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by Steve20050
May 20th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Cougar kills 1 mt biker in WA, injures another
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Cougar kills 1 mt biker in WA, injures another

It will be interesting to see what they determined the cause of the cougar attack was. Is there any autopsy preformed? Obviously we know what killed the cougar, just would like to see if there was an underlying reason for the attack. These type attacks are so infrequent with humans. One can hope com...
by Steve20050
May 19th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country

LOL. Wow. I haven't seen trails like that since I was in South America, where the governments aren't worried about your doing stupid human activities. ;)
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Here's a panorama from the Sedona overlook on Wilson Mountain. The lighting was horrible by the time I got out there, but the view is worth the effort. You get a good look into the gapping hole of Oak Creek canyon as it empties into Sedona.
by Steve20050
May 18th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country

Thanks folks. It is a beautiful area. In '02 I really got lucky as I drove through the area as a huge rainstorm just drenched everything. The waterfalls were roaring and the sweet smell of all the wet foliage was amazing. This happened again on '09 but the '02 event was the best. dn I think the Amer...
by Steve20050
May 12th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country

<t>Thanks Bosterson. I am patiently waiting to get 120 film back. The photos posted here are from a cheap Cybershot I use for trail info. It does the job quickly with less quality if you will. Right side is fuzzy. I really should invest in some digital equipment that produces better results. The sce...
by Steve20050
May 11th, 2018, 5:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country

Next up was Bear Mountain a drive out west of West Sedona. As I approached, dark clouds loomed with showers and lightning going to ground on the rim above. Maybe it would scare some tourists away. :lol: I was going up an exposed face with scrub for cover because the warning sign hadn't mentioned ris...
by Steve20050
May 11th, 2018, 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Sedona day hikes of Red Rock country

After seeing bobcats trip report of the borderlands I thought I'd add something also in Arizona. I have spent a number of years living there at different times in my life. Thanks for the memories I enjoyed your post. Remember camping with parents at Saguaro before it was a park. I really like Chiric...
by Steve20050
April 17th, 2018, 3:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9993

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

I often stop to talk to people when I do run into someone. Just a matter of courtesy. One thing to note is that offering unsolicited "encouragement" to strangers is generally poor form. (I'm not trying to imply Steve is doing this; it's just on the topic of taking to people on the trails.) Further,...
by Steve20050
April 15th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9993

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

Ok this one got to me. I hike alone most of the time like others here. I don't feel I really embrace or try to disparage someone else from hiking. My wife doesn't because it isn't something she wants to do and she has physical limits. I just like solitude and as others, I head out very early to miss...
by Steve20050
January 23rd, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Exposure vs. Compensation
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Exposure vs. Compensation

I would add that most photography done as a professional is taking photos others want. Not what you want. That is what I ran up against years ago working as a photographer. I could shoot weddings all day. I worked for a hospital for a couple years. They were always photos that others were paying me ...
by Steve20050
October 29th, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Zinke proposes $70 entrance fee at some National Parks
Replies: 82
Views: 8518

Re: Zinke proposes $70 entrance fee at some National Parks

A cynical soul might think.... ...gee, if we can keep low and middle income America out of the National Parks without it looking intentional they won't really have any reason to fight so hard to protect them. And those natural resource extraction corporations have boatloads of cash.... But they wou...