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by big_load
Jun 05 2019 11:19 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Squaw Peak Spinster
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Squaw Peak Spinster

If I had a medical emergency that required a quick trip to the hospital, I would definitely prefer a luxury ride. But if I my timely arrival at the hospital gave me the care I needed (possibly saving my life?), I think I would overlook some discomfort I might have been subjected to along the way. I...
by big_load
Jun 05 2019 9:26 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Squaw Peak Spinster
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Squaw Peak Spinster

This was featured on local news last night. The taped report downplayed it by stating that the rescue personnel were trained to deal with the situation. The local anchor commented that while that may be true, the victim probably wasn't trained to deal with it.
by big_load
Jun 03 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Tucson backpacking
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Tucson backpacking

The Galiuros are reasonably convenient to Tucson.
by big_load
May 31 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Comprehensive River Management Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Fossil Creek - Comprehensive River Management Plan

nonot wrote:risk of people being stupid
I don't think it can be called a risk when the probability reaches 1.0.
by big_load
May 30 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Lower Colorado River kayaking Jan 25 & 26
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Lower Colorado River kayaking Jan 25 & 26

azbackpackr wrote:It's where the trailer park used to be
Uh-oh, those are officially geriatric directions. Don't feel bad, I absorbed directions in my mom's hometown from my grandparents, who spoke mainly in terms of landmarks that were gone before I was born. I could give a good historical tour of that place.
by big_load
May 30 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184729

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I'm stuck in Iowa after a series of weather-related flight cancellations in Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Denver. We got pretty close to one tornado Friday night in Iowa City and saw where a couple others passed through. @MtnBart01, we visited Kalona on Saturday for the first time in ages. I didn't see...
by big_load
May 27 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184729

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I'm stuck in Iowa after a series of weather-related flight cancellations in Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Denver. We got pretty close to one tornado Friday night in Iowa City and saw where a couple others passed through. @MtnBart01 , we visited Kalona on Saturday for the first time in ages. I didn't see...
by big_load
May 22 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: SAMBA's PSA Du jour
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: SAMBA's PSA Du jour

SAMBA wrote:It's a 2-part PBS series originally filmed in 2014 of 9 adventurers attempting to replicate Powell's 1869 expedition through the Canyon in IDENTICAL wood row boats.
I hope two of them didn't bail out partway through and try to walk out on their own.
by big_load
May 19 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overheard at the Outlet Shoe Store
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Overheard at the Outlet Shoe Store

RowdyandMe wrote:
May 19 2019 5:04 pm
@Hansenaz
Must be doing k-9
Do they sell k-9 shoes?
by big_load
May 09 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

That seems like a huge investment and defacement for 25,000 more people a year.
by big_load
May 02 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

This sort of thing should just never happen. Very sad.
by big_load
Apr 29 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Ashdown Forest - East Sussex
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Ashdown Forest - East Sussex

Oh no! I don't usually think of wildfires being a serious risk in the UK, but we were nearly evacuated from a hotel on the Isle of Skye in May 2018 after having spent several hours driving nearly the circumference of the island to net three miles. The fire was started by campers in the Cuillins burn...
by big_load
Apr 26 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Cabin Loop

elleryjk wrote: ... always gets lost and says it's tough to follow ...
For the most part you're following a either a long gradually uphill drainage, or a long gradually downhill drainage. The legs aren't exactly straight, but pretty much so.
by big_load
Apr 25 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Cabin Loop

rcorfman wrote:Well there really is no tread from General Springs cabin east. I think most just follow FR300,
Yeah, I recall some discontinuous bits of faint trail along that stretch, but it was mostly a road walk (although not much of route-finding challenge in the sense of possibly going astray).
by big_load
Apr 25 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop
Replies: 19
Views: 663

Re: Cabin Loop

What route finding issues are there on the cabin loop??? It's been a while, but one tricky place I remember is where the trail crosses a road, but not directly. You have to follow the road for a bit to find where the trail picks up, and it's easy to follow the road in the wrong direction. It's not ...
by big_load
Apr 07 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Did the "4/6/19 GPS rollover" affect your device?

Thanks for the heads up! They discontinued support for my GPSMap 60 csx years ago, so I was surprised to find an update available, which it said was for the M3 GPS chipset. It took a few attempts to get at it, since Garmin Express couldn't recognize my device. Fortunately WebUpdater is still availab...
by big_load
Mar 24 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking supes solo, 1st time
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Backpacking supes solo, 1st time

You'll probably live. Most of us did, so far anyway. Seriously, though, the Supes are a fine place to start, especially if you already have plenty of dayhiking experience and you're familiar with the area.
by big_load
Mar 24 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cherry Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Cherry Creek

SAMBA wrote: Would it be fun, beautiful, and most importantly, relatively easy?
It would be beautiful and mostly fun, but I'd probably worry too much the whole way about whether there's a washout around the next bend waiting to wreck me.

ETA: It's interesting to learn more about the history there.
by big_load
Mar 21 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2523

Re: Western Drought

@azbackpackr I'm heading in on Tuesday 4/27 (Tanner/Beamer to the Confluence, back on the Escalante Route and New Hance), hiking out 4/3.

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