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by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 22 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station

@joebartels
Yes, Gary is a nice guy. I’ve talked with him before. He does sound overworked, though, but thinks he’ll be getting another person devoted to his one-man team.
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 21 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station

Learned recently while inquiring about road conditions that the Pleasant Valley ranger station is no longer manned. The answering machine at the station says that it's manned on Thursday, but that is no longer the case. Instead, call the Payson ranger station and ask to speak with Gary Lowman.
by Steph_and_Blake
Aug 28 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Car/Overland camping set ups
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Car/Overland camping set ups

@chumley
Holy cow!
by Steph_and_Blake
Aug 28 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Camping
Topic: Car/Overland camping set ups
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Car/Overland camping set ups

What's a Yertle? We just built a sleeping platform and storage underneath in the bed of our F250 (which has a topper). If all goes as planned we will take it on its maiden voyage this week. We decided to keep it very simple and not go with slide-outs, fridge, solar, etc. as we're not 100% sure we'll...
by Steph_and_Blake
Mar 24 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Exploring The Superstitions - Annerino
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Exploring The Superstitions - Annerino

@cactuscat
Hey, let me know how the book turns out - whether or not it's a good read.
by Steph_and_Blake
Jan 03 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Won the Wave Permit! Please help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Won the Wave Permit! Please help!!!

@Dust8713 Coyote Buttes South is below The Wave and is more red than the white/orange of The Wave. https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1340 White Pockets is equally as interesting, but you really should have the right vehicle and experience driving in deep sand. Or you can hire a guide to take ...
by Steph_and_Blake
Dec 24 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?

@cactuscat
Indian Bread Rocks...The name alone sounds interesting! With everyone's suggestions I'll be tethered to this computer for hours. ; - )
by Steph_and_Blake
Dec 24 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?

@azbackpackr
Hhhmmm...I've not heard of Turtle Mtn Wilderness nor Imperial NWR. Thanks for the ideas and good luck with your trips!
by Steph_and_Blake
Dec 24 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?

@rwstorm Thanks for the idea about Anza-Borrego. Actually, that area's been in the back of my mind ever since we saw it featured on The Desert Speaks or some other PBS show. In fact, I ordered their brochure. The brochure was, unfortunately, not very inspiring and Blake kinda' wrinkled his nose at ...
by Steph_and_Blake
Dec 24 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Ideas for Camping/Hiking in Jan thru late-March ?

Hello! My husband and I have been trying to find a variety of good locales for 3 - 7-day base-camping/hiking trips in January through late-March. We've been in KOFA, Organ Pipe, Guadalupe Mtn NP, Big Bend, and Cabeza Prieta in the past year or so and would like to try something new. I should also me...
by Steph_and_Blake
Dec 23 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: HAZ member imike, sad news
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: HAZ member imike, sad news

So sorry to hear about Mike. I loved seeing his photos and reading his triplogs. Looked like he was always having fun and his enthusiasm was contagious. So sad.
by Steph_and_Blake
Oct 04 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to improve one's sense of direction?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: How to improve one's sense of direction?

For me, studying a map in advance and reviewing it after a hike is very helpful in "cementing" in my mind where I was, direction of travel, which canyon we turned into, etc. Maybe try a small hike without your GPS? I think back on my career, which involved a lot of travel by car and plane, and remem...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 22 2017 7:23 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Need Help with inReach Explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Need Help with inReach Explorer

For those folks with an inReach GPS, we don't believe you can give a track a name on the device itself. We're sure you cannot rename a track on the computer. We simply turn on tracking when we start a hike and stop tracking when we're finished. But, on our next outing we'll see if somehow we can nam...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 20 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Need Help with inReach Explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Need Help with inReach Explorer

Sadly, it seems like the two Garmin support people that I spoke with didn't really know how their software works. I did (finally) receive an email from Garmin answering some of my questions that I'll share with HAZers below. (1) We cannot clear a track log. While in the track menu, we hit the Clear ...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 20 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Need Help with inReach Explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Need Help with inReach Explorer

Optimal handling of GPS files is always a bit mysterious to me but the method I use to go from Garmin to HAZ is to go through Basecamp. With Basecamp (free from Garmin) you can select which files you want to pull off your GPS and then also which files you want to export as .gpx to upload to HAZ. Ba...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 20 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Need Help with inReach Explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Need Help with inReach Explorer

Surprise! Garmin actually sent me an email explaining how I can solve the fourth problem....(4) Similarly, I cannot be selective about the tracks that I export (to get them onto HAZ). When I hit export, it exports every single track/hike and then there'll all uploaded to HAZ. Then, I have to delete ...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 20 2017 11:36 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Need Help with inReach Explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: Need Help with inReach Explorer

When we come home from a hike(s) we sync the device with our computer and each new hike(s) is automatically entered as a unique track.
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 20 2017 10:48 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Need Help with inReach Explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Need Help with inReach Explorer

Hello. We have an inReach Explorer (not the Plus version). I have been on the phone with DeLorme/Garmin for hours recently and cannot figure out the following. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! (1) We cannot clear a track log. While in the track menu, we hit the Clear button and both "reset tri...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 14 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas needed for glamping trip
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Ideas needed for glamping trip

We agree with other folks that think 1 - 2 hours away from a flush toilet is way too far...especially if you have to go in the middle of the night! For dry camping with no amenities, we've adopted the toilet seat/5-gallon bucket/trashbag/kitty litter method. Not the same as a flush toilet, but accep...
by Steph_and_Blake
Sep 12 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Can't Find Posted Photo of Homemade Trailer/Tent
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Can't Find Posted Photo of Homemade Trailer/Tent

Yes! Thank you. It was driving me crazy! :yr:

Steph

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