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LMT and lion attack

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Offline steelfrog

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LMT and lion attack
« on: February 13, 2012, 10:56:59 AM »
Howdy--going to BB this weekend with 5, 7, 10 and 12 y.o. girls.  Planning on doing Casa Grande, among other things.  Does anyone have insight as to what the plan is in terms of re-opening LMT?  We'll be there through Monday.

Also thinking of doing Pt. 6395 and Goat Mountain.  Anyone have any insight or experience on these?  I've studies them pretty well, but any advice is appreciated.

If we can't do CG, any other suggestions?  We did the Rim in December so not doing that again so soon.

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Offline Flash

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Re: LMT and lion attack
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 11:27:26 AM »
Crazy Idea #1 - Bushwack up Juniper Canyon, see if you can find remnants of the old trail to Panther Pass as seen on the 1903 topo, then hike up to CG. I see hints of the this old route in Google Earth.

Crazy Idea #2 - Find and record GPS coordinates for Lower Juniper Spring, locate the Unknown spring up above it, then for extra credit follow the old trail that wraps around the base of the Rim up to Boot Canyon, again as seen on the 1903 topo. I do not see any hints of the old trail in Google Earth.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: LMT and lion attack
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 01:58:29 PM »
#1--very intriguing idear--because, I "discovered" an obvious user trail on the east slopes of CG; when I was at "my" place on those granite slabs; I followed it a little bit, but had other plans for the day; it looked like it came out of Juniper Canyon.  Maybe I stumbled across the upper part of it.

#2--I don't use GPS, but I could record coordinates on a map, and get bearings to landmarks with my compass?

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Offline sleepy

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Re: LMT and lion attack
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 02:27:52 PM »
don't forget your machete
It's never too late to be what you might have been-Geroge Elliot

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: LMT and lion attack
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 02:40:22 PM »
Perish the thought!  If that guy can drive off the Beast with a pocket knife, theink what a machete could do!

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Offline Quatro

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Re: LMT and lion attack
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 07:08:20 PM »
don't forget your machete

Steelfrog - First, post a trip report.  Second, hire an attorney.  You got some 'splaining to do.  :icon_lol:

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Washington (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by an intruder armed with a machete while Breyer was vacationing on the Caribbean island of Nevis, court officials said Monday.
 
Breyer, his wife and two other guests were in the justice's vacation home at the time, but officials said no one was hurt in the incident.
 
The male assailant took $1,000 in cash and fled the scene, according to court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. The robbery was reported to local authorities shortly after it happened last Thursday night, and local media said no arrests had been made as of Monday.
 
It was unclear whether the intruder knew Breyer's professional identity.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro - HST

 


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