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by DallinW
Dec 29 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32974

Re: The 2017!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

chumley wrote:
Dec 29 2017 12:15 pm
If somebody posts a bunch of hikes they did months ago, it could cause some significant changes.
I wonder if I have a few miles and some AEG I haven't logged yet... :-k
by DallinW
Oct 27 2017 10:07 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Thru-hike NOBO planning
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Thru-hike NOBO planning

Hello! March 15th is probably going to be your best bet for missing the bulk of the snow if you need a solid unchanging date. March 1st could work, but it is totally dependent on the intensity of the previous winter. The southern half of the trail may have lingering snow at the higher elevations dur...
by DallinW
Jun 22 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A hard year to hike the PCT
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: A hard year to hike the PCT

I just made it out of the High Sierra via Kearsarge yesterday. The heat wave has made rivers out of all the creeks. Above 10,000ft we were either walking on snow or through water. We even had a "Seasonal Creek" ford which was challenging. The first 2 days out of Kennedy Meadows, the trail was almost...
by DallinW
Apr 20 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: Pogo pack exoskeleton lightens your load
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Pogo pack exoskeleton lightens your load

It's been a while since my last physics class, but I don't see how this can decrease net energy expenditure. There is no net external force acting on the pack+human, so the total energy required to move the pack from point A to point B on the trail can't be different from a non-mechanized pack of t...
by DallinW
Mar 19 2017 11:26 am
Forum: AZT Biking
Topic: General Delivery food/supply towns
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: General Delivery food/supply towns

By 'touring' do you mean thru/section hiking, or a series of day hikes? Your post is pretty short, and doesn't give us much to work in terms of figuring out what exactly you're trying to accomplish. In May, most of the segments below AZ-87 (Beeline) are going to start getting consistently HOT. I hop...
by DallinW
Feb 22 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Section Hike Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Section Hike Advice

rcorfman wrote:Starting at Patagonia and ending at Oracle would get you the mileage you seek and put a gateway town at both ends of your hike.
I second that stretch. Or Picketpost to Pine. In my humble opinion, both these stretches probably have the most scenery per-mile.
by DallinW
Feb 06 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 467
Views: 30973

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

flagscott wrote:16228548_1843459835922638_1449941342351261696_n.jpg

Of course, the most expensive gear comes from cottage manufacturers, but I can definitely relate to this.
ZPacks and Enlightened Equipment have robbed me blind... 100% worth it, though.
by DallinW
Feb 03 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: Blue nylon stuff sack on Frog Tanks Trail
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Found: Blue nylon stuff sack on Frog Tanks Trail

There was a big pile of trash down there (unfortunately) when me and @The_N went through in January. Did you see the ripped up sleeping bag and garbage spread out across the trail, or has that been cleaned up? It looked like someone was camping there for a night or two, then walked out without takin...
by DallinW
Jan 25 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Resupply north of Grand Canyon
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Resupply north of Grand Canyon

Without a long hitch, you don't really have any other options. You're so close by the time you hit Jacob's Lake you could eat a big meal at the restaurant and grab a couple of items from the store. You haven't stated what kind of pace you'll be moving at, but most should be able to make that stretch...
by DallinW
Jan 02 2017 11:12 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5128

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

I have recently bought the app and although I cannot yet comment on using it on the trail, it has already been very useful for me for planning the hike! And I think it will be even better on the trail. On the trail, although I hope to use mainly the app, I want to have paper maps as well (for safet...
by DallinW
Jan 01 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weighing weight miles
Replies: 25
Views: 893

Re: Weighing weight miles

I think this line of thinking breaks down a little when you consider some people like to pack as light as possible AND backpack long continuous miles. I'm more impressed by someone who backpacks thousands of continuous miles with a 25 lbs pack (including multiple days of food, and water) vs someone ...
by DallinW
Dec 30 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2017 Hazolutions
Replies: 44
Views: 2631

Re: 2017 Hazolutions

Overall I can't complain about this year! :D I hit all my hiking goals set last year. I didn't set any specific stats goals, but I'm happy where I stand. At the beginning of December I saw I was close to 2000 miles and decided to shoot for it. I thought I would hit 400k AEG but now I'm thinking most...
by DallinW
Dec 30 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weighing weight miles
Replies: 25
Views: 893

Re: Weighing weight miles

lindaagm wrote: I'm always jealous while hiking with anyone taller than me since their advantage on stride equates to less steps per miles.
:D
by DallinW
Dec 24 2016 10:07 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers
Replies: 98
Views: 5128

Re: Spring 2017 Thru Hikers

I am going to do Oracle to Picket Post in late January. I have a question- if I leave water in the supply box at the Florence-Kelvin Hwy- will it freeze in January inside the box? What if I insulate it somehow? At that time of year I should have the box all to myself. I have been up to the box 2x t...
by DallinW
Dec 22 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Desert Rats: Will you begin a hike while it's raining?
Replies: 37
Views: 1741

Re: Desert Rats: Will you begin a hike while it's raining?

Sitting at the BCO at GCNP about to head in for an overnighter. It's gonna be cold and rainy all day. So I guess so... Grew up in Northern Utah. Not particularly wet, but probably more so than AZ. I've learned to work with the weather instead of dodging it on my long hikes. You really don't have muc...
by DallinW
Dec 16 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199824

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

NOAA rain totals for the Supes are around 1/4 inch, up to 1/2 an inch in some spots. Another 1/4 - 1/2 an inch predicted for tonight (looking at Rogers Trough TH forecast). When that much rain falls, some big areas turn into oceans of deep, sloppy mud. One of them is the last few miles of the Firel...
by DallinW
Dec 16 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199824

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

chumley wrote:@DallinW
What are the red lines marking in that map?
Water basins overlay.
by DallinW
Dec 16 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199824

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

NOAA rain totals for the Supes are around 1/4 inch, up to 1/2 an inch in some spots. Another 1/4 - 1/2 an inch predicted for tonight (looking at Rogers Trough TH forecast). 8)
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by DallinW
Dec 15 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fire allowed on the trails?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Fire allowed on the trails?

State Trust Land allows you to hike on the trail, but I don't believe it allows camping or other use without purchasing the annual permit, in which case it is ok. In the case of the AZT, I believe they have been granted a "right of way" and camping is allowed on State Trust land if you are within a...
by DallinW
Dec 13 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2016 Hazolutions
Replies: 74
Views: 4673

Re: 2016 Hazolutions

chumley wrote: Apparently I need to set the bar lower. ](*,)
How about "this year, I will keep breathing?" :D

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