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by jonathanpatt
Mar 22 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Death Valley N.P. enlarged
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Death Valley N.P. enlarged

@SAMBA This was bipartisan legislation that has been widely praised and passed both the Senate and House by a wide margin. The President signed it into law, but this wasn't his action, it was an act of Congress. It's not perfect, but it does include extensive new public lands protections and expans...
by jonathanpatt
May 12 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2018 Fire Season
Replies: 73
Views: 3740

Re: 2018 Fire Season

Pinery Fire in the Chiricahuas: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5795
by jonathanpatt
Mar 02 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH
Replies: 110
Views: 7047

Re: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH

No. If approaching Roger's Trough from the west, the turnoff to the trailhead is before the bypass route. If approaching from the east, there is a bypass around the gated section.
by jonathanpatt
Feb 14 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for 3-5 day backpacking trip in Chiricahua Mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Looking for 3-5 day backpacking trip in Chiricahua Mountains

Backpacking in towards Chiricahua Peak and setting up camp at Aspen Saddle works pretty well, with proximity to Headquarters Spring (wasn't flowing into the springbox very well last I saw it), Ojo Agua Fria (a bit of a far descent to get to on a faint trail), and Eagle Spring (probably the best bet)...
by jonathanpatt
Feb 11 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190265

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Had half an hour or so of light rain in parts of the Chiricahuas today.
by jonathanpatt
Dec 17 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190265

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Rained over 1/2" outside of Portal overnight and dropped snow on the Chiricahuas down to around 6,000'.
by jonathanpatt
Nov 27 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 3 Days in the Superstitions
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: 3 Days in the Superstitions

@kiki It's fairly straightforward to get to Brad's Water. From the Red Tanks Trail, go up Brad's Canyon for about a third of a mile and head roughly northeast in the direction of a small saddle. There are game trails to the actual hole dug into the ground (it's a mine adit that presumably hit groun...
by jonathanpatt
Nov 27 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 3 Days in the Superstitions
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: 3 Days in the Superstitions

Why not https://hikearizona.com/dexcoder.php?PID=589258 rather than LaBarge #2? Haven't been to LaBarge #2, but Brad's Water had a huge amount of water several weeks ago.
by jonathanpatt
Nov 20 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: what is the best gps device?
Replies: 159
Views: 10001

Re: what is the best gps device?

@KBKB

If you haven't, I recommend pairing your inReach with your phone via Bluetooth so you can control it via a more modern cellphone interface. Far better experience.
by jonathanpatt
Nov 19 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: what is the best gps device?
Replies: 159
Views: 10001

Re: what is the best gps device?

I have a pre-Garmin DeLorme inReach, but just the communication model, not the one with built in navigation as well. It works well for its purpose as a communicator in remote areas.
by jonathanpatt
Nov 19 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rabies Exposure
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: Rabies Exposure

I saw three dead foxes in the Superstitions in the past few weeks, along Second Water not far from Boulder Canyon, Dutchman just east of the Cavalry junction, and Red Tanks a mile east of Dutchman. In the Chiricahuas, at least, when there are a lot of dead foxes showing up at once, it's often a good...
by jonathanpatt
Nov 16 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190265

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@big_load

My pack thermometer got up to 130° in direct sunlight in the Superstitions this past week! Obviously absurd, but amusing to see nonetheless. That night, it got down to 31° where I was camped.
by jonathanpatt
Oct 23 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Eastern Superstitions?
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Eastern Superstitions?

@te_wa
There were pools as of last week about 1 mile down-canyon of the campsite at the junction of Campaign and Fireline, starting about 0.1 mi above where https://hikearizona.com/dexcoder.php?PID=589397 is indicated on the map.
by jonathanpatt
Sep 24 2017 8:29 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Purchase in Santa Teresa’s becomes public land
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Purchase in Santa Teresa’s becomes public land

The 32,000 acres is presumably the public land that becomes accessible. BLM purchased the 640 acre ET Ranch on the east side of the range, adjacent to the BLM's North Santa Teresa Wilderness. More details: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-zinke-announces-greater-access-sportsmen-and-hiker...
by jonathanpatt
Jun 27 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources
Replies: 46
Views: 2595

Re: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources

There was deadfall on the west fork in Mt. Baldy when I was there, but the trails are very established and easy to follow. Some mosquitos around water, didn't notice anything else.
by jonathanpatt
Jun 26 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Frye Fire
Replies: 33
Views: 2413

Re: 2017 Frye Fire

"Last night’s thunderstorms produced minimal rain amounts with 4/100ths of an inch reported at Noon Creek."

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5221/35861/
by jonathanpatt
Jun 23 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources
Replies: 46
Views: 2595

Re: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources

A week ago, it was 70s to 80s in the daytime, low 20s at night (at least briefly before sunrise) where I camped in low areas near meadows. With some alternate site selection, it probably wouldn't have been as low, but the sites were visually great so the tradeoff was worth it to me.
by jonathanpatt
Jun 22 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources
Replies: 46
Views: 2595

Re: Mount baldy loop camping spots and water sources

I just did it last week and had water in both forks of the river (as expected) as well as in occasional side drainages, flowing below the trail near the plane crash, and across the trail just east of the plane crash from the spring shown on the map. Having only been there once, I don't know how reli...
by jonathanpatt
Jun 12 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Rucker Fire (Chiricahua Mountains)
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: 2017 Rucker Fire (Chiricahua Mountains)

Still kind of an ambiguous closure to me. Does "south of Southfork" mean south of the South Fork Road/Trailhead, or south of the South Fork Trail where it connects to the Crest? Does that include the Greenhouse Trail, Herb Martyr Trail and Snowshed Trail, which are south of the latitude of Rustler P...

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