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by chumley
Apr 17 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Horsethief Basin
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

Re: Horsethief Basin

If you haven't been to Crown King, it's a great place to visit. Try out the old saloon for a post-hike beer. There's a lot of interesting history you can read up on (available from numerous sources). There's a small B&B and some cabins for rent so you can stay there in the summertime as a base for r...
by chumley
Apr 15 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: NatGeo Topo! Explorer
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: NatGeo Topo! Explorer

I just bought the state series for my new computer ... found it online for $79 ... $20 off ... (PM me if you want the contact info for that).

Transferring the CDs to hard drive was in the initial setup instructions. Very simple. Works great until I scroll into New Mexico :doh:
by chumley
Apr 14 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: NatGeo Topo! Explorer
Replies: 8
Views: 620

NatGeo Topo! Explorer

Since I've touched on this in a couple of other threads, I thought I'd put a bit more information out there for those interested HAZers. I encountered a blog/review of a Topo! Explorer beta written by Stephen W. Hinch posted on Amazon. I'll give him all the credit here while copy/pasting a chunk of ...
by chumley
Apr 14 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TopoZone bit the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 1567

Re: TopoZone bit the dust

That's bad news ... I used to use TopoZone quite a bit because I had the extra-double-old version of Topo! which only covered certain parts of the state and I occasionally needed to fill in the blanks. The Libremaps are a great resource for here in AZ as an option, but you do have to download them a...
by chumley
Apr 12 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Most Remote Place in Arizona
Replies: 29
Views: 4375

Re: Most Remote Place in Arizona

The Goldwater Range? :o
by chumley
Apr 12 2008 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Arizona Conservation groups
Replies: 26
Views: 2174

Re: Arizona Conservation groups

... Payson reaching phoenix.... Luckily, that isn't going to happen because of land ownership. Between Fountain Hills and Payson, you've got primarily National Forest land which can't be developed, along with two reservations. There's some tiny pockets of private land in between (Sunflower, Punkin ...
by chumley
Apr 10 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: fr-67/pine flats road
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: fr-67/pine flats road

The FR67 portion is graded and easy for a sedan if I recall correctly. The Senator Highway has a few more challenges. It should be in good shape weatherwise by now, but keep in mind that a 2WD pickup truck has more difficulty because the only power is to the rear wheels ... and there's no weight in ...
by chumley
Apr 09 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: GPS software
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: GPS software

I'm gonna revive this thread because I was just reading about an upgrade to National Geographic's Topo! software. The state series will continue in its current form, but apparently next month NatGeo will be releasing its new Topo! Explorer and Topo! Explorer Deluxe software ... which will feature th...
by chumley
Apr 08 2008 8:51 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: SPOT
Replies: 184
Views: 11171

Re: SPOT

Even without SPOT, telling somebody where you're going is the most important thing. As a sad reminder, in this morning's Republic , there's an article about a guy whose body was found 300 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon. He'd been missing for over 3 weeks. In a not-so-pretty-picture, park off...
by chumley
Apr 04 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Havasupai Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Havasupai Suggestions

cathymocha wrote:This looks so good...
8-)
Of course it does ... the wine glass is already empty. Tomorrow you'll wake up and realize they're just ordinary vegetables. :D
by chumley
Apr 04 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Havasupai Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Havasupai Suggestions

Unless you're throwing a cooler full of ice on one of those mules and bringing down frozen chicken breasts and burgers, I think you've already got your menu planned out. Plus, cool girls actually enjoy Mountain House as much as you do. And the other ones will enjoy the walk to the village where they...
by chumley
Apr 03 2008 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rosemont Mine EIS
Replies: 128
Views: 8006

Re: Rosemont Mine EIS

While I know absolutely nothing about this particular mining project, and the FS may be "in cahoots" with the developers inappropriately, I must remind everybody that the National Forest Service was created to manage public lands for "multiple-uses" and for the "common good." One of the multiple use...
by chumley
Apr 02 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Forest roads on the Mogollon Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Forest roads on the Mogollon Rim

Thanks for this post. It's good to bring attention to this as it's a big problem. The Coconino NF website currently has some photos of damage caused by driving on roads that are not yet suitable for travel. Look it up and check out the photos. It's good education. Obviously, travel on closed roads i...
by chumley
Apr 01 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Dogs
Topic: Dog wounded on the Lost Gold Mine Trail
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Dog wounded on the Lost Gold Mine Trail

Breed is a definite factor in ability to handle the desert heat and/or lack of water. A Rhodesian Ridgeback is short-hair hound native to Africa and can go without water for a couple of days. My yellow lab has a long, thick coat and therefore heats up much more quickly. I've found that conditioning ...
by chumley
Apr 01 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Camelback Rescues
Replies: 17
Views: 1437

Camelback Rescues

Just read in this morning's paper that the City of Phoenix is offering a special one-day deal for unprepared hikers: --- (AF) April 1, 2008- The City of Phoenix Police helicopter will be providing free rescues on Camelback Mountain today only as a community outreach and show of goodwill. This will b...
by chumley
Apr 01 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak
Replies: 41
Views: 4482

Re: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak

here's the hot topic, back on the front burner again. My argument still stands... I couldn't agree more. I read recently of an elected official in Massachusetts who was offended that the historical painting in the government office showed men in colonial times presiding over the townspeople ... and...
by chumley
Mar 31 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Grand Falls
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Grand Falls

nonot wrote:Too bad you can't shoot rednecks who shoot at everything that happens to be within the vicinity of their pick-em-up truck, kind of like self-defense by proxy.
Technically, you can. You should take time to assure that you're the better shot though. ;-)
by chumley
Mar 22 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Beeline Hwy or Hwy 87
Replies: 64
Views: 6373

Re: Beeline Hwy or Hwy 87

I'll resurrect this thread to talk about the landslide which has closed the Beeline this weekend. Anybody know where this has happened? I heard that a portion of the roadway collapsed and the ground is unstable due to underground springs. I know it's been a wet winter ... but underground springs tha...
by chumley
Mar 17 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Ash Creek #307
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Ash Creek #307

I haven't paid attention to how storms have hit Mt. Graham this winter, but areas above 7000 feet along the Mogollon Rim are still hanging in there with numerous reporting sites in the 2-3 feet range. That's only fun if you're snowshoeing. Even if Mt. Graham didn't get some of the big dumps that hit...
by chumley
Mar 14 2008 9:49 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Help a homeless hiker
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Help a homeless hiker

I would love to have a place to live for $600 too ... but I don't. That's why I choose to share my place. Still looking ...

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