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by ShatteredArm
Feb 14 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Tusayan development
Replies: 24
Views: 3336

Re: Tusayan development

@outdoor_lover
That's exactly it, it's an unmanaged area, and they're legally allowed to take as much water as they can manage to drill. For those of us who like hiking down on the Tonto Trail, this will have a significant effect on natural water availability.
by ShatteredArm
Feb 14 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

gummo wrote:
Feb 14 2020 8:03 am
Xmas stuff to me is a Xmas tree with ornaments. Ornaments scattered randomly is trash.
The problem is an ornament on a tree, when confronted by the right amount of wind, becomes an ornament scattered randomly.
by ShatteredArm
Feb 13 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

Xmas stuff is okay for city summits that kids can do. I kind of disagree with this. Not to be "the grinch" or anything, but not everybody wants to see litter on the summits, no matter how "festive" it is... And not everybody celebrates the same festivities. "Leave no trace", no matter how small the...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 31 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?
Replies: 24
Views: 1120

Re: Should ruins or caves on public land be secrets?

Mixed feelings. I'm kind of under the impression that the people who generally vandalize places aren't going to put a lot of effort into getting there. So I tend to treat places differently based on accessibility. I don't mind sharing a photo of some hard-to-get-to place on the internet because I fi...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 21 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Permits & Transportation
Topic: Permit Notification trick when the permit is late
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Permit Notification trick when the permit is late

I didn't even know they still do snail mail permits. The last several times I've applied, I only got an email, and they sent the actual permit as a pdf. I also don't think your trick will work in every situation. Almost every time I apply nowadays, they send a followup email saying my itinerary is n...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 19 2020 10:09 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!

Hard to say, can't find weather history for Jacob Lake. Figure it'll be a bit colder than Flagstaff though, and Flagstaff's record low for the month of May is 7. Last year the low for May was 24. So I'd say it's not likely, though possible, for temperatures to dip below 20 at night.
by ShatteredArm
Jan 15 2020 10:06 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!

Snow-wise, you're probably pretty safe in May as far as snow pack is concerned, although new snow is not terribly uncommon. I honestly wouldn't worry too much about that, although it will most likely be pretty cold at night regardless. I've been up there a handful of times in May, and I've seen it s...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 13 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!

@MRoberson
Unfortunately the North Rim doesn't open until May 15th. You may be able to get as far as the park boundary via forest roads, and then do an ONB to the rim, but the highway will be closed, and there's a chance there could still be snow.
by ShatteredArm
Jan 12 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!

@MRoberson
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to park at the north end. AZT website says that's BLM land.

Also, I assume you're doing this in May or later; you won't be able to park at N Kaibab before then.
by ShatteredArm
Jan 12 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!

Should be regular FR access, at least up to Jacob Lake. Not sure about north of there, but the official website should have good info on vehicle access. As far as canyon views, I don't think there will be any views on Passage 39. It just heads north, away from the rim. The southern end is at N Kaiba...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 08 2020 9:09 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5871

Re: What's the best GPS?

@Tough_Boots There are apps where you can download maps on the fly. You need an internet connection to do that. You still have to pre-download them, unless you're certain you're going to have service. Why would you mind carrying a small power source for recharging? You'd carry extra batteries for y...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 08 2020 6:48 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5871

Re: What's the best GPS?

@Tough_Boots If you (a) have all the maps you need pre-downloaded before you visit the area (easy to forget if you're traveling) and (b) you manage your battery life well and have backup power, sure, it's reliable enough. I personally don't like the idea of having to rely on my phone having juice a...
by ShatteredArm
Jan 07 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Redflex Corruption
Replies: 416
Views: 23567

Re: Redflex Corruption

I've been boycotting Scottsdale for over two and a half years over this nonsense. I think at this point they've actually lost revenue over that BS ticket.
by ShatteredArm
Jan 07 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: What's the best GPS?
Replies: 95
Views: 5871

Re: What's the best GPS?

@Jim_H So for real, backcountry stuff, I think having a topo map and knowing how to use it is the most important thing... Routes are nice, but less important. Personally, I have a Garmin Fenix 5X, which has nice topo maps with trails conveniently located on the wrist, although the GPS accuracy suck...
by ShatteredArm
Dec 30 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH
Replies: 120
Views: 8447

Re: FR 172 & 172A to Rogers Trough TH

@Sredfield
I went up there last weekend, it's in worse shape than I've seen it. Mostly because of some minor washouts where it crosses drainages in the burn area. Still fine if you have an SUV.
by ShatteredArm
Dec 03 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: Goldfield Mountains Trail Names from MP204 AZ 88

The Trailforks app has some names on the trails, I'd guess this is what the MTB community calls them. They look like mountain bike trail names for sure: The main trail out of the wash says "Willow Springs Trail Access". The continuation of that trail to Cottonwood Wash and back to the Willow Canyon ...
by ShatteredArm
Sep 06 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fremont Saddle and Doyle Saddle location incorrect
Replies: 25
Views: 2046

Re: Fremont Saddle and Doyle Saddle location incorrect

Interesting info, I always thought they were incorrectly labeled, but this seems to indicate that Doyle Saddle may have predated Doyle Peak. Interestingly, Doyle Spring is labeled on maps in the drainage down the north side of (saddle between Fremont and Agassiz Peaks), would be interesting to know ...

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