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by raven
October 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: driving bennet pass road/gunsight butte (gumjuwac area)
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: driving bennet pass road/gunsight butte (gumjuwac area)

Backing up on the Terrible Traverse would be "exciting", even with a spotter walking backward behind providing directions. Narrow; a possibly fatal drop on one side; the need in Tercel to pick a line to save the undercarriage and oil sump. One skillful driver can travel forward on that section of ro...
by raven
December 4th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

I should have said, "other things equal", which in a complex system such as the human body, is never the case. At question is the work done. Clearly holds for lifting a weight to a mountain top, or to fighting a head wind. The automobile experiment provided me with a datapoint fitting the power rule...
by raven
November 26th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

Pure physics: kinetic energy varies as mass times velocity squared for a given distance. you get there faster with higher speed, so cubed. I've checked this with an engineer friend in a car with various speed head winds and car speeds. With running the gate changes making the flats a matter of compa...
by raven
November 25th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: Need to Find a Benchmark in the Woods
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Need to Find a Benchmark in the Woods

Don't know but the map report was recent, iirc.
by raven
November 25th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

Do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones? No. There is fitness, and there is pacing. Experience adjusts the way we use our energy over the long haul of a day or week, with a large pack or small, and as the grade changes or the footing. Muscles in use change, and the goal is to tire them all ...
by raven
November 25th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: Need to Find a Benchmark in the Woods
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Need to Find a Benchmark in the Woods

This BM in Forest Park may offer the quarter mile hike:
LATITUDE 45 34 33.27494(N)
LONGITUDE 122 46 16.21671(W)

East Zigzag Mountain's would, but it's snow season.
by raven
May 15th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: I tried a barometric altimeter, seems to work well
Replies: 18
Views: 2017

Re: I tried a barometric altimeter, seems to work well

The subject is a bit more complex, since a digital device has to infer altitude and their changes by a sampling procedure, whereas you read an analog altimeter directly. My old analog Thommens repeated altitudes regularly. Caught topo map elevation changes well every time. In summer, when high press...
by raven
February 12th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Tent with Mesh or Solid Fabric?
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Re: Tent with Mesh or Solid Fabric?

In my experience, on a well-pitched tent the condensation is on the fly. As long as the fly is separated from the body of the tent, neither kind of interior is wet from condensation. The fly, becoming wet, may sag more than the body of the tent; so beware. The greatest source of condensation can be ...
by raven
February 12th, 2018, 12:27 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: 7.2 pound backpacking gear list
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: 7.2 pound backpacking gear list

Just found this.I took a quick look at the list and found a few defects. No sunscreen on list. No sunhat either. Carries tobacco, but far too little food. Rain gear listed is only suitable on well-cleared trails. Not suitable for above timberline. Inadequate warmth for below the waist in some condit...
by raven
September 4th, 2017, 11:34 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: InciWeb - Forest Fire Information
Replies: 8
Views: 11262

Re: InciWeb - Forest Fire Information

Thank you, Joseph.