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by big_load
Jan 29 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found

OK, I'll keep that in mind.
by big_load
Jan 29 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Goldfield Mountains Hikes not found

Mining activity has ticked up in recent years. Has that affected Goldfields hiking at all? The main reason I haven't done much there is that there are too many more interesting things nearby. That could change if I lived close enough to overdo those other options, but for now I'm content to leave th...
by big_load
Jan 28 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ

@RedRoxx44
I got tired just reading that. It sounds like a fun trip without having to worry much about water.
by big_load
Jan 25 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: looking for a challenging multi-day backpack trip in S. AZ

Powers Garden might be a good fit. You can add days with side trips, like the Shootout Cabin and Mine, or to the Holdout Spring.
by big_load
Jan 21 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix

hikeaz wrote:In my experience of having left a tent setup with gear - Have never had an issue in 30 years of backpacking.
Me neither. I use an Ursack for food protection. I've seen several bears up there and nearly always see bear sign, so some form of food protection is definitely in order.
by big_load
Jan 20 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Section Hike Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Section Hike Recommendations

@RockPirate
What time of year? For me where is heavily constrained by when.
by big_load
Jan 15 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Beginner 2 Night Trip Nearer to Phoenix

One simple approach is to do two nights at Reavis Ranch, with a side trip to Circlestone on the middle day.
For a more traditional two-nighter, some version of the Charlebois Loop is good.
by big_load
Jan 09 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop

BRichard wrote: Is their reliable water at Oak Flat?
Not that I know of. That was too close to my start/end point to research carefully, but I recall Oak Flat as a rocky confluence of dry creek beds with some decent campsites and a big corral.
by big_load
Jan 08 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop

Metalrunner wrote:You might consider starting your trip from Miles Ranch TH
That would make it like this trip, which was fun. The first and last days were tough.

[ triplog ]
by big_load
Jan 07 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Good places for beginner snowshoeing around Flagstaff

chumley wrote:
Jan 07 2019 12:17 pm
Arizona Nordic Village. They rent snowshoes and groom trails specifically for snowshoeing.
I agree. However, if I were going there I'd much rather do some Nordic skiing. Snowshoeing is for when nothing else is possible. It's fun on packed trails in reasonable doses, though.
by big_load
Jan 06 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: AZT General
Topic: NOBO in the fall?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: NOBO in the fall?

sandyfortner wrote:As long as you're prepared for snow ...
That includes being comfortable with route finding when the trail is buried.
by big_load
Jan 06 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Thoughts on this eastern supes loop

There is a good campsite where the Fireline Trail intersects Campaign.
by big_load
Jan 04 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: First timer visiting AZ for a long week
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: First timer visiting AZ for a long week

nonot wrote:March to me is a bit early for Sedona hiking if its a cold winter, but to each their own.
Somebody from Ludington would probably scoff at a "cold" March day in Sedona. (I'm still shivering from my last ferry ride from Manitowoc).
by big_load
Jan 04 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199763

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Jim_H wrote:Are people "enjoying" the low desert's first real winter since 2016? I've had enough of the cold, but I know it's healthier than the two previous winters.
Yesterday I saw a nice picture of Bisbee covered with snow. It's not low desert, but I haven't been there yet when it snowed.
by big_load
Jan 02 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1828

Re: 2019 Hazolutions

@outdoor_lover I know you have your work cut out for you, but I hope you can find some respite for yourself. I saw your other post elsewhere. The caregiver also needs to take care of herself, and you'll find solace in doing an occasional hike. Don't be a stranger, though! And happy New Year! I agre...
by big_load
Jan 01 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199763

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

The statewide average was 63.3" as of yesterday, 0.65" short of the record set in 2011. It's been raining for 12 hours, with 1.5"-2" expected before it stops. The nearest weather station says we've had 0.75" so far, so the statewide average may have pushed into record territory. If the remainder of...
by big_load
Jan 01 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Government Shutdown

I heard a report on the radio of yahoos off-roading in Yosemite while there weren't enough resources to stop them.
by big_load
Dec 30 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Hazolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1828

Re: 2019 Hazolutions

I'm in on a fantastic GC permit this year: Tanner/Beamer to the confluence and back on the Escalante Route. My goal is to get through the exposure without disaster or freaking out. Hopefully scrambling up to all those ruins has built up my nerve.
by big_load
Dec 28 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199763

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

The statewide average was 63.3" as of yesterday, 0.65" short of the record set in 2011. It's been raining for 12 hours, with 1.5"-2" expected before it stops. The nearest weather station says we've had 0.75" so far, so the statewide average may have pushed into record territory. If the remainder of...
by big_load
Dec 28 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6087
Views: 199763

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Big rains today should put NJ over the top for wettest year on the books. The statewide average was 63.3" as of yesterday, 0.65" short of the record set in 2011. It's been raining for 12 hours, with 1.5"-2" expected before it stops.

ETA: I'm really glad this storm isn't snow.

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