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by eru
Mar 08 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: $8+ gas by June?
Replies: 106

Re: $5+ gas by June?

@Jim_H rants about never stepping foot into commiefornia etc were off topic as well. :) Just pointing out that CA & AZ actually have a very communist relationship that AZ benefits from - CA contributes according to it’s ability and AZ gets subsidized according to it’s need. I guess there’s a no...
by eru
Mar 08 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: $8+ gas by June?
Replies: 106

Re: $5+ gas by June?

People upset about government handouts and welfare should petition the AZ state government to pay off the billions they owe the Feds for the subsidized water flowing into Phoenix (CAP etc), and have them return half of the federal tax dollars that come in! AZ gets nearly $2 back for every $1 paid in...
by eru
Mar 06 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: $8+ gas by June?
Replies: 106

Re: $5+ gas by June?

@Jim_H gas up in Bishop or the station just north of Big Pine if you're there. Prices are pretty reasonable due to stations being on reservation land, the further north you go the worse prices get (Mammoth > Lee Vining > Bridgeport can be a $1 difference).
by eru
Feb 06 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Get your lost gear back
Replies: 12

Re: Get your lost gear back

$10 per tag seems like it'd add up to the point where I'd just DIY contact info on something.

I tend to occasionally lose small pieces of gear in really out of the way places vs large ones where people would often frequent. :/
by eru
Feb 06 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fire Management
Replies: 39

Re: Fire Management

Brought over and expanded to from elsewhere (I had gotten a bit off topic as what I'm talking about is mostly effects higher elevation land I'm more familiar with): I feel like the Sierra Ancha could use more managed/prescribed burns that clear things out before enough fuel gathers for fires of cata...
by eru
Feb 06 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Sonoran Desert Fire Regimes
Replies: 6

Re: Sonoran Desert Fire Regimes

There's different levels of intensity with fires as @nonot alluded to. Non fire adapted environments like the low desert are a situation I don't have any real answers for, but all shade bearing trees gone in all riparian areas etc seem highly unlikely to me. I suppose as the climate gets more errati...
by eru
Jan 31 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR71 Punkin Center & FR236(A) Sierra Ancha
Replies: 2

Re: FR71 Punkin Center & FR236(A) Sierra Ancha

@Grasshopper yeah I combined 236 and 236A in that sentence. I'll break that out clearer. :) The upper 4WD section of FR236: FR236 past the junction with FR236A is pretty rough. Found two lugs, a handle, some conduit, and 5-10 pieces of shattered undercarraige from DuPont Cabin down. We joked we cou...
by eru
Jan 31 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR71 Punkin Center & FR236(A) Sierra Ancha
Replies: 2

FR71 Punkin Center & FR236(A) Sierra Ancha

FR71 The Punkin Center crossing on FR71 was being rebuilt when we crossed it on 2022-01-27. A main flow was full of even grapefruit sized smooth rocks, with a little berm above to slow down flow and some heavy machinery was moving rock and dirt about. Was probably around calf-high clear water, spre...
by eru
Jan 10 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 929

Re: Hiking vehicles

@nonot mainly smaller internal storage space taken & lack of having to pedal long distances + elevation gain before hiking, especially if we're going backpacking and we need to pack in water. Riding a MTB up from 236A to the Dupont Cabin with my 60L pack bungied up on top of a back rack doesn't...
by eru
Jan 10 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 929

Re: Hiking vehicles

I've been pondering an electric scooter as a trailhead vehicle heh. Obviously not an ideal 4x4 vehicle, and I'm sure I'd be walking it in places, but for something I could toss in the back of my vehicle and then head off on rougher roads from a basecamp it seems pretty convenient and a relatively lo...
by eru
Dec 18 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Lost Sierra Route
Replies: 4

Re: Lost Sierra Route

I'm sure there's some nice terrain in there, but IMHO the good stuff is south of 108.
by eru
Nov 30 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Motorized Electric Bikes On Trails
Replies: 152

Re: Motorized Electric Bikes On Trails

In actual wilderness areas standard bikes aren’t allowed on trails, so ebikes should be a no go. Most places limit ebikes to the class 1 (pedal assist / 20mph limit) though I saw a few people not pedaling up hills on a trip to Acadia NP on the carriage roads. I have a few friends / family members in...
by eru
Nov 25 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3words to find you
Replies: 20

Re: 3words to find you

@rcorfman what’s the harm in it? I know of some people that use it that wouldn’t bother with GPS coordinates.

It’s not going to change the world as we know it, but most things don’t.
by eru
Nov 25 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3words to find you
Replies: 20

Re: 3words to find you

It's useful for non-frequent / casual users to explain where they are vs reading off long and lat, WGS84 vs NAD27, standard vs nautical, etc that SAR will ask for. It's also less likely to have a number misheard over a patchy signal or something. I don't think it'll replace long/lat for more advance...
by eru
Nov 24 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Favorite Approach Shoe?
Replies: 66

Re: Favorite Approach Shoe?

@AZHiker456 I remember the dragontails being pretty stiff (I had a pair in... 17?), haven't tried those other shoes. I imagine it's shifted a bit in design since. The mountain trainers (haven't tried the light version) were just more of a technical build than what I'd normally go backpacking in, bu...
by eru
Nov 23 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ- 25th Year Anniversary 11/20/21
Replies: 6

Re: HAZ- 25th Year Anniversary 11/20/21

It's a great resource and has definitely helped give me much more of an appreciation for Arizona than I had before!
by eru
Nov 23 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Any ideas / requests for scouting out canyon between copper & dupont near malicious gap [updated water for area q's]?
Replies: 25

Re: Any ideas / requests for scouting out canyon between copper & dupont near malicious gap [updated water for area q's]

As @grasshopper has pointed out, I did my homework and being up around FR236 earlier this year is what pushed me to want to explore more of that area. :) The bushwhack down the falls @ workman would have most likely been fine if unenjoyable, but it would have been nice to at least see one person wen...
by eru
Nov 23 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Any ideas / requests for scouting out canyon between copper & dupont near malicious gap [updated water for area q's]?
Replies: 25

Re: Any ideas / requests for scouting out canyon between copper & dupont near malicious gap [updated water for area q's]

Not everyone did the bushwhack, I had read those while looking at the trip as an option and decided to just grab some dayhikes in the area instead heh. People doing 3/4? up the cliffs: "I led it and setup a top rope anchor - had two people who wanted a belay. The others just used the rope as a ...
by eru
Nov 23 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Favorite Approach Shoe?
Replies: 66

Re: Favorite Approach Shoe?

Garmont Dragontails are heavy low tops and pretty bombproof. They run a bit small. The aforementioned Salewa Mountain Trainers worked pretty well for me a while back (I had them in mids for alpine stuff) - very good for technical work, not as comfortable for extended trail time. But I guess that's a...
by eru
Nov 23 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Any ideas / requests for scouting out canyon between copper & dupont near malicious gap [updated water for area q's]?
Replies: 25

Re: Any ideas / requests for scouting out canyon between copper & dupont near malicious gap [updated water for area q's]

I had skimmed the TR’s and most people make it to the falls where the social trail to the S of workman cliffs out. There have been people that climbed up the falls with rope, and mentions of the loose/bushy area to the side being theoretically doable, but didn’t seem promising. I was thinking of fol...

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