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    My wife and I just returned from our hiking trip in Corsica France. It is good to be home again.

    I am unpacking my gear and reviewing things that I did not need, as well as what I should have packed.

    We used an eSIM card for the first time. This was useful to have for areas within cell range to access data. I also used this to make phone calls via Skype with just a data plan.

    One thing that worked well for us was our iPhone off line mapping setup. For this trip I used Guru Maps pro. I preloaded all of our trail stages, stays and other trip details. I previewed the route on my iPhone so all the data was on the phone cache for off line viewing.

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    This is a screen shot of the map data for a portion of our hike. Ignore the elevation shown in the image, which happens to be the elevation of my home. While hiking a GPS cursor would show our current position on the trail. I have found that Guru Maps has a very good selection of base maps to use for background display with cartographic detail. We also used this while traveling in larger cities like Paris.

    I have several other mapping apps loaded on my phone that I also use (OnX, Gaia GPS maps, and Outdoor Active).

    Just curious what mapping apps other people like to use?
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    Nice.

    I dont use any particular mapping app. What I do is find a good map or maps of the hiking area, screenshot them, and then save them to photos. That way, I can reference them without needing a signal.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Pfft.
    He should try that with a snowboard attached to his feet.
    Been there.
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    That Coyote looks a little underfed. You would be a nice meal

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    Yesterday. Rampant wilding radiata/ monteray pine trees and massive gorse infestation all through this supposed Department of Conservation land.
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    from my predawn hike this morning

    its rained each of the last few nights

    everything is coming to life

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    Ye old woodlands stream (Wolf Creek) along the Wilson River.


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    According to the Weather Service, it has rained here one day since the first of September for a total of 0.05 inches.

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    Western forests look so different from those here in the East! I don't visit them often, but I have enjoyed them tremendously when I have.
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    Ohhhh… HIKE? I thought it said bike. Oh well. Beautiful, isn’t it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Loudon View Post
    Keeping this thread going, a couple of photos from my hike yesterday to Melakwa Lake in the Cascades near Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle.

    . But at my age (almost 73) its getting harder to do the longer hikes, and I may be seeing some of these places for the last time. Kind of bitterweet.
    Ya, do it every chance you get - I am no longer able to do it.

    And thanks to all for the thread & pics !!

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Minuteman National Park. The iPhone doesn't capture the colors very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
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    Ohhhh… HIKE? I thought it said bike. Oh well. Beautiful, isn’t it?
    Rob, are those wide tires fairly resistant when you are riding? I've been thinking about getting a bike like that. I'm past the age and weight where skinny tires make sense.
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    ^ Yeadon, that's a spectacular black & white photograph whether it's truly B&W film or just a largely B&W image!
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    Nice, all!


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    Sauntering through Walden Woods:

    October 8,1856

    The hickory leaves are among the handsomest now, varying from green through yellow more or less broadly green-striped on the principal veins, to pure yellow, at first almost lemon-yellow, at last browner and crisped. This mingling of yellow and green on the same leaf, the green next the veins where the life is most persistent, is very pleasing.
    Sophia brings home two or three clusters of very large freshly ripe thimble-berries, with some unripe, a second crop, apparently owing to the abundance of rain for the last six weeks.

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    I think these are edible and quite tasty, but I left them alone.

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    Half a billion year old Nashoba Terrane...

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    The end of cinnamon fern season.

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    Fairhaven Bay, a wide spot in the Sudbury River. One of Thoreau's favorite haunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Rob, are those wide tires fairly resistant when you are riding? I've been thinking about getting a bike like that. I'm past the age and weight where skinny tires make sense.
    The tires on my bike are 29 x 2.35s, and I can’t discern any appreciable difference between them and the 700 x 42c tires on my other bike. I DO notice they are “squishier” feeling when I encounter bumps and etc., because they hold a much larger volume of air, albeit at lower pressure. The 42s are a much more jarring ride.

    I have given up on going fast on any of my bikes, and so I have relatively small gears, and at the slow speeds I ride nowadays, I can’t tell.

    This teal (or whatever damned color it is ) bike is primarily for doing stunts, which I NEVER do. Ahem. One of the “amazing” tricks I am very fond of doing is coasting along with only one foot on the pedal and no hands. I can coast for a 1/4 mile easily on this teal deal, so I suppose it rolls along fine? I think the tread pattern has a lot to do with a tire’s rolling resistance, but that’s just my own opinion based on a couple miles ridden since the 80s. Theses tightly packed “micro” knobs roll well and don’t “squirm” very much compared to a looser, more aggressive knob pattern.

    We call it The Monster Truck because it feels like a huge beast when you ride it. I keep about 40psi in the tires when I ride it, although, truthfully I like my other bike better for general riding. The Monster Truck excels at playing little kid with my kids, though, and that’s the best time on a bike I can imagine.

    Incidentally, Youngest Son and I were riding around in the back corner of a mall parking lot just before we took our shade break. Our new favorite dumb thing to do is try to touch the end of our handlebars to the ground while we’re riding the bike. It’s super hard to do.
    As we were toddling around being goobers, a mall security guard and local police officer both rolled up in their cars. We stopped, and looked over at them sheepishly, and the police officer got in his speaker. He said, “You’re only in trouble if you stop; we come over here just to watch you guys.”
    Of course, that made youngest son too shy to try anymore, so I had to perform for the authorities. It was a very surreal event.

    So, yeah. Tires…

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    Photos from this afternoon; more of a walk than a hike, close to our house and something we do at least 50 times a year, probably closer to 100 times. At the end of a residential street with no identifying signs is a 3/4 mile trail through the woods and crossing a creek on the way down to the beach, about 400 ft elevation drop/gain. My wife often finds an agate or two at the beach.

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    well up the mountain before sunrise today

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    I'm admiring your will from afar Paul. Are you mostly doing the same walk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I'm admiring your will from afar Paul. Are you mostly doing the same walk?
    mostly the same walk, its starting cool off here, seventy degrees at sunrise today

    here's a photo from the trail head where i a parked, i hiked three miles up today and three miles back in a little under three hours

    i stopped within a hundred yards of the cliff faces today

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    Couldn't do that just now, just not recovering from flu like I used to. That walk to cathedral cove I did a week or so ago nearly put me on the ground.

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    there are a few things that will sneak up and get you pretty much anywhere that you hike in az and i have come to start to respect them more and more

    the sun and the heat are noteworthy for sure, but the lack of humidity combined with the heat will put you on your ass

    the first effect of the extreme low humidity is that when you sweat your sweat evaporates very quickly and it makes you feel cool; the second effect is that when you stop sweating you don't much know it, because your skin and clothing are always dry here

    throw in some wind and a bit of altitude and really bad decisions can follow, this place will kill you quick, i think on average one hiker dies per week in az from may 1st thru sept 30th
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    Would you ever consider hiking to the foot of that mountain and camping for the night?
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    maybe

    lots of people camp atop the mountain, you can see their lanterns winking on and off from my backyard at night
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    my goal is to be atop that peak by the end of this year
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    So many sand and stone in this thread, I'll add some trees... and some stones.




















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    taking a slightly different angle this morning
    also a decidedly later start - getting hot here at my turnaround point

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    caught this lying in wait for me out of the corner of my eye
    so used to scrambling on beaches and river banks and in swamps in the deep south i almost recoiled in fear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    caught this lying in wait for me out of the corner of my eye
    so used to scrambling on beaches and river banks and in swamps in the deep south i almost recoiled in fear

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    Some kind of dead cactus? It looks big, judging from the footprints near it. Living in the PNW with nothing but garter snakes, I'd be nervous hiking in for-real snake country.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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