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  1. Right now crampons. I would say trail runners over boots but I'm not a big boot guy for hiking. Regular sneakers prob not a great idea if planning on going below the rim
  2. Haven't posted in a while but things finally starting to turn for the better. Still dealing with a ton of lower body stiffness and lack of range of motion. Been stretching daily it's getting good enough to start ramping up into my gym program again. Knocked off a few short sections of the AZT. Trying to gear back up to knocking out a few flattish sections in the low desert this winter. Planning on doing a 120 mile backpack from the mogollon rim to Flagstaff late spring over a week. Over the next few months I'll be helping a friend of mine build out a hiker hostel type setup on a piece of land his friend purchased near the azt in kearny. We'll be building a series of lean to's picnic tables campfire rings etc. That's the one huge positive about this injury is getting more connected in the tail community and finding ways to give back to the hiker community
  3. > @lookylookitzadam said: > Heading into Scottsdale/Phoenix area for Thanksgiving and will be playing out at WeKoPa one of the days, however I need some help with two other rounds with some caveats. > > 1. One of the rounds will be with my brother-in-law who doesn't golf much (once at year at most) but wants to play somewhere...I am thinking maybe a fun muni or executive course near Gainey Ranch. > 2. Is it worth playing Gainey Ranch? I have access to clubcorp courses and am thinking this may be my second course if it is worth it. > > Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. > > Thanks! Mountain Shadows great little 18.5 hole executive course
  4. > @fore_life said: > If I never played it, then I wouldn’t have seen Matt hit driver putter wedge on a 600+ par 5. Easy 5 Haha Such an awful golf hole. Course is so bad it's kinda fun with some of the wonky shots you need to hit.
  5. Great series Ken Burns did a fantastic job overall. Feel like leaving Chris Ledoux out was a big let down for me. Almost felt like needed one more episode to discuss the modern revival of classic influence modern outlaw type guys like Stapleton whiskey Meyers Tyler Childers whitey Morgan etc.
  6. South Rim GC a couple weekends ago. Dispersed camped right outside park boundaries. ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGQB3OXVUAAv_ZR.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGQB4EpUwAAiaiD.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGQB2dzU8AEor2h.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGQBmxiUcAAvfz0.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGQBlMAU8AATtN3.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGQBlxPU0AAIRXB.jpg "") Oh and some of my hiking friends ran into this guy on a seldom used trail kinda near Prescott AZ. Big healthy black bear ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFrwqUeUEAAXHSJ.jpg "")
  7. > @fore_life said: > We miss you Matt!! Thanks buddy. Once I can start swinging again maybe we can hit up mountain shadows or the other short course by you. Right now if I swing a driver I might blow out every single ligament in my foot. But easing back with irons wedges might be a lot easier on me
  8. Man just realized Wednesday marked the 1 year anniversary of me actually making a golf swing. Good news is my latest round of PT is making more progress. Hopefully I'll be able to support a golf swing on my lead ankle soon and actually get back to playing some golf.
  9. > @fore_life said: > Las sendas got hammered by the rainfall and they had several fairways with rivers flowing through them, so I got refunded and looked elsewhere. Az golf resort had lakes forming on #7 when I drove by and took a look. > > Western skies is a pretty boring course made worse by cpo and getting paired up with a grumpy old **** and the other playing partner introduced himself by saying “I haven’t played golf in 3 years, but I’ve been to the range!”. > > The storm hit in the afternoon and on 17 the wind kicked up crazy hard, hit a pw from 109 yards out dead into the wind and it went like 100. So, like a hundred yard wind lol Still not as bad as driver driver wedge on the closing hole at superstition that day we got caught in a downburst.
  10. Moab, arches and canyonlands is an entirely separate trip for me. That area needs at least a week just on its own with all the 4 wheeling and hiking available.
  11. Spent a long weekend in Utah, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a quick drive through of Bryce Canyon NP and a more thorough exploration of Capitol Reef NP. Grand Staircase is pretty frigging epic I can't wait to get back up there and explore more around hole in the rock road etc. I was able to knock out 3 hikes totaling 13 miles pretty much flat walking over easy terrain although walking in super soft dry beach like sand is hard work. I'm back in PT we're working on lower back/core/chest to tighten everything up in hopes that it brings the ankle muscle functionality back, but things held up a bit better this weekend than they did in the Sierra's. Hopefully I can get back on the AZ Trail this winter and at least knock out some of the flatter low desert passages while i build back strength. Day 1 Toadstool Hodoos Southern UT and lowest plateau of the Grand Stair case Aprox 4500 feet above sea level. ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoj6APU8AEfYxp.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoj7sFUYAAbfwa.jpg "") Cottonwood Canyon RD to Grosvenor Arch/Cannonville about 50 miles or so on dirt through a level of the Staircase Elevation 6200 ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEokI5RUUAAJan9.jpg "") Stopped to hike a small canyon called Hackberry Canyon ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEYwvNgXYAIopiv.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEYxVULW4AEIAb-.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEYw4dgXoAAVJo2.jpg "") Grosvenor Arch-Lunch break ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEokJZEUcAAvazW.jpg "") Bryce Canyon NP the top step of the Grand Staircase. Elevation aprox 9000 First pic gives a sense of the staircase and how it is just layers of canyons and plateaus stacked on top of canyons and plateaus. Very cool to go through the different levels and see the changes in geology. ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFKexh5U0AMMZcc.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFKeyVGU8AAS-6G.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFKezaPU4AAIvrb.jpg "") Day 2 Cathedral Valley OHV loop This runs about 60% through Capitol Reef NP and 40% through BLM land First we stopped by Capitol Reef to check out some Petroglyphs ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoyr2xVAAAv4yN.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoyriTUEAAxa-J.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEokZbvUUAApgme.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEokabxUUAAVSwB.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEdf1aMUYAAvxdo.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEdXxAHUUAAl8L3.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEdge8pUEAA8eML.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEdXzHfVUAAFatm.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEokxVTUUAEBZtC.jpg "") Day 3 Lower Calf Creek Falls an amazing spectacle and our longest hike of the weekend. 7 miles round trip and worth every step. From there we drove down the grand staircase vit burr trail and back through southern Capitol Reef NP via Notom after stopping for a snack on the Strike Valley overlook The view from above into the canyons containing the falls ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEr2fKsU4AAqP3T.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoxG90UYAEquxO.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEojdkRU0AAtySF.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEojcgrUYAAhY7v.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEr2gmhUwAARBKG.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEr1MJTU4AAb7sj.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoxFvUUEAATcIk.jpg "") Lunch Spot from the Strike Valley Overlook overlooking the water pocket fold ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEi3H0wUcAAAOp5.jpg "") Dropping down a level of the staircase ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFKji8GVUAAXkXv.jpg "") Day 4 return to Phoenix via Glen Canyon NRA and Monument Valley Got a nice sunrise leaving Capitol Reef ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEopCMJUcAA4N5N.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoys3yU4AEV5a5.jpg "") Bears Ears NM ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEopCkEU4AAcvzV.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoysT_UEAA3Yby.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEopDfUVUAAaUHR.jpg "") Did not upload too many of Monument valley mostly cause there are a million pictures of the place already and a million people there doing it for the gram at forest gump point. I mean in what mind is laying in the middle of a highway a great idea? ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEnI6o3U4AAUOTm.jpg "") Plan on going back solo or with some hiking/4wd buddies to explore more of the backcountry in Grand Staircase BLM has a great network of backcountry camp sites and back country 4wd roads to check out. Wife gets car sick so had to keep it kinda tame this trip.
  12. > @MtlJeff said: > > @One_Putt_Blunder said: > > > @simonnd said: > > > > @One_Putt_Blunder said: > > > > New wheels and tires went on today. Totally changed the look. Got some more stuff coming next week. 8 days old. I joined a Tacoma forum. Bad idea, even harder on the wallet than Golfwrx > > > > > > Looks great! Is your truck lifted/leveled? I'm thinking of adding a lift kit on my Tacoma and then get new [xd wheels](https://4wheelonline.com/XD-Series-TruckWheels.1180 "xd wheels") and Wrangler Duratracs. > > > > > > > > > > Thanks. Not lifted just 265/70/17 not doing anything to this truck suspension wise. It's getting sold in 2 years for a 2021 Tacoma or 4 runner not sure which yet but that rig will be my full build. King or ADS mid travel suspension bumpers full skids 33 or 34s to let me 4 wheel harder and faster > > > > Is that the next update year for the Tacoma? > > We've talked about it before but i'm interested in one of those too. Probably around that time frame. Except for me it's due to our increasing snowfalls and floods mostly. I don't really offroad. > > The shocks on the ZR2 would make nice work of our potholes though. That's also on the list Both 2020 Tacoma's and 4 runners are getting a major tech upgrade to etune 3.0 which is android/ apple auto and a major step up over what I have. Tacoma also getting a driver's side power seat and some cosmetic tweaks to the grill and headlights. Trd OR/Pro will have a new offroad camera system giving the driver access to multiple views. The 4 runner is also getting upgraded to TSS which is Toyota's safety system. Neither vehicle seeing changes to driveline or body style. 4 runner due for a new generation very very soon probably won't see 4th gen Tacoma for another 6-7 years
  13. Cleo's Bath, Pinecrest lake. Brutal day that hurt way more than it should for a 7 mile hike with a little class 2 scramble. Got a later start than I would prefer. Ended up being a little over 90 degrees and the heat took it's toll on us. Ankle swelled up bad and back was killing me, pretty clear that I should not be hiking until I can get all this sorted out. Was absolutely beautiful though. ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBFWCd5VAAASNrd.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBKH6fBU0AANMUM.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBKH-BfU0AAELWD.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBFVmm0U4AAGJSB.jpg "") ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBKIAfJUIAAc59V.jpg "")
  14. > @LJ2106 said: > Booked Saguaro for 8/7. Should I reconsider? Landing at 8:30am and teeing off at 10:30am is the plan. Playing TPC Stadium on 8/8. > @TheShaun said: > > > @az2au said: > > > > @LJ2106 said: > > > > Booked Saguaro for 8/7. Playing TPC Stadium on 8/8. Should I reconsider playing Saguaro? Any word on the conditions at TPC? Landing at 8:30am and teeing off at 10:30am is the plan for the Saguaro round on 8/7. > > > > > > Unless every single thing goes perfect or better than perfect there's a almost no chance of you landing at 8:30am and teeing off at We Ko Pa at 10:30am if you're renting a car. If you're taking an uber, no problem. Otherwise, my best guess is the following (and this is going perfectly). Land at 8:30am, at gate no later than 8:45am. 30-40 min wait for your bags., 10-15 min wait to get the bus to the rental car center, 10-15 min to get to the center, even if you're Preferred or whatever equivalent, another 5-7 to get your car and get out. So, now it is, no earlier than 9:25am. Assuming zero traffic and you drive like me, 35 min to pull up to the bag drop at We Ko Pa. So now, we're at 10:10am. Collect your crap, get inside and pay, another 5-10. I'd call absolute best case scenario of you being on the first tee by 10:25am with no time to warm up. If any single one of those things takes longer than you'll be late. > > > > > > > Agree with this. But the nice thing about this time of year is you don't really have to worry about tee times later in the morning on a weekday. If you feel more comfortable with a time, just book one at 11:30 or noon and show up early. I'm certain you can get out before your tee time and if not, spend a bit more time on the range. > > Thanks for the advice on getting through PHX. Relieved TPC is good shape. Decided to cancel to the round at Saguaro on 8/7 due to the recent maintenance. We're still deciding on where to play that day. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Re book saguaro. One of the reasons they close and many others don't is they let the course heal while closed. Course should be in pretty pure shape nearly a month after maintenance began. Even if it's not 100% it's still a better play then pretty much everything else
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