Search found 4069 matches

by big_load
Dec 13 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 949

Re: Bobcat sighting

rcorfman wrote:Hmm, I haven't been able to spot the bobcat.
Just like real life. :lol:
by big_load
Dec 10 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Astronomy/Sky
Topic: Watch for the Geminids
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Watch for the Geminids

chumley wrote:you just need to figure out how to stay warm away from light pollution.
I'm not worried about staying warm, but the clouds won't cooperate in NJ. I was just happy to see the sliver of moon for a while tonight.
by big_load
Dec 07 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

AndrewAZ wrote:And the camping options all seemed to be covered in grass filled with cockleburs (or some other spiny little thing).
Was it teasels?


https://www.nazinvasiveplants.org/teasel/

[ Fuller's teasel ]
by big_load
Dec 07 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Wood Burning Stove
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Wood Burning Stove

I can certainly try it at the start of the hike, and switch to alcohol if need be. Alcohol stoves are also prohibited in the fire bans. They want something that has a fuel shut-off valve. ETA: I sympathize, though. I use an alcohol stove whenever conditions permit. The Caldera Cone is my favorite.
by big_load
Dec 06 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

chumley wrote:I really can't figure out why anybody is really even a little bit excited about this.

Artist's rendering of new trail:
It looks like a 50% improvement.
by big_load
Dec 05 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Arizona National Scenic Trail
Topic: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: New Singletrack To Be Built Across Babbitt Ranch

BobP wrote:That section was one on my least favorite.
I wouldn't be surprised if that were unanimous. Even my non-HAZ hiking buddies talk about it.
by big_load
Dec 01 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To hide, or not to hide?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: To hide, or not to hide?

I hide mine so well that not even I can see them.
by big_load
Nov 30 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In Support of Sandals...
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: In Support of Sandals...

Pivo wrote:Litmus test for what you are suggesting, would be the USMC issuing sandals to Marines (USMC are badass, however they're too smart for that), to my knowledge, they don't
At least their current desert boots are much more comfortable than some of their previous footwear.
by big_load
Nov 29 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 652
Views: 31424

Re: Hiking vehicles

by big_load
Nov 28 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless weather chit chat
Replies: 6007
Views: 184881

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

I've only been back in NJ for two days and I already miss the sun.
by big_load
Nov 27 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails
Replies: 70
Views: 2717

Re: 2017 Sawmill Fire closes AZT and some Santa Rita Trails

I give him credit for immediately coming clean. However, characterizing the outcome as "a complete accident" is a stretch. He detonated an incendiary device in a field of dry grass. It would have been an accident if it didn't catch fire.
by big_load
Nov 22 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Hiking Events
Topic: 8th Annual New Year's Day Peak Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 2746

Re: 8th Annual New Year's Day Peak Bag

Have fun!
by big_load
Nov 21 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 949

Re: Bobcat sighting

Even though they're not uncommon, bobcats back home are about the hardest critters to see except porcupines.
by big_load
Nov 20 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Flora & Fauna - Weather & Fire
Topic: Bobcat sighting
Replies: 25
Views: 949

Bobcat sighting

I couldn't get pics while I was driving, but I got a great look at a bobcat driving back out from Haunted Canyon on FR287. It was up near the mine tailings, bouncing along on the shoulder just ahead of me going uphill. I've seen a few bobcats in the wild before, but never out in the open like that.
by big_load
Nov 09 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32381

Re: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

@Jim_H

Yeah, I probably had about 250 miles of unreported hikes this year, not counting fitness or routine hikes. Maybe 40,000 feet of AEG (again, not counting conditioning hikes, which would double it).
by big_load
Nov 08 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.
Replies: 719
Views: 32381

Re: The 2019!! Cyclical totals discussion thread.

Whenever this thread pops up, I regret not logging more of my hikes.
by big_load
Nov 04 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: What do you do for a living??
Replies: 126
Views: 6576

Re: What do you do for a living??

RedRoxx44 wrote:If all goes well I will be retired by Nov 1, 2019
Good luck! I keep postponing it, but ought to stop working while I'm still (mostly) capable of doing whatever I please.
by big_load
Oct 25 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: City high points
Replies: 22
Views: 890

Re: City high points

@chumley
Some of those are in areas of such limited relief that the location of their high points varies with the phase of the moon.
by big_load
Oct 24 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Page Spring aka Miner's Spring is gone forever
Replies: 7
Views: 377

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

It's weird that this should come today. Yesterday I signed up for a trip that would have used this source, and the leader became aware of this last night.

Go to advanced search

cron