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by friendofThundergod
Dec 09 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Favorite Peaks
Replies: 37
Views: 1107

Re: Favorite Peaks

@trekkin_gecko
A night on weavers is on my short list for this winter...
by friendofThundergod
Dec 09 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Favorite Peaks
Replies: 37
Views: 1107

Re: Favorite Peaks

For me it's any peak in the valley in the 2k range with great views of surrounding suburbs and retail plazas, however, nothing gets my heart racing more than topping out on a majestic 4ker...
by friendofThundergod
Dec 01 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Tuscon hiker lost for 4 days on Mt. Lemmon
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Tuscon hiker lost for 4 days on Mt. Lemmon

I am with ALMAL and Cactuscat, I was trying to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but some things just don't seem to add up heret..One or two things are going on here, some fabrications in the story, or he simply was not the avid outdoorsman he said he was...Lets get real, nobody is killing a be...
by friendofThundergod
Dec 01 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Missing Hikers
Topic: Tuscon hiker lost for 4 days on Mt. Lemmon
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Tuscon hiker lost for 4 days on Mt. Lemmon

That was a pretty interesting read, seems he generally did the right things...I do wonder about just how experienced he was in the outdoors though, as I can't imagine myself or any other outdoorsy people I know taking the time to build a spear to fend of black bears, we are not talking Montana Grizz...
by friendofThundergod
Nov 30 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Camelback Christmas Tree
Replies: 41
Views: 2195

Re: Camelback Christmas Tree

@chumley Very good point to make! Probably some better ways to make the holidays better in the Phoenix area, or to spread holiday cheer for that matter...These self-righteous yuppies think they are championing some great cause, by starting a petition to leave piles of trash on top of a mountain in ...
by friendofThundergod
Nov 06 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Lower LaBarge Canyon water
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Lower LaBarge Canyon water

@sscalzo I think you could be cautiously optimistic about finding enough water to camp out there next weekend, did a little loop on Saturday and observed moderate pools and some very light flow in spots, the Supes do differ greatly valley to valley, however, most spots in a creek bed with some bedr...
by friendofThundergod
Oct 31 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Is there water at Reavis Ranch currently (end of october)?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Is there water at Reavis Ranch currently (end of october)?

@raygundan There is always water at south end of Reavis Ranch where Creek crosses the trail near fireline, it is perennial..100%
by friendofThundergod
Oct 06 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - Never Stops Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Route Scout - Never Stops Issue

@joebartels I got you, uninstalled last night, was going to reinstall tonight for trip anyways, good timing..
by friendofThundergod
Oct 04 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Maricopa Night Warrior
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

@chumley Since its being discussed, I think its only fair that we post the current CO HP leader board :lol: azpeavy 15 100% chumley 13 86.7% mazatzal 11 73.3% John9L 10 66.7% JuanJaimeiii 10 66.7% friendofThundergod 10 66.7% joebartels 9 60% Tough_Boots 9 60% The_Eagle 9 60% Tortoise_Hiker 8 53.3% ...
by friendofThundergod
Oct 04 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6088
Views: 200051

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

@chumley

I only fear that its becoming the norm, rather than abnormal... :cry:
by friendofThundergod
Sep 13 2016 11:57 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: leg gaiters
Replies: 25
Views: 1848

Re: leg gaiters

@lili
Whatever decision you go with, just make sure you buy "gaiters" and not "crocs," similar animal, but totally different type of footwear/hiking accessory ;)

http://hikearizona.com/dex2/igallery/im ... hp?id=5216
by friendofThundergod
Aug 19 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stupid snake question
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: Stupid snake question

I thought this thread was going to be about your difficulties training a stupid pet snake... :?
by friendofThundergod
Aug 19 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Flagstaff Shortcut (Rts 89 & 180)?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Flagstaff Shortcut (Rts 89 & 180)?

@AZHiker456 thanks...It's good that you got out there though and got a more up to date report anyways , I prob won't encourage those with cars to do it anymore lol I hope you at least found the road scenic though :)
by friendofThundergod
Aug 18 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Flagstaff Shortcut (Rts 89 & 180)?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Flagstaff Shortcut (Rts 89 & 180)?

@AZHiker456 June 2014, hey things change, but promise we got it through, GF met me at canyon, but I already had Xterra, first time we did the peaks, but came in from wrong side, so had to cut across...got out and guided a few times and drove through a couple tough parts, but maybe those tough parts...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 18 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Humphreys Acclimation
Replies: 29
Views: 1609

Re: Humphreys Acclimation Camp next Friday PM ?

@DallinW I concur, I think there is probably some sort of middle ground between what Kyle posted, Scott, Joe and Jim...If you followed the guidelines in Joe's attached PDF for example...the Hump becomes a 2-3 day hike :lol: If you go above 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), only increase your altitude by ...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 17 2016 11:40 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon
Replies: 104
Views: 8343

Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

We might have to take this topic to the "good book" thread gentlemen...this one is about development in the Canyon ;) and do bring this weekend John, I plan on being very lazy, sleep, hike, nap, book, nap, nap, eat, nap, nap some more, dinner..lol
by friendofThundergod
Aug 17 2016 9:56 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon
Replies: 104
Views: 8343

Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

@DallinW
Someone also suggested "the Emerald Mile" written by the same guy who wrote the above Nat Geo Article..
by friendofThundergod
Aug 16 2016 11:08 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon
Replies: 104
Views: 8343

Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

@Kwai Chang
Ya it was a little disheartening, probably a couple decades away from the main areas of the Canyon looking more like Niagara Falls in terms of development..but the accounts from their thru-hike were great...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 15 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon
Replies: 104
Views: 8343

Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

A very good read from Nat Geo, touches on the topic of development in the canyon and some great pics... The canyon provokes two major reactions: the urge to protect it, and the temptation to make a pile of money from it . http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/09/grand-canyon-development-hi...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 12 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Flagstaff Shortcut (Rts 89 & 180)?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Flagstaff Shortcut (Rts 89 & 180)?

@AZHiker456
@chumley
I agree with Chums, was also going to suggest 418, but was not sure how much you had your heart set on the other road. I can confirm that a Ford Focus can make the entire length of road and very scenic :)

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