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 09 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 151
Views: 7170

Re: Bush Fire

@Jim_H - I don't have high hopes for the Finger Rock trail this year. Saw that area explode while I was making a beer run over the summer. Went into Total Wine over at Tucson Mall, looked up and noticed Finger Rock canyon was smoking. Came out 15 minutes later and saw a huge wall of flames and thic...
by SpiderLegs
Oct 07 2020 6:13 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 11 11b 12 status
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Passages 11 11b 12 status

The AZT on the backside of the Catalina's may be closed for quite a while. Caught a look at the north side of the range and it's not pretty. My take is that the FS sacrificed the north side of the Catalina's in order to save Summerhaven.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 25 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Camping
Topic: Humphries Camping
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: Humphries Camping

@DixieFlyer - It's finally dawning on me trying to figure out any of the FS updates and websites is a full time job. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing half the time.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 25 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Camping
Topic: Humphries Camping
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: Humphries Camping

I camped at Freidlen two years ago. Perfect for a Subaru or truck camping. Don't know if I'd want to squeeze an RV in there. A great spot to camp for hitting the trail bright and early.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 24 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: West Coast Fire Situation & 80s Movie Trivia
Replies: 34
Views: 1199

Re: West Coast Fire Situation & 80s Movie Trivia

@chumley - Just watched a video from Oregon that showed the fires have moved underground and are burning roots. One firefighter claims that the roots burning underground may continue until early next year, undeterred by rain or snow.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 20 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 169
Views: 7362

Re: Bighorn Fire

Settling in with a mug of coffee in my own bed while I go through a week of HAZ forum posts after my trip. This is great news, I'll be up on Pusch this week for sure.
by SpiderLegs
Sep 11 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hanging Up The Spurs
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Hanging Up The Spurs

I'd like to find some stories about women in their 80's and 90's doing marvelous outdoor trips. Anyone know of any? Don't know of any off the top of my head. But I will say based on what I see around my part of Tucson, the healthiest looking 80+ year old women I see are all out on trails in Catalin...

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