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by flagscott
Nov 16 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5996
Views: 183021

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

no Snowbowl is great for people who live in Flagstaff The 500 people who are only employed there when Snowbowl is open might disagree with that. The City of Flagstaff website lists Snowbowl as a bullet point of attractions that contribute to the local economy during what is otherwise the "low seaso...
by flagscott
Nov 16 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5996
Views: 183021

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Flagstaff just passed 50 days with no precipitation, and temps have been much above average for most of that time. Despite an above-average monsoon and a relatively wet winter, we're now below normal for the year for precipitation. Snowbowl has delayed their opening twice, and now I think it's postp...
by flagscott
Nov 11 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cold weather backpacking up North
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Cold weather backpacking up North

BTW, if your only head covering is a beanie, you're going to need something more. There are lots of insulated balaclavas available, and the lighter ones only weigh a couple of ounces.
by flagscott
Nov 11 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Cold weather backpacking up North
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Cold weather backpacking up North

We don't do much winter camping, but we do plenty in the shoulder seasons with temps down to the 20s. I use a 15 degree quilt on top of a z-rest and a thin torso pad. Clothes are a powerstretch beanie, synthetic balaclava, t-shirt, light tights, and super light liner socks. That will keep me warm do...
by flagscott
Nov 09 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Starbucks coming to Tusayan, Arizona
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

Re: Starbucks coming to Tusayan, Arizona

hikeaz wrote:Halvorson is one of the main players in the GCNP noise-maker biz
So he's a d-bag. Got it.
by flagscott
Nov 08 2017 6:45 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons

@JimmyLyding If National Parks are seen as a playground for the rich (more than they already are), why should Congress keep funding them? I agree with your 3 goals, but Republicans are looking for any excuse to cut funding for the parks. And if they are seen as nothing more than tourist destination...
by flagscott
Nov 06 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Starbucks coming to Tusayan, Arizona
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

Re: God help us.....

If you prefer coffee that doesn't taste like they dumped cigarette butts in it, McDonald's coffee isn't half bad. Just sayin'...
by flagscott
Nov 05 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months

@rcorfman I understand that. This is another woman who some of us are familiar with, not on HAZ, though. She talked for a year about doing the Argentina to Alaska walk, went to South America, then quit. She was making a splash in the newspapers for other things at the same time. Long-distance walki...
by flagscott
Nov 03 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fort Huachuca Access 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Fort Huachuca Access 2017

RedRoxx44 wrote:the military guys get all the good toys
Except when civilians get ahold of that stuff, which tends to end badly for innocent people.
by flagscott
Nov 02 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea
Replies: 18
Views: 769

Re: Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea

azbackpackr wrote:An internet search reveals that many are doubting the story.
Nowadays, this is true of EVERY story. But in this case, the doubters are probably right.
by flagscott
Nov 02 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Katie Lee passes away at 98
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Katie Lee passes away at 98

That's sad news. I've read just about every book ever written about Glen Canyon. Her book "All my rivers are gone" is the best one, hands down.
by flagscott
Oct 31 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea
Replies: 18
Views: 769

Re: Sailors rescued after 5 months at sea

chumley wrote:These two should hike the PCT next year! :sweat:
I don't get it. Several people died on the PCT this year. Or is that the joke?

But, yeah, weird story.
by flagscott
Oct 29 2017 8:10 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons

Just read this in the Flagstaff paper: --Increase in revenue from proposed admission fee increase to go toward backlog: $70 million --Decrease in proposed NPS 2018 budget for facility operations and maintenance: $93 million http://azdailysun.com/opinion/editorial/grand-canyon-fee-hike-a-dishonest-sh...
by flagscott
Oct 25 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Desert bighorn sheep poached near Yuma
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Desert bighorn sheep poached near Yuma

@chumley I guarantee that the actual number of bighorn poaching incidents is far higher than the number of poachers who are caught. Arizona is too big with too little law enforcement on public lands to catch most poachers. If the poacher takes the body to turn it into a trophy or food, there's no e...
by flagscott
Oct 25 2017 6:47 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons

If you can afford the gas and overpriced hotel rooms anywhere within two hours of the GC, spending an extra $20-$40 a carload to go in the park isn't that big of a deal. This would be a seasonal increase, so if you don't want to spend $70 to go to the parks in question simply wait for the months wh...
by flagscott
Oct 24 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons

Or maybe they'll see the $80 annual pass as an investment and choose to use it all year long. Not all people below the median income have the same opinions or priorities-- way to empathize. I don't understand what you're saying. I'm saying that $70 makes a park visit unaffordable or close for a lot...
by flagscott
Oct 24 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Desert bighorn sheep poached near Yuma
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Desert bighorn sheep poached near Yuma

If you follow wildlife-related news, poaching of all species is super common in the US. Studies have shown that around 20% of all the deer and elk shot by hunters are shot out of season by poachers. Someone in Flagstaff shot a deer with an arrow a few years back (which means it was probably a hunter...
by flagscott
Oct 24 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons

Why not go even higher to ensure that no one below the median income in the US can afford a day in the park? I'm sure a lot of people on this site will support this. Empathy is not Arizona's strong suit. Meanwhile, the NPS budget is still scheduled to be cut. This will just mean more money from visi...
by flagscott
Oct 17 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Black Suspension Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Black Suspension Bridge

rcorfman wrote:@flagscott
It's stubborn mules.
You can be stubborn and stupid at the same time. Just look at our current...nah, not going there.
by flagscott
Oct 17 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Highline trail hunting season
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Highline trail hunting season

You'll need to look up the hunting seasons on the regulations pages (those 2 big pdfs, on the page Chumley linked to, one has elk, the other has deer). Contrary to what Chumley said, you're pretty much looking for deer/elk seasons on the Highline. There are hunters out for other game, but numbers ar...

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