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Old 08-12-2015, 01:31 PM   #42141
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:48 PM   #42142
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:53 PM   #42143
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I'm pretty sure we are going to spend this winter in AZ. We will miss our FL monkey friends, but driving from Seattle to Tampa is getting hard to do.

We will boondock on BLM land, but I'm not sure just where yet. I like the Tuscon area and have a friend whose DH is stationed on the AF base there. And I want to go across the border at Yuma to stock up on some OTC drugs at the Purple pharmacy.

It sounds like we will have many opportunities for Curiosities of all sizes.
I think we will be in Arizona in mid to late March. May stay 3-4 weeks. Would be fun to have a mini or midi with any Mutants who will be there then!
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:08 PM   #42144
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I just came across this and know you guys like rainbows.
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Great photo, Cliff! I saved it so that I can use it as a jigsaw puzzle. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:25 PM   #42145
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Our camping spot for several upcoming weekends!
Beautiful! That looks like a place we'll want to spend a few days at on our tour next year.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:33 PM   #42146
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Crowded camper is on that AFB too. But that is who you might be talking about. Didnt you get to meet her?
If we get to Tucson that is where we stay... I do want to meet her....

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Old 08-12-2015, 02:41 PM   #42147
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I keep wondering about that. Well, Barb and I (and anyone else not going) are going to watch from afar and see what comes about this go-round
I anticipate there being some significant weather event at the GC@BCU. I blame it on RVM2 -- it seems to rain everywhere he goes. Steve, there are places that would probably pay you to come visit just so their drought will be broken.
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And yes. I did rain here over night. Much cooler in the low country.
Hmm, a Freudian typo perhaps? Maybe we should start referring to him as Rainman?
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I think we will be in Arizona in mid to late March. May stay 3-4 weeks. Would be fun to have a mini or midi with any Mutants who will be there then!
I've been told that most boondockers are heading north by then. Moab, AZ would be a bit cooler temperature wise and the scenery is amazing! Arches National Park is a must see. I want to see Goblin State Park, too. I see mini-Cs in our future.
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I've been told that most boondockers are heading north by then. Moab, AZ would be a bit cooler temperature wise and the scenery is amazing! Arches National Park is a must see. I want to see Goblin State Park, too. I see mini-Cs in our future.
Yep, sister, many minis in our future.
Kate has never seen Grand Canyon, so gotta take her there. We won't stay there more than one night (gawk and go) because there are other areas to see. Moab sounds good. See ya there next year, maybe.
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Hmm, a Freudian typo perhaps? Maybe we should start referring to him as Rainman?
Rainman is our Great Potentater?! Oh, the humanity...
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Yep, sister, many minis in our future.
Kate has never seen Grand Canyon, so gotta take her there. We won't stay there more than one night (gawk and go) because there are other areas to see. Moab sounds good. See ya there next year, maybe.
Give yourselves at least two days. There are buses that will take you along the rim and a few trails that you can take as far as you want to look back up at the rim! I know the knees, but I have back issues and still went below the rim a little ways. Trust me, Palo Dura is nice, but nothing compared to the Grand Canyon!

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Yeah, Rainman, he's an excellent driver, his dad let him drive slow on the driveway every Saturday!
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After a grueling 55 mile trip once again The Discovery has landed. Poised a mear 63 miles from Bryce and ready to strike on Saturday.

Dave if your needing to fuel on your way out of Jacob's there is a easy fuel stop at the junction of 89 & 9. There is a couple of stations but the Chevron has pumps on a empty lot next to it that an attendant stays in a small wooden building and was set up for trucks and buses to get in and out easy. $2.60/gal.

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This is my friend Stephen's response... so I am gonna quit worrying...


Yes we have snakes, 21 species including 13 species of rattlers ranging from 1/2m (18in) to 3m (10.3ft) and the Coral Snake.

Generally snakes are not a problem. The last nskae I saw was a year ago, a 6 footer, not sure what species. Rattlers are not aggressive as a rule being most active during the crepuscular hours in the morning and evening. Snakes will leave the area given a chance however they will stand and defend. Snakes detect prey by heat and since they moslty eat small critters a dogs heat signature would be too much for them so exit Mr. Longfellow stage right. That said know that most snake bites are very surviable for good size dogs and people depending on the location and circumstances. e.g. a bite to the jugular from a snake leaping at you from a bush is certainly fatal. It is also the myth of Hollywood. Snakes are not goiung to chase you down and bite your buns. Most wildland snake bites are frightened snakes. Since rattlers can meter the venom there is a good chance of a Zero Envenomation bite.

Your best defense against a snake is distance and a camera. As for your dogs, there is snake training usually involving an aging defanged and very pissed off rattler and an e-coillar. They let the dog get a good sniff and a listen to the rattles anh 'bang' a shock. Excellent training. There is also a 'vaccine' like treatment. It is not proof against snake venom but it will give you more time to get your dog to the vet for proper treatment which is very expensive.

Now figure this, I spend a lot of time in snake country around the lakes and mountains here with Djinn and whatever other dogs happen to be in the group. To date we do not know if there have been any snake alerts by the dogs. Certainly there haven't been any bites. We would know that.
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