It makes a huge difference what kind of tire you have. Some years back I went
through 3 tires in about 6 months - wife was taking new car on dirt roads- and
took the car to Sears on a whim; the guy there immediately said I had street
tires; I upgraded to heavier tires (more plies) and the problem went away!
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On Aug 13, 2018, at 7:35 AM, KEVIN KOZEL <kevin.kozel@xxxxxxx> wrote:--
Dirt roads in Arizona are known for being very unforgiving on our vehicles. I
went fishing a long time ago at Knoll Lake and took the Forest Road 300 along
the Rim. Well, I ended up with three flats because my tires were worn to
begin with and I only had two spares. I drove on the wheel til I got to SR 87
and hitched a ride to Strawberry to buy a used tire.
Now-a-days, I never go anywhere with bad tires, always have at least two
spares and Never take a sedan on the back roads in Arizona.
We must understand that broken rocks have very sharp edges and need to drive
carefully when traversing the trails when out in the 'wilderness'.
The Stoneman Lake site is a nice location for stargazing in Arizona. It's
easy to find and not too far away from the highway. The paved county road is
a washboard at this time and ya gotta go slow, but it is paved. The dirt road
in in good shape for a dirt road in Arizona.
I've been here my entire life and there are a good many places to go to
stargaze. Stoneman Lake site is one of them. Freds Meadow may take another
hour to get there from Phx. so my vote is to keep Stoneman Lake on our list
of places to go. It's big enough for about ten vehicles and scopes too.
I like the place. The views are nice at night and in the day.
On August 13, 2018 at 1:49 AM Travis Whitlow wrote: > > > toneman threeto a person from northern Illinois, where the big decision each new moon was
times, all of them iffy. My first trip I wondered why anyone would drive
through a mile or so of WWI landscape to get to a spot that, on a scale of
1-10, I'd give about a 3. > On my second trip there, I drove through the dip
at the entrance to the viewing site, where my Caravan made it ok, but
trailer jack hit a rock at the bottom of the washed out area, making it
necessary to replace it. > My third trip was uneventful until it was time to
leave. Upon inspecting my Caravan before driving off, I found a 4-inch hole
in my left front tire. Fortunately, I had a donut spare, so I got to a place
where the tire could be replaced. My new Caravan doesn't have a spare so a
flat at Stoneman would be a serious event. > So it seems the options during
summer are slim to none. The people east of Phoenix seem to talk about
several places they go. West of Phoenix there seems to be Antennas and now
Stoneman. This is a surprising
to choose among several places where people were gathering. > Oh well. Please
forgive my rant. It's just that my astronomy has changed a lot since I got
here seven years ago > Travis > > On Sunday, August 12, 2018
03:25:43 PM MST, acrayon wrote: > > While I used to go to Fred Med I
haven't been there in a while. It isn't > off my list but not a high
priority seems Stoneman Lake is most popular. > Have you been to Fred Med? >
Whitlow (Redacted sender "travisedwin" for DMARC) > Sent: Saturday, AugustAJ Crayon > Phoenix, AZ.. > -----Original Message----- > From: Travis
11, 2018 10:35 PM > To: Az-observing > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Does anyone go
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