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by azbackpackr
Dec 04 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

@SpiderLegs
You moved to Tucson? Cool! I have lots of hiking pals there, but most are not regular HAZzers.
by azbackpackr
Dec 01 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: In Support of Sandals...
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: In Support of Sandals...

I'd say it's an individual thing. Hundreds have thru-hiked the AT and PCT in sandals, and even barefoot. But that's all trail.
by azbackpackr
Nov 06 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rabies Exposure
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Rabies Exposure

I heard about that! Scary! Glad no one was bitten.
by azbackpackr
Oct 30 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 6571

Re: What do you do for a living??

@chumley I sure don't. Well, "as little as possible" still applies, but I work hard in the summers. I was a river shuttle bus driver to Lees Ferry and Diamond Creek this past season. Diamond Creek is a hard day of driving in a 20-year-old-school bus, especially when you get stuck and have to unload...
by azbackpackr
Oct 30 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Ventana Canyon to Mt. Lemmon overnight
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Ventana Canyon to Mt. Lemmon overnight

@Merianne So, I am very curious as to how you are going to make the connection once you are up on the ridge? There is no direct trail north to Wilderness of Rocks from there. The bushwhack down would be pretty awful, I'd think. That country is beyond "rugged." It's brutal. On the other hand, if usi...
by azbackpackr
Oct 26 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

@Jim_H
I dunno. I can ask around.

Recently I have been befuddled by "buff" and "puff." Hint: they are both articles of clothing. Still not part of my daily lexicon, but at least now I know what they are. Crusty old wrinkled-up backpackers will still say "snot rag" and "down jacket."
by azbackpackr
Oct 24 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

The cliff overhanging the pool at Page Spring, near Horseshoe Mesa, has collapsed, taking the pool with it. The park service has put up signs to let people know, and several people have posted photos of it on social media. There is still water available at Cottonwood Spring on the other side of the ...
by azbackpackr
Oct 20 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Aravaipa Flash Flood & Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Aravaipa Flash Flood & Rescues

@rohen222
Thanks for the interesting story! Great experience! And it's good to have the clarification as to what actually happened, of course.
by azbackpackr
Oct 19 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Jawline Traverse
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Jawline Traverse

@air
I didn't join until 1996, so I don't really know. I knew a few of those hikers, but I no longer live in Tucson, so I don't see them much.
by azbackpackr
Oct 18 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Jawline Traverse
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Jawline Traverse

@jladderud
There was a pack of hikers back in the 90's doing stuff like that. They have mostly aged out or died. From SAHC, of course.
by azbackpackr
Oct 16 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184732

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@joebartels
Oh, okay. I was in Oregon that spring. Forgot I had missed a spring.
by azbackpackr
Oct 16 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184732

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@chumley
This reminds me that there hasn't been a really good springtime wildflower display in years. Since autumn rain is a factor in this, we have some hope!
by azbackpackr
Oct 15 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Jawline Traverse
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Jawline Traverse

Wolf's Teeth is name used by Southern Arizona Hiking Club.
by azbackpackr
Oct 13 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184732

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I'm over in Joshua Tree for 4 days. Last night I endured, while "sleeping" in my tent, what was said to be the biggest rainstorm in 30 years here. Highway 62 was closed, covered 20 feet deep in mud, with several cars stuck in it, including an ambulance. I haven't had to leave the private campground ...
by azbackpackr
Oct 10 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Tent pole repair
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Tent pole repair

@Nighthiker
Tip I heard from an old-timer: Fold your tent poles starting in the middle. That way the stress on the bungee will be more evenly distributed.
by azbackpackr
Oct 09 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Early NOBO January Start
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Early NOBO January Start

@WinterGhost
Have you checked with the ATA?
by azbackpackr
Oct 06 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: Early NOBO January Start
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Early NOBO January Start

Why would it not be allowed? All mountain bike trails in Arizona allow hiking.
by azbackpackr
Oct 06 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184732

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

So glad I have the ability to snowbird. 36 degrees in Flagstaff this early morning. I moved away from there one week ago. Today I would have had to wear jeans, shoes, a beanie, gloves and a jacket to work, instead of shorts, sandals and a t-shirt. Perish the thought!
by azbackpackr
Oct 05 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6002
Views: 184732

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@DixieFlyer
Where's the "WOW!" button? I'm skeptical as well.

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