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Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Guadalupe Mo Nat Park by 4evrplan @ Yesterday at 02:58 PM

There is water available only at Pine Springs (campground and visitor's center) and McKittrick Canyon visitor's center. On the trail, I saw none at all (except for the rain!). Even if you find water, they ask that you leave it for the wildlife. I thi
Backcountry Photography Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Compact Camera by OregonMouse @ Yesterday at 01:47 PM

Camera models have changed a lot in the 4 1/2 years since this thread started. Of course many of us still use cameras older than that, but those in the market for a replacement might want to investigate what is currently available!
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Guadalupe Mo Nat Park by BZH @ Yesterday at 11:39 AM

Beautiful trip! Was water available or did you end up hauling it all with you? I always wonder about water in desert climates.
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Nice trip! Thanks for sharing. I really like keeping track of hiking trips you can take a train/bus/public transportation to.
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: South Lake Howler by 4evrplan @ Yesterday at 10:15 AM

I love how in one picture, there's a giant boulder completely blocking the dirt road, and yet someone still put out a "road closed" sign. Good on you for making the smart decision to come in out of the wind. I have a hard time with giving
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Guadalupe Mo Nat Park by 4evrplan @ Yesterday at 10:02 AM

Welcome to the forum, MrShelley!
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: South Lake Howler by balzaccom @ Yesterday at 12:03 AM

It looks like they were out...we saw only tiny wisps of smoke in a few places.
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: South Lake Howler by OregonMouse @ 09/16/18 10:02 PM

Doesn't sound like fun! What effect did the breezes have on the fires?
Backcountry Photography Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Compact Camera by wgiles @ 09/16/18 10:02 PM

I'm firmly in the 4/3 camp having switched from Canon to Olympus years ago. The smaller sensor only matters at very low f-stops when trying for selective focus. The mirrorless cameras will probably supersede the SLR's as the line between still photog
Lite Philosophies & Practices
Jump to new posts Re: Fallacies by wgiles @ 09/16/18 09:44 PM

My favorite is "Post hoc ergo propter hoc", a form of false cause. I took logic because I needed the credits, but I ended up learning a lot.
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts South Lake Howler by balzaccom @ 09/16/18 09:40 PM

With M's foot slowly recovering from tendonitis, we decided to push our luck a bit and take a hike out of Bishop via the South Lake trailhead. The weather was windy as heck (up to 70mph over the passes) on Wednesday, but those winds were supposed to
Support Requests & Suggestions
Jump to new posts Re: I cannot use the shout box? by OregonMouse @ 09/16/18 03:40 PM

Welcome! This site doesn't have a specific place for introductions, but most use either the Beginners section or the General Discussion section for that purpose, whichever seems more appropriate for you. Or Lite Gear Talk, if you are specifically i
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Totally in the wild - north of the polar cirkle in by Simon Eklöv @ 09/16/18 07:03 AM

Here is a video from my trip to north Sweden this August. Amazing hiking far from civilization! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h6wtHI-8zs
Lite Philosophies & Practices
Jump to new posts Re: Fallacies by DTape @ 09/16/18 06:54 AM

Astute observation. I will add these are not just used by others when advocating for specific gear or techniques, but in the mind of a single person when making any decision. Sometimes subconciously. Something to put into the forefront of one's mind
Backcountry Photography Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Compact Camera by wildnfree @ 09/16/18 04:28 AM

Have used it and I changed to Canon EOS M5. It's lighter and the photo quality is much better.
Winter Backcountry Travel
Jump to new posts Re: Hiking in the Dark by wildnfree @ 09/16/18 04:25 AM

Hiking in the dark isn't a good idea at all. For me, I can't enjoy the scenes and it's quite dangerous.
Backcountry Photography Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: time lapse at Diamond Lake, OR by wildnfree @ 09/16/18 04:20 AM

Nice vid! Which camera did you use to take this timelapse video?
Lite Philosophies & Practices
Jump to new posts Fallacies by Bill Kennedy @ 09/16/18 04:20 AM

This makes for interesting reading in general, but has applications when applied to backpacking gear and techniques: https://www.logicalfallacies.info/ Of particular interest are the "Bandwagon Fallacy," "Appeal to Popularity,"
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Lake Clark National Park Trip by HPD @ 09/15/18 08:11 PM

So, Wille, how'd that trip go??
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Re: Yellowstone Heart Lake Trip by HPD @ 09/15/18 08:05 PM

So, TrailElder, how'd it go??
Off Topic: All-in-One
Jump to new posts Re: new to me not quite trailhead car by wgiles @ 09/15/18 05:17 PM

They don't have to make that much money. I have a paid pbase account that I can link to that costs $23.00 a year.
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Saddlebag TR by wgiles @ 09/15/18 05:12 PM

Artifacts on the image at high f-stops usually means a dirty sensor. Most digital cameras now have an ultrasonic cleaning cycle that shakes the dirt off. I stopped using m Canon 10D years ago because id didn't have a cleaning cycle and the sensor had
Trip Plans, Reports & Inquiries
Jump to new posts Re: Guadalupe Mo Nat Park by MrShelley @ 09/14/18 11:21 PM

Wasn't too bad of a trip if I do say so myself! Other than the obvious "hiccup" going up Guadalupe Peak!
Support Requests & Suggestions
Jump to new posts Re: I cannot use the shout box? by aimless @ 09/14/18 10:51 PM

The shout box is one of the features that are not available to members who are still designated a "newbies". After you have spent some time as a contributor to regular threads, with more than cursory contributions such as "I agree"
Support Requests & Suggestions
Jump to new posts I cannot use the shout box? by Bahy @ 09/14/18 09:26 PM

Hi everyone, I am new here. Just found out this forum where my interest will be feed. I would love to say hi to everyone in the shout box, but it telling me that I cannot use it? How can I do that?
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