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by DixieFlyer
Dec 02 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

If I do a repeat hike I usually don't create a trip log -- I don't want to clog up the triplogs with my own hikes.
by DixieFlyer
Nov 28 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

chumley wrote:Whether or not there are fences, gates, or signs prohibiting public entry from the forest trail, you'll find out when you get there.
I believe that AZ law treats it differently wrt whether or not there is a No Trespassing sign posted
by DixieFlyer
Nov 28 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

@chumley yeah, I couldn't tell for sure from my map whether it was on private land or not...but I suspected that it was, especially since Butte Peak doesn't seem to be one that people brag about hiking...that is too bad -- it would have been nice to hike the city of Scottsdale high point, but it's ...
by DixieFlyer
Nov 27 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

@mazatzal I've highlighted the trail in the attachment...the trail running south from Trail 245 looks like Trail 287 going to China Wall and then to Bronco Butte...but this is the only map that I have seen that shows the trail continuing to Butte Peak, and then past Butte Peak...but perhaps it is a...
by DixieFlyer
Nov 27 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

Looks to me like Butte Peak is in the "ritzy development" = Desert Mountain. Thanks...do you have a link to a map or anything? My National Geographic Map of the Tonto National Forest shows a trail (which I believe is Trail #287) going from Bronco Butte to Butte Peak, and then continuing SE to just ...
by DixieFlyer
Nov 27 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

mazatzal wrote:You can get there from Bronco Butte (longer) or from Old Mine Road in Tonto Hills (shorter)
Thanks -- I'm thinking that going from Old Mine Road may take you on some private trails in a ritzy development, so I think that I will try and get there from Bronco Butte
by DixieFlyer
Nov 27 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

Has anyone ever hiked up to Butte Peak, the City of Scottsdale high point? In looking at a topo map, it looks doable to get to Butte Peak from Bronco Butte. I guess that I will have to go check it out.
by DixieFlyer
Nov 23 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Soldier Heights....
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Soldier Heights....

@hikeaz
I think that peakbagger is wrong when they call Peak 5906 "The Fin"...peakbagger also calls Peak 5667 "The Fin" -- they are correct on that one
by DixieFlyer
Nov 21 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Bobcat sighting

here is a pic of one
by DixieFlyer
Nov 21 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Recommended hikes to train for Phantom Ranch hike?
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Recommended hikes to train for Phantom Ranch hike?

Gogogo wrote:would you recommend hikes in Arizona to help us train for a future trip to Phantom Ranch
Mount Ord is a good Grand Canyon training hike...you go up about 7.5 miles with an elevation gain of around 4,000'...the hike is on an old forest road with generally good footing
by DixieFlyer
Nov 21 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?

@Gogogo Out of curiosity, what kind of hiking experience do the 8 year old and the 10 year old have? From Phantom Ranch to the South Rim on the Bright Angel Trail is roughly 9 miles with an AEG of around 4,500'. Most of the elevation gain is in the last 4.5 miles from Indian Garden to the Rim. Have...
by DixieFlyer
Nov 21 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Advice on hiking to phantom in Feb or Aug?

@Gogogo I would it would depend on some extent what sort of hiking condition that you and your children are in. Earlier this year in late Feb, I did a day hike down South Kaibab to the river and came back up Bright Angel. It was around 20 degrees at the start and was in the low 60's down by the riv...
by DixieFlyer
Nov 21 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Bobcat sighting

@big_load
It is not at all unusual for me to see one in my backyard; I stepped out my back door a couple of nights ago and one was next to my barbecue grill.
by DixieFlyer
Oct 30 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 6621

Re: What do you do for a living??

@chumley
chumley wrote:who does the same thing today they did when this post first appeared five years ago!?
not me -- I was working 5 years ago, but I have taken early retirement since then...I have much more time for recreational pursuits these days!
by DixieFlyer
Oct 26 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: 525 / 525c conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: 525 / 525c conditions

I talked to the Ranger District today, and they had a section of FR525 completely closed recently -- the repairs that they made are more of a bandaid to get the road open. The person that I talked to said that they plan to do some more permanent repairs at some point, and he said they usually do the...
by DixieFlyer
Oct 26 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

I am still trying to figure out what a kokopelli is :)
by DixieFlyer
Oct 25 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

If you want to cheat, here is a list of highpoints: http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/az/ma ... tyhps.html
by DixieFlyer
Oct 25 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

For Mesa, I would think that the high point would be Peak 3312, the high point on the Pass Mountain Ridgeline. That's assuming that Pass Mountain is in the Mesa city limits.
by DixieFlyer
Oct 25 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: City high points

I think that East End is in the Scottsdale City Limits, and since East End is the highest point in the McDowells, I'd guess that East End is the highest point in Scottsdale.
by DixieFlyer
Oct 25 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: 525 / 525c conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 510

FR525 to the Loy Canyon TH

FR 525 has always seemed a bit rough, but as recently as last month a passenger car could drive to the Loy Canyon Trailhead, but no mas! I went out there today and the road had washed out in a couple of places, presumably from some torrential rainstorms. One place in particular would be unpassable f...

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