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by hikeaz
Nov 03 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: cookware?
Replies: 26
Views: 3164

scaleable (modular) pack

For a lightweight pack that can serve a variety of purposes, Dana Design makes two packs that are intended to hold either stuff sacks, or dry bags of various sizes . If you want waterproof protection use a dry bag in the pack suspension system. Otherwise, save weight, and opt for a stuff sack . You ...
by hikeaz
Oct 30 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3624

Yep. 30's about right You can try using "Globe" for your weather.... its evevation more closely mirrors the Sups than, say, Mesa or A.J. Globe is at about 3600', average for the Sup's, I'd say. However Reavis is at about 5500', so watch your elevation. I'd say that if you'd like to adjust to the pen...
by hikeaz
Oct 30 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Hiking in Havasu Canyon in February
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Some of the big attractions of Havasu are the swimming holes. February might be a bit chilly for swimming, but on the flip side, it would be cooler hiking out. The crowds should be a little lighter than, say, Memorial Day, too. I'd recommend two nights at the campground, with a dayhike (+/- 12 mi. R...
by hikeaz
Oct 29 2003 1:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bitter Creek in Hell's Canyon Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

If you have "Topo" software, you can move the cursor around & it will give you the coordinates as you move it.

O/W you can "ballpark it", as the topo maps have the rough coordinates on the sides, top & bottom

If you PM me, I'll send a custom Topo of that area in the mail.....
by hikeaz
Oct 29 2003 10:16 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Reavis Ranch last weekend
Replies: 21
Views: 1957

by hikeaz
Oct 29 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3624

Also see >> http://acad.smumn.edu/finnovations/Hood/hood.html Because... while an adequate bag is essential to keeping warm, a person should keep in mind that most body heat is lost through the head. If your body feels cold, this occurs because blood is taken away from the skin. It's all a matter of...
by hikeaz
Oct 29 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3624

For warmth, and to keep your bag dry (and therefore warmer), a vapor barrier works great (this, of course, is INSIDE your bag). (To experiment, you may try wearing your rain gear to bed, as a trial - yeah, it's a little soggy sometimes, but you're WARM) The body loses heat in the following ways: Eva...
by hikeaz
Oct 28 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bitter Creek in Hell's Canyon Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Pete..... just searched around..... re. Bitter Creek....... Nearby to Bitter Creek is Castle Creek. In a book by Pancho Doll , "Day Trips with a Splash", there is a description of a terrific swimming hole @ 33 58' 57"N x 112 22' 19" W.... just east of where (on the Forest topo map) you see the words...
by hikeaz
Oct 28 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Six shooter/Ichouse Hike this Saturday, 11/1
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Six shooter/Ichouse Hike this Saturday, 11/1

ICEHOUSE/SIXSHOOTER CANYONS - Globe Sat, Nov 1 Leaders: Steve Hesley (shesley@coldstonecreamery.com) Phone: 602-787-4794 Length: 9 miles R/T Rating: Difficult (only due to ele. change) Elevation change: 3700 + We're meeting early Saturday morning in Mesa.... contact the T.L for details ! This hike ...
by hikeaz
Oct 28 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Kelly Canyon/Munds canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Pete...
see Tyler Williams' book, " Canyoneering Arizona"... it has descriptions/maps, etc. for Woods/Kelly/James
I'm game to go whenever....


kurt
by hikeaz
Oct 28 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Looking for a hiking or backpacking partner or group
Replies: 8
Views: 702

re. hiking partners... You might check the selection @ http://www.friendshiking.com re. "....In response to ajcanable's reply: Is it too cold to hike the GC now? Should we wait until spring when its a little warmer? I know its getting cold here lately. How much time would you recommend for the trip ...
by hikeaz
Oct 24 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: New Stove
Replies: 19
Views: 2752

Matt,
GAZ a.k.a. Bluet (now owned by Coleman) canisters are widely available in Europe.
I just rec'd my MSR SuperFly & have tested it on GAZ, as well as various other canisters with success on all of them. I paid $27.00 for a new one on eBay, which is about 1/2 the REI price.
by hikeaz
Oct 23 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Reavis Ranch this weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Friend's Hiking Club is headed up to Reavis this weekend from Rogers' Trough.
You might team up with them; see http://www.friendshiking.com for details.
by hikeaz
Oct 23 2003 9:25 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bitter Creek in Hell's Canyon Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Seriously......You might try 33 59.102N by 112 22.21W as a starting point and work WSW from there. Other areas that look promising (for narrows) are 33 58.54N x 112 25.231W, and 33.58.733N x 112 23.84W. It appears to be about 4.5 miles (one way) to explore all three sections. I'm game to go give it ...
by hikeaz
Oct 23 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Bitter Creek in Hell's Canyon Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

You might not want to drink the water.... see > http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/phelpscp.pdf
by hikeaz
Sep 22 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Taylor Cabin Backpack - October 3-5
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Taylor Cabin Backpack - October 3-5

TAYLOR CABIN BACKPACK - Sedona Fri - Sun, Oct 3 - 5 Leader: Dave Brunstein (Dave.brunstein@honeywell.com) Phone: 480-239-3439 Length: 18.5 miles R/T (over 2 days) Rating: Moderate Elevation change: 1800 + Please Call or Email the leader by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1st to be included in this trip. We will ...
by hikeaz
Sep 22 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Phantom Ranch
Topic: Phantom Ranch Meals
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

You may make your meal reservations up to two years in advance (with Xanterra) & receive a refund (with 48 hour notice) if you end up not getting the BC permit to match. I have done this 2X a year for over 10 years & have never been skunked on the BC permit request. Also, if you can't get to Phantom...
by hikeaz
Sep 19 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Pumphouse Wash Hike TOMORROW
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Pumphouse Wash Hike TOMORROW

Pumphouse Wash Hike (Sedona) Saturday, September 20th Leader: Kurt Sedler (kurt@ibmmonitors.com) Length: 6 miles +/- Phone: 602-339-8780 Rated: Moderate + We'lll be meeting @ 7 AM - Call or email Kurt for meeting instructions. This wonderful hike will take us down what are basically the upper reache...
by hikeaz
Sep 19 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Squaw (Piestewa) Peak hike TONIGHT @ 7 - CAMPFIRE
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Squaw (Piestewa) Peak hike TONIGHT @ 7 - CAMPFIRE

Squaw Peak Evening Hike Friday, September 19th Leader: Mike Harren (mharren@hotmail.com) Length: 2.4 miles R/T Phone: 602-242-0827 Rated: Moderate Meet @ 7 PM- Call Mike for meeting plans. Join Friend's Hiking Club for an evening Squaw / Piestewa Peak hike. This evening hike will enable us to avoid ...
by hikeaz
Sep 15 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Looking for hiking buddies in end of September
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Looking for hiking buddies in end of September

In response to wusters' reply: Pumphouse Wash Hike (Sedona) Saturday, September 20th Leader: Kurt Sedler email: (kurt@ibmmonitors.com) Length: 6 miles +/- Rated: Moderate + Meet at Denny's Parking Lot I-17 & Bell Road at 7 AM Sharp. This wonderful hike will take us down what are basically the upper...

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