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by Abe
Nov 17 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Trailhead vehicle(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

I use my run of the mill, every day, Jeep Cherokee to get to trailheads. I have been lucky thus far. Knock on wood.

I lock the door, take my wallet, say a silent prayer asking the jeep still be there when I come back, and go for my hike.
by Abe
Nov 17 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Signing-off
Replies: 29
Views: 2415

Even differences prove helpful, where there are tolerance, charity and truth......Mahatma Gandhi ....if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity......John F. Kennedy I love this site! And you all are great. And I am a tree hugging, bleeding heart, lib...
by Abe
Nov 17 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Secret Canyon Holds Many Mysteries
Replies: 21
Views: 2591

I have only heard of the latest briefly on our local radio station and made a mental note to avoid Secret Canyon. Like I made a mental note to avoid the Superstition Mountains after reading all the horrible accounts of death, disappearances, and in general, mayhem of that hideous mountain range.
by Abe
Nov 15 2003 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everett Ruess
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Everett Ruess

I am sure many have read Jon Krakaer's book "Into the Wild". About a young lad in the early 90's who threw away all his worldly stuff and ventured forth a vagabond in the world. Only!, to die in a broke down bus, in the Alaskan wilderness. My thoughts on Christopher McCandless after reading the book...
by Abe
Nov 09 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Water Pipe Break!
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Water Pipe Break!

:x Talk about the luck of the day! This morning woke up at around 0430, ritual Sunday morning; make the coffee, start my laundry, sit on my butt and watch early morning classic movies. Then, later, take my little girl for a small hike in Fain Park. The hike never happened! :( At around 0615, went to...
by Abe
Nov 08 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Elk
Replies: 88
Views: 6785

I have been lucky. :) Knock on wood! I have smacked skunks, we have a lot of 'em in Prescott Valley, smacked cottontails and jackrabbits, and once; clipped a small deer on 89A one early morning. Took me by surprise when it jumped out and bounded across the road, I did not even have time to consider ...
by Abe
Nov 08 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Sweet Autumn Foliage by RedRoxx44
Replies: 7
Views: 973

by Abe
Oct 31 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: cookware?
Replies: 26
Views: 3163

Lizard wrote:I use an alcohol stove made from soda cans,
:o WOW! I never heard of that! Thanks for sharing. The oddest thing I ever used was heat tabs and peanut butter to heat a meal and cook a cup of coffee.

Today, I use a MSR RapidFire and Texsport cooking gear.
by Abe
Oct 30 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Do you carry a compass and Topo Map every trip?
Replies: 40
Views: 3600

I always carry a compass. Even on trails I have hiked numerous times. I think this is a carry-over from the days I was stationed in Adak, Alaska when our topo maps served no purpose at all one day after spending a night on the other side of the island. We were engulfed in fog so thick. we could bare...
by Abe
Oct 28 2003 7:39 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3624

About the fire, I was reading a backpacking book that said you should never go to sleep with a fire burning. I'm wondering if that applies more if you are in a tent? Having a fire seems to be a luxury in AZ now-a-days. I'm assuming that fires would be allowed more in desert (treeless) lands where t...
by Abe
Oct 27 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: stay warm backpacking in winter
Replies: 36
Views: 3624

O.K. I admit I do not like camping in cold weather :x So I do head in the deserts during the winter. The Verde Valley just on the other side of Mingus from me is great, 3000 feet give or take. I have a bag rated for 20, a fancy self inflated sleeping pad, a cozy small tent, and to suppliment my bag ...
by Abe
Oct 27 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Firearm alternatives
Replies: 47
Views: 5716

Re: Firearm alternatives

In response to desertgirl's reply:

On a prior string, I indicated on occasions I carry a weapon; however, I will have to say my walking stick is my comfort, not really the weapon of choice, but comfortable.
by Abe
Oct 27 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Appropriate firearm?
Replies: 86
Views: 9409

Wiz! :o Is that you? And still kicking at a hundred! :lol: Wow!

When I pack a sidearm, about 10-20% of my hikes, its generally a .22. A Ruger MKII. :gun: On some ocassions I've packed my AR-7.
by Abe
Oct 23 2003 7:44 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: does anyone carry an ax?
Replies: 51
Views: 4742

Nope. Don't carry an axe, hatchet, or any other form of wood chopping tool. To much weight to pack around.
by Abe
Oct 22 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Sierra Anchas hike to Pueblo Canyon- Nov 8th
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Sierra Anchas hike to Pueblo Canyon- Nov1st

For those who may be interested I plan on hiking to Pueblo Canyon off Cherry Creek Road Sat Nov 1st. AAAUUUUGGGGHHHH! :x Wouldn't you know it! Would have consider coming down from Prescott Valley for this one. However, just promised my mom yesterday afternoon late I would be up at her place in Ash ...
by Abe
Oct 19 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Heat Weary!Will summer never end!
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Any thoughts on heat??

For any of you natives,has this happened before and is it cyclical ,or the feared "warming"? Any thoughts or opinions on this? :?: Hey GeorgAz, I do remember my days as a teen growing up in the Prescott area, I was born in Phoenix, when winters were fun and cold and we could set our watches to the ...
by Abe
Oct 19 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: folklore and weather prediction
Replies: 12
Views: 1380

Aye, I noticed a couple of you mentioned nautical tales and experiences. Back in my limited seafaring days, I would just ask the"Boatswain Mate" what the weather would be like. : rambo :
by Abe
Oct 18 2003 7:27 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Snake Bites
Replies: 16
Views: 1726

Dragon188, Matt petty much said it all; however, I would add when hiking it is a good idea to wear loose fitting trousers and high top boots. :o Did I just say that? One of many rules I break in snake country. For piece of mind, I also hike with a walking stick. Not only does it assit me from stumbl...
by Abe
Oct 18 2003 6:31 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Wedding Bells tomorrow for Matt Gilbert and Michelle
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: Wedding Bells tomorrow for Matt Gilbert and Michelle

sherileeaz wrote:In celebration of your love and wedding vows tomorrow,

: king : : queen : Good Luck Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gilbert!
by Abe
Oct 14 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Im so lost! Why is it such a big deal Going off trail?
Replies: 74
Views: 6385

In response to matt gilbert's reply: :?: Whao! Deep. I have to give this one some serious thought and get back with you matt.

Did I say it was o.k. to hike off the trail? That I did it. :D

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