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by xthine
Apr 10 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

Nice quick read... https://americanhiking.org/blog/hiking-responsibly-faq-covid-19/ Do I have to stick within my own neighborhood for a hike/walk/run? '.....Not only does crowding make it impossible to follow social distancing, but it puts extra wear and tear on trails and other park infrastructure ...
by xthine
Apr 09 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

Some are calling for a complete closure of trails to non locals. If they were trails in a Sedona city park and were paid for by Sedona residents, then I could understand and probably agree with that line of reasoning...but it seems to me that most of the trails in the Sedona area are in the Coconin...
by xthine
Apr 09 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

I think these misconceptions will keep a large number of people away from less popular remote trailheads; opting to do laps in their back yards instead. Agreed.. One could only hope. ———— Last weekend despite closure of popular trailheads tourists started swarming in after 10am. There was a lone ci...
by xthine
Apr 03 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

@sidhayes

That’s exactly what I plan to do when they close all trailheads down. :)
by xthine
Apr 03 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

It will be interesting to see what the trails here will look like this weekend with the closure of popular trail heads and one trail. FS and Law enforcement will be patrolling those areas supposedly and will issue citations. I’ve thought about the closures a bit more and I hope they shutdown the res...
by xthine
Apr 02 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: AZ National Forest Closures
Replies: 79
Views: 5577

Re: AZ National Forest Closures

@DixieFlyer I wonder the same. The last thing our first responders need is a rescue at Bear or Wilson. My heart skipped a bit when I saw the headline. Overall good choice of trails that are certainly heavily trafficked. It will be interesting to see how the trails will look like this weekend.
by xthine
Apr 01 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

“Sedona Mayor advocates to close most popular trails and trailheads” https://www.sedonaaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/5087/473 That will certainly prevent tourists from continuing to pour into town. I must admit I will be very unhappy if locals cannot use the trails, most of us can walk to a trail...
by xthine
Mar 28 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Put On Your Freakin' Headphones
Replies: 55
Views: 5123

Re: Put On Your Freakin' Headphones

@RowdyandMe


I actually did..all the way to the parking lot sadly. 😂
by xthine
Mar 28 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Put On Your Freakin' Headphones
Replies: 55
Views: 5123

Re: Put On Your Freakin' Headphones

Today after a peaceful 4 mile loop I was subjected to Kelly Clarksons “Since you’ve been gone” on full blast about 0.3 miles from the trailhead. I’ve had the song stuck in my head since then *insert vomit emoji*. I don’t understand at all the need for boom boxes on the trail and I like listening to ...
by xthine
Mar 28 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 376
Views: 22059

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

Last week I thought people were taking the pandemic seriously, only would see a couple of people on the trail. Wrong. By the the end of the hike after close to 11am.. it was business as usual..tourists everywhere, no regard for physical distance or even basic trail etiquette. Didn’t matter if I holl...
by xthine
Feb 04 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5060

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

*should have not replied to this thread should not have replied to this thread* :--:
by xthine
Feb 04 2020 11:22 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 2308

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

These days it's the Garmin 6x Pro Solar for me. More comfortable on the wrist than the 5x and with the solar, charge infrequently vs. the 5x. (even though I use the former to log more activities).
by xthine
Feb 03 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5060

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

For hiking/trail running attire? Orange. I just realized that color might not stand out too well around where I hike/run. Whoops.
by xthine
Feb 03 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Hiking etiquette with dogs
Replies: 140
Views: 9701

Re: Hiking etiquette with dogs

Very old thread but for the past few months I've been hiking with our new pup so i've been interested in hiking etiquette when it comes to dogs. Around here there are leash laws but I see quite a number of off leash dogs on the trail. My pup is leashed on the trails but there are times I put the lea...
by xthine
Feb 03 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Anyone else a trail runner?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Anyone else a trail runner?

Haven't posted here in a while..

Hi Travis! trail run on the weekends on the local trails. Running stories?
Yesterday a javelina (slowly?) blasted in front of me and before that I was lunged at by 2 leashed dogs on the trail, surely kept me on my toes! :)
by xthine
Jun 22 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 6745

Re: delorme inreach

I have one, on a monthly subscription although I only use it once or twice a year. They have different subscription plans, maybe it's time to change mine. I used to take it with me a lot when I first started hiking but as I've started becoming familiar with the trails, and started trail running I do...
by xthine
Jun 22 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 2308

Re: Smart Outdoor Watch-What do you wear?

@Pivo I've always used a Garmin for my outdoor activities, started out with the Fenix 3HR and now using a Fenix 5x. I have a vivoSmart HR to wear everyday (on my ankle), for step count. Outdoor activities that I do and track are trail running, indoor bouldering/climbing, hiking, indoor rowing and s...
by xthine
Mar 13 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: What's your least favorite?
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: What's your least favorite?

West Fork Oak Creek Trail - - boring and too flat of a trail for me, we turned back probably half way through the hike. Also not a fan of stream crossings... unless they lead to a 14er. :)
by xthine
Dec 19 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2018 Hazolutions
Replies: 46
Views: 3167

Re: 2018 Hazolutions

Seeing as I was only able to check off 2 out of so many 'hazolutions' last year I will keep it simple for next year.

- Hike more! - - - since i've started trail running I've been pretty much just doing that instead of hiking
- Complete my first class 3 hike.. Wetterhorn!

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