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RE: cochise stronghold

We've been to Ft Apache several times, not a lot left except the graveyard. The inscriptions on the markers are very interesting. 'John Smith Pvt, age 21 years, killed by Apaches' and so on. And yes, as expected, it is darned hot. Not much of a walk tho. Chiricahua NM has a very nice campground and is close by. Small RV's only IIRC. We haven't made it to the stronghold. I think that you are confusing Ft. Apache with Ft. Bowie and, even then, it is quite a distance (about 60 miles to the pass and 2 hours) from Cochise Stronghold. LS
LenSatic 08/31/15 06:32pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: cochise stronghold

We live a little south of the Stronghold. We are having monsoon storms at the moment and that won't help the roads up there. For the West, Middlemarch Rd. (a maintained road) is really wash-boarded anytime. (I'm not sure how the East side is.) That said, out temps have been in the mid-80s and we are about 500' lower than the Stronghold. It drops to the mid 60s at night. For us it's been very pleasant. LS
LenSatic 08/31/15 06:27pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trip report: boondocking (good) & meteor show (not great)

I learned long ago that 99% of the time when the press uses superlatives for upcoming astronomical events they are a bust. I didn't even bother to go out to check the Perseids. The one time that they were right was the '91 total eclipse down in southern Baja: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XhpToLX6KQ LS
LenSatic 08/27/15 05:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Lensatic- I know, I know. The DW and I wave. I don't think that I ever mentioned it on this site, but two crew members of the Shuttle Challenger were known to my family. Greg Jarvis was a neighbor that I, personally, never formally met but my wife knew his wife. Ron McNair worked with my father-in-law at the Hughes Research Center in Malibu. Had they had the chance, they would have waved back. ;) Pat
LenSatic 08/22/15 10:44pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Just a reminder, we are seeing reflected Sunlight off of a rather small container. Don't forget that there are living, breathing, human beings inside that container. ;) LS
LenSatic 08/22/15 10:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

The DW and I went out and saw the ISS fly over a few minutes ago. Really bright and I used my Bushnell 10-30x50 binoculars with the tripod mount/ flimsy tripod. Didn't open the tripod up and rested it atop the side of my truck. Got really clear and stabile viewing. Easy to follow. Zoomed in Thought I could see the panels, but my DW says no way. May go out in a few minutes and look for the HTV5 trying to catch the ISS. Easily entertained when retired. Exciting! Update: Got a glimpse of the HTV5 Japanese satellite for about 30 seconds low on the horizon. Nothing until Sunday now Missed it because of low clouds in the west If you don't know if you saw panels with a 30x50 Binocs am I wasting my time with 15-70 Binocs? Anybody?:h You should be fine if you can keep them steady. I can see them with my 7x50s and my son can see them naked eyed. LS
LenSatic 08/22/15 12:17pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Ran out a few minutes ago and watched the ISS fly over. Best view we've had ever! Long 3 minutes at 55 degrees. Need to get a telescope. Dave, it moves too fast for a telescope. Binoculars are your best bet. 7x50 or 10x50. Much larger than that and you will have too much wiggle without a good mount. LS
LenSatic 08/19/15 10:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: You had close call, scary moment, or accident, towing?

Our only "scary" moment was the day we pick up our Casita in Texas. If you are interested, read about it here: http://casitalog.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-casita-travel-trailer.html Smooth sailing since then. :D LS
LenSatic 08/19/15 05:33pm Towing
RE: Toyota Tacoma towing Travel Trailer/Casita

We towed our 17' Casita with a Pathfinder for a couple of years. It was rated at 5000 pounds. It did fail us east of Indio, CA, after a rather long, steep, hill. But that was the only time. BTW, the Casita axel weight limit is 3500 lbs. but the OEM tire limit is lower. We upgraded to 15" load D tires and that made our limit the axel limit. Casitas are easy to overload if you carry cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens. ;) LS
LenSatic 08/05/15 10:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: my near disaster

Casitas come with a plug tie-down (shown on the right below). It holds the protective flap tight against the plug insuring that it is tightly locked in place. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/plug%20tie_zpskeqsmmpu.jpg LS
LenSatic 07/29/15 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

LenSatic: Absolutely gorgeous photos!!!! Thanks. Thank our son. It was his first visit to the GC, ever, and he only had 2 and a half days because he had to get back to Denver for his National Guard Drill weekend. He'll be back. ;) LS
LenSatic 07/22/15 09:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

WOW!! Great, great photos. Judging by the angle of the sun, I am guessing that the shots of Steamboat Mtn. were taken from somewhere near North Timp Point? Next point north, Locust. Our son took the pix. BTW, he got his only F ever in school in photography. ;) Or, as I oFten remind him, FotograFy. :D LS
LenSatic 07/21/15 09:50pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

Don't worry, Len -- it is a huge area -- lots of room, lots of great boondocking spots -- most of them have views like this one, taken at 5 am from the door of my trailer: http://bp3.blogger.com/_TCAlCgExYHQ/SEi56h6TldI/AAAAAAAAAXc/GEFrcYJUnOg/s640/Sunrise+on+Rainbow+Rim.JPG height=400 width=600 Just got back: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/IMG_6169-Pano_zpsbfe0klph.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/IMG_6229-HDR_zps81ystvbh.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Max-EPR/IMG_6165-Pano_zpsd9ohip1y.jpg These were taken about 10 to 15 steps from the door. ;) There is a very tiny glimpse of the river center right in the 2nd pic. LS
LenSatic 07/20/15 10:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

Don't worry, Len -- it is a huge area -- lots of room, We've been a couple of times before but, no matter how big it is, someone will pull in next to us. :M LS
LenSatic 07/04/15 05:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

Which reminds me -- the North Rim is fantastic for cool weather boondocking in the summer. Google the Rainbow Rim in the Kaibab National Forest. A wonderful place -- great mountain biking, great views of thunderstorms over the canyon in the afternoons. Shhh! We're headed there in the morning and don't want neighbors. ;) LS
LenSatic 07/04/15 04:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Yellowstone mosquitoes specifics?

Truth in Posting: I did not read all of the above posts. That said (if it hasn't been said before), apply high heat to a mosquito bite to eliminate the itching. The heat has to be so hot that you can only endure it a short time. But keep applying it, off and on, for at least a minute. A hot cup of coffee or tea works. We use the reusable hot/cold packs that can be nuked or boiled. It's a one time cure. As far as I know it only works for skeeters, though. LS
LenSatic 06/25/15 11:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Maybe I need to ask Michio Kaku or Neil deGrasse Tyson. Short answer...NO! LS
LenSatic 06/22/15 12:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

So cool! We just went out and caught a beautiful view of the ISS passing over. Tried my binoculars. Got it in view a few times and gave up. Too jerky and moving too fast. Guess it was traveling about 300 miles a minute or 5 miles a second. Cross the USA in 8 minutes compared to 10 months 150 years ago. Well, when I said "stabilized binos", I was talking about something like these: http://www.opticsplanet.com/canon-10x30is.html ;) But, you gave it a shot. Like I said, just sit back and enjoy the show. And don't forget the Iridium Flash sats. They only last a minute or so, but hone your ability to spot short term anomalies in the sky. LS
LenSatic 06/21/15 10:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

True story -- the first time that my son (at that time about 25 years old) ever saw the ISS, we were in the backyard in light-polluted Southern Calif. (He has always had amazing eyesight.) He looked up and said, "Wow, it looks like the letter "H!" I can't see the solar panels even with my binoculars, no matter how I hold them. My son did a similar thing. I told him about being able to see them with binos and he said that he could see them without. His eyesight is something like 20/15 or 20/12. (Which comes in handy in his Army Artillery Forward Observer job. ;)) LS
LenSatic 06/21/15 11:49am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Naked-eye astronomy is more than just meteors.

Will try again Tuesday if clear. Thanks Lensatic Ah, the dastardly June Gloom. We don't have that here. ;) Pat
LenSatic 06/20/15 11:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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