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by GeeEss
Mar 26 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moody Point Access
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Moody Point Access

I'm starting to rethink this whole Cooper Forks thing. This will be a VERY difficult, wet half mile hiking along Cherry Creek due to a high water level, yes? Would Devil's Chasm be a better choice? Have not done that either, but will water level possibly prove an obstacle there, as well? If so, then...
by GeeEss
Mar 21 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moody Point Access
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Moody Point Access

@Grasshopper
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll plan on carrying my boots across.
by GeeEss
Mar 21 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moody Point Access
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Moody Point Access

@MtnBart01
Sounds good in theory, but truth is I'm still recovering from bagging Woolsey Peak four days ago (brutal!), and Moody Point is another hike probably right at the very limit of my ability. I'll get there, but want to make Cooper Forks first, and that outing is imminent.
by GeeEss
Mar 20 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moody Point Access
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Moody Point Access

friendofThundergod wrote:I could probably do the shortcut in less time, but not entirely sure if that makes the shortcut a better option...
Hell, it's a 6-MILE shortcut. How bad could it be?
by GeeEss
Mar 19 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moody Point Access
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Re: Moody Point Access

Gosh, sorry to hear about your camera.

Thanks for the info. So you believe this is at least no more difficult an access route than any other? 'Cause it's a super easy hike to the mine. And this seems much shorter than the more conventional approach without many of the ups and downs.
by GeeEss
Mar 19 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moody Point Access
Replies: 13
Views: 2152

Moody Point Access

I see three access trails others have used to reach Moody Point (203, 203a, and Aztec), but wonder about a fourth. Has anyone tried reaching the ruin by hiking to the uranium mine along Deep Creek from 203a? Why can't we just cross Deep Creek near the first mine, then shoot up to the ridge line SW o...
by GeeEss
Dec 21 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

Books are now in hand and ready to ship. If anyone would like a signed copy, send $23 + $3 shipping (AZ residents $2.05 sales tax) to chasingcenturies@agaveville.org via Paypal, and it will go right out. Otherwise, Amazon is expecting their stock by Jan 1. Also, I would like to thank this forum and ...
by GeeEss
Dec 13 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

@Alston_Neal Agaves on Perry Mesa were certainly cultivated, and I believe some might be cultivars, but the jury is still out on that score, in part because what present as distinct but similar agaves there appear to be hybridizing, so sort of a nucleotide goulash that continuing DNA analysis may e...
by GeeEss
Dec 13 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

@azbackpackr I have been in your area a few times, the only agaves known there are two different forms of A. utahensis, and they are both spectacular plants! But I'll tell you a secret, I have also found some very mysterious and little known agaves in the Grapevine Canyon area, and these may be cul...
by GeeEss
Dec 12 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

@Hansenaz Thank you. The book will absolutely help you identify local agaves, and help you determine whether agaves near archaeology sites are wild or domesticated cultivars. Whenever you find any that catch your eye, shoot me a pic, and we'll see what we have. I am still out there doing what I do,...
by GeeEss
Dec 12 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

Hmmmm.... Can't say I recall that, but it sorta sounds like me. Some very interesting agaves on Perry Mesa.
by GeeEss
Dec 12 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

Sorry, not at this time.
by GeeEss
Dec 12 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

New Book: Chasing Centuries

A few of you may be aware of my ongoing research regarding ancient cultures and agaves. In that light, I have written a book, which may be of interest to some here, and should be available from the publisher within a week, with wider distribution to all the usual sources to follow. We're currently p...
by GeeEss
Jan 11 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)

Thanks, I actually made the trip early this morning. There were no Agaves until at least 3500', and the population was pretty sparse. That said, I did manage to find exactly what I was looking for, so a very rewarding hike. You'll find an Agave-based photolog here: Habitat: High Above the Desert Hav...
by GeeEss
Jan 10 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)

Thank you sir, that's very helpful. I'm guessing it will be close to a 2 hour drive from Fountain Hills, and I'd hate to make it for nothing. As long as I know they're there, I'll reach them, hopefully at about 3000' or so. If I have to stop and catch my breath a couple times, that's OK too. I can m...
by GeeEss
Jan 10 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)
Replies: 4
Views: 402

In search of Agaves (Quartz Peak Trail)

I am Agave collector/enthusiast/hobbyist, and am currently involved in a personal quest to find and photograph as many AZ native Agaves as I can (there are about 20 in all). In my searches online, I have frequently encountered helpful accounts from HikeArizona and thank you for your efforts. I have ...

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