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by hikeaz
Jan 23 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Resupplying Canister Fuel at Gateway Communities?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Resupplying Canister Fuel at Gateway Communities?

If you are a 'wind Nazi' and and make just a cup or so of water in the AM and a supper (for one) - depending on the temps.. at least 7 days.. maybe 10 or more. These numbers are for the 8 oz. (net) version. Canister stove setups are generally lighter (vs. alcohol) unless you get into needing TWO can...
by hikeaz
Jan 21 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix

In my experience of having left a tent setup with gear - Have never had an issue in 30 years of backpacking.
A 'ratsack' or the like should suffice. If not available, cookie tins or metal canister(s) should suffice.
Route Scout on this site will be all the nav. you will need. (free)
by hikeaz
Jan 18 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Resupplying Canister Fuel at Gateway Communities?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Resupplying Canister Fuel at Gateway Communities?

Walmart carries canister fuel last time I needed some in Payson (Walmart # 982483 - showing in-stock as of today - You can order online & they will hold for 7 days) . I have one of these refill adapters (see photo; $2-$3 on ebay)) that I keep in my 'kit', easier to find those small butane canisters ...
by hikeaz
Jan 15 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix

March is perfect for the Sups.... most main creeks should contain some water, lightening your load and allowing you to do loops that are more problematic in drier times. I would suggest purchasing (or checking out at the library) Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness (Carlson/Stewart) and for...
by hikeaz
Jan 11 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Gila Wilderness Backpacking in Spring

At the risk of being impertinent, I immensely enjoyed my loops up in the Leopold and San Pedro Parks. If you've not been it might offer some 'new meat'.
by hikeaz
Dec 21 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: Bobcat sighting

I was impressed to read that "A bobcat consumes prodigious numbers of prey. It is estimated, for instance, that a female (mama) bobcat and three kittens to which she gave birth (avg.) at the beginning of her second year of life will consume at least 3800 rats, 700 cottontail rabbits, and 3200 mice b...
by hikeaz
Dec 20 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Redflex Corruption
Replies: 403
Views: 20803

Re: Redflex Corruption

December 19, 2018 EL MIRAGE, Ariz. — After admitting they set up an illegal speed trap, the city of El Mirage is repaying drivers nearly $100,000. From late 2016 to early 2017, the city issued speeding tickets along a stretch of Thompson Ranch Road, where the speed limit took a dramatic drop, enough...
by hikeaz
Dec 13 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5052

Re: delorme inreach

SatPaq
https://satpaq.com/satpaq/

Has 'Ask Dr. Dex', Forecast, etc. too.
by hikeaz
Dec 07 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Phantom Ranch
Topic: 1/1/19: 45 day cancellation policy
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: 1/1/19: 45 day cancellation policy

@nonot
Mule trips (Xanterra) have the 'inside line' on cabins. Lotteries exude the perception of fairness - but then there is reality. Just like GC river trips.
by hikeaz
Dec 06 2018 10:30 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Lyft to the AZT?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Lyft to the AZT?

Likely the originating post belongs in the 'AZT Carpooling, Shuttles & Rides' thread. https://hikearizona.com/dex2/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=10471&start=140 ] Economically speaking (for one person) it would be better to take 'the grey dog' from Tucson to Sierra Vista (+/- $25) and then Uber from there (+...
by hikeaz
Dec 05 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Redflex Corruption
Replies: 403
Views: 20803

Re: Redflex Corruption

@markthurman53
The REAL crooks are the city council members.... always with their hand out for the money grab and the 'free' campaign contributions; with complete disregard for the law and the citizenry.
by hikeaz
Dec 05 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Redflex Corruption
Replies: 403
Views: 20803

Re: Redflex Corruption

Red light camera programs in South Florida are finding themselves in legal trouble. The city of Tamarac last week dismissed all red light camera tickets issued prior to May 1, and a judge in Miami-Dade County has found that sixteen different cities within the county have been violating state law . J...
by hikeaz
Dec 05 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 928

New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

The Arizona Trail Association, Coconino County and Babbitt Ranches are excited to announce an exciting new trail project that will greatly enhance the Arizona National Scenic Trail across the CO Bar Ranch (Passage 35). An agreement has been developed between the three parties to allow construction o...
by hikeaz
Nov 30 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: AZT Carpooling, Shuttles & Rides
Replies: 173
Views: 6422

Re: AZT Carpooling, Shuttles & Rides

@amberjoy

May make sense to hike SOBO then. Easier to hitch a ride TO Tucson than down to the southern trailhead.
by hikeaz
Nov 29 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: AZT Carpooling, Shuttles & Rides
Replies: 173
Views: 6422

Re: AZT Carpooling, Shuttles & Rides

@amberjoy Where do you anticipate being on the 27th (+/-)? I would think that you could locate someone near your finishing point to drive down with you and run your vehicle back to the finishing point. I have had good luck with outdoor/bike/kayak store employees, but as it is the season, maybe a sn...
by hikeaz
Nov 29 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 666
Views: 35177

Re: Hiking vehicles

Wheelbase is 137" !!! Yikes! That's 7" longer than the Suburban's! Does it have thrusters?
by hikeaz
Nov 28 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 666
Views: 35177

Re: Hiking vehicles

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. The former (through 2002 - a...
by hikeaz
Nov 27 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Thru-hiking NOBO
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Thru-hiking NOBO

foxhazel wrote:
Nov 26 2018 7:13 pm
How do y'all recommend traveling to the northern terminus of the trail??
From?
Also, check out [ Best Northern Airport for the Arizona Trail ]
by hikeaz
Nov 27 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Best Northern Airport for the Arizona Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Best Northern Airport

chumley wrote:
Nov 27 2018 10:54 am
hikeaz wrote:Contour Airlines to Page (+/- $100-ish dollars)
I'll have to try that sometime! :D
FWIW, Contour operates 108 seats per week to PHX and LAS and receives a federal subsidy of $429.50 for each one. Filled or not. No wonder they can sell tickets to you and me for $49!
B-I-A?
by hikeaz
Nov 27 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Best Northern Airport for the Arizona Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Best Northern Airport

Presuming that the you (OP) is outbound from Philly (Home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles ) - Vegas and Phoenix would be cheapest for the long-haul flight - but from there you could consider Contour Airlines to Page (+/- $100-ish dollars) . Likely the ground shuttle (Steve & Susan - Paria ...

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