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by arizona_water
May 23 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2018 Fire Restrictions
Replies: 105
Views: 6718

Re: 2018 Fire Restrictions

Maybe I already missed this on the thread, but North Kaibab District went under Stage I last week: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 580170.pdf
by arizona_water
Apr 05 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

@Tsd906
Although the park service said that you can't drive in through Jacob Lake, there is still an un-gated gravel road from Jacob Lake that bypasses the NPS entrance gate. I think it's still a doable option. I know a friend who did that in April 2015...
by arizona_water
Apr 05 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

@Tsd906
I cached water on the esplanade. See: [ Route Editor ]

The forest roads that you will take to access the trail head are generally in good condition. I drove out there in a Honda CRV, in April, without any problems.
by arizona_water
Apr 03 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

@hikeaz That's really interesting to think about. So you are saying that there is a route that follows the river east, towards Stone Creek. But it leaves from the Tapeats Creek confluence at a fairly high elevation, on Tapeats Creek right side? I can see some trail on the east side of Tapeats/Color...
by arizona_water
Apr 02 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

@chumley
I see what you mean. I think the lower route would be much more sketchy than the high, based on my experience. I remember attempting to push westward on the lower route and than finding the cairns above us. The cairned route (the higher route) was much easier to follow.
by arizona_water
Apr 02 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

@chumley
I want to know more about that lower route to Deer Creek too. It looks like the route would just dead-end at the falls. From my memory, it would be quite difficult to actually connect back with the Deer Creek trail.
by arizona_water
Apr 02 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Deer Creek/Thunder River loop

@rally_toad I did this loop in April, 2015. It had a few down-climbs that were sketchy with a full-loaded pack, so I must be less-agile than Chumley :lol: . But in general, the route was difficult to follow for the first 2 miles after you leave the Tapeats Creak/Colorado confluence, headed west tow...
by arizona_water
Mar 29 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Whoa, whoa is our plight!
Replies: 18
Views: 924

Re: Whoa, whoa is our plight!

@johnlp Just one technical correction: The assured and adaquate water supply certificates only apply to developments within the five active management areas (AMAs) and to a few exceptions that have opted-in (see second link below). Certificates of adequacy are provided outside of the AMAs, by reque...
by arizona_water
Mar 21 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Whoa, whoa is our plight!
Replies: 18
Views: 924

Re: Whoa, whoa is our plight!

@Jim_H I hear similar arguments like this article, quite often. Since I care way too much about such things, I thought I would offer some additional facts: You are mostly correct in your breakdown of water use in AZ. Statewide in 2016, about 74% of the total water demand came from agriculture. Muni...
by arizona_water
Mar 09 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: What's your least favorite?
Replies: 42
Views: 1793

Re: What's your least favorite?

hikes without surface water
by arizona_water
Mar 05 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Water situation: Tonto from Grandview to South Kaibab
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Water situation: Tonto from Grandview to South Kaibab

@rally_toad I can speak to the whole tonto section of your hike, but... I do know that cottonwood creek will be running below the Grandview trail, at the junction of Cottonwood and the Tonto. It will be at least a trickle, but likely more. Cottonwood may not be 100% perennial, but I would definitel...
by arizona_water
Jan 18 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6007
Views: 184917

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@Jim_H
I would love to get up there on Sunday morning, but I'll probably head somewhere a little closer to home. It looks like snow level will be at 6000ft on the rim. Up to 5 inches at forest lakes! Those are great XC ski conditions.
by arizona_water
Jan 18 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6007
Views: 184917

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

A frozen hydrological event is headed for the mountains! I know where I'll be this weekend :y:

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks ... casts/3851
by arizona_water
Jan 10 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6007
Views: 184917

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@chumley
funny, sad and true
by arizona_water
Dec 01 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Best Air Quality In The Phoenix Area
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Best Air Quality In The Phoenix Area

@spiderlegs I've been thinking about this issue a lot lately. The highest air quality (or lowest particulate and photochemical pollution) will be in the pine and mixed conifer forests. So the closest one for me is the Mogollon Rim. 90 minutes instead of 60?
by arizona_water
Aug 03 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Astronomy/Sky
Topic: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21
Replies: 46
Views: 2353

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

It all depends where you are looking for flights... :D
by arizona_water
Jun 20 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Humphrey's Peak Backpack via Inner Basin Trail
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Humphrey's Peak Backpack via Inner Basin Trail

@flagscott Some of the freshwater ecologists at NAU told me that there used to be a perennial pond in the inner basin that was fed by the springs before they were diverted. I'm assuming that it covered the now ephemeral pond by Locket Meadow Campground. Dr. Abe Springer has catalogued many of the h...
by arizona_water
Mar 17 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Car camp near or in the Grand Canyon
Replies: 32
Views: 3016

Re: Car camp near or in the Grand Canyon

@al_hikesaz @chumley

Thank you both so much for the details. I'm looking for something near the south entrance, so I think FR328 is the ticket.
by arizona_water
Mar 17 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Car camp near or in the Grand Canyon
Replies: 32
Views: 3016

Re: Car camp near or in the Grand Canyon

Anyone have any recommendations for car camping off of FR 328, just NW of Tusayan?
by arizona_water
Feb 23 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere
Replies: 471
Views: 19251

Re: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere

@azbackpackr
I used to do Rogue River permitting for the BLM in 2010. Southern Oregon is great. Have fun!

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