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by Canyonram
Nov 03 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Invasive Species
Replies: 42
Views: 1422

Re: Invasive Species

Chumley---When I first saw your post heading for "Invasive Species" I thought you were going to reference the recent PBS Program on 'Invasion of the Giant Pythons.' The program was on this past week and can be viewed on-line at PBS website: http://video.pbs.org/video/1411970145 One of the more inter...
by Canyonram
Oct 25 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Grand Canyon - Grandview to S. Kaibab
Replies: 25
Views: 688

Re: Grand Canyon - Grandview to S. Kaibab

Grandview to South Kaibab trailhead is app. 28 miles. The Tonto is fairly easy to hike but you will have a dry hike from the Tonto up to the S. Kaibab trailhead. This means you are carrying sufficient water to make it up app. 5 miles from the Tonto to the trailhead. 28 miles is one long Inner Canyon...
by Canyonram
Oct 15 2011 7:55 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: A water hardening system
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: A water hardening system

There's a price to pay regardless of having either soft or hard water. I disconnected the water softener in my home---I didn't want the excess sodium in the water I was using for drinking and cooking and to limit my sodium intake. The price is hard water that is damaging my plumbing and causing scal...
by Canyonram
Oct 03 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Lyme disease in AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 4972

Re: Lyme disease in AZ

By 'we' I meant the entire state of Arizona. We have ticks surviving on the Arizona strip and North Rim of Grand Canyon down into the extreme desert conditions. Cold is not the limiting ecological factor . . . there is even an Antartic tick that preys on seabirds (here's another link): http://www.un...
by Canyonram
Oct 02 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Lyme disease in AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 4972

Re: Lyme disease in AZ

Jim . . . If you really want to pursue the 'Physiology of the Tick' there are several books that deal with the subject. You'll probably have to go to a college library to find a copy since they are not on the current best-seller list. Bowman (Editor) Biology, Disease, and Control of Ticks Physiology...
by Canyonram
Oct 02 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Lyme disease in AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 4972

Re: Lyme disease in AZ

Tick-borne diseases are very rare in AZ, probably due as much to our low humidity and high temps as any cold temp extremes (ticks do well in the colder climates and can over winter in places with colder temps than we experience.) The three tick-borne diseases on the current public health radar inclu...
by Canyonram
Sep 21 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Book Give-Away
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Book Give-Away

Thanks for posting your generous offer. Perhaps if you post the titles you might get some takers.
by Canyonram
Sep 20 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: What do you call a baby squirrel?
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: What do you call a baby squirrel?

Cute roadkill.
by Canyonram
Sep 20 2011 8:25 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Dripping Springs - Hermits
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Dripping Springs - Hermits

Topo map showing location of the rock slide. Anyone who has taken this route to either Dripping Springs or Boucher is aware of some of the exposure along this part of the trail. http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/trail-closures.htm#CP_JUMP_572873 This Saturday is a freebie entrance day into GC so...
by Canyonram
Sep 18 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Dripping Springs - Hermits
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Dripping Springs - Hermits

Yup on the route to Dripping Springs. Didn't see anything in regards to the Cathedral Stairs on the Hermit. Here's the Sept 14 post on the Grand Canyon Backcountry update: "Recent heavy rains have caused trail damage on the Dripping Springs Trail. Hikers will need to determine the safest route throu...
by Canyonram
Sep 16 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Survival
Topic: HUG A TREE PROGRAM
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: HUG A TREE PROGRAM

The footprint technique is covered in Cody Lundin's '98.6 The Art of keeping your A*S*S* alive.' I've tried using a copy machine but the copy is not as clear as the 3-D image provided with the tin-foil technique. Trackers look for wear patterns, depth of imprint, etc that can be best observed with a...
by Canyonram
Sep 16 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Survival
Topic: HUG A TREE PROGRAM
Replies: 3
Views: 768

HUG A TREE PROGRAM

When hiking with children (and some adults) it is easy for them to make a wrong turn on the trail and become lost. The Hug-A-Tree program was started to help train children on how to behave if they are lost on a hike or campout. The portal page is here: http://www.theozarks.com/HugATree.htm For AZ, ...
by Canyonram
Sep 12 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Re: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon

A Sept. 6 update on the abuse case reported two prior drug convictions: http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/crime/report%3A-child-abuse-suspect-has-history-of-drug-convictions-9-6-2011 Jeffmacewen is correct in being cautious regarding a rush to judgement. There have been plenty of cases of child a...
by Canyonram
Sep 06 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon
Replies: 136
Views: 14358

Re: Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

Story of Elsie Begay and her work to correct the damage done to the Navajo people as a result of uranium mining:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state- ... 002e0.html
by Canyonram
Sep 04 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Re: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon

A lot of disturbing information surrounding this 'Grandfather.' Long criminal record, previous charges of sexual abuse vs his daughter with the Mother found guilty of coaching the daughter with false charges, etc. The information provided by the boys to NPS is pretty consistent and was convincing en...
by Canyonram
Sep 02 2011 10:40 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Re: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon

Official charges vs. the grandfather posted to the Web here:

http://media2.wishtv.com/_local/pdf/09- ... -ABUSE.pdf

More disturbing than the initial newspaper reports with the detailed abuse. Also, contains the 'actions' (or 'inactions') of the Park Rangers.
by Canyonram
Sep 02 2011 10:01 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Re: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon

Jeffmacewen---That looks to be the defense. I know that is how my football coach tried to 'toughen us up' if we wanted to make the team. I'm sure we'll hear more that he wanted the boys to lose weight, toughen up, and 'be responsible.' I looked at a few other news reports on this event and every one...
by Canyonram
Sep 01 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Possible child abuse hiking Grand Canyon

A situation of an arrest of a grandfather for child abuse along the Bright Angel Trail / Grand Canyon was reported in the Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/canyon-child-endangerment-charged/article_b0995774-6124-5e38-86f8-d0606bcb1c92.html The arrest has drawn nati...
by Canyonram
Sep 01 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon
Replies: 136
Views: 14358

Re: Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

The moratorium on opening up Uranium Mining has been extended to December . . . a few months over the initial expiration date.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43469098/ns ... -extended/
by Canyonram
Aug 31 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3131

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

The aspect of the child abuse case on the Bright Angel trail that lead me to post it on this current topic was the response of the Park Rangers after being alerted to what was going on. Part of this thread involved a debate on the role of the Park staff to either OK or probibit a hike. In the abuse ...

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