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by gringodevil
Mar 31 2018 11:43 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: AZT and solar panels vs. battery bank alone
Replies: 2
Views: 287

AZT and solar panels vs. battery bank alone

Hola HAZzers, More last minute prep for AZT. Last Grand Canyon backpack trip I saw a guy with a Renogy 5W single panel (6oz?) on the top of his pack, which he said was enough to recharge his GPS, iphone, and some other USB appliance, while he was walking. He had it hooked to an Anker battery bank. I...
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Last minute gear questions:

@ultrazona

Hi Ultra,
the app reading of comments at each pinpoint is a great idea--will that to the reading list.
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Last minute gear questions:

@CannondaleKid

Hi CK,
thanks for all that--very informative! I am planning on hiking tomorrow with Anker 15w solar panel on top of pack to get some idea how well it charges while in constant movement--report to follow.
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Last minute gear questions:

Me again--everyone, thanks so much for all of your input. A few remaining questions, apologies for redundancy: How common is it to not bring GPS, only guthook app and paper maps/compass? Is anyone bringing a solar panel??? or is that negated by battery banks and recharging every 5-7days at resupply ...
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Last minute gear questions:

@ultrazona Hi ultra, thanks so much for your tips, especially plinking out from the trail! I will check out the sockwa. I think I will test out reading on Kindle app, and see if I go crosseyed, and look at battery consumption compared to Kindle. I will look for 7micron felt filter bag. From your 's...
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Last minute gear questions:

@rcorfman

Hi Rcorf,
thanks for your sage advice. I don't have to deal much with rodentia in AK, so it is good to get some local knowledge. I was thinking the same thing re: (rain jacket, warmer bag), erring on the side of caution, but just wanted to make sure I'm not overdoing things.
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Last minute gear questions:

@KwaiChang Hi Kwai, I have a 15Kmah Anker battery bank--I was planning on recharging with that, if need be. In civilization, I can read the Kindle paperwhite for 7-10 days between charges, probably longer if I dim down the brightness, so maybe I would recharge it only when re-supplying. I thought a...
by gringodevil
Mar 30 2018 8:22 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: NOBO hike late april
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: NOBO hike late april

@desertadapted Hi DA, thanks for your input. I plan on buying Guthook today. I wasn't sure how the water reports are updated on it after you have downloaded it and when you are on the trail???--I'm imagining that would require a cell signal. Any idea what cell coverage would be from Maztazal-Pine? ...
by gringodevil
Mar 25 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Last minute gear questions:
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Last minute gear questions:

Hola HAZzers, In about 5 days, I am doing a 2-3 week stretch of AZT, yet to be determined (which means I will probably figure it out on plane), something between passages 18-31. I have been reading the varied forums here, and some gear lists, the majority of which are for PCT, only a few for AZT, as...
by gringodevil
Mar 22 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: NOBO hike late april
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: NOBO hike late april

Hi Sandy & Rcorf,
Thanks so much for your input--very helpful. The flora option looks like a winner. I'm excited to leave 3 ft of snow and hit the trail soon.
by gringodevil
Mar 20 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: NOBO hike late april
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: NOBO hike late april

@sandyfortner Hi Sandy, I've got about 2 weeks and will be starting about April 1. I know that is later than most for leaving from the border, and I am worried about heat even on April 1, so I am considering starting a little further north. If you had 2 weeks to hike the most scenic section of AZT ...
by gringodevil
Dec 17 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation

@Hippy
Thanks for update--surprising! I saw a low of 8 yesterday...I'm wondering if any weather is hitting you today... I'm hiking in shorts regardless. Haven't worked out transportation logistics yet, but thanks for offer.
by gringodevil
Dec 17 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation

@SuperstitionGuy
Plans are still up in air--but I will shout at you when I figure that trip out--thanks!
by gringodevil
Dec 11 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation

@hikeaz --Great info, with water spots to boot! I saw your earlier post with mileage, and some of it was not lining up with the map on this site where trails were not connecting--I knew something seemed off so it was better to ask. This looks like the perfect loop, as long as my lucky thumb gets me...
by gringodevil
Dec 11 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation

Everyone, thanks for your feedback--this is an awesome site. Superstitionguy--I'll be driving a rental car, so I guess that's like a high clearance vehicle :)--maybe that will limit some Superstition options. Hikeaz, I like your idea on Tanner-S Kaibab and the tip on the sun. Maybe it is the map I'm...
by gringodevil
Dec 08 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Ideas for backpack December - Jan; GC loop recommendation

Greetings HAers, Noob to this forum. I have one month in AZ from Dec 15 - Jan 15 visiting family in Tucson and getting out for a few trips. I am looking at doing one 5 day backpack and one at least 3-4 day trip. I would prefer to not camp in snow, given that I am trying to leave that behind here in ...

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