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by big_load
Nov 09 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 716
Views: 31048

Re: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

@Jim_H

Yeah, I probably had about 250 miles of unreported hikes this year, not counting fitness or routine hikes. Maybe 40,000 feet of AEG (again, not counting conditioning hikes, which would double it).
by big_load
Nov 08 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 716
Views: 31048

Re: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

Whenever this thread pops up, I regret not logging more of my hikes.
by big_load
Nov 04 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 6094

Re: What do you do for a living??

RedRoxx44 wrote:If all goes well I will be retired by Nov 1, 2019
Good luck! I keep postponing it, but ought to stop working while I'm still (mostly) capable of doing whatever I please.
by big_load
Oct 25 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: City high points

@chumley
Some of those are in areas of such limited relief that the location of their high points varies with the phase of the moon.
by big_load
Oct 24 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

It's weird that this should come today. Yesterday I signed up for a trip that would have used this source, and the leader became aware of this last night.
by big_load
Oct 14 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

by big_load
Oct 04 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: US 89 to Page is closed....
Replies: 61
Views: 3139

Re: US 89 to Page is closed....

In order to achieve longevity for a rebuilt highway through the Chinle Formation they will have to excavate it deep, like they did in Cameron, and fill it in under the roadbed with a non-clay material. The so-called "Navajo Rapids" will otherwise occur all over again. Yeah, the geology there is not...
by big_load
Oct 02 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

It's storming in NJ, too. There's been a possible tornado and intense thunderstorms. WNBC (NYC) reported 635 lightning strikes in the last fifteen minutes in the viewing area.
by big_load
Sep 24 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Weatherford loop backpacking?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Weatherford loop backpacking?

hikeaz wrote:water is scarce
Or nonexistent. When I backpacked out and back on Weatherford to the peak, I carried enough for the whole trip. And I didn't see a drop of water the whole way, except what people had cached at the saddle.
by big_load
Sep 24 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Jim_H wrote:Some say that it has been fall since the Summer Solstice, since the days have been waning since then.
I would prefer the north pole to be tilted toward the sun year-round. People in the southern hemisphere would probably disagree.
by big_load
Sep 17 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Shelters with no zippers
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Shelters with no zippers

A couple Tarptent models use Velcro instead of zippers. I can't remember which ones.
by big_load
Sep 13 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@azbackpackr
It sure was foggy and slick on the way to the airport. Now I'm drinking coffee in Boulder and it's in the mid 90s with bright sun - the most I've seen since May.
by big_load
Sep 12 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

The dew point is 74 here now, and the temperature is a degree or two below that.
by big_load
Sep 12 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 199
Views: 4790

Re: Trivia

Alston_Neal wrote:"No hiker enjoys the stench of mule piss that runs down the trail like a river. @HAZ_Hikebot"
Do dogs count?
by big_load
Sep 12 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Hope you are okay with this coming storm, could bring a lot of rain to your area. I still have in-law family near Camp Lejuene, NC, but thankfully my son and fam have left there. The place he was renting was a mile from the beach, older double wide, low lying ground, trees everywhere, etc., etc. In...
by big_load
Sep 10 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Jim_H wrote:Looks like the summer monsoon/ storm season may be at an end
I wish we could say the same in NJ. Our dry season was too wet, leaving the ground already saturated going into hurricane season.
by big_load
Sep 08 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Jim_H wrote:close to South Mountain, but still close to the ghetto.
I've noticed over the last few years how that area is gentrifying.
by big_load
Sep 07 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Jim_H wrote:Wish I wasn't wasting my time moving...
To where?
by big_load
Aug 28 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5934
Views: 176989

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

azbackpackr wrote:I don't want to see old dead leaves, or snow. Don't wanna wear long pants or a jacket.
I don't mind any of that, except the snow. I don't wish to shovel it or travel on it any more.
by big_load
Aug 27 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 628
Views: 29228

Re: Hiking vehicles

Ouch!

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