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by hikeaz
Dec 12 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3574

Something that I use that works is a radiant barrier available (in the insulation section) @ Lowe's/Home Depot. It is, basically, small bubblepack, with a thin foil surface layer. See example: http://www.radiantbarrier.com/whatis_reflective.asp It weighs about nothing and when used in conjunction wi...
by hikeaz
Dec 09 2003 1:50 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Cave Creek to Seven Springs thru backpack this W/E.
Replies: 5
Views: 590

We hiked to, and explored for about an hour, some ruins/petroglyphs, not on Skull Mesa, but at or near 33 55.933 x 111 56.733, then bushwhacked down to Cave Creek proper. Cave Creek was choked w/catclaw mimosa and tamarisk and willows, but very beautiful. The creek was running quite well with gorgeo...
by hikeaz
Dec 04 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Cave Creek to Seven Springs thru backpack this W/E.
Replies: 5
Views: 590

We plan to dayhike up on Skull Mesa for some ruin searching (see" Ruins Seldom Seen".... before coming back down to the creek & heading to Seven Springs. I spoke to someone last night that hiked FROM Seven Springs to Spur Cross yesterday, and he said that the creek is running until +/- 2.5 to 3 mile...
by hikeaz
Dec 03 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Sup's Backpack planned for Dec. 13/14
Replies: 5
Views: 471

In response to Wiz's reply: We generally camp away from any spring by quite a bit. Generally, when doing this trip we head WSW from Charebois across the creekbed where there is plenty of room. Charebois (near the spring) was getting trashed & overused.... I'm not sure that planting all of those cac...
by hikeaz
Dec 03 2003 10:00 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Sup's Backpack planned for Dec. 13/14
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Sup's Backpack planned for Dec. 13/14

Friend's Hiking Club is headed to: LABARGE / CHARLEBOIS SPRING BACKPACK - Superstitions Sat - Sun, Dec 13 - 14 Leader: Steve Desrochers ( luv2hikeinaz@cox.net ) Phone: 480-926-7939 Length: 16 miles R/T Rating: Moderate/Difficult MEET @ XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 7:00 AM Please contact the hike leader by Decemb...
by hikeaz
Dec 03 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Cave Creek to Seven Springs thru backpack this W/E.
Replies: 5
Views: 590

After heading up to Spur Cross Monday, it appears that the creek is about dry, so no worry re. the 1' to 2' level. After speaking with a cowboy coming down from Seven Springs, he stated that there is filterable water about 3 miles in from Spur Cross, and more pools as you proceed to the Seven Spring...
by hikeaz
Dec 02 2003 12:38 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Cave Creek to Seven Springs thru backpack this W/E.
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Cave Creek to Seven Springs thru backpack this W/E.

CAVE CREEK/SEVEN SPRINGS BACKPACK Sat, Dec 6 & Sun. Dec. 7th Length: +/- 12 total (a cakewalk) Rating: Moderate Elevation change: 200 + This hike starts at the future Spur Cross Recreation Area in Cave Creek. The first part of the hike will follow old 4wd roads running adjacent to Cave Creek through...
by hikeaz
Nov 20 2003 4:16 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 2 day hike - Thanksgiving week
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

There are not THAT many pools, and nothing that should be over your head (no snorkel). I've done this section 6 or 7 times, and this past June (driest month) there were NO pools. Generally speaking the deepest pool is 35" deep or so. Contact the Paria Ranger Station for updates. (Call the Kanab BLM ...
by hikeaz
Nov 20 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: cookware?
Replies: 26
Views: 3155

These links have TONS of links to stoves that you can make yourself, not limited to just the "pop can" stoves.

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And...

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Especially, check the "Bill Jones" Photon stove in the 2nd link.
by hikeaz
Nov 19 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 2 day hike - Thanksgiving week
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

It's in Southern Utah, and quite a ways from the south rim, but..........

Buckskin Gulch/Paria are spectacular......
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by hikeaz
Nov 19 2003 8:27 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 2 day hike - Thanksgiving week
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

re. "hitching.... It has been my experience that on most of the backroads you'd be hard pressed to have more than 5 or 6 trucks pass before a ride. As the roads get more "civilized", you'll undoubtedly wait longer. Being a Canyon fan, I'd recommend the Hermit Loop. Down Hermit Trail, across the Tont...
by hikeaz
Nov 17 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: cookware?
Replies: 26
Views: 3155

by hikeaz
Nov 14 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Backpacking Happy Hour
Replies: 61
Views: 5516

Seems to me that from a lightweight backpackers standpoint, until they invent powdered alcohol, that grain alcohol (Everclear), is the way to go.
Mix w/ Gatorade/Crystal-Light, etc. There you go. :lol:
by hikeaz
Nov 14 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: January overnight
Replies: 5
Views: 817

If you like creekbed walking, Aravaipa, although a bit cool, is a wonderful area. Plenty of water, of course, and about 45-50 minutes to the T/H from Phoenix. Other streambed hikes would include the West Fork of Oak Creek (sometimes crowded), and West Clear Creek. I'd second Cave Creek, as well - bu...
by hikeaz
Nov 14 2003 8:27 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3574

They are both terrific routes. It is possible to do either of these as a "loop", which would allow you to see more varied areas. Or you could drop a vehicle at, say, First Water, and then start from Peralta, doing it as a one way straight through trip. Of course you'd pay double-extortion fees to th...
by hikeaz
Nov 10 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Comments on a GC Itinerary...
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Just did this trip 3 weeks ago. Especially in March, you should generally (almost always) find water @ Cottonwood, Grapevine (always), Lonetree (downstream in the "narrows", Cremation (again, downstream of the camp area, in the narrows). Hiking down these aforementioned canyons is really nice - you ...
by hikeaz
Nov 05 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: Plane Wrecks
Topic: 1954 Plan Crash near El Oso Mine [ Found ]
Replies: 36
Views: 5949

A metal detector might be of use......

Also, infared arial might help, as any metal would store heat during the day & be visible @ night......

Just my 2 cents.
by hikeaz
Nov 05 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: cookware?
Replies: 26
Views: 3155

.... "bring a raft......"

No reason we couldn't add a day & take a layover day someplace.....
by hikeaz
Nov 04 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: cookware?
Replies: 26
Views: 3155

Pete, I'm unsure re. Hiking Shack.... I believe that bags larger than the one included with the pack will fit, as well. It might be sensible to call D.D. & see. Yeah, when I saw these D.D. bags, I thought immediately of Tonto Creek canyoneering. We plan to go again this Memorial Day. So, if you're i...
by hikeaz
Nov 04 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Picketpost Mtn. hike this Saturday 11/8
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Picketpost Mtn. hike this Saturday 11/8

Friend's Hiking Club is headed to: PICKETPOST MOUNTAIN SUMMIT - (Superior) Sat, Nov 8 Leader: Steve Desrochers Email: luv2hikeinaz@cox.net Phone: 480-926-7939 Length: 4 miles R/T Rating: Moderate/Difficult Elevation change: 1920 + We will be meeting about 7 AM to carpool to the hike. Please contact ...

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