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by CannondaleKid
Dec 02 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Mormon Grove Trailhead
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Mormon Grove Trailhead

this is the way that Google Maps (incorrectly) routed me to Mormon Grove TH Agreed... Google Maps has plenty of incorrect/outdated labels. Case in point: If you use Route Editor in Satellite mode, it still shows 'NF 201' traveling from the old Beeline Hwy (which I believe now has a wire fence gate ...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 02 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

I'm more likely to hide a triplog a week except 'following' if one or more are true: 1. It's a regular 'workout' hike 2. Nothing worth documenting and/or nothing out-of-the-ordinary happened and likely of no interest to others 3. I took no photos If all three are true (or posting long after-the-fact...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 02 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Mormon Grove Trailhead
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Mormon Grove Trailhead

3 times I’ve driven by the pull off for the dirt road that heads towards Mormon Grove Trailhead and I swear it always says closed, trespassing, private property something like that? Is that trailhead no longer accessible by road If you see a Private Property/No Trespassing sign at the 'pull-off', t...
by CannondaleKid
Dec 01 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: In Support of Sandals...
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: In Support of Sandals...

Just noticed there is a Terra Fi 4 I've owned a number of Terra Fi 4's over possibly the last 10+ years? Around 4-5 years ago I saw a great deal at $44/pair and bought 3. Then this October, I thought I'd dig out the next pair, but I couldn't remember... #1. If I still had unworn pairs #2. And if so...
by CannondaleKid
Nov 30 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In Support of Sandals...
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: In Support of Sandals...

Just imagine how beat up my feet will look! I hiked wearing Teva sandals for 8+ years and absolutely loved them, and especially the 'cool' dirt/tan lines when I took them off. But once I really got into off-trail hiking it only took a few times getting stuck by various thorny plants before I transi...
by CannondaleKid
Nov 29 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

I am unfamiliar with the Chumley story Photo: Chumley's unintended off-pavement I had a CR-V for 4+ years and it did pretty well off-road... except for very steep up/downhills on loose terrain. Uphills: It had front-wheel drive until it lost traction, at which time AWD kicked in but the moment it h...
by CannondaleKid
Nov 29 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

cw50must wrote:Who is picking up the new Jeep Gladiator?
Not me... even if I won the lottery I'd have no interest in owning an off-road land-yacht like that.
by CannondaleKid
Nov 29 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

@chumley
Agreed, the new Passport would not have fared well in that type of situation. (Even their jack would likely fall short of that task)
Also agreed, it fits the bill for exactly the reasons you mentioned.
by CannondaleKid
Nov 29 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

hikeaz wrote:Not an off-road vehicle by any estimation. 'Not that there is anything wrong with that.'
Yup, perfect for those who will never drive off-pavement... unless by mistake (maybe something like Chumley's off-pavement excursion?)
by CannondaleKid
Nov 28 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

SkyIslandHiker wrote:Honda is reviving the Passport with a standard V6:
While Honda is reviving the name, it is taking a distinctly different approach.
Previously it was an Isuzu-built rear-wheel or four-wheel drive SUV.
This time it will be a Honda-built front-wheel or all-wheel drive SUV.
by CannondaleKid
Nov 28 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails
Replies: 70
Views: 2725

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

@big_load Pretty much the same for most 'accidents' on the roads... they are not accidents but cases where one or more drivers decided talking on their phone or texting was more important than paying attention to their driving. IMO think they should be referred to as my 'born/raised in the deep Sou...
by CannondaleKid
Nov 21 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?

But if that’s the test then we’re good to go cos when we did that a few weeks ago my 8 year old put us all to shame! Hmmm... something tells me that's not a good comparison. If we can believe Wikipedia, the average of 45 minutes for a typical climb of Snaefell is hours short of the hike from the fl...
by CannondaleKid
Nov 21 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 953

Re: Bobcat sighting

I've seen at least a dozen bobcats (one in Minnesota) but only have photos of two...
#1: July 2012 while four-wheeling in the Samurai near Rawhide Canyon: Mama bobcat bounding away
#2: September 2017 next to AZ 288 by the bridge over the Salt River:
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Thin scraggly-looking bobcat
by CannondaleKid
Oct 25 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: City high points

That's assuming that Pass Mountain is in the Mesa city limits. Pass Mountain itself falls within the borders of Tonto National Forest so it is not within the city limits. Even Usery Park, if it happened to fall within the 'perimeter' of the City of Mesa, since it is a Maricopa County Park it would ...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 22 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Road Conditions and Pleasant Valley Ranger Station

@Steph_and_Blake
I met Gary some 6 or 7 years ago and if I recall correctly he managed the maintenance for ALL the Forest Roads of in Tonto National Forest. If that's still the case, I'm sure he is kept quite busy.
by CannondaleKid
Sep 06 2018 6:52 am
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 235
Views: 39639

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

Another idea for the "geez, it'd be nice..." list As Joe mentioned above, battery life is a concern, so how each feature affects battery life must be balanced against the perceived value. Lots of ideas have a nice ring to them but at what cost? The more features, the more the energy cost in battery...
by CannondaleKid
Sep 03 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 235
Views: 39639

Re: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper

One of my pet peeves about my Garmin eTrex Vista HCx is, when I follow a route, I must cross/touch/hit every single point, regardless of whether I'm on the track or not! If I miss a point, the pointer keeps pointing at it, insisting I go back and cross it. YUCK! I'll be honest, probably due to the ...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 30 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

Would that 3-5 hours of running in idle strain the engine and/or transmission? Anything else mechanical-wise I should worry about? Even if it has high miles, the engine should be fine. If it has a manual transmission it should also be fine, but with an automatic transmission I'd be hesitant. Person...
by CannondaleKid
Aug 25 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

lindaagm wrote:F150’s suck now with the V6 and all that aluminum—Ford cheapened them too much.
Agreed... even skipping the ones pointing out simple 'annoyances' there are plenty of YouTube videos detailing very common drive-train issues.
by CannondaleKid
Aug 25 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31455

Re: Hiking vehicles

@Jim_H I'd recommend your decision tree look something like this: - New or used? - How much do I want to spend? - How important is fuel economy? - Car, Pickup or SUV? Car for fuel economy PU for more hauling capability SUV for more interior space... can sleep in it - If I get a 4WD (PU or SUV) how ...

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