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by AZHikr4444
Aug 08 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking in the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Plus- you can fish out the ice cubes later and use them for a quick remedy for Swamp Butt!

:rollH:
by AZHikr4444
Aug 06 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Coronado National Forest Roads and Trail conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 666

I tried to access Catalina Highway on August 3rd at around 6:30 pm. Road was closed due to a rock slide (this was right where the highway enters the mountain). Authorities turning back vehicles at that point said the road would re-open on Friday, but only one lane. Not sure the status now...
by AZHikr4444
Aug 04 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Hiker's Special GC River Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

200 bucks a day for 8 days. I'm sure thats par for commercial trips but...

I wish!
by AZHikr4444
Aug 04 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking in the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

I fill my 3L camelback about 1/4 to 1/2 full. Then add water in the morning. Even then I sometimes end up with an ice cube in the bottom. I also carry an extra 1L Nalgene of water for "backup", and then pour that in when I've exhausted all my water, save the ice cube.
by AZHikr4444
Jul 31 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking in the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Just drink water constantly. I sweat like you wouldn't believe. This past weekend I made an attempt at Bear Mountain. Temp was only around 76 degrees (this is at 6 am), but the HUMIDITY holy moly. After a mile up I was drenched in sweat- simply wrung out. It zapped me quick, and I decided to wait un...
by AZHikr4444
Jul 31 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking in the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Most likely. That and the fact that it is Monsoon season. People are most likely staying off the Rim because of the storms. Canyons as well can become dangerous when "flash" season is upon us. Most don't generally hike in the Supes in the summer, but I see there has been a few (including you). Plent...
by AZHikr4444
Jul 27 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Backpacking Libation
Replies: 124
Views: 16466

In response to al1inaz's reply: Imagine all those resources used up on some Mexican guys growing plants in the woods, while two serial killers run around the valley picking us off one by one. 4 cops to grab the banditos and 35 to haul out the pot. Oh and one to reassure the boy scouts..experts agre...
by AZHikr4444
Jul 25 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Backpacking Libation
Replies: 124
Views: 16466

Rubbing alcohol????

Dude you are hardcore.
by AZHikr4444
Jul 18 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Backpacking Libation
Replies: 124
Views: 16466

buncha wimps! The best libation of course is simply a deep shot of straight Wild Turkey followed by a quick head dunking in the clearest coldest pool.

Add some herbal supplements to taste.
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by AZHikr4444
Jul 18 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Best Hike in AZ
Replies: 25
Views: 2654

If you are looking...

Ah...the journey, not the destination! Well said Joe.
by AZHikr4444
Jul 18 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Bell Trail - Campsite?
Replies: 2
Views: 593

I'm sure there are some there. When I hiked Bell this Spring, there were two very pretty hippy girls camped on the rocks at the end (where you now have to wade or bushwack your way up canyon). Of course, they didn't have a fire, but they seemed content. They were doing yoga when I arrived, and it wa...
by AZHikr4444
Jul 18 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Best Hike in AZ
Replies: 25
Views: 2654

The Arizona Trail. Many popular trails are part of the AZT, which crosses the state north-south.

I think MikeInFHAZ hiked the whole thing in, what Mike- like 3 days or somethin'? :D

Okay it was 4 but he had a sore foot.

:rollH:
by AZHikr4444
Jul 06 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Canoeing in AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Thanks Al! That was spot on...

Mike
by AZHikr4444
Jul 06 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Canoeing in AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

To build on this post- do you have register small craft like canoes and kayaks?

I'm thinking of buying a kayak and was wondering if anyone knew of any special rules or regs pertaining to kayaks.

Thanks!
Mike
by AZHikr4444
Jun 29 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for an overnight backpacking trip around Phoenix
Replies: 32
Views: 13233

Thats pretty cool, Croc. Have to play around with it.

Thanks for the link.
by AZHikr4444
Jun 29 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To pack or not to pack?
Replies: 40
Views: 3657

Hey Trish- I carry those cotton balls and pj too! Didn't we use those once down in Chevelon? Beats carryin' a big bag of fritos! Oh..well...maybe not....least we could eat those too! I usually keep the raingear in the jeep now (ya know..helps to avoid those last minute Wal-mart trips in Payson!). Bu...
by AZHikr4444
Jun 29 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To pack or not to pack?
Replies: 40
Views: 3657

I hike mostly alone too. I don't deviate much from my "standard" dayhike gear. I carry a xx small Granite Gear Air Space bag that contains a small Cody Lundin inspired "survival kit"- space blanket, compass, wp matches, lighter, bit of parachute cord, knife- double wrapped in ziplocks. I also keep m...
by AZHikr4444
Jun 29 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for an overnight backpacking trip around Phoenix
Replies: 32
Views: 13233

Like Al said, you can pick up the topo for Chevelon Canyon at WW Maps, or even at REI (if they have it in stock). However, I don't believe the trail is on the map. That is why I suggest that you use the write up here and pick up the book Al mentioned, and set your goal as Durfee Crossing. You'll kno...
by AZHikr4444
Jun 28 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for an overnight backpacking trip around Phoenix
Replies: 32
Views: 13233

Alright Krause, I've got it. How about Chevelon Canyon? It's in Apache-Sitgreaves, which is still open. It's a bit further than Hells Gate, but not much. Check out my hike description for directions. It's creekside (although I am not 100% sure about that water right now, but I have never seen it com...
by AZHikr4444
Jun 27 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: KP Rim Trail - 3 day Loop hike -
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Howdy Mix, I can tell you just a little bit about that loop- mainly the KP Canyon part- I overnighted there on Memorial Day weekend with Shi and Tarheel. Depending on whether you were doing the loop clockwise or counterclockwise, this would be the KP South Fork 70, from the KP junction to Mud Spring...

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