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by markthurman53
Mar 23 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH
Replies: 129
Views: 9034

Re: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH

@00blackout
Thanks, May drive up and check it out some week.
by markthurman53
Mar 23 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH
Replies: 129
Views: 9034

Re: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH

Has anyone gone to rogers Trough via what I believe is NF 650 near Superior and up over Montana Mountain then to Rogers Trough. When I was on the Arizona Trail I walked a bit of this and looked like a good road.
by markthurman53
Mar 13 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bulldog Canyon OHV Permits
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Bulldog Canyon OHV Permits

@CannondaleKid
That's good because I got mine in January also. I doubt I will be using these much in May or June though. I have an appointment with Dome mountain and if it ever stops raining I'll be able to keep it. Not Complaining about the rain though.
by markthurman53
Mar 13 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bulldog Canyon OHV Permits
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Bulldog Canyon OHV Permits

@DixieFlyer
Thanks good to know.Guess I will have to finish up the hiking I still have planned before my pass expires. If it ever stops raining before it gets blazing hot.
by markthurman53
Feb 24 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hayduke Trail documentary
Replies: 21
Views: 4448

Re: Hayduke Trail documentary

I watched that document after running into two people up on the Kaibab plateau that were doing that hike a few years back. I believe the they were interviewed during that documentary.
by markthurman53
Jan 30 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1679

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

@RedRoxx44
Yes definitely do not rely on electronic devices as your safety net.
by markthurman53
Jan 30 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1679

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

I don't believe there is a class that teaches route finding skills and if there is it is probably not as good as just boots on the ground experience. Map reading is a good start but usually only on the greater scale of things. My suggestion is just get out and do it but start small and work up as yo...
by markthurman53
Jan 28 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hiking with Dogs in the Tucson area
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Hiking with Dogs in the Tucson area

@RowdyandMe
I posted a picture of a person caring her dog in a pack on her back on a no dogs trail, I believe this would be legal since they are not actually on the trail. Of coarse Rowdy is a bit big for that and I get the impression wouldn't be too keen on the idea either.
by markthurman53
Jan 14 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: electrolytes question
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: electrolytes question

@DixieFlyer
Looked those up and that looks like what I'm looking for too. Thanks.
by markthurman53
Jan 14 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: electrolytes question
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: electrolytes question

@LindaAnn
Thanks for the info I will try them. I found it hard to find electrolytes that don't have more vitamins than electrolytes. Not looking for vitamin supplements.
by markthurman53
Jan 08 2020 11:57 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 6076

Re: What's the best GPS?

I have used the Garmin 650T for the last 8 years and never had an issue except forgetting to turn it on (no fix for stupid). The other issue and it probably applies to all who aren't caring around a lap top the map can be like looking at an elephant from a straw. I don't like the compass on it becau...
by markthurman53
Nov 27 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 219086

Re: Mindless chit chat

@RedRoxx44
I have not been there since the mid 70's. Drove my land cruiser up there. Back then the F4 phantoms would run through panamint valley and break the sound barrier, I remember standing near that tall smoke stack when that happened and hopping it wasn't going topple over. Great place.
by markthurman53
Sep 17 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 300
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: FR 300

@Alston_Neal
That's how I rate it. Is the road Priusable or do I need to take the jeep.
by markthurman53
Sep 09 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Water filters/purifiers
Replies: 151
Views: 14372

Re: Water filters/purifiers

UV Purifier. Doesn't kill the suckers just sterilizes them so they can't reproduce. This gives my immune system something to do so that when they come into contact with these critters in the future it doesn't run in fear and hide in a corner. Most of the time if the water is not sitting I don't use ...
by markthurman53
Aug 30 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Coconino Rim - AZT #36, AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Coconino Rim - AZT #36, AZ

@Jim_H I would start at Grandview lookout, on the north end of AZT 16. The north 9.5 miles is all trail and has some good views over the Coconino rim and occasional views of the Grand Canyon. This would end on the Coconino Rim Road. The southern half is less scenic and at the time I did the hike wa...
by markthurman53
Aug 26 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 50
Views: 2342

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

@chumley
Black objects absorb all wavelengths in the visible spectrum and reflect none. therefore they appear black. They may reflect in the IR or ultra violet spectrum though. It's a good thing we don't see in those spectrum or this thread would get really complicated.
by markthurman53
Aug 25 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: I do not need a ride
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: Need a ride

@azlaurie
I completed the Arizona Trail on single day hikes and since I was solo, to avoid the car problem I had to do the 8 to 10 miles in and then return. Walking a trail in the reverse direction really is different.
by markthurman53
Aug 08 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: What kind of mileage are you getting
Replies: 53
Views: 4070

Re: What kind of mileage are you getting

I get about 1000 to 1500 miles on my Scarpa Boots and am on my 3rd resole. I like the heavier boot for the support but they can be a bit warm. I'm cheap so at 250.00 for the original pair back in 2013 and 100.00 a resole, I'm a happy hiker.
by markthurman53
Jul 31 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fremont Saddle and Doyle Saddle location incorrect
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Fremont Saddle and Doyle Saddle location incorrect

I heard that Doyle and Fremont Saddles were incorrect a few years back and the location of each would support that. Who would of thunk the peaks were incorrect. Whats easier to move a Peak or a Saddle?

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