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by big_load
Oct 16 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Animal Battles
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Animal Battles

Very cool trail cam capture. It's pretty cool how the rattlesnake can't land a bite on the little kitty. After watching this, @gummo 's photos are no longer interesting to me. : wink : :sweat: https://www.youtube.com/embed/NNKOr01VRL8 Now I know why most rattlesnake bites (to bobcats) are on the ha...
by big_load
Oct 16 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Colorado woman turns heads while hiking 14ers in high heels
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Colorado woman turns heads while hiking 14ers in high heels

I couldn't read the article, but I could see that the photo was from Quandary, which is pretty much a walk-up on a nice, smooth trail.
by big_load
Oct 14 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: sleeping bag purchase decsions
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: sleeping bag purchase decsions

I sleep a little on the cold side and do most of my backpacking on the edge of winter or higher elevations. My final upgrade was the WM Versalite (10F), which I've been very happy with. For about many years prior I carried a Marmot Pinnacle (15F) that was fairly comfortable, but about a pound heavier.
by big_load
Oct 14 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Utah Hiker Stalked By Mountain Lion
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Utah Hiker Stalked By Mountain Lion

I believe by definition that makes the mother "defensive" rather than "aggressive" -- a term that should be reserved for the photographer. As Chums point out, the story begins with the hiker approaching the lioness's cubs and then the lioness slowly chasing away the hiker with bluff charges over th...
by big_load
Oct 14 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 35
Views: 723

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

Get blank stares when I tell them I did an all day hike out to Grandview Mesa I've never tried that, but it would be fun. The return from Grandview Mesa is quite a slog, but for me it was too close to the end of a week on the trail to evaluate fairly. Because it was getting me closer to town food i...
by big_load
Oct 13 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 35
Views: 723

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

chumley wrote:Forgive the random third-hand account of what a seasonal ranger said while chatting with a haz user before a presentation about condors in 2013!
Condor droppings are something to behold as well, but unfortunately not enough deterrent to such crowds.
by big_load
Oct 13 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 35
Views: 723

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

nonot wrote:"sometimes causing the toilets at Phantom to reach capacity by 5a.m. because 500 people have already passed through."
Those words are out of order. It's more like "sometimes causing the toilets at Phantom to reach capacity by 5 a.m. because [food] has already passed through 500 people".
by big_load
Oct 10 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Superstitions Water
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Superstitions Water

Charlebois is considered to be as reliable generally. I can't imagine either would ever go completely dry but you never know. A few years ago I bushwhacked back through the jungle there and worked my way up into the bare rock canyon above, hoping to find something interesting. There looks to be muc...
by big_load
Oct 07 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Meal Pouches
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Meal Pouches

Freezer bags, mostly store brand, sometimes Ziploc when I feel like a high roller.
by big_load
Oct 01 2020 9:11 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?
Replies: 21
Views: 593

Re: Headlamp Alternative - Waist Lamp ?

On the trail I prefer to wear the headlamp on my head, but sometimes I carry one in my hand as well. Especially when working on something in the dark at home, when it helps to have light coming from a different angle.
by big_load
Oct 01 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6530
Views: 236453

Re: Mindless chit chat

Autumn has finally come to NJ. I don't like seeing the leaves come down, but I treasure the cool, dry air.
by big_load
Sep 28 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Sears Fire
Replies: 28
Views: 909

Re: Sears Fire

chumley wrote:except if that doesn't cover enough acreage, in which case they'll start in Camp Verde and head south until they've gotten all of it.
You mean like Camp Verde down to Scottsdale?
by big_load
Sep 28 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5315

Re: Mountain adventure nicely told

That was a nice read, but doing it would be way more excitement than I need.
by big_load
Sep 28 2020 9:44 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere
Replies: 474
Views: 22643

Re: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere

azbackpackr wrote: Sep 28 2020 7:07 am @big_load
It is, but to be clear, it's not super close. From Yuma it's about 70 miles to Palo Verde, CA, and Cibola NWR.
True, but it goes fast when you haven't had a day off in three weeks.
by big_load
Sep 28 2020 6:42 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere
Replies: 474
Views: 22643

Re: Moving to Casa Grande / Phoenix / Kayenta / Anywhere

There are some good riverside tent campgrounds near Palo Verde CA. On the CA side there's BLM's Oxbow Campground, and across the river there's a free campground called Hippie Hole, which has been upgraded nicely with restrooms, etc. The BLM even put up a sign that says "Hippie Hole," believe it or ...
by big_load
Sep 27 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Any siblings here on HAZ?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Any siblings here on HAZ?

No siblings, but I have a cousin on HAZ. @azbackpackr has hiked with her.
by big_load
Sep 25 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5315

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

LosDosSloFolks wrote: Sep 25 2020 7:39 pm @Alston_Neal
Better that than Surströmming!
My grandfather used to love that stuff. I couldn't stand being in the same house with it. It's one of the few things lutefisk is superior to.
by big_load
Sep 25 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5315

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

chumley wrote: Sep 25 2020 4:42 pm Speaking of Mexican food, my favorite color is cheese.
Cheddar, or Queso Fresco?
by big_load
Sep 25 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5315

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

Alston_Neal wrote: Sep 25 2020 3:32 pm @big_load
In Pima, a suburb of the Safford metropolis is El Mesquite Taqueria.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-mesquite-ta ... xican+Food
Yes, that's the place.

The place I've eaten most often in Safford is yet another El Charro.
by big_load
Sep 25 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 153
Views: 5315

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

@chumley It's deep Chums, really deep. Globe got mines, really big mines, the best mines and great Mexican food. Payson has Pete's Place, technically Star Valley, but that's fake news. What was the name of that restaurant in Payson that had its own tortilla factory? I don't think it was El Rancho, ...

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