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by Glitter
Jun 17 2003 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Arizona - Best place on earth
Replies: 19
Views: 1635

Arizona certainly is the greatest place on Earth. Almost finished with my third year and I wouldn't even consider moving back to the smog and the traffic of SoCal. Luckily, my job has allowed me to travel and experience alot of what the state has to offer, but hiking is definitely the best way to ex...
by Glitter
Jun 05 2003 7:19 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Areas of National Forests that are closing
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Thanks for the information. I'm hiking in the Mount Baldy area in a week and I was hoping it wouldn't close. So far so good. :rollH:
by Glitter
Jun 04 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ ID Vote
Replies: 62
Views: 5879

Just bought mine yesterday. See you out on the trail! :D
by Glitter
May 28 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: How do you get use to the heat????
Replies: 51
Views: 4128

During the hottest part of the summer I just hit the gym during the week and then head out of town on the weekend, maybe to Sedona or Fossil Springs. Flagstaff is great almost year round.
by Glitter
May 19 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cell phone question
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Antennas are all set at a particular azimuth and downtilt. That's why a lot of times when you are standing right below a cell tower you won't get any signal, because you are not in it's "line of sight". If you are getting a signal it is probably from another tower, most of these antennas have a rang...
by Glitter
May 19 2003 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: cell phone question
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Finally something I actually know about. I used to build cell sites for all the major carriers and I can't tell you that any one is better than the other. All cell companies "roam" by piggybacking other cell sites, that's why it's so expensive, they are paying the other company to use that site. I c...
by Glitter
May 06 2003 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiker has to amputate his own arm
Replies: 20
Views: 1996

Did you hear that he didn't even need to be rescued, when he ran into those day hikers he was only a mile from his truck! This guys a machine! I will definitely be letting someone know where I'm going from now on for anything solo.
by Glitter
May 04 2003 10:53 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Tucson vs. Phoenix
Replies: 59
Views: 5925

Haven't had the oppurtunity to do anything in Tucson yet, closest was Picacho Peak. But Phoenix is great, there are so many different hikes to do.
by Glitter
Apr 28 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Humphreys Summit Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 940

I'm glad someone brought this up because I would like to do this trip sometime in the summer. I was just up in the Flagstaff area and their is a ton of snow up there, in fact it looked like the trees just got dusted.
by Glitter
Apr 27 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Wildflowers
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Try the Ford Canyon/ Mesquite loop. About halfway through the hike, there is wildflower everywhere. May have to wait for next season now though, it's probably going to be too hot after this week.
by Glitter
Apr 18 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Flora
Topic: Wildflowers
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

I hiked in the White Tanks last weekend and the hills were covered with flowers.
by Glitter
Apr 18 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Piestewa Peak
Replies: 36
Views: 3871

Changing the name of the peak does'nt bother me, but the Governor using this to make herself look good does. Hopefully she will put just as much time and effort into memorializing the rest of the great Arizonans who died in battle.
by Glitter
Apr 16 2003 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hike times
Replies: 46
Views: 3932

I basically look at my watch when I get out of the car and look at it when I get back in. So all breaks, photos and snacks are timed as well. If we are out backpacking, I only count the time we are on trail, after we make camp I stop. It helps out for the next time a come to a certain place I know e...
by Glitter
Apr 14 2003 10:21 am
Forum: North Rim
Topic: Ribbon Falls
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Yeah, I just hear about Roaring Springs from someone the other day. Sounds like a great hike with some great scenery. Thanks for the idea.
by Glitter
Apr 10 2003 11:49 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Piestewa Peak
Replies: 36
Views: 3871

I don't think it is appropriate to rename a mountain after ONE person, when their have been so many that have died. It's sounds like a nice gesture at first, but she should be honored in some other way.
by Glitter
Apr 09 2003 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tucson Resturant Suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 1938

There's a great cuban restaurant on 6th. almost directly across the street from the football stadium. It is called El Cubanito. Enjoy. :sweat:
by Glitter
Apr 09 2003 7:23 am
Forum: North Rim
Topic: Ribbon Falls
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Is there anything slightly shorter than that out there, that may be a little bit too long?
by Glitter
Apr 08 2003 9:29 am
Forum: North Rim
Topic: Ribbon Falls
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Ribbon Falls

Does anyone know the distance from the North Rim campground area to Ribbon Falls? I'm going on a North Rim camping trip with some of my family and would like to get in some day hikes. Any suggestions?
by Glitter
Mar 28 2003 11:58 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Out of shape hikers unite!
Replies: 33
Views: 2592

Luckily I only live a couple of blocks from South Mountain or I would'nt be able to do half the hiking I do. But, I always plan a full day on Saturday or Sunday for a trail I have'nt done yet and take my sweet time. It's fun to push your limits sometimes, but I will save the pushing for a trail I've...
by Glitter
Mar 28 2003 10:38 am
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: LED Flashlights & Headlights
Replies: 21
Views: 2600

I bought a Petzl Tikka for my first Grand Canyon trip back in November and have'nt changed the batteries yet. It's pefrect for night hiking or setting up a tent in the middle of the night.

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