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by big_load
Jul 05 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"

@azbackpackr I thought about you yesterday when Mrs. big_load read about the Mayor of Eagar saying that the Fourth of July Parade would be on regardless of what the Governor said. I didn't see how that played out. My fingers are crossed as my Dad's facility in Iowa just had its first case (a staff ...
by big_load
Jul 03 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6393
Views: 228540

Re: Mindless chit chat

I didn't take my raincoat when riding my road bike from Doney Park to Winona and back today, so that is why it rained and hailed on me. If I had taken my new raincoat, it would not have rained at all. I hope it was at least a good temperature for riding wet. Summer came to NJ last week, so the heat...
by big_load
Jul 01 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1887

Re: For the Grand Canyon geology geeks

Canyonram wrote:Be informed before sipping As and U from Page/Miner’s Spring
I haven't read your links yet, but there are enough radiation warnings in the workings on the mesa above to make me think twice.
by big_load
Jun 25 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"

@desertadapted I do enjoy a good road trip, although with somewhat less excitement. I like the other suggestions so far. I haven't been back to the the Gila post-fire, but I liked it a lot. I was planning a Tahoe Rim Trail hike a couple years ago, but had to cancel because of work conflicts. I can'...
by big_load
Jun 25 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"

@chumley
When I was at Georgia Tech, I drove between Atlanta and Iowa City four times. I've done NJ to Iowa City at least six times. I thought those days are over, but I'm aiming to go from NJ to Yellowstone in two days in August.
by big_load
Jun 24 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"

hikeaz wrote:Just 1100 miles... An afternoon drive for Chums...
I'll do that in a day. A long day, but still a day.
by big_load
Jun 24 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Just wanted to say farewell...
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Just wanted to say farewell...

The Whites are a great destination and the winters are only moderately horrible. Happy Trails!
by big_load
Jun 24 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: COVID Ruined our Plans - Need helping finding an out-of-state "Cabin Loop"

I don't know how tightly you want to limit elevation gain. There are some nice loops possible in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in eastern OR. The lattitude brings the Alpine biome down to where the oxygen is.
by big_load
Jun 22 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Cabin Loop Trail
Replies: 30
Views: 1817

Re: Cabin Loop Trail

But @kingsnake just commented on his triplog that FR300 is in the best shape he's ever seen it from a trip last Thursday. [ photoset ] I was wondering if it had been graded between my trip and his! :-k But if you did this yesterday, then there's clearly just a differing of opinions! I've been up th...
by big_load
Jun 21 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6391

Re: Bush Fire

Yikes!
by big_load
Jun 18 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6391

Re: Bush Fire

pixelfrog wrote:
Jun 18 2020 3:34 pm
It's moving across Tonto Creek. :(
There's a lot of archeology in the burn area. :cry:
by big_load
Jun 18 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever

I queried the Cultural Resource Ranger as to how much of the grotto was a natural formation and how much had been accomplished by humans---going back to the first Canyon inhabitants to Pete Berry's gang to hikers on this forum. That's an interesting question. I did visit the site on the trip I ment...
by big_load
Jun 18 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6393
Views: 228540

Re: Mindless chit chat

Humidity came to NJ last night, a most unwelcome visitor.
by big_load
Jun 17 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 163
Views: 6850

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

We've been getting updates from Mrs. big_load's Tucson buddy. Unfortunately, she has a direct view from her back yard.
by big_load
Jun 17 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6391

Re: Bush Fire

chumley wrote:But I would guess it only takes a windy day to hop the highway and from there anything goes, including hellsgate, pleasant valley, and the ancha.
Probably so.
by big_load
Jun 15 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bush Fire
Replies: 144
Views: 6391

Re: Bush Fire

outdoor_lover wrote: Don't want to lose Big Daddy's either, lol
I only ate there once, but it sure was good. Or maybe I was just really hungry.
by big_load
Jun 15 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Tobacco Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Tobacco Chat

outdoor_lover wrote: I'm now over 60 days smoke free
Congratulations, I'm rooting for you!
by big_load
Jun 14 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:
Replies: 201
Views: 17160

Re: HAZ Window Decal: Whose looks best? (-:

SuperstitionGuy wrote:
Jun 14 2020 9:49 am
@CannondaleKid
Hoarding HAZ decals are we...... Good job however and congratulations...
So am I. I'm saving one for my Arizona vehicle. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
by big_load
Jun 13 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 163
Views: 6850

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

It's getting serious now, the FS and the PCSD just alerted all residents up in the foothills from Oracle to Alvernon and north of Ina to get ready to evacuate. Wow, one of Mrs. big_load's colleagues lives in that area. She hasn't mentioned it yet, but probably will soon. At least Mrs. big_load's bu...
by big_load
Jun 11 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Bighorn Fire
Replies: 163
Views: 6850

Re: Two Fires In NW Tucson

SpiderLegs wrote:
Jun 11 2020 5:54 am
It's getting serious now, the FS and the PCSD just alerted all residents up in the foothills from Oracle to Alvernon and north of Ina to get ready to evacuate.
Wow, one of Mrs. big_load's colleagues lives in that area. She hasn't mentioned it yet, but probably will soon.

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