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} Clark MacPhee, 3126 W. Willow, checks two-matt ; backpack outfit that has total weight of 22 pounds. THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC indoors O Phoenix, Thurs., June 18,1970 BEN AYEHY Backpacking is big Biz. WEIGHT-WATCHING is a big business for Jack Abert and his son, Charles. But they haven't built their two factories and world-wide enterprise watching curves on ladies. Their business is built on • the sound foundation of cutting ounces off backpackers' loads. •J* Mainstay of business is their packframe. ;* *Jf J&ck Abert invented it after World War II when he was serv- '?.ing as counselor at the handicraft lodge at old Camp Geronimo •on Tonto Ceek. He started making aluminum tubing pacK- frames in his garage here in Phoenix to try to lighten the load ".of spindle-legged Boy Scouts hiking the Rim country. ;;; They became popular, and Camp Trails Manufacturing Co., -; ; was born. • • Camp Trails recently moved into a new plant at 4111 W. ! [Clarendon with 35,000 square feet of space and it now operates ;;'a plant jn Nogales, Son., to help take care of export trade, plus 'subcontracting.some work in El Salvador. '/'Backpacking popularity has mushroojned as a result of the ^pressures pjEjjpfean living,; more leisure time, and,the yearning ;;of city dwellers to get off in the backcountry by themselves* ';',. And it is the cheapest of outdoor sports despite the fact, as a 'jgroup, backpackers literally, spend millions to get jtop quality, "lightweight equipment. This is because the backpacker can car- -ry his bed, bedroom, kitchen and food for a week and the ijvhole won't weigh over 30 pounds or cost much over $150. • He gets his kicks exploring remote canyons, peaks and ranges alone, with a buddy, or with his wife and children. He ;may also be a hunter, rockhound, camera fan, bird watcher, jfisherman, amateur botanist, archaeologist or camping fan. "" He makes little noise, and has a creed to leave no litter or ; scars on the land. Camp Trails now manufacture some 25 products including 'five types of pack frame, ranging form the Freighter for car- lying heavy loads, to small Boy Scont frames and a Tote-A^pot for carrying the baby. Ten bags are made for these frames in many colors and sizes. Also manufactured are 10 accessory items that include a stainless steel tube grill that weighs about four ounces, a shelf for the pack frame, a padded hip belt that eases the load, a stuff bag, parka, poncho, rain gear, a small fannypack, belt pouch and a duffle bag. Camp Trails has a couple of two-man tents that make living in the wilds a comfort, in cold or rainy weather. One is foam rubberlined for insulation and to eliminate sweating. Both have a net zipper closure for ventilation. 'Either tent, with poles and pegs weighs just four pounds, or fr 1 little under. That's two-pounds, roughly per man, ; ,A sleeping bag and foam mattress that will go into a'stuff- t>ag adds only three pounds to your load, and for four pounds you can add a primus stove and cooking utensils. So with no more than 11 pounds on your back you've got tent for two, kitchen and bed. " 'This leaves a lot of room for the only other essential—food, Unless, you have to carry water. Usually a quart canteen is enough to get from one waterhole to another if you know the country. . Backpackers have really done things to clothing, too. Rain- gear need only weigh ounces, and about the only thing they change on a two- or three-day hike are socks. .But the shoes and socks are the most important items for they protect the motive power. And the best that money can buy is none too good. In the sock department) the best in my book are plain white cotton crew socks. Shoes should have Stiff, cleated, preferably Vibram, soles. In the desert they should be as light as possible, in the mountains padded. As Camp Trails grew and customers started flocking to their small plant to buy, a grizzled youngster name of Dewey Wildoner joined the firm to run its retail outlet. And today you can find just about any item for both backpacking and mountain climbing at this store, High Adventure Headquarters, 32nd Street and Camelback. . .This week there is a full display of all types of backpacking equipment at Thomas Mall, and it is really attracting attention. liiiiliiil Arizona fishing report AHilMiiiB^ Camp Trail backpack frames turned out by thousands in Phoenix are distributed worldwide. Mesa plans boat class The Mesa Branch of the YMCA, in conjunction with the Phoenix Power Squadron, will conduct a series of watercraft safety programs, starting Tuesday evening, June 23, at the Mesa YMCA, 207 N. Mesa Dr. The lecture series is open to .the public. Byron Coe of the Phoenix , Power Squadron will be in charge. The course covers safety afloat; seamanship; small boat handling; government regulations; rules of the road; and mariner's compass. There are over 40,083 boats Al Unser holds lead INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Al Unser's second - place finish behind his brother Bobby in last Sunday's 150-mile race at Langhore, Pa., didn't seriously cut Al's lead in U.S. Auto Club Championship standings. Al leads second - ranking Mario Andrett, 2,240 points to 1,185. In the only change in the four USAC division leaders last week, Dave Strickland took a thin lead over Jimmy Caruthers for first place in registered in Arizona. In 1969 there were 56 serious boating accidents with six fatalities. Already this year, there have been six fatalities on Arizona lakes. the midgets. He got it by passing Caruthers in the last lap of a race at Lake Hills, Mo., Saturday night for a second - place finish. Arnie Knepper won the race. The Standings: CHAMPIONSHIP 1. Al Unser, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,240 2. Mario Andrettl, Nazareth, Pa., 1,185 3. Dan Gurney, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Bobby,Unser, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,000 5. Lloyd Ruby, Wichita f=alls, Tex., 790 6. Jim McElreath, Arlington, Tex., and Mike Mosley, Brownsburg, Ind., 740. 8. A.J. Foyt Jr., Houston, 490 9. Jerry Grant, Seattle, Wash., and Joe Leonard, San Jose, Calif., 300. Stocks 1 Roger McCluskev, Tucson, Ariz., '2. Jack Bowsher, Springfield, Ohio, '3! Billy Rles, Shakopee, Minn., 1,143 4. Norm Nelson, Racine, Wis., 1,040 5. Dave Wrltcomb, Valparaiso, Ind., 1. Larry ptduonf Marietta, Ohio, 454, M 2. Gary Betlenhaujen, Tlnley Park/ III., 3. Sanv Sessions, Nashville, Mich., 214. 4. Don Nordhorn, Wadesville, Ind., 204. 5. Greg Weld, Independence, Mo., 196. Midgets 1. Dave Strickland, Pleasant Hills, Cal If., 100.6 2. Jimmy Caruthers, Anaheim, Calif., GO OC 3. Bob Tattersall, Streator, 111., 90.2 4. Merle Bettenhausen, Tlnley Park, i'. Hank Butcher, Hayward, Calif., 65.45 Wilderness areas OKcl ; The U.S. Senate has passed and sent to the House the bill to place three Arizona primitive areas under the Wilderness System. The bill, introduced by Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., would place the Mount Baldy, Sycamore Canyon and Pine Mountain areas in the Wilderness System as recommended by the U.S. Forest Service. A similar bill has been introduced in the House by Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz., and hearings have been held by the House Interior Committee. All three areas were classified as Primitive Areas in the 1930s by the U.S. Forest Service, and their transfer to the Wilderness System would assure continuation of that protection with virtually no change. Shoot scheduled Phoenix Rod and Gun Club will hold a one-day small- bore position match Sunday on the Prescott Sportsmen's Club Range. Advance entries should be sent to Glen Carey, 3138 W. Elm, Phoenix, 85017. Firing will begin at V a.m. The course will be 20 shots, each position at 50 yards with any sights. Arizona ski aces in tests LAKE HAVASU cm Arizona will be well represented in M National Water Ski speed I efttm^teoehlpe at Lake Havfstt Saturday and Sunday. ] Desert Boat and Ski Club of Central Arizona and the Los Angeles Boat and Ski Club are co-hosts for the event which features 100 m.p.h. competitions. ' Desert contenders include such standouts as Jerry Coggin, Scottsdale, and Kathy Steele, Phoenix, Gary Mc- lntire, Stu Templeton and Steve Baum. Three defending champions and three more members with the inside track to win a title this year are brought in by the Chuck Martini family of Ontario, Calif. "This probably is the skiingest family in the United States, at least competitively," said Chuck Cockey, race chairman. Those risking their laurels won last year at Havasu are father Martini, a high school mathematics teacher, in the men's 36-and f over division; Linda Martini, 18, in the women's open class; and Joanie Martini, 10-12 girls. Two other daughters, who didn't win last year are rated as strong possibilities to capture crowns this year. They are Nancy Martini, who will be favored in the girls 16-20 class where she leads in 1970 National Speedboat and Water Ski Association point standings, and Paula Martini, a top challenger in the girls 13-15. , • "Paula can. win but she has a battle on her hands with Kristy Koll of Los Angeles and Laurie Pelton of Claremont, Calif.," said Cockey. The other .possible winner is the mother of the family, Doris Martini, who will be skiing in the women 36 - and over division. Linda, the oldest daughter, captured the National women's open crown last year at Havasu in an upset defeat of Sally Younger, Hacienda Heights, Calif., women's quarter - mile world record holder at 92 68 m.p.h. Arizona's relay team in weekend water ski competition at Lake Havasu includes, from left, Gary Mclntire, FullertOn, Calif. y Stu Templeton, Las Vegas; Kathy Steele, Phoenix; Jerry Coggln, Scottsd&le, and Steve Baum, Salinas, Calif. All are members of Desert Boat and Ski Club. : E. Africa hunting remains goad ARCHERS TO SHOOT Hondah Archers will hold a novelty shoot at Black Canyon Archery Range Saturday and Sunday over a field course as part of the club's monthly activity. BRAKE SPECIAL Complete Rdlm * Overhaul 95 ! SHOCKS (Mott Cars) $4.95 (i Inst. !! A-ALIGNMENT I & SPRING CO. 2420 N. 16th St. 253-0431 This report, Is b*ied primarily Ini conditions during the jWekwd/pius UP.-,.]?., the |S?m'w. y** l "«» N I»«c. n fVat f ocm. «V -*•*• •-* l r ?ffi.n Sh «por L «r--5!W Catfish. NAVAJ Good at bcih Ttaii* and Wheel NORTH CENTRAL; KmniklnitK reports good on trout. Fair to good tt ti-cimu B*»in and also In* WlllUnu iu. v,*lws l-iiir «/i tm 1 ' odd j<cw HJIEmttillllU RIM t LAKES: Good ft Othtr water* fijr. C»oyon. iir'crwwn. *n, , so Has »ood reports _. ,_ •a>Pl»s .other ifijsr* «r« fair. SOUTHWeSTERN: only ilr report w bluesid* which v areas are poor. Excellent In Yvma canals. iOUIHfeAbTtKH: » rat«d E rtlnei has the ihi txcMtlofl ei t«d 809S. other Hem on TfiapTa $«n Carlos U f«lr to «ood lor b*u> tood 6n cjilivh *nd t:.,;inlv kufci-tvtil gvbd vn t«;» kikd JACK REED DOES IT AGAIN! AIR-CONDITIONER SPECIAL A Special Car-load Purchase. Direct from the Manufacturer To JACK REED'S IN GLENDALE Makes this LOW Price Possible, Brand New Factory Fresh 1970 Model Air Conditioner. Completely Installed "No Up's" In Most American Made Late Model Cars or Light Trucks. TOTAL PRICE INCLUDES t Expert Installation • 6 BUde Fan • Freon f 2 Yaar, 24,000 Mile Wfrrint TERMS CAN BE ARRANGED We Will Service Your Prtseit Air Conditioner Wnilt Y»M Wall. ONI.Y JACK REED 4400 W. 6UHDALE AVE (.Al ! HOW I... CHRVSLIR.PLYMOUTH By STANLEY MEISLER Los Angeles Times Service NAIROBI - The wild life have less land to roam in. More hunters are after them. Ranchers and farmers blast them away. Poachers multiply. Yet professionali hunters insist that, though it may be harder, hunting is as good as ever in East Africa. East Africa still has enough game. In fact, Robert G. Davis, an American wild life specialist now with the University College of Nairobi, says that the wild life in Kenya could take ten times the hunting that goes on now. At the same tune, both Davis and the hunters agree that the nature of hunting is endangered by the inexorable demand of an expanding African population for more land for their cattle and crops. For the moment, however, they disagree with those visiting hunters who sometimes say there is a disappointing and diminishing number of wild animals In East Africa. "You can get the best bag in the world in East Africa by a long shot," said Michael Higginson, executive officer of the East African Professional Hunters Assn. David Ommanney, a professional hunter who has worked in East Africa for 18 years, said "the standard of trophy is as high as ever but you have to look for it harder. It's making better hunters out Of us." Ommanney explained that hunters could roam freely through the wild of Kenya 10 years ago, following game from one part of the country to another. Now, the government, to regulate the increasing numbers of'hunters, has divided the wild life areas into, hunting blocks, which only two hunters can use at a time. These blocks must be reserved months ahead of time. If a hunter shows up on the scheduled days and finds that unseasonal weather has forced the game to move elsewhere, he is still stuck with the block. Nevertheless, the game is plentiful. But will it stay that way? Hunters and wildlifd specialists say that will, depend on whether the wildlife is overwhelmed by agricultural settlement, cattle ranching and poaching. There seems to be no way for game to exist on the same land as crops. Farmers do not want elephants trampling through their farms or gazelles chewing their wheat. Since Kenya's independence in 1963, African farmers have steadily moved on to the arable land. To them, wild life is a menace that must be destroyed or driven away. The government usually agrees. In Tana river* district in Eastern Kenya, for example, F. M. Maranya, the district commissioner, reported proudly last November that the big species of wild life • had been driven from his, district. He said in His monthly /report that farmers, no longer harassed by, .wild life, were now happy about the promising yields from their crops. Fortunately for hunters, four-fifths of Kenya is too dry. for crops. It is used instead 1 to feed more than seven million head of cattle; In recent yeaife, the numbers of these, cattle has increased, forcing ft shortage of t grass for the game in some| hunting areas. "Whenever; af blade .of grass crops up."*, said Ommanney, "scrawny cattle come over and pull it"' up by the roots." EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN PRICED LOWER SHOP GLOBE SHOPPING CITY YOUR FIRST P « R ALL LIQUOR NEEDS i Tamara Blended or Straight Whiskey 86 PROOF 5th Tamara Scotch ••Proof J.v.-l VODKA or GIN m Royal Satin VODKA or GIN Tamara OND Regular 4.39 ALVERT Extra Blend WHISKEY 86 proof |F P Hi! fft* 1 . Imported ** Wines Your Choice 5ths GALLO Wine '', SPANADA Yin Rose, Chfanti Vi Gal. MILLER HIGH LIFE BEER 13 ox. cans m>. 1 I I m III, VI7 BEER we. 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