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by azbackpackr
Apr 27 2006 11:49 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SARSAT Beacons
Replies: 32
Views: 3181

I think if I could afford the gizmo I'd have one for the occasions when I do lead hikes for groups off trail or a long way from trailhead. As it is I go armed with a large first aid kit and a Wilderness First Responder certification. I can't afford the beacon gizmo, nor can I even afford a cell phon...
by azbackpackr
Apr 25 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Havasu
Topic: Fishing in Havasu Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Ditto, only really small fish. I have never heard of anyone flyfishing there. I'm sure someone must have tried it, but if it were a happening thing I'd have heard about it, I think.
by azbackpackr
Apr 24 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SARSAT Beacons
Replies: 32
Views: 3181

I read about that lost Scout in the Uintas! I admire you for going back again to search for him. What a tragedy that was, still is. I'm a member of Apache Rescue Team in Eagar AZ, and recently got a State of New Mexico Search and Rescue certification. And what did they require in our jump bag? A sig...
by azbackpackr
Apr 24 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Info on Matthews Peak or Pastora Peak???
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

I found these two peaks in my AZ topo map CDs. Matthews Peak is on the Tsaile topo, and is northeast of Canyon de Chelly. Pastora is on the Pastora Pk topo. They are both in Apache County (where I live) BUT they are both on the Navajo reservation. So you will need permission and permits in order to ...
by azbackpackr
Apr 24 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Anchan culture
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Is this different than Sinagua culture?
by azbackpackr
Apr 20 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Change of plans
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Sorry to hear about your change of plans! Hope all works out for the best for you!
by azbackpackr
Apr 18 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Havasu
Topic: Havasu Temps in September
Replies: 4
Views: 786

I think late Sept. or early Oct. would be ideal, based on my yearly backpacks to the other areas in Grand Canyon in Oct. Early Sept. the hiking would likely be hot, though. The water should be warmer than in spring, too, in the early fall. I have only been to Supai in April and May. The crowds are l...
by azbackpackr
Apr 14 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Grandview Trail to re-open ahead of schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Ditto, I hiked it last Oct. The trail crew did an amazing job! Also, the trail to Miner's (Page) Springs is a lot better than I remembered it. They worked on that one at some point, also.
by azbackpackr
Apr 06 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Weaver's Needle non-technical summit
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Well said.
by azbackpackr
Mar 31 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Help me find a BP trip
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Rincons: Miller Creek Trail to Happy Valley Saddle backpacker camp.
Catalinas: Marshall Gulch to Wilderness of Rocks, camp near where trail crosses Lemmon Creek.
Payson: Hellsgate Wilderness
Central AZ: West Clear Creek, Wet Beaver Creek, Sycamore Canyon
by azbackpackr
Mar 29 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: West Clear Creek Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

What happens to the cars? Are they broken into, stuff stolen? Or vandalized?

This hike is on my list, I'll get around to it one of these days!
by azbackpackr
Mar 22 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trail Registers
Replies: 2
Views: 419

trail registers

I, too, always tell my spouse, or leave him a detailed note as to where I'm going and when I'll be back. I belong to Apache Rescue Team in Springerville/Eagar, and have been on quite a few searches myself--mostly lost hunters in the snow. I always sign the trail registers. However, I was "informed" ...
by azbackpackr
Mar 16 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Ski
Topic: Sunrise Ski Resort reopens this morning!
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Sunrise Ski Resort reopens this morning!

For all you boarders and downhillers, Sunrise Ski Resort east of Pinetop, on the White Mtn. Apache Indian Reservation, reopens today with 5 to 5 and 1/2 feet of new snow. 928-735-7669 for more info. For cheapest rentals I suggest you check out the Sweat Shop on Main St. in Eagar. They sometimes have...
by azbackpackr
Mar 15 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Boat Liscense
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Boat Licenses

I had to have a license for my non-motorized canoe until about 1996. Then the Game & Fish Dept, which is the issuing agency, decided that as long as you don't use a motor, you don't need a license. The minute you put even a small trolling motor on it, though, you would need one. Probably aren't goin...
by azbackpackr
Mar 13 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: SNOW in the mountains
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

xc skiing

I xc skied before work this morning in Water Canyon, right outside of town (Eagar). It's melting fast, but the high country got 3-4 feet, so there will be skiing for several weeks to come! Tomorrow morning before work I plan on going to Pole Knoll. I'm waiting for the roads to be safer--it's pretty ...
by azbackpackr
Mar 12 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: SNOW in the mountains
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

12" in Eagar this morning--we usually get quite a bit less, even here at 7,000 feet, than the surrounding mountains. However, since my car was good and stuck, I took the opportunity to go cross country skiing around town! I found some tracks and partly plowed areas that gave me a little speed, was a...
by azbackpackr
Mar 11 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: SNOW in the mountains
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

Snow levels in Greer, Eagar, etc.

I live in Eagar, where it's been snowing all day, but has been too warm to stick part of the time so we have only about 4 inches. We are at 7,000 feet, so I called people in Greer, Alpine and Hannagan Meadow at 5:30 pm. Alpine-10 inches, Hannagan-14 inches, Greer-2 feet! All the folks I spoke to sai...
by azbackpackr
Mar 10 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Largo/Lanphier Canyon Loop--Blue Primitive Area
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Largo/Lanphier Canyon Loop--Blue Primitive Area

I'm planning to backpack the Largo/Lanphier Canyons loop in the Blue Primitive Area, with a side hike to Bear Mtn. Friday March 24-Sunday Mar. 25. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Nearest town, Alpine, AZ. We will meet in Springerville on Friday March 24, late morning, at Safeway. Exact time and d...
by azbackpackr
Mar 09 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Havasu
Topic: Havasu falls and Salome Jug
Replies: 13
Views: 2227

Preparing for Havasu

I notice in your bio you are living in Kansas? If so, and if you need to do your training in flat Kansas, may I suggest daily bike rides, stair climber machine (or just climbing any old stairs) and running. I would suggest working up to at LEAST an hour a day of this exercise, and to continue to pus...
by azbackpackr
Mar 09 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: National Parks Lack of Help
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

I agree with the last post. No matter how much experience you have it doesn't hurt to have a little up to date information. Such as whether or not such and such a spring or creek happens to be dry right now. Or whether a dirt road has been re-graded to passenger car status, or is it only for 4wd? Ha...

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