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by big_load
Feb 13 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Tusayan development
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Tusayan development

Saying "no" a thousand times can be undone by saying "yes" just once.
by big_load
Feb 11 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Moderated Discussion
Topic: What belongs on a peak or overlook?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: What belongs on a peak or overlook?

I'd prefer nothing. I can live with a discretely implemented summit register, but it's been a while since I signed one. Plaques, mailboxes, benches, etc., are too much.
by big_load
Feb 08 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: National Monuments Undone??
Replies: 60
Views: 3458

Re: National Monuments Undone??

It's too depressing for me to talk about. I've seen plenty of drill holes all over Bear's Ears, including one on the way to Moon House.
by big_load
Feb 03 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: FR 41/FR 37: New River Mountain HP
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: FR 41/FR 37: New River Mountain HP

I like that I can see a point where if I was standing on top of it I could see both my house, and the San Francisco Peaks. I'm going to have to get up there at some point. That sounds like a mental game I play, in which I try to guess what can and can't be seen from someplace where I'm not currentl...
by big_load
Feb 03 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Favorite Color
Replies: 43
Views: 1654

Re: What's Your Favorite Color

My favorite color doesn't exist. I can tell because I'm repeatedly unable to achieve it when I'm working on a print.
by big_load
Jan 31 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: 4 day backpack on east side of Mazatzals

chumley wrote:I definitely recommend crossing Sandy Saddle off your list of "trails". It is basically nonexistent.
Ouch! Thanks for reminding me of being camped on it the night it ceased to exist. That was among my most memorable trail nights ever.
by big_load
Jan 30 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Off Trail/Route finding skills - how to learn/where to start?

Learn to read the landscape. This is the main thing. I think it's especially important to understand your travel relative to very large-scale features, as in "I'm going to spend the next 2 1/2 hours going around the right side of that mountain", or "I'm going to contour to the third major drainage ...
by big_load
Jan 22 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Outdoor Ethics
Replies: 39
Views: 1400

Re: Outdoor Ethics

wildwesthikes wrote:
Jan 22 2020 11:49 am
big_load wrote:I've seen groups as large as 60 (in matching t-shirts)
That is just impressive from an organizational standpoint.
True, but it really sucks when you're going the opposite direction from them.
by big_load
Jan 22 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Outdoor Ethics
Replies: 39
Views: 1400

Re: Outdoor Ethics

@chumley
True, but I'm not aware of any wilderness where the limit is larger than 15.

I've seen groups as large as 60 (in matching t-shirts) on the Black Mesa Loop, but I try not to think about it if possible.
by big_load
Jan 21 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Outdoor Ethics
Replies: 39
Views: 1400

Re: Outdoor Ethics

sam_hikes wrote:Is 30 hikers some magic number as somehow NPS also decided they would allow up to a maximum of 30 rim-rim GC dayhikers under the special SUP permit.
The magic number in a designated wilderness is 15.
by big_load
Jan 20 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: GPS coordinates on summit bench seat

outdoor_lover wrote:This was the original "seat" in 2012.
That's the one I sat on in 2012. I haven't been back since that I can recall.
by big_load
Jan 20 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Passages 39-42. Need some information PLEASE!!

ShatteredArm wrote:So I'd say it's not likely, though possible, for temperatures to dip below 20 at night.
It only gets really cold when you don't have the gear for it.
by big_load
Jan 06 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: 3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains in Pima Canyon
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: 3 mountain lions killed after feeding on human remains in Pima Canyon

An arrest has been made, I think just for the theft of the victim's car (so far). It could go beyond that.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/arizona-man- ... an-remains
by big_load
Jan 02 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217323

Re: Mindless chit chat

chumley wrote:The document included 55 links to more detailed information if you need to extend your duration.
I was surprised that precipitation didn't come first, because it seems like bigger story for last year than the temperature.
by big_load
Jan 02 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6217
Views: 217323

Re: Mindless chit chat

chumley wrote:here's a treasure trove of spank bank material that will provide days of stimulation and excitement
Well, at least a few minutes. Apparently I experienced 1/4 of the annual precipitation during my November visit. I'm just glad it didn't happen in March, for my 8 days in the Grand Canyon.
by big_load
Jan 01 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: 9th Annual New Year's Day Topper
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: 9th Annual New Year's Day Topper

I hope everyone had fun.
by big_load
Dec 28 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Moon & Venus close together Saturday, Dec 28
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Moon & Venus close together Saturday, Dec 28

I'm still adjusting to there being another J. Yoder. Of course where the first one came from, there are more J. Yoders than I can count.
by big_load
Dec 26 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Pug vs Coyote @ Gilbert Riparian Preserve
Replies: 36
Views: 3841

Re: Pug vs Coyote @ Gilbert Riparian Preserve

chumley wrote:I didn’t know that coyotes take deer.
They will hunt in packs to take deer. The gathering of the pack around here is noisy, with a lot of yipping until they suddenly go quiet.
by big_load
Dec 25 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Pug vs Coyote @ Gilbert Riparian Preserve
Replies: 36
Views: 3841

Re: Pug vs Coyote @ Gilbert Riparian Preserve

@chumley

I always thought they were organizing their nightly assault on the deer, who seem oblivious to their impending doom.

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