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by The_N
Dec 30 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weighing weight miles
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: Weighing weight miles

So, if I'm looking at the self-propelled totals, is there a way to differentiate between those who racked up 90% of their milage on ritualistic 'exercise' hikes close to home and those who tallied 90% of their milage on actual adventures in wilderness areas and whatnot? That's the thought this threa...
by The_N
Nov 21 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Tropical Fish in LaBarge Spring Box
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Tropical Fish in LaBarge Spring Box

I was wondering what those are, as well. Saw em in Hackberry Spring and was fascinated..
by The_N
Nov 06 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Horton / Tonto creek cattle drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: Horton / Tonto creek cattle drive?

I ran into a rancher just east of Tonto Creek recently who was out riding and checking fences. He's does this every year in an effort to keep cattle away from the creek during the busy summer months. They just didn't do too well at preventing that this year. If you go West from the Hatchery TH, the ...
by The_N
Aug 29 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: $500 EpiPen
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: $500 EpiPen

@azbackpackr I was just wondering about that option. Epinephrine isn't expensive, it's the Epipen delivery system that is costly. If you can get a vial and a 1cc syringe you'd be saving a ton of money. Just have to be experienced enough to prepare an injection quickly. I'd imagine a 'pre-loaded' sy...
by The_N
Jul 29 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Backpacking Up North
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Backpacking Up North

@sajor75 I don't know what you're waiting for. There are plenty of places to camp and truly the insects aren't bad compared to other parts of the state. Sure, it's warm (low to mid 90's for a high, mid 50s to low 60s for a low) but again, not bad compared to other parts of the state. There have bee...
by The_N
Apr 19 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: General Crook Trail 1st time hike - Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: General Crook Trail 1st time hike - Questions

@sajor75 Sounds like you might be more interested in hiking the Highline Trail. Gen Crook seems like it's almost entirely a road walk these days. There will be traffic that time of year as well so you might be eating some dust. Highline will offer the water and slightly warmer overnight temps. It w...
by The_N
Mar 28 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: More Highline Trail questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: More Highline Trail questions...

@up2top There are some good campsites along the east banks of the East Verde once you get to Washington Park. Just cross the river and follow it up stream. There is a faint trail over there or just stay next to the river. If you fall short of Washington Park there is a nice stretch of Pine forest pe...
by The_N
Mar 14 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Control Rd - FS 64 Payson
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Control Rd - FS 64 Payson

Just a heads up, there is a big CC Craigin project underway from Washington Park down to Third Crossing. Drilling, blasting, ect along Control Rd and FR 32. Lots of equipment in the area and signage warns of 15min delays.
by The_N
Feb 26 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Any snow updates- passages 18 and higher?
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Any snow updates- passages 18 and higher?

@LisaS
#26 & #27 are free of snow. Not sure about Blue Ridge or Mormon Lake though.
by The_N
Feb 15 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190228

Re: El Niño's revenge.

@ALMAL Allergery season is off to a strong start up here as well. Along with the netipot (sinus rinse) I use the homeopathic 'Rim Country Tree Mix' tincture and the 'Mountain Air' essential oil blend from Herb Stop in Pine. The tincture is for tree pollen allergies including Cedar and Juniper. They...
by The_N
Jan 08 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190228

Re: El Niño's revenge.

Still snowing in Payson. Yesterday's 6 inches doubled overnight...at least.
by The_N
Jan 07 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190228

Re: El Niño's revenge.

@Nighthiker :y: and still coming down at a fairly good rate..
by The_N
Jan 07 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190228

Re: El Niño's revenge.

@friendofThundergod
Is that hail or graupel or something else? I heard someone mention 'snow' in the valley earlier.
by The_N
Dec 23 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Animal Battles
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Animal Battles

Speaking of animal battles. I took this pic along the side of the paved road that goes up North Mtn during the summer. Not sure what's going on here but they were tangled sure looked to be fighting at first.
by The_N
Dec 19 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Is camping in a ruin illegal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Is camping in a ruin illegal?

Interesting. I always thought it was illegal. Aside from that issue it can also be hazardous to your health to camp in a ruin. Part of the structure could collapse on you and rodent feces in the air could sicken you.
by The_N
Nov 22 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Knee Troubles
Replies: 23
Views: 1845

Re: Knee Troubles

I am familiar with this ailment. It hurts more on the downhill because your knee is turning inward and causing that band to flare up if that is indeed the problem. Hiking is still possible if you can tolerate the pain, although it will prolong symptoms. I think wearing a heavy pack will only worsen ...
by The_N
Nov 16 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190228

Re: El Niño's revenge.

There was a little unexpected snow burst here this morning accompanied by thunder and lightning, followed by sunshine. Waiting for another dusting this afternoon.
by The_N
Nov 05 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190228

Re: El Niño's revenge.

Did a little hiking on the Mogollon Rim this morning. Those accumulation numbers sound about right. The Mazzies are even snowcapped right now
by The_N
Oct 28 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Balancing Hiking with Strength Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2812

Re: Balancing Hiking with Strength Training

I used to feel the same pressure to balance lifting and hiking. Now I just make sure I'm doing at least one of em per day and I'm happy. Leg day mid week so I have plenty of time to recover before weekend hikes. I've gained 20lbs of lean mass in the last year but now my dilemma is this...what are th...
by The_N
Sep 18 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hikes Near Farmington CT
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Hikes Near Farmington CT

I recently moved back to AZ from CT and would also mention Devil's Hopyard, Sleeping Giant, Talcott Mountain State Park/ Avon Mountain (closest to Farmington), Soapstone in Ellington, Valley Falls or even Shenipsit Trail for a little cross country hike. They have 'rails to trails' which is old railr...

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