By Eleanor Morris
This advisor is a part of a sequence concentrating on open air actions resembling mountaineering, cycling, mountain climbing, horseback using, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. old and different heritage details is supplied, in addition to entire go back and forth info.
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Even in the driest deserts a turbulent, impetuous downpour can fill thirsty stream beds in a frightening instant. Sudden flash floods can carry away homes, trees, and cars, then subside as rapidly as they appeared, leaving only a damp testimony to nature's dominance of the land. Arizona has managed to attract a long line of explorers and settlers. Indians constructed primitive cities and cultures 1,000 to 2,000 years ago with a sharp eye to the vagaries of nature, yet even this devout respect could not protect them from its omnipotent energy.
A friendly greeting is considerate and appreciated. Show respect when passing by slowing to walking speed or even stopping, especially in the presence of horses. Anticipate that other trail users may be around corners or in blind spots. __ Never spook animals. Give them extra room and time to adjust to you. Running livestock and disturbing wild animals is a serious offense. Leave ranch and farm gates as you find them, or as marked. __ Plan ahead. Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly.
Cross-country skiing areas are generally more peaceful and less crowded than developed downhill areas but, unless you plan to stick to the easiest groomed trails, it is wise to know what you are doing. You can ski the backcountry for an hour or for days, but snow conditions are often unstable and avalanches are frequent in certain areas or under certain conditions. To help match your abilities with appropriate terrain, it is highly recommended that you consult with ski shop personnel or regional information sources before approaching the backcountry.