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by azbackpackr
Mar 21 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@chumley
Sigh...Now I have to look up "FSM.". Acronyms are not my strong suit.

Edit: Finite State Machine or Female Seeking Male?
by azbackpackr
Mar 21 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@big_load
Launching April 7, I'm expecting a chocolate trip!
by azbackpackr
Mar 07 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1626

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

@chumley
Yes, whatever happened to antivenin? It's what I want them to give me if I'm bitten!
by azbackpackr
Mar 02 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@SAMBA
Well good! Glad it hasn't been so long. I'll send you a pm
by azbackpackr
Mar 02 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@Jim_H
Sounds like the start of a Ray Charles song.
by azbackpackr
Mar 01 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@SAMBA
Well I may be mistaken. One of the people on that trip, Peg, was on a 6-day Lake Powell paddle I went on this past September. I seem to recall looking up the date.
by azbackpackr
Mar 01 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@SAMBA
Hi, John, haven't seen you since Tonto Creek/Hellhole. About 12 years!
by azbackpackr
Feb 27 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Looking for alternative overnight trip in Tucson area
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Looking for alternative overnight trip in Tucson area

@jsullivan https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=449 With a side trip to Seven Falls, and another long side trip to Hutch's Pool. Or, you could just go to Hutch's Pool. You don't have to hike up the Sabino Canyon paved road to get there, you can hike the Phone Line Trail. https://hikearizona.com/...
by azbackpackr
Feb 26 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: First timer visiting AZ for a long week
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: First timer visiting AZ for a long week

Tucson always close to my heart, since I lived there for years. If I were doing a couple nights backpack I'd first consider the Bear Canyon (Seven Falls) Sabino Canyon loop, with a side hike to Hutch's Pool. That's where the really good scenery is. Saguaro NP is okay, but I like the Catalinas way be...
by azbackpackr
Feb 25 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Snake Gaiters -worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1626

Re: Snake Gaiters -worth it?

I do know a hiker who was bitten on the Finger Rock Trail by Tucson. She had to be airlifted out because she was rendered immovable pretty quickly. After that, she still hiked the Finger Rock Trail, but never wore snake gaiters. She just watched more carefully. My ex's coworker was bitten while hiki...
by azbackpackr
Feb 23 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 751 - C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: FR 751 - C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge)

Hoping it will be full later in the summer for some kayak camping.
by azbackpackr
Feb 21 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184744

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@big_load
Yup, and they are trying to get everyone to stay home. This morning the fire department in Kingman said they expected another 8 inches.
by azbackpackr
Feb 21 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184744

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@chumley
Looks like they got it right this time.
by azbackpackr
Feb 21 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: I-40 and 93 closed today 2-21-19 near Kingman
Replies: 0
Views: 94

I-40 and 93 closed today 2-21-19 near Kingman

PHOENIX – Both directions of Interstate 40 and southbound US 93 are closed in Kingman because of snow, ice and multiple disabled vehicles, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The I-40 closure is at Stockton Hill Road, near milepost 51. The US 93 closure is at Coyote Pass, milepost...
by azbackpackr
Feb 13 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@chumley It seems to me that talking about the weather is a way for people of diverse beliefs to find some agreement. Or not! :D Anyway, I brought this thread back, not to talk about the weather itself, but more to discuss the possible recharge of water to the river, and to the various reservoirs a...
by azbackpackr
Feb 13 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

@Pivo
Good points! I'd hoped to start an interesting discussion, thanks! The Sierras provide water to L.A. municipal, and to the vast San Joaquin Valley farms, among other places, so I can see that if they have enough they wouldn't need as much of the Colorado River water.
by azbackpackr
Feb 13 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Western Drought
Replies: 46
Views: 2528

Re: Western Drought

So, things are looking up this year, as far as snow pack in the Rockies and other areas. The Sierras are going great, but they don't feed the Colorado River. I just hope water management agencies make best use of the water, since the drought is not likely to be over with. The snow pack is currently ...
by azbackpackr
Jan 31 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Wilderness Group Size Limit
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Wilderness Group Size Limit

There's a group in Lake Havasu City that goes hiking in groups of 30-50, or so I've heard. Out here it's BLM, or Havasu State Park. I ought to check the regs to see if they're in violation. I was kind of appalled when I found out about it. Of course, I also don't understand why people, (they're most...
by azbackpackr
Jan 28 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 467
Views: 30234

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

@DbleDutch
Haha! Bet that learned ya!

I used to go on hiking club backpacking trips. Often the leader would try to partner me with another woman to share my tent. So, I bought a solo tent.

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