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by big_load
Jun 21 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 200
Views: 12303

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

I hope Tony Ranch Spring won't be affected.
by big_load
Jun 20 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 200
Views: 12303

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

chumley wrote:Tony's Cabin
If anything does happen to it, I'm glad I took Mrs. big_load and Cousin G. there last year. Mrs. big_load found it very enjoyable, in contrast to my usual death march. She likes water sources and points of historical interest.
by big_load
Jun 20 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 200
Views: 12303

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

pixelfrog wrote:Fire is closing in on Reavis Falls.
Of all the times I visited, I still haven't gotten there. :(
by big_load
Jun 18 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 200
Views: 12303

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

We've been discussing that tree elsewhere. It obviously survived at least one significant fire before, but I wasn't optimistic about its chances.
by big_load
Jun 18 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 200
Views: 12303

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

LosDosSloFolks wrote:I was there only once to see the apple trees,
I could never get any sleep near the orchard because of the deer being so curious about my tent and the apples attracting so many deer.
by big_load
Jun 18 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness
Replies: 200
Views: 12303

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

It also depends on how the fire effects the water table, aquifer, the ability for wildlife to return and thrive, etc. The long term effects are likely somewhere on the scale between "fine" and "catastrophic" in a zone many not driven to speculation refer to as "too soon to tell". One thing nobody h...
by big_load
Jun 18 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6083
Views: 198799

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

The repeated establishment of west-east stationary fronts through PA and NJ has brought us almost uniformly cool, wet weather since the end of winter. One or two days a week, the pattern breaks and drier air blows in from the northwest before the stationary front sets up again. I wonder how this pat...
by big_load
Jun 05 2019 11:19 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Squaw Peak Spinster
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Squaw Peak Spinster

If I had a medical emergency that required a quick trip to the hospital, I would definitely prefer a luxury ride. But if I my timely arrival at the hospital gave me the care I needed (possibly saving my life?), I think I would overlook some discomfort I might have been subjected to along the way. I...
by big_load
Jun 05 2019 9:26 am
Forum: In the news...
Topic: Squaw Peak Spinster
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Squaw Peak Spinster

This was featured on local news last night. The taped report downplayed it by stating that the rescue personnel were trained to deal with the situation. The local anchor commented that while that may be true, the victim probably wasn't trained to deal with it.
by big_load
Jun 03 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Tucson backpacking
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Tucson backpacking

The Galiuros are reasonably convenient to Tucson.
by big_load
May 31 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Fossil Creek - Comprehensive River Management Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Fossil Creek - Comprehensive River Management Plan

nonot wrote:risk of people being stupid
I don't think it can be called a risk when the probability reaches 1.0.
by big_load
May 30 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: Lower Colorado River kayaking Jan 25 & 26
Replies: 12
Views: 3272

Re: Lower Colorado River kayaking Jan 25 & 26

azbackpackr wrote:It's where the trailer park used to be
Uh-oh, those are officially geriatric directions. Don't feel bad, I absorbed directions in my mom's hometown from my grandparents, who spoke mainly in terms of landmarks that were gone before I was born. I could give a good historical tour of that place.
by big_load
May 30 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6083
Views: 198799

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I'm stuck in Iowa after a series of weather-related flight cancellations in Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Denver. We got pretty close to one tornado Friday night in Iowa City and saw where a couple others passed through. @MtnBart01, we visited Kalona on Saturday for the first time in ages. I didn't see...
by big_load
May 27 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6083
Views: 198799

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I'm stuck in Iowa after a series of weather-related flight cancellations in Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Denver. We got pretty close to one tornado Friday night in Iowa City and saw where a couple others passed through. @MtnBart01 , we visited Kalona on Saturday for the first time in ages. I didn't see...
by big_load
May 22 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: SAMBA's PSA Du jour
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: SAMBA's PSA Du jour

SAMBA wrote:It's a 2-part PBS series originally filmed in 2014 of 9 adventurers attempting to replicate Powell's 1869 expedition through the Canyon in IDENTICAL wood row boats.
I hope two of them didn't bail out partway through and try to walk out on their own.
by big_load
May 19 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overheard at the Outlet Shoe Store
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Overheard at the Outlet Shoe Store

RowdyandMe wrote:
May 19 2019 5:04 pm
@Hansenaz
Must be doing k-9
Do they sell k-9 shoes?
by big_load
May 09 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

That seems like a huge investment and defacement for 25,000 more people a year.
by big_load
May 02 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Fatalities
Topic: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

This sort of thing should just never happen. Very sad.
by big_load
Apr 29 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Ashdown Forest - East Sussex
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Ashdown Forest - East Sussex

Oh no! I don't usually think of wildfires being a serious risk in the UK, but we were nearly evacuated from a hotel on the Isle of Skye in May 2018 after having spent several hours driving nearly the circumference of the island to net three miles. The fire was started by campers in the Cuillins burn...

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