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by air
Dec 14 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Shuttle
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Shuttle

As a regular sabino tram road hobby jogger, I'll always remember the tram free months where long stretches of solitude were common even in the afternoon. I'm not sure how the vending machines survived - maybe they stocked kale chips? Checked the old tram lot this morning and its still empty but ther...
by air
Oct 19 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Jawline Traverse
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Jawline Traverse

@jladderud

Your treks are awesome.
I'd like to learn how to climb as good as you and then do some out of the way stuff like the towers to the left of cathedral in this photo: [ photo ]
by air
Oct 19 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Jawline Traverse
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Jawline Traverse

@azbackpackr
Maybe I'm wrong but I thought Linda Miller mentioned that it was the 80s but I'm sure that extended into the 90s as well.
One of the reasons I joined SAHC last year was to get a chance to talk to the members and ask questions about where they have or have not been.
by air
Dec 25 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: HAZ member imike, sad news
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Re: HAZ member imike, sad news

Sorry to hear. I enjoyed the NM canyoneering photos with that fun and adventurous group. After seeing the name "Michal Ja" on this thread, I recognized it as what would translate from Western Slavic to English as: Michael I (Nominative "I"). Its pronounced something like: "Mee-how Yah". Anyhow, this...
by air
Aug 01 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

chumley wrote:I believe some here would prefer the media just referred to them as "idiots".
Personally I think the media should just stick to the word people.
by air
Aug 01 2017 11:24 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: 26 "hikers" rescued from Sabino Canyon

When I saw the headlines of the recent Tanque Verde Falls incident I thought it was a odd to describe the 17 rescued as "hikers" because they just parked a car and scrambled down to go swimming. I bet if you asked half the people going to bear canyon if they are "hiking" they would deny it and thank...
by air
Jul 22 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Bought a new pack, Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL

chulavista wrote:And please, if anyone reads this and has any info on this brand, please chime in.
I love my Deuter Speed Lite 20 Daypack!
by air
Jul 06 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Burro Fire (Santa Catalina Mtns)
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: 2017 Burro Fire (Santa Catalina Mtns)

Charles Miles has some info and photos including from July 2nd from around Green Mountain showing the ridgeline by Mt. Guthrie on fire. http://hikelemmon.com/... Since then it looks like Guthrie has burned. So far the winds have been southeasterly but expected to turn north/west and we will see how ...
by air
Jul 02 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Stage II Fire Restrictions - Southern Arizona agencies
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Stage II Fire Restrictions - Southern Arizona agencies

I'm serious here are my suggestions for the Tucson area when we reach Stage I because restrictions don't work:
Close Reddington road and offer free passes to indoor shooting ranges.
Would be cheaper and might avoid another Bullock fire.
by air
Jun 25 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bear Canyon from Catalina Highway, AZ :: Question by swingdance
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Bear Canyon from Catalina Highway, AZ :: Question by swingdance

@swingdance
I took a look at the route and its just the social trail that starts at lower green mountain/bug spring trailhead and goes through the picnic areas downstream. So many better options for hiking in that area and a mistake to name it "Bear Canyon Trail".
by air
Apr 29 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails
Replies: 70
Views: 2790

Re: Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

The recent Molino fire in the Catalina foothills was also said to be caused by recreational shooting. Not mentioned anywhere is the fact that both of these fires are in areas choked with African grasses planted for cattle. The experimental range studies warned that if you plant the african lovegrass...
by air
Apr 08 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: March was really busy for SARA
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: March was really busy for SARA

@SkyIslandHiker Its possible a combination of cairns, nightfall, and all that manzanita up there contributed. The SARA reports are so terse, they always leave me with more questions. I bet that stretch of Esperero from the window peak saddle is the least traveled and most overgrown trail segment in...
by air
Apr 06 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: March was really busy for SARA
Replies: 2
Views: 243

March was really busy for SARA

March was really busy for SARA: http://www.sarci2.org/... Interesting was the Window Peak saddle incident: Mon Mar 20 2 hikers lost , Window Peak, Catalinas Two hikers reached the trail saddle below Window Peak, then took the trail up the peak instead of down the other side. A team spent the night c...
by air
Oct 27 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Drones in the Wilderness
Replies: 99
Views: 7499

Re: Drones in the Wilderness

The forest service provides these "TIPS", among others here - http://www.fs.fed.us/s... Point 3 seems to imply people are using drones for hunting and fishing and I suppose shooting from drones, maybe even at night with a spotlight attachment, will be the new thing for poachers. Protect Wildlife & t...
by air
Mar 15 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Height of Light?
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Height of Light?

Hello, On my recent trek up to point 6237 via Ventana/Esperero traverse I saw broken pieces of wood and wires near the summit and thought it was some sort of assist but then HAZ member johnlp posted a photo from another photoset showing a 'Height of Light' structure from the 1940s. I can't seem to f...

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