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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: 495

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: 6002
Views: 184731

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: 194

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: 369

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: 305

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: 221

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: 1624

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: 1624

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: 510

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: 351

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: 1514

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: 402
Views: 19837

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: 482

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: 657

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.
by SpiderLegs
Dec 04 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

@joebartels - Right now I like the current system. If I'm doing 3 miles around my house on the social trails, I keep it hidden. But again, since moving to Tucson I do like seeing what people are doing around here for their workout hikes. Helped me find a few "go-to" trails within 15 minutes of my h...
by SpiderLegs
Dec 04 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32372

Re: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

It's the beginning of December and I have just logged my final trip log of the year. Was diagnosed with full blown pneumonia yesterday and I can't do anything until I get my follow up chest X-ray the first week of January. Even then it appears that this has wiped out all my plans for desert peaks th...
by SpiderLegs
Dec 04 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Injuries
Topic: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: Man bitten while hiking South Mountain

Brunke wrote:
Dec 04 2018 3:59 am
Do these incidents happen often? They don't, right?
Nope, this website tends to attract a lot of people that go off trail and to places that the general public will never go to. In the 22 years HAZ has been around nobody here has been bit.
by SpiderLegs
Dec 02 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

If I do a training hike or run generally I just hide it, unless something of interest popped up while I was out. Plus I use HAZ as my way of tracking overall mileage and AEG. I can look back over the years to see what kind of training I was doing leading up to a big hike or trail race so I know what...
by SpiderLegs
Nov 21 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Recommended hikes to train for Phantom Ranch hike?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Recommended hikes to train for Phantom Ranch hike?

Where in Arizona? Used to teach a class on how to train for big hikes like the GC and have a short list of favorites. Concur with Mt Kimball and Mt Wrightson in the Tucson area. Mt Ord northeast of Phoenix was where I used to send my students. Hiking under load on shorter stuff like Pusch Peak in Tu...

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