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by friendofThundergod
Aug 19 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stupid snake question
Replies: 15
Views: 834

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: 1599

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: 8072

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: 8072

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: 8072

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: 8072

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 :)
by friendofThundergod
Aug 07 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Bike
Topic: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Re: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?

@chumley Perhaps...That was after a couple of instant coffees at the campfire this morning and all I know is that I clicked on HAZ and there is Mr. Hike Arizona himself suggesting we ban people in wilderness areas! I nearly fell into the fire :lol: under further read..I think Joe may have simply be...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 07 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Bike
Topic: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Re: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?

@joebartels I would say if you read the wilderness act in full, barring people would 100% contradict the original intention of wilderness areas (areas preserved for the use and enjoyment of Americans section 2) Therefore, I am not really sure how eliminating people from them would mean they are "wo...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 04 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Bike
Topic: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Re: Should bikes be allowed in wilderness lands?

@nathanbrisk can't think of any good reason why not Never had a bad experience with a mountain bike, but the CT was choked full with mountain bikers in the non-wilderness areas and it certainly makes for some less than ideal hiking...Nearly every thru-hiker I met was grateful to reach the confines ...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 04 2016 8:02 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 182
Views: 9719

Re: Happy Birthday

@trekkin_gecko
It was me, I only had two likes when I checked it at 4:49 this morning :cry: and one of them was Chumley :roll:
by friendofThundergod
Aug 04 2016 7:46 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 182
Views: 9719

Re: Happy Birthday

@tibber It's an attempt to cut down on all the HAZ cliques :lol:
by friendofThundergod
Aug 03 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions

@DallinW
@juliachaos

Not a bad suggestion though, most of the locals walk the road anyways, round trip without road was under 8, even with road walk, still probably only looking at about a 12-14 mile day I would guess...

http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=41277
by friendofThundergod
Aug 03 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions

@DallinW
That crossed my mind, but I know what she drives and I don't think they are making it into that TH man...Certainly possible, but prob. a tough little drive....

EDIT: Looked up drive to TH road is rated as easy 4WD High clearance recommended...
by friendofThundergod
Aug 03 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions

@rwstorm
Oh shoot! I forgot about St. Elmo....good call, we thought about ourselves, but just had so much else to do..
by friendofThundergod
Aug 03 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions

@juliachaos Also around B.V. and Leadville area you have access to Collegiate Peaks west and some cool historical areas to stop by like Winfield, as well as tons of "lower elevation" day hikes in area...

http://hikearizona.com/dex2/igallery/im ... hp?id=5213
by friendofThundergod
Aug 03 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Rainy Colorado hike suggestions

@juliachaos
We did this one and it meets most of your criteria, in fact, we chose it because we thought the wheather would not be favorable for a 14er that day...just outside of Salida and on way to B.V. as the locals say ;)

http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=20267
by friendofThundergod
Jul 28 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Backpacking Up North
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Backpacking Up North

@sajor75
From a quick search of the last time you posted this question I found the following...
There are a lot insects in May
its is a little toasty in June
and
July is the third most popular month for the Highline. It's also the hottest with temps on average in the mid 80's

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