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by azbackpackr
Feb 21 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196111

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: 6043
Views: 196111

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: 108

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: 2569

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: 2569

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: 2569

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: 439

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: 30724

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.
by azbackpackr
Jan 15 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196111

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

In NW Arizona, the Mohave Valley and across the river in Needles we are experiencing a slow soaking rain, which is very welcome. I'm holed up and very cozy here in my RV spot on the riverbank.
by azbackpackr
Jan 13 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: NOBO Early March Night time temps
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: NOBO Early March Night time temps

@te_wa
Exactly why "quilt" is on my wish list. I almost never zip my sleeping bag! It's a 15 degree Marmot Helium.
by azbackpackr
Jan 07 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

Up by Hart Prairie Road. I forget the FS number. Pull off 180 there, usually you can park there. Just start going. Just remember, if your right snowshoe steps on your left snowshoe, or vice versa, you may fall down. That's all you need to know. And bring poles.
by azbackpackr
Jan 07 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1179

Re: Government Shutdown

I went to Saguaro East today. It seemed calm and orderly. A lot of cyclists, the usual.
by azbackpackr
Jan 02 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: 2019 Hazolutions

@outdoor_lover
I know you have your work cut out for you, but I hope you can find some respite for yourself. I saw your other post elsewhere. The caregiver also needs to take care of herself, and you'll find solace in doing an occasional hike. Don't be a stranger, though! And happy New Year!
by azbackpackr
Jan 01 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: 2019 Hazolutions

2018 was special because of a new summer job, driving a bus down Diamond Creek Road, that's kind of fun. Also took a trip to Minnesota and Wisconsin which included paddling on the Mississippi. Did my first solo short backpacking trip in the Sierras. The big Kahuna was a 340-mile 17-day kayak trip do...
by azbackpackr
Dec 21 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Early 2020 NOBO AZT - Looking for Partner
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Early 2020 NOBO AZT - Looking for Partner

@DerekHikesAlot
Just go. Best place to meet your hiking partner is on the trail!
by azbackpackr
Dec 18 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pete Cowgill
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Pete Cowgill

@rwstorm
Not a word about Eber Glendening, the other club founder, who actually showed up at that first Hutch's Pool hike, whereas Pete did not. Eber's efforts with the Bulletin and other things kept the club going. Just a small mention in that article would have been appropriate.
by azbackpackr
Dec 14 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2018 Hazolutions
Replies: 46
Views: 2715

Re: 2018 Hazolutions

I worked all the time, but at least I got one bucket list thing done: Paddled my sea kayak in one continuous epic trip from Hoover Dam to the Mexican border (340 miles). (Yes, of course, had someone to shuttle us around 5 dams.) At some point I will post a trip log and photos. Otherwise, meh. Worked...
by azbackpackr
Dec 14 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

@GeeEss
Yes, I'm not surprised. I snowbird in Needles, and so Grapevine isn't too far. Have been there a few times. I'll watch for the agaves next time!
by azbackpackr
Dec 13 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

@GeeEss This is so interesting! I will be interested in buying the book. The desert I live in is the Mojave, in the Tri-State area, which also has agave at certain elevations. I have to wonder if the ancients brought some to the area. There are loads of petroglyph sites around here. I found an inte...

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