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by The_Dude
Mar 23 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry

I am fairly new to the kayaking world having only gone on about a half dozen trips, and just recently got my own boat over the winter. I just have not found anything close to the amount of info that Hike AZ provides from a kayak site. A few friends and I were thinking about doing the stretch of the ...
by The_Dude
Mar 16 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for my 100th HAZ hiking partner
Replies: 148
Views: 10095

Re: Looking for my 100th HAZ hiking partner

@chumley
I like the sound of a summer get together, I should probably try and be more social and actually meet a few of you folks one of these days...it would be nice to pick up a few more hiking partners.
by The_Dude
Feb 10 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fire Restrictions regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Fire Restrictions regulations

Fires are not allowed within the Saguaro NP in the Rincons, except for at the Manning Camp campground.
by The_Dude
Feb 10 2016 10:50 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Packing heavy guide book?
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Packing heavy guide book?

Smartphones only take as much of your life as you let them. I have had one of some sort for five years now, and I have still never used the Facebook app...plus if you have never had one before, you might as well get an older form that will still work great and come in at significantly cheaper. Route...
by The_Dude
Feb 05 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository
Replies: 467
Views: 30726

Re: Hiking cartoons -maybe we'll use this thread as a repository

@chumley
Make it rain baby, get it back in dividends! :roll:
by The_Dude
Feb 05 2016 11:47 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water Intake?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: Water Intake?

If you are from Kentucky and have never hiked here, I would strongly suggest getting in some day hikes to see how your body responds before you decide to do an 800 mile through hike. While spring can be mild for temps across a good part of the state, you have to factor in the aridity as well. It is ...
by The_Dude
Feb 05 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Overnight Sat/Sun SB weekend, from PHX?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Overnight Sat/Sun SB weekend, from PHX?

Western Superstitions are always a good choice this time of year, temps should be really nice. I did the Boulder Canyon loop from First Water last weekend with some friends, plenty of water to filter out there. A worthy suggestion for decent effort, but certainly nothing crazy. Many campsites availa...
by The_Dude
Jan 28 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Revisiting The Past!
Replies: 16
Views: 898

Re: Revisiting The Past!

My dad had to do his year in 'Nam well before I was born, so he always said he got in all the hiking and camping he wanted to in his life over there. Can't really complain about that, I think we had one family camping trip after we moved to AZ when I was 4. I always enjoyed hiking our little local m...
by The_Dude
Jan 20 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Hiking 101
Topic: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits
Replies: 18
Views: 1578

Re: Hike Preperation: Knowing your limits

I would go with Chumley on this. Only you can know your limits, and the only way to get a good idea is by testing them. I have experienced all the scenarios he described (some within the last week...) to help give a good idea of my usual comfort zone both for dayhikes and backpack trips. Never forge...
by The_Dude
Jan 17 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad?

I like a combo of both, I use a z-lite foam pad with a small (head to pelvis size) Prolite. I get better insulation than either by itself, weight is 24 oz for both combined. I really like the foam pad for lounging at camp but a little extra cushion for sleeping. The small pad rolls up really small, ...
by The_Dude
Jan 13 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196124

Re: El Niño's revenge.

@Jim_H
Ah, you are just not looking hard enough. Come out to the west valley and agriculture (be it food, ornamental, or otherwise) is still going strong, year round. How did you manage to make it through winters in areas much colder than here in the last few years?
by The_Dude
Jan 07 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 4562

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

@AZDigger Funny, I had that happen to me up in Washington a few summers ago. I went on a really long dayhike with my friend that lives there, asked him if I needed to bring my filter from AZ and he said nope, got it covered. Got 8 miles into the backcountry to find out his batteries were dead...No ...
by The_Dude
Jan 07 2016 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32892

Re: The 2016!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

@rcorfman
I did a version of the Phoenix Seven Summit Challenge (home version) last January 2, it put me at the top of the mileage and elevation list for a few days at least. ;)
by The_Dude
Jan 07 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Effective Ti Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: Effective Ti Pot

@joe bartels It is for the smaller 3.5 oz canister that will nest inside. Can't say enough about the system, it is handy, quick and convenient. I picked mine up on clearance for 60 bucks from Sports Authority years ago, someone had stolen the stabilizer and pot feet out of the package (don't really...
by The_Dude
Jan 07 2016 9:01 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 4562

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

@DallinW The pump does take longer to filter, but I can get a gallon of water filtered in 5 minutes so not an eternity. I like not having to worry about dirty/ clean bottles and cross contamination. The carbon filter takes out most of the funky taste from less-than-pure sources. Plus, with the pump...
by The_Dude
Jan 07 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Effective Ti Pot
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: Effective Ti Pot

I have a Jetboil Flash that has worked well for many years now. Very nice and compact, everything nests together, and it works as fast as any stove I have ever seen. Checks in at about a pound with the fuel canister, I don't mind a little extra weight for the efficiency...Can boil a full liter in ab...
by The_Dude
Jan 07 2016 8:48 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Favorite Water Treatment?
Replies: 65
Views: 4562

Re: Favorite Water Treatment?

I have been using a Katadyn Hiker Pro for years now, nice solid pump filter but it checks in at almost a pound. I have found it to be a great system, filter is good for hundreds of gallons. I do have a Sawyer mini as a backup/ lightweight alternative, works well but I really like my pump filter for ...
by The_Dude
Dec 30 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Outdoor clothing for this winter/spring
Replies: 19
Views: 1874

Re: Outdoor clothing for this winter/spring

I grabbed 3 of the short sleeve 32 degree for $6 on sale at Costco a few months ago, and just got one of the long sleeve too. Lightweight, quick dry, and ultra soft. Super comfy to even hike in as a single layer.
by The_Dude
Dec 30 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6043
Views: 196124

Re: El Niño's revenge.

@Jim_H I made it to the western side of the Peaks yesterday, snow abounds. Once you hit 8000' empty ground is hard to come by. We had a good consistent 5-6" on the ground, we were a little north of the Nordic Center on the 180. Dry powder too, kids and I couldn't make a snowman to save our lives.
by The_Dude
Dec 22 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32892

Re: The 2015! self propelled totals thread.

Very happy with my year! With my three peaks yesterday, that puts me over 150 K for AEG and almost 550 miles. Hopefully I can get one more hike in next week after Xmas. I am up to 79 unique peaks for the year, and more unique hikes period than I have ever done before. New highs in basically all cate...

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