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by pencak
Mar 18 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Current Water Conditions in Superstitions
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Current Water Conditions in Superstitions

I was there the last two weeks and I would anticipate that it would last for at least the next 3 or 4 weeks. Even at the 80 degree temps we've been getting.
by pencak
Mar 17 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Backpacking in Oregon suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Backpacking in Oregon suggestions

I'm starting to lean toward the Timberline Trail loop now that I saw the Mt. Hood summit climb http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150189/mount-hood.html Throw that in for a day and it rounds it out nicely. I could go totally leisure and stay a few days in places to make it a good 7 day trip. Un...
by pencak
Mar 17 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Backpacking in Oregon suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Backpacking in Oregon suggestions

I'll be in Oregon in July for a family reunion. I figure I could stay a week or so longer and do a 50mi backpack or something like that. I'm pretty sure I can get a ride to a trail head that's a reasonable distance from Eugene, OR. So far I'm looking at: Timberline Trail Loop - 41mi. 8,100 elev gain...
by pencak
Mar 17 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Tarptent
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Tarptent

I like the SilTarp II http://www.integraldesigns.com/product_detail.cfm?id=727 Here are some examples of mine set up: http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=120240 http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=120239 http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=120237 http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=121720 At 14o...
by pencak
Mar 17 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Lite Tent?
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: Lite Tent?

I like my SilTarp II http://www.integraldesigns.com/product_detail.cfm?id=727&CFID=1699064&CFTOKEN=16172597 It's advertised at 14oz and is 8' x 10'. I add more weight because I pre-tie the line on it to make it easier to set up. One of the main problems with these things is that they are so light th...
by pencak
Mar 17 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1564

Re: Mountain Haiku

I don't know if it's Haiku but I used to use this on Martial Arts forums as a signature. :D

As he sat there in the lotus position
contemplating the perfection
of his inscrutable martial priestcraft
the 2x4 made exquisite contact
with the rear base of his skull.
by pencak
Mar 16 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Typing
Replies: 25
Views: 1312

Re: Typing

What's weird is how your mind extends to an object that your body touches. I get this running a backhoe all day but especially a bobcat (because it uses your hands and your feet.) A backhoe is really a trip after running it over 8hrs straight because it articulates on so many joints. You can feel th...
by pencak
Mar 15 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Map & Navigation
Topic: Wall Maps
Replies: 15
Views: 1604

Re: Wall Maps

Kids love huge wall relief maps. Maybe I'm still a kid. :D
by pencak
Mar 15 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Cactus spine/needle removal
Replies: 45
Views: 7459

Re: Cactus spine/needle removal

I think the rule book says he should get an extra stroke for that.
by pencak
Mar 14 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hiking with "tunes"...
Replies: 51
Views: 4301

Re: Hiking with "tunes"...

Or Havasupai. I can totally see that being a good idea. On the other hand, sometimes those busy hikes are like a moveable feast of conversation. Meet people from all over the world, chat them up, etc. Case in point this last weekend. I was with a group of some other hikers and we had interesting an...
by pencak
Mar 14 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Cactus spine/needle removal
Replies: 45
Views: 7459

Re: Cactus spine/needle removal

The rest work their way out over the next couple of months 'til the next bushwacking adventure or wrong turn. I think I found cactus spines occasionally for two or three months after a wrong turn that forced me to bushwack to Devil's Chasm. This can be worrisome depending on where you get them. Be ...
by pencak
Mar 14 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Cactus spine/needle removal
Replies: 45
Views: 7459

Re: Cactus spine/needle removal

So it sounds like tweezers and duct tape are what you need. Thanks.
by pencak
Mar 11 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Cactus spine/needle removal
Replies: 45
Views: 7459

Cactus spine/needle removal

I saw briefly on another posting about using a small square piece of panty hose to remove needles and nair hair remover for the small ones.

How does this work and what's the best "spine/needle removal" tools to include in my Arizona first aid kit?
by pencak
Mar 11 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hiking with "tunes"...
Replies: 51
Views: 4301

Re: Hiking with "tunes"...

I never use my iPod when I hike. It's for the gym. I agree with that. There (in the gym) to do it right you've got to concentrate, utilize time efficiently and minimize distractions. There's also the motivation factor to push it to the limit. I guess if a hike were more of a hard core training thin...
by pencak
Mar 10 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hiking with "tunes"...
Replies: 51
Views: 4301

Hiking with "tunes"...

Maybe I'm weird or some kind of old pre-electronic dinosaur but I find it strange all the people I see when I'm hiking that have earbuds on listening to music. To me, walking on the trail and listening to the same sounds that were around 500+ years ago in the same area seems natural. You're walking ...
by pencak
Mar 10 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Trail Etiquette question
Replies: 112
Views: 10586

Re: Trail Etiquette question

If I can see the bike coming and it's not too big of a problem, I'll step aside. I know the rule is they are supposed yield but if they are trying to negotiate boulders or pumping on an uphill, loosing momentum for them is brutal. Every one of the bikers I've done that for has acknowledged gratefull...
by pencak
Mar 10 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Compression shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 1990

Re: Compression shirt

I guess I should clarify... Cotton is out because I go to the tropics also. It never dries out down there and seems to breed exotic mold even when sitting in a supposedly "dry" closet. As for sun protection, I'm very familiar with the "rash guards" used in surfing and other ocean sports, have used t...
by pencak
Mar 08 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: A question about the Birds and the Bears
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: A question about the Birds and the Bears

I think the little plastic snowman on the bird feeder is the real problem. ;)
by pencak
Mar 08 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Compression shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 1990

Compression shirt

I've been using an Under Armor long sleeve for a base layer that works good for a wide temperature range and wicks great. What I'm wondering was about the newer fabrics and other "hiking specific" type base layer shirts. Features like: Wicking Comfortable in a wide temperature range UV protection wh...
by pencak
Mar 08 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Hiking Underwear
Replies: 22
Views: 3862

Re:

Under Armour Compression shorts. Use for both football and hiking, and I've gone days without washin 'em (both hiking and during football :o :o ) I know you're probably part of a product testing team but the smell of that is so strong it passes through the internet... Anyway, I had the same problem...

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