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by DixieFlyer
Jun 18 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 144
Views: 5830

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

@DixieFlyer Seems like everything bounced back quickly, even though the first few years afterward were very dry. Obviously the saguaros will take longer...Interesting that the human restoration efforts were mostly unsuccessful. Best to just let nature do its thing. True. Other than saguaros, in the...
by DixieFlyer
Jun 18 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 144
Views: 5830

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Here is an interesting article about the Rio Fire of 1995, and the ensuing recovery in the desert

https://apeekatthepeak.org/rio-fire-rem ... ly-7-1995/
by DixieFlyer
Jun 17 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 144
Views: 5830

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

chumley wrote:
Jun 17 2019 1:22 pm
The official progression map was just posted on inciweb.
on the west side, unfortunately it looks like it is getting close to Malapais Mtn, Bluff Spring Mtn, and Miners Needle
by DixieFlyer
Jun 16 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 144
Views: 5830

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Do they have leads on who started this? Who knows, but apparently there isn't much of a penalty for this type of thing. The largest fire in AZ history was the Wallow Fire in 2011, which burned 538,000 acres. The 2 people who started that fire each received 48 hours of jail time and 5 years of proba...
by DixieFlyer
Jun 14 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 144
Views: 5830

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

I see that the Tonto National Forest has implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions starting tomorrow...too little, too late I'm afraid

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/al ... ?aid=52969
by DixieFlyer
Jun 14 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 144
Views: 5830

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

From the Superstition Fire and Medical District Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sfmd.az.gov "Update on the Woodbury Fire: Due to operational needs of the fire, Apache Lake and Canyon Lake will be closed until further notice. HWY 88 will be closed at Needle Vista & HWY 88, and on the East Side...
by DixieFlyer
Jun 12 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District

It looks like they have closed the forest in an area bounded by Highway 87, Rim Road 300, and FR 141: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/AZCOF/2 ... 2115-0.pdf
by DixieFlyer
Jun 06 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District

I drove through Payson Tuesday morning and the air was thick with smoke from the fire. I came back through Payson Wednesday afternoon and the air was clear with no signs of smoke -- hopefully it will stay that way.
by DixieFlyer
May 19 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: USGS Survey Markers??
Replies: 33
Views: 2750

Re: USGS Survey Markers??

For example CH5531 was set in 1946 and only includes Lat and Long info, but no elevation info. Is that all I should expect? I wonder the same thing...here is a pic of the marker on Superstition Peak 5057: https://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=732049 I can get the latitude and longitude from the dat...
by DixieFlyer
Apr 26 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Westward Arch, Goldfields
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Westward Arch, Goldfields

@hikerdw It looks like the Tonto National Forest finally does have an updated closure order in the Sunrise Arch/Bulldog Cliffs area: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd532582.pdf I am not 100% certain, but it looks to me like the use trail going up Gateway Canyon is in the closure...
by DixieFlyer
Apr 22 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Mogollon Rim Ranger District - Road Conditions 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Mogollon Rim Ranger District - Road Conditions 2019

Today I called the Black Mesa Ranger District in the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest and they said that Rim Road 300 is open from the east end, although it is "travel at your own risk"
by DixieFlyer
Apr 16 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Completing the highline trail - 3rd time is the charm

Zane Grey 50 is an annual trail run http://zanegrey50.com/ This year's Zane Grey 50 run is on Saturday April 27. The course will include the section of the Highline Trail from the Tonto Fish Hatchery to the 260 Trailhead. Unless you enjoy sharing a trail with about 150 runners, you might want to av...
by DixieFlyer
Apr 07 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?

It looks like some Boeing 787's in China had problems with the 20 year rollover issue and had to be grounded while waiting for a software update

by DixieFlyer
Apr 07 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?

I uploaded the most recent software update for my gpsmap 64s this morning, which is version 5.30. I checked and my device is showing the correct date, although I do not know if there was a date issue prior to installing this update.
by DixieFlyer
Mar 22 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Westward Arch, Goldfields
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Westward Arch, Goldfields

@joebartels They still do not have an updated closure order on their website. Here is the current link on their website to Order 12-17-291: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd532582.pdf The closure order would seem to be more effective if they would publicize it on their website a...
by DixieFlyer
Mar 19 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Annoying Garmin problem
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Annoying Garmin problem

I have a Garmin 64s and there is a limit on the number of tracks that I can have on my device -- I believe that the limit is 100 I once had the same problem that you are having: I would copy tracks from my desktop to my device (I always use basecamp). I never had any problems accessing a track on my...
by DixieFlyer
Mar 12 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2535

Re: Western Drought

The down side is that Colorado River water is apparently super muddy right now. true...here is what the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon looks like right now: https://hikearizona.com/dex2/igallery/image_page.php?id=5543 Last year at this time it looked like this: https://hikearizona.com/dex2/igal...
by DixieFlyer
Mar 12 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Westward Arch, Goldfields
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Westward Arch, Goldfields

I spoke with John at the Tonto Mesa District Office who confirmed that closure 12-17-291 is still in effect and being in the two areas outlined in the map is prohited during the given dates of December 1 through June 30. Do you know if the use trail going up Gateway Canyon is in the closure area? I...
by DixieFlyer
Mar 10 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Westward Arch, Goldfields
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Westward Arch, Goldfields

@joebartels yes it was set to expire on Feb 10, 2019 instead of the end of February. my bad

I'd be curious to know whether or not they renewed the closure order...it might just be an oversight on their part that the website has not been updated
by DixieFlyer
Mar 10 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Westward Arch, Goldfields
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Westward Arch, Goldfields

@hikerdw Is there a website link to that map? I looked at the Tonto National Forest website and found a link to a closure order in the Bulldog cliffs area, which expired at the end of Feb. 2019: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd532582.pdf It does look like Gateway Canyon is eith...

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