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by big_load
Aug 17 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: Home owner yelling at hiker on Hawes Trail Loop Mesa AZ

trolling him could end badly for everyone Intentionally antagonizing anybody rarely seems like a good idea to me. Anyway, similar things happen elsewhere. Homeowners adjacent to Shenandoah National Park once posted "No Trespassing" signs on a number of system trails and a trailhead parking lot that...
by big_load
Aug 13 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176226

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

We've had big flash flooding in NJ since Friday, including a parade of floating parked cars yesterday that's making the news. Depending what happens the next couple days, we could hit up to 20" of rain in a five-week interval.
by big_load
Jul 25 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176226

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

big_load wrote:Today was the 3rd day of an unseasonable nor'easter in NJ, with two more days predicted.
After four days, they're stretching the predicted total to six. There was localized flooding today, so there could be some real impacts by Friday. I wish I could send some water to AZ.
by big_load
Jul 24 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176226

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Today was the 3rd day of an unseasonable nor'easter in NJ, with two more days predicted. Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect, but I haven't seen much high water yet.
by big_load
Jul 15 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Arizona Snow Bowl on 8/18/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Arizona Snow Bowl on 8/18/2018

DixieFlyer wrote:so we went to plan B and hiked up Humphreys from the Inner Basin instead
That's a better hike, anyway, if you have enough time.
by big_load
Jul 13 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Havasupai Flash Flood July 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Havasupai Flash Flood July 2018

SuperstitionGuy wrote:
Jul 13 2018 6:17 pm
Update on my Grandson. When he got home last night he had nothing as the flood took it all including his hammock. His mother said "wasn't the hammock tied to a tree?". He said "yes mom but the tree was GONE."
Yikes! I'm glad he's safe.
by big_load
Jul 10 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176226

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Phoenix weather got an extended segment on the NYC news tonight as they showed a Channel 12 meteorologist struggling with an umbrella in the wind.
by big_load
Jul 10 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: WB US60 to close in Tempe
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: WB US60 to close in Tempe

Yikes! That should gum up the surface roads a bit.
by big_load
Jul 01 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2018 Fire Season
Replies: 73
Views: 3139

Re: 2018 Fire Season

I was unexpectedly affected by a fire on the Isle of Skye last month. We had returned to within a couple miles of our hotel when we were forced to reverse course an encircle the entire island to reach it from the other side, which took several hours. A bunch of homes were evacuated, along with many ...
by big_load
Jun 29 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 5924
Views: 176226

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Summer finally reached NJ today. We're expecting a week of highs over 90F, the longest stretch in a couple years. It doesn't seem like much compared to AZ. I just hope the AC at the gym can keep up.
by big_load
Jun 23 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Arizona Jaguar Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Arizona Jaguar Dead

:x
by big_load
May 19 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Tinder Fire
Replies: 57
Views: 1953

Re: Tinder Fire

The map made me wonder what the erosion impact will be.
by big_load
May 16 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Changing Hands & AZW Brewing present Craig Childs - May 15th
Replies: 44
Views: 1136

Re: Changing Hands & AZW Brewing present Craig Childs - May 15th

But that definitely doesn't explain how it's more valuable to other people. Why would somebody pay more for your "memory". It gets pretty far out. I've sat through quite a few discussions that started: "This was so-and-so's copy of [other person]'s book". For people who care about relationships and...
by big_load
May 16 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: Changing Hands & AZW Brewing present Craig Childs - May 15th
Replies: 44
Views: 1136

Re: Changing Hands & AZW Brewing present Craig Childs - May 15th

It depends on the kind of book. Some of it is just a reminder of having met an interesting person. It's interesting how much signed books mean in other areas of interest. Mrs. big_load has quite a library of weaving books, and people care more about have a signed book from somebody that they know or...
by big_load
May 13 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Mexican Food Restaurant in Superior/Miami/Globe?
Replies: 266
Views: 13865

Re: Best Mexican Food Restaurant in Superior/Miami/Globe?

@azbackpackr
:sl: Is she the daughter I met when we rafted on the Salt River? I haven't tried Las Gorditas yet, so I'll try to get there the next time I pass through.
by big_load
May 10 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Food/Recipes
Topic: Best Mexican Food Restaurant in Superior/Miami/Globe?
Replies: 266
Views: 13865

Re: Best Mexican Food Restaurant in Superior/Miami/Globe?

La Santisima is my favorite in Flagstaff.
by big_load
May 03 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Tinder Fire
Replies: 57
Views: 1953

Re: Tinder Fire

amy1300 wrote: No good excuse for leaving the fire burning, or smoldering, imo.
I can't remember how many times I've come across campfires that were just left burning, some very close to water, including one that had begun burning into the duff and the roots of a tree.
by big_load
May 01 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Tinder Fire
Replies: 57
Views: 1953

Re: Tinder Fire

Dschur wrote:My cabin is in the fire burned area waiting to hear if it is damaged or not..
I hope it's OK.
Dschur wrote:was supposed to be the Kinder Fire since it started closer to Kinder Crossing.
I wondered about that.
by big_load
Apr 30 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Tinder Fire
Replies: 57
Views: 1953

Re: Tinder Fire

I figured it must have worsened significantly when I started getting alerts on my phone.
by big_load
Apr 23 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Good hikes near Dallas
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Good hikes near Dallas

SuperstitionGuy wrote:the only hiking I have done down there is between all the different terminals at the DFW airport.
The Houston airport has much better hiking than DFW, FWIW.

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