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by rcorfman
Dec 01 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Best Air Quality In The Phoenix Area
Replies: 19
Views: 1187

Re: Best Air Quality In The Phoenix Area

Thought about Black Canyon City, but it is just as bad as Phoenix right now. What spot within a 60 minute drive of Phoenix has the cleanest air so that I can plan a hike for the weekend? I hiked Deem Hills in the north valley today after reading this. What I can tell you is that from Deem Hills, th...
by rcorfman
Nov 27 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trail Tree Trimming
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Trail Tree Trimming

For the past few years, a Palo Verde tree near the top of the Ridgeline Trail in Deem Hills Phoenix Park has been decorated with Christmas tree ornaments. Sometime between when I passed the tree yesterday and today, it was decorated. I'm sure that there are trees along other trails that also get dec...
by rcorfman
Nov 27 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: 3 Days in the Superstitions
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: 3 Days in the Superstitions

This was posted yesterday (11/26) on the Grand Enchantment Trail Facebook Group: Rogers Spring - trough dry, pipe cut. Not too much further up trail 212 there's a drainage with a scoopable puddle just below the trail (33.426453, -111.172350) Rogers Canyon - dry Closer Spring - dry, both at crossing ...
by rcorfman
Nov 26 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: RS - Reported track data differences
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: RS - Reported track data differences

When you save or post from Route Scout to HAZ it auto syncs elevation to 1/3 arc National Elevation Data which is typically more accurate. Mileage shouldn't change much if any from RS to HAZ. If I felt up to it, I would argue that that probably isn't the case as far as AEG goes. It will be more acc...
by rcorfman
Nov 21 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Staying on the trail
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Staying on the trail

A properly prepared hiker will have no problem following the trail. Yea, sure. For me, there were portions of the trail that were very difficult to follow, even with GPS tracks. For example, when I hiked passage 3 in early Oct. 2015, the trail was completely overgrown with grass, cairns were not vi...
by rcorfman
Nov 17 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190206

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

chumley wrote:The streak is over. It rained in Flagstaff today!
In rained in Deer Valley too.
by rcorfman
Nov 09 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: 3 day backpack from Miles Ranch - loop preferred
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: 3 day backpack from Miles Ranch - loop preferred

friendofThundergod wrote:I would fill up at Rogers Trough on your first day
I assume you mean at nearby Roger's Spring?
Homework Hikes, Grand Enchantment Trail Facebook page, Nov. 3 wrote:Rogers Spring- Bone Dry, but if you follow the pipe up the canyon there's a small pool you can collect from.
by rcorfman
Nov 04 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months

@azbackpackr
Not sure what the purpose of your comment is. The two women I mentioned have been on their adventure for about two years now.
by rcorfman
Nov 03 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months

They're not travelling nearly as fast, but here are two women attempting the same trek. https://www.instagram....
by rcorfman
Nov 03 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: 750 Miles a Month for 20 Months

Hope his trekking poles don't break :lol:
by rcorfman
Oct 29 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Best hiking shoes for flat feet
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Best hiking shoes for flat feet

I don't have flat feet, but I do have a rather low arch. To me, flat feet (fallen arches) are something to be concerned about, low arches are not. I do exercises most every day to help keep my feet strong and walk around in bare feet to help that. Wearing shoes constantly is like keeping your feet i...
by rcorfman
Oct 27 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Rattlesnake - Tortoise - double-decker desert duo
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Rattlesnake - Tortoise - double-decker desert duo

@gummo
Maybe, but I do know it's fairly common that rattlers share the same dens with others such as tortoises and Gila Monsters. I also heard that the photographer went to photograph the tortoise and didn't know the rattlesnake was there until it climbed on.
by rcorfman
Oct 25 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons
Replies: 37
Views: 2079

Re: Proposed NPS entrance fee increase during peak seasons

@hikeaz
I don't follow the picture with the two bar graphs. In the first, for Demographics, the bars add up to 138%. In the second, for Income, the bars add up to 164%. Are the graphs out of whack or am I missing something?
by rcorfman
Oct 17 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Black Suspension Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Black Suspension Bridge

@flagscott
It's stubborn mules.
by rcorfman
Oct 12 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6025
Views: 190206

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@azbackpackr
So I guess you don't want us to start needling you about Needles.
by rcorfman
Oct 04 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: Flat long hikes
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Flat long hikes

There're lots of flat miles around the Apache Wash trailhead, but you know that. The Maricopa Trail has a lot of flat trail out from east of Lake Pleasant to the White Tanks. I just noticed that there isn't any of it on HAZ. I don't know what's up with that. There's also a lot of flat Maricopa Trail...
by rcorfman
Oct 04 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: layering strategy for legs
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: layering strategy for legs

Here's my kit for my lower half except my feet. It's what I used thru-hiking the Colorado Trail this year and it's what I would bring for your proposed hike. Cheap pair of 7" Hind running shorts with front pockets & liner (5.6oz). Pair of Patagonia Capilene Thermal weight leggings (5oz) (thermal wei...
by rcorfman
Oct 04 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to improve one's sense of direction?
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: How to improve one's sense of direction?

I think there's a lot of good advice here. Pay attention to the big picture. What time of day is it and where is the sun? At night, where is the moon and stars? I assume you know what direction you are starting out in? Look at your surroundings so you get an idea where things are then. Pay attention...
by rcorfman
Oct 04 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Which Cabin Loop trail?
Replies: 29
Views: 883

Re: Which Cabin Loop trail?

Is going north going to be up and south down? I like to have an easier way home In general, on the Cabin Loop, going north is down an going south is up. Both N & S tend to be easier since you are walking along a ridge. Going east or west is the harder part since you are crossing several drainages (...
by rcorfman
Sep 30 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Which Cabin Loop trail?
Replies: 29
Views: 883

Re: Which Cabin Loop trail?

Besides the ones listed by big_load, Barbershop Spring, Coyote Spring, and Dane Spring are very reliable. Water shouldn't be an issue on the Cabin Loop.

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