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by big_load
Jul 19 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Hiker In California
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Missing Hiker In California

@LosDosSloFolks
Oops, you're right. It sounds quite fishy.
by big_load
Jul 19 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colorado 14er’s Initiative- Video Series
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Colorado 14er’s Initiative- Video Series

Five hundred feet, yikes! Even if a lot of it was sliding or tumbling, that's farther than I'd want to fall.
by big_load
Jul 17 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 207
Views: 12436

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

nonot wrote:i'd be willing to be the ranch/orchard had some help surviving that fire.
One of the official posts mentioned protecting a few places of historical interest.
by big_load
Jul 16 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: joel hazelton photo
Replies: 56
Views: 6868

Re: joel hazelton photo

It was waiting on my dining room table when I got home tonight.
by big_load
Jul 16 2019 9:50 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: joel hazelton photo
Replies: 56
Views: 6868

Re: joel hazelton photo

Woohoo!
by big_load
Jul 09 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: Filter water using a snake
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Filter water using a snake

Wow. It seems like carrying a filter would be more convenient. I'd hate to arrive late to camp after a long day on the trail and have to go catch a snake before mixing Gatorade.
by big_load
Jul 08 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Bike, Camp, Climb, Kayak & etc
Topic: Proposed fee changes for Mogollon Rim campgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: Proposed fee changes for Mogollon Rim campgrounds

joebartels wrote:The Moqui Group Campground consists of three group sites that can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles at each site.
$100 seems reasonable for that.
by big_load
Jul 02 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6083
Views: 198886

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Not only did June have at least 43 days, most of them were 40-50 hours long.
by big_load
Jul 01 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 702
Views: 36908

Re: Hiking vehicles

@MtnBart01
Ouch! I hope the next one serves you as well.
by big_load
Jul 01 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6083
Views: 198886

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Summer has finally arrived in NJ, just in time for that air conditioning to fail at work.
by big_load
Jul 01 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Hammock use
Replies: 22
Views: 2461

Re: Hammock use

I've got plenty of kin in Texas and they assured me @mgmbaker should of addressed us as "all y'all" as that is the plural use. Y'all is singular. :-) :-) Y'all is both singular and plural unless you're cityfolk. :) I've mostly heard "all y'all" used for particular emphasis when suggesting that all ...
by big_load
Jun 27 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Back behind Charlebois
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Back behind Charlebois

nonot wrote:
Jun 26 2019 11:54 pm
:-k :-k
big_load wrote: The canyon looks about a mile wide and a mile across.
Yeah, it looks a lot bigger than it really is.
by big_load
Jun 26 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: do wildfires cause springs to dry up
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: do wildfires cause springs to dry up

I'm not a hydrologist, but the main thing that comes to mind loss of vegetation and erosion allows water to run off faster and buffers less of it, thereby reducing the replenishment of aquifers that feed the springs. There's probably more to it than that. I wish I kept track of such things, but I re...
by big_load
Jun 26 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Back behind Charlebois
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Back behind Charlebois

Bigger than LaBarge box? I had to go back and review some poorly shot photos. The bajada is brushier remembered it, so I really should apologize for mischaracterizing it. The main channel is mainly clear of vegetation, but more bouldery than slick except in spots. What's most striking are the sheer...
by big_load
Jun 26 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Back behind Charlebois
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Back behind Charlebois

It's the biggest expanse of slickrock I can think of in the Supes, so I don't expect the fire would change it much. It's not easy to get to, though. The spring extends pretty far back and the vegetation is dense and dark. Then you suddenly pop out into the blinding glare of a big rock oven.
by big_load
Jun 26 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 207
Views: 12436

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Sredfield wrote:
Jun 26 2019 7:13 am
@nonot
I heard from a FS employee who has been to Woodbury TH area that the grass is already coming back in that area. This is consistent with what we saw a couple of weeks after the Sunflower Fire. Within a very short time, life goes on.
I hope the toilet paper doesn't come back as quickly
by big_load
Jun 24 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Back behind Charlebois
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Back behind Charlebois

Has anyone else ever bushwhacked through the jungle at Charlebois and come out into the bare rock? I did that a couple years ago, curious to find something interesting, but I didn't get all the back to the cliffs and didn't have time to explore the perimeter of the big bowl. I'm not sure it was wort...
by big_load
Jun 24 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 207
Views: 12436

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Here's Mrs. big_load on the Barnhard Trail 11/20/04, not long after the Willow Fire. She called it hiking through the charcoal forest. That night there was an intense thunderstorm, with flash flooding all around us. We listened to burned out Ponderosa snags falling one after another all night long. ...
by big_load
Jun 24 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 207
Views: 12436

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

you will find more Indian sites as they will be more visible I'm counting on this. I've found small traces in quite a few places that I wish I had more time to explore closely. You may have to carry more water as many of the springs will be dry This will be the big challenge for me. Once upon a tim...
by big_load
Jun 24 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 207
Views: 12436

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

And I am in the middle of moving from Phoenix to Gold Canyon. One of the main attractions was, of course, the proximity to Peralta Trailhead and The Superstitions. :( That has weighed on my mind, too. Mrs. big_load continues to prefer Phoenix over other AZ landing spots because most of her family i...

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