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I made the 108 mile drive to Kingman, Arizona from Las Vegas today, passing over the Hoover Dam for the first time. It was pretty cool, just like in Transformers. On the way back, at least 100 mountain goats were by the road and I got a ton of pictures of that and the Dam.

Kingman, AZ- Cactus Flats:The name does justice, except it should be called Cactus Flats w/ Ants. Flat, full of Cacti of all sorta, sharp prickly bushes, tumbleweed, rabbits, lizards and just an absurd amount of ants. I don't know if they are fire ants, but they are in huge colonies on every hole, hard to avoid don't stop moving for too long. One sharp tubular weed stabbed me in the arm reaching for a disc, went down into the flesh and made me bleed pretty bad. It didn't even look sharp or tough. It's easy to throw over any obstacle in the way, nothing over 10' tall. A few bushes right in front of the tee make it tougher. Some road OB's. One basket tucked behind a wooden climbing wall as part of a military like training ground. Front and back 9 start at parking lot, and 18 finishes close. Well marked, has an alt. short tee which is marked as well. A small wash comes into play, really only adds difficulty to a return putt on two holes. Views of mountains. Every hole allows you to pick a route. It gets pretty windy, which is the real challenge, controlling a long drive in a high cross wind when you have to throw it high. Some blind holes. Loose rock/sand tees.

Kingman, AZ- Firefighters Memorial:Short, basic city park course in nice green grassy area with spaced out trees. Parking lot, fence in play. Well marked at least for the red tee by the signs, but for #7 could not find a sign/tee for it. Relatively flat, a few low ceilings and tunnels. Variety. Also a few holes to open up on across a field.

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Comment by Rizbee on August 29, 2008 at 6:31pm
I think at altitude discs fly more stable (down the middle), less over- or understable. Because of the thinner air there's less wind resistance, so less wind affect on the flight of the disc. Also a lot less glide.
Comment by Jon Brakel on August 27, 2008 at 12:17pm
My sister lives in Kingman and her oldest, Francis, played at Firefighters quite a bit. He always said that he didn't like the Cactus course. I guess between the ants and the wind that I know why now.

Francis always bought heavy, over stable discs that he couldn't throw in Illinois. He'd always say that he could throw them in Kingman and that's what counts! I guess in the altitude the discs throw more understable? Or was that just Francis' excuse?

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