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by big_load
Oct 14 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176275

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

by big_load
Oct 04 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: US 89 to Page is closed....
Replies: 61
Views: 3088

Re: US 89 to Page is closed....

In order to achieve longevity for a rebuilt highway through the Chinle Formation they will have to excavate it deep, like they did in Cameron, and fill it in under the roadbed with a non-clay material. The so-called "Navajo Rapids" will otherwise occur all over again. Yeah, the geology there is not...
by big_load
Oct 02 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176275

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

It's storming in NJ, too. There's been a possible tornado and intense thunderstorms. WNBC (NYC) reported 635 lightning strikes in the last fifteen minutes in the viewing area.
by big_load
Sep 24 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Weatherford loop backpacking?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Weatherford loop backpacking?

hikeaz wrote:water is scarce
Or nonexistent. When I backpacked out and back on Weatherford to the peak, I carried enough for the whole trip. And I didn't see a drop of water the whole way, except what people had cached at the saddle.
by big_load
Sep 24 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176275

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Jim_H wrote:Some say that it has been fall since the Summer Solstice, since the days have been waning since then.
I would prefer the north pole to be tilted toward the sun year-round. People in the southern hemisphere would probably disagree.
by big_load
Sep 17 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Shelters with no zippers
Replies: 4
Views: 179

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 4680

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 626
Views: 29066

Re: Hiking vehicles

Ouch!
by big_load
Aug 27 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 626
Views: 29066

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 5924
Views: 176275

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: 361

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: 3555

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.

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