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by azbackpackr
Dec 14 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2018 Hazolutions
Replies: 46
Views: 2735

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: 769

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: 769

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...
by azbackpackr
Dec 12 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5234

Re: delorme inreach

@RowdyandMe
@rcorfman
Yes. I just now heard back from my friend.
by azbackpackr
Dec 12 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5234

Re: delorme inreach

@rcorfman
Yes there is a new one out. It's a Spot. I can find out the model name if you like.
by azbackpackr
Dec 12 2018 10:35 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Wood Burning Stove
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Wood Burning Stove

@rcorfman
Pretty difficult to do if you get sick of trail mix, peanut butter and energy bars after about three bites. I couldn't do it. But there is more than one way to skin a cat. It sure would be easier if you didn't have to cook.
by azbackpackr
Dec 12 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: New Book: Chasing Centuries
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: New Book: Chasing Centuries

@GeeEss
Interesting! Will there be a Kindle edition?
by azbackpackr
Dec 12 2018 10:31 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT 2
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: SPOT 2

The one we had for the 340-mile lower Colorado River trip failed after about 10 days of every-day, all-day use. It would no longer charge up. The company was good about overnighting a replacement, trusting my friend to send the broken one back. But my friend said when his contract is up, he's buying...
by azbackpackr
Dec 12 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: delorme inreach
Replies: 84
Views: 5234

Re: delorme inreach

@joebartels Of note, a Spot device which has two-way texting option was in use by my friend on our recent 340-mile kayak trip down the lower Colorado River. After more than a week of use it developed a problem: it would no longer charge up. It also had to be duct-taped against places where it was g...
by azbackpackr
Dec 07 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 1057

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

@Sredfield
I haven't actually hiked that section, but with your description, I might actually like it, especially on a bicycle. I do love big sky and wide views.
by azbackpackr
Dec 06 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 1057

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

@rcorfman
And I've been so good lately! Haven't been bugging people about "it's" or "lightening," etc. etc. But you gave me an "in" to correct your spelling! It just warmed the cockles of my heart!

As for the trail, I'm with Chums. Meh.
by azbackpackr
Dec 06 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 1057

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

@rcorfman
Maybe, just maybe because you misspelled it? It's "dearth."
by azbackpackr
Dec 04 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

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: 855

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: 1158

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: 6958

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: 669

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: 1342

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: 465

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: 655

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.

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