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by big_load
Sep 17 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Shelters with no zippers
Replies: 4
Views: 159

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 4551

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 5858
Views: 174434

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: 623
Views: 28810

Re: Hiking vehicles

Ouch!
by big_load
Aug 27 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 623
Views: 28810

Re: Hiking vehicles

Jim_H wrote:I got T-Boned today
Yikes! I hope nothing got hurt but your car.
by big_load
Aug 22 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5858
Views: 174434

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@SpiderLegs
Rain that hard turns everything into an ark if it continues long enough.
by big_load
Aug 20 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5858
Views: 174434

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

It isn't currently raining here in NJ, which is unusual for the last couple months. The Passaic River is lapping at the edge of the parking lot at work, so it's out of spare capacity. We'll find out if it's possible to drown Poison Ivy.
by big_load
Aug 18 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Mountainsmith Day Lumbar pack review
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Mountainsmith Day Lumbar pack review

RedRoxx44 wrote:Daypacks with beefy hip belts---
I'm partial to the Osprey Kestrel, which I have in the 28L and 38L sizes. They're heavy for the volume, but they carry heavy loads well (such as water).
by big_load
Aug 17 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Havasu
Topic: Havasu to South Rim Hermit?
Replies: 38
Views: 3499

Re: Havasu to South Rim Hermit?

trooper925 wrote:Read The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher His claim as first is inaccurate and the length he hiked was not complete yet he did hike this section.
It's worth noting that his air-drop resupply wouldn't be possible under current regulations.
by big_load
Aug 17 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ
Replies: 22
Views: 730

Re: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ

trolling him could end badly for everyone Intentionally antagonizing anybody rarely seems like a good idea to me. Anyway, similar things happen elsewhere. Homeowners adjacent to Shenandoah National Park once posted "No Trespassing" signs on a number of system trails and a trailhead parking lot that...
by big_load
Aug 13 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5858
Views: 174434

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

We've had big flash flooding in NJ since Friday, including a parade of floating parked cars yesterday that's making the news. Depending what happens the next couple days, we could hit up to 20" of rain in a five-week interval.
by big_load
Jul 25 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5858
Views: 174434

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

big_load wrote:Today was the 3rd day of an unseasonable nor'easter in NJ, with two more days predicted.
After four days, they're stretching the predicted total to six. There was localized flooding today, so there could be some real impacts by Friday. I wish I could send some water to AZ.
by big_load
Jul 24 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5858
Views: 174434

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Today was the 3rd day of an unseasonable nor'easter in NJ, with two more days predicted. Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect, but I haven't seen much high water yet.
by big_load
Jul 15 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Arizona Snow Bowl on 8/18/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Arizona Snow Bowl on 8/18/2018

DixieFlyer wrote:so we went to plan B and hiked up Humphreys from the Inner Basin instead
That's a better hike, anyway, if you have enough time.

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