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by AZDigger
Feb 01 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

.... ...it's my right to look at "you people" showing off with your guns on trail and in Fry's and thinking you are a moron. It works both ways. I'm glad someone else posted that bit. Because, if there was ever something that made me laugh out loud in surprise, and then feel bad, it was being in Or...
by AZDigger
Feb 01 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

I think we should have a full on debate over constitutional law, The Bill of Rights, and how it pertains not only to the AZT, but also to hiking in general. What, if any, rights do I have if I want to walk in to a crowded section of trail and yell, "fire", and what limits can be imposed on the numb...
by AZDigger
Jan 31 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

@AZDigger While I do not and likely will never own a firearm, I do support the right to own them, with one caveat... If we must be trained and pass a test to drive a vehicle, which like a firearm, can be lethal, why shouldn't the same thing be true to own a firearm? Personally, I believe there is n...
by AZDigger
Jan 31 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

Sorry, no link. As a Forest Service/TRAL volunteer I received it in a direct communication from the leader of TRAL. Frankly, being an internal communication, I don't expect this to be posted officially on the FS/BLM/NP or any other Federal web site. (We don't want to stir up the wackos now do we?) ...
by AZDigger
Jan 31 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

........Where and when does the ignorance stop? We will never know, since too many people are far too willing to believe virtually anything they read or hear, without seeing a substantiated source or having an unbiased confirmation (such as actually being ignored by a FS employee). The OP is a prim...
by AZDigger
Jan 31 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

Sorry, no link. As a Forest Service/TRAL volunteer I received it in a direct communication from the leader of TRAL. Frankly, being an internal communication, I don't expect this to be posted officially on the FS/BLM/NP or any other Federal web site. (We don't want to stir up the wackos now do we?) ...
by AZDigger
Jan 31 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Forest Service gag order... Ridiculous!!

:SB: Due supposedly in response to the standoff in Oregon, Forest Service employees have been told... they are not allowed to speak to members of the public until notified otherwise. Talk about a ridiculous gag order! (Even TRAL volunteers are encouraged NOT to wear their TRAL/FS logo t-shirts unti...
by AZDigger
Jan 28 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Revisiting The Past!
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Revisiting The Past!

My dad had to do his year in 'Nam well before I was born, so he always said he got in all the hiking and camping he wanted to in his life over there. Can't really complain about that, I think we had one family camping trip after we moved to AZ when I was 4. I always enjoyed hiking our little local ...
by AZDigger
Jan 25 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Revisiting The Past!
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Revisiting The Past!

My first camping/fishing/hiking trip with my dad was around 1960. A road trip from Corpus Christy Texas to McAllen Tex. We camped out of the back of a 58 Ford Station Wagon on the shores of Falcon Lake. Funny what you remember as a kid. I remember two Brahma bulls fighting through the fence near our...
by AZDigger
Jan 25 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Bears In The News
Replies: 162
Views: 13515

Re: Bears In The News

Usually bears aren't spotted out of hibernation until May or June, Bryant said, but she's seen them as early as March and April this year. Interesting.. I wonder what prompted this years change. Sounds like the bears didn't have sufficient food last Fall before they went into hibernation. But, the ...
by AZDigger
Jan 20 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits

@AZDigger So how many trails and errors have you had so far? Talk about a loaded question. After 40 years with my beautiful wife and best friend, I'm afraid there are more trial and errors than I'm going to share here. Oh, you said trails? I digress! I don't intentionally put myself into situations...
by AZDigger
Jan 20 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits

Thank you, so it's sort of like being married, trial & error?
by AZDigger
Jan 20 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits

My wife and routinely hike in the desert near where we live in Mohave County where there are no managed trails, only sandy washes, rough terrain, and when very fortunate a burro trail. Reading in the forums here, I see that it's common for many of you to cover distances of 8 to 10 miles a day and mo...
by AZDigger
Jan 16 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Tarp shelters
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Tarp shelters

Thought we could discuss the different types of tarp shelters and materials being used today. I think that I would be most comfortable having a full coverage tarp to keep heavy winds out, but I still would like to hear about the other options. I was looking at some neat options last night made from...
by AZDigger
Jan 16 2016 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethical Hiking?
Replies: 23
Views: 1343

Re: Ethical Hiking?

I think this perspective is rather naive, but it's something to discuss: http://arizonahiking.b... . I'm going to apologize for this post in advance because I'm going to step on some toes. It's not personal people. I agree, who has the "legal" right to define ethical or put restrictions on any publ...
by AZDigger
Jan 16 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Hiking Boots
Replies: 50
Views: 4073

Re: Hiking Boots

:wrt: hmm... I need suggestions on good Hiking boots that will last me awhile, yet are comfortable and light weight. ???????? :scared: Good question, I have been curious about that myself, and the sandals thing blows me away. I guess I don't have the luxury of hiking trails that are groomed on a re...
by AZDigger
Jan 15 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Redflex Corruption
Replies: 403
Views: 21045

Re: Redflex and AZDPS corruption

I wasn't speeding, and certainly not the 79 MPH the photo system claims. My recommendation, pay the fine and consider it a donation to the widow's of fallen police officers. I never question any traffic citation as I should've had 25 for every one I received, I assume the same holds true for you an...
by AZDigger
Jan 14 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Rain Gear?
Replies: 24
Views: 1690

Re: Rain Gear?

What do you all use for light weight rain gear. Something that wont break the bank would be good. I only have the Marmot Precip jacket and it works great. I have spent 4 hours in a giant plastic lawn & garden leaf bag and in a torrential rain, it's like a condo. Have used military surplus poncho fo...
by AZDigger
Jan 09 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Suggestions for our first Supes trip
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Re: Suggestions for our first Supes trip

All joking aside, I know what you're saying is true. There are people who frequent TH's for the purpose of ripping you off. I have experienced that first hand. Trail cams have helped ID those involved but the thought of someone thrashing your car while out hiking ruins the experience. As for the acc...
by AZDigger
Jan 08 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Suggestions for our first Supes trip
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Re: Suggestions for our first Supes trip

Darn SuperstitionGuy, after reading that, I think I'll go home and sell my hiking gear at a yard sale, or maybe just put a gun in my mouth. LOL AZDigger you mean you do not drive something like this... http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=513311 Bud if I had something like that, do you think I woul...

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