Thank you, Kevin. That's encouraging and good to know.
I'll have to give Stoneman Lake a try sometime.
On Mon, 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 threetimes, 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 a person from northern Illinois, where the big decision each new moon
was 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 âSundayâ, âAugustâ
â03â:â25â:â43â âPMâ âMST, 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?
Travis Whitlow (Redacted sender "travisedwin" for DMARC) > Sent: Saturday,AJ Crayon > Phoenix, AZ.. > -----Original Message----- > From:
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