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heckdog
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Thin air

Post by heckdog » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:36 am

Hello. I live in Flagstaff, AZ at 7000'. 65 miles from the big ol' hole (Grand Canyon). New to the ultralight game but super fired up on some fast packing at the canyon. Have a stove design that needs some testing at elevation?? Send it my way and I'll take it up to close to 10000' and get you some results.....only costs one stove :lol:

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zelph
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Re: Thin air

Post by zelph » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:05 pm

Welcome to the neighborhood!!! Oh My, Arizona sounds warm. Is it above freezing there today? Makes my ears pop thinking about the elevations.

I recently sent a Starlyte burner to a hiker from California that is in the canyon about now. Lucky guys!!!!!Girls!!!

I've been to the South rim in summer months. It's hard to find the right words to describe what can be seen there. Last time I was there they released a pair of Condors in hopes they will settle in and adapt to the canyon. How are the Condors doing, what the latest?

Test a StarLyte for me at 10,000 :D
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Thin air

Post by heckdog » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:33 pm

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Above freezing, but not by much!!!!! (pic from my front door) I see the condors most times I hike the Bright Angel trail.

Condor updates -- http://www.geocities.com/shioshya/egg.html

http://www.sfpeak.org for the webcam next door (San Francisco Peaks -- stove testing grounds)

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Re: Thin air

Post by zelph » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:53 pm

See what happens when you live in the upper elevations :) Brrrr!!!!

Lots of great information on the condors at the site you linked to. The last part gives specs on latest count:
There are currently 160 California Condors in the world -- 49 in the wild in California and Arizona,


Lucky you Heckdog, that you get to see them on the Bright Angel trail. Thanks for the link. and snow photo Brrrr!!!!
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