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by potato
September 3rd, 2016, 10:48 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail
Replies: 41
Views: 11062

Re: Weird snag on Elk Meadows Trail

My friend Tom has the best explanation I've heard so far: "It's ribbed for pleasure."
by potato
April 24th, 2016, 8:07 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: PCT-inspired album is complete!
Replies: 3
Views: 848

PCT-inspired album is complete!

I spent the last 7 months in Portland sleeping in my car and renting a music rehearsal room, in which I wrote and recorded this album. It attempts to capture some of the emotions and experiences I encountered on the PCT. Stylistically, it explores an idea I had while hiking -- mixing metal and elect...
by potato
March 31st, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Beer drinking mtn biker breaks neck wins $115K tax dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: Beer drinking mtn biker breaks neck wins $115K tax dolla

I don't feel like suing the government would be my choice either, but who knows how I would feel if it actually happened to me, depending on how negligent it seemed like it was to leave a drop there. Aren't there building codes for that kind of thing, for a reason?
by potato
March 30th, 2016, 9:02 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Beer drinking mtn biker breaks neck wins $115K tax dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: Beer drinking mtn biker breaks neck wins $115K tax dolla

We don't really have any info on how drunk he was, it could have been just a drink or two. I can see how someone could be lost in thought or conversation, and forget about the drop, and depending on visibility it might not be obvious. It could very well have happened to me. That's a significant drop...
by potato
March 30th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ribz frontpack
Replies: 0
Views: 1396

Ribz frontpack

Hello, I have one of those Ribz frontpacks for sale. Asking $30 OBO. Thanks :)

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by potato
March 28th, 2016, 10:12 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: What in the hay now?
Replies: 84
Views: 5562

Re: What in the hay now?

These elements are important imho, but discussions about user impact centered on hikers take focus away from far bigger problems. Thank you, that is what I mean. Thru-hiking really changed my perspective on this. Nobody wants to see beer cans, TP flowers, eroded switchbacks, or other signs of "impr...
by potato
March 26th, 2016, 1:29 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: What in the hay now?
Replies: 84
Views: 5562

Re: What in the hay now?

I think noting that an increase in environmental damage correlates to an increase in an area's popularity is less about "elitism" and more about empiricism. Sorry to say it but I don't really think this issue revolves around environmental damage. A forest can handle some trampled ferns. We do a lot...
by potato
March 23rd, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: What in the hay now?
Replies: 84
Views: 5562

Re: What in the hay now?

I guess I will be the lone person to say "I don't see how this is a big deal at all." Like Karl was saying, data wants to be free... there is a lot of data to be found if you look. That's life now. I don't feel like the internet is crawling with people who are looking for a hint of new destinations ...
by potato
January 23rd, 2016, 7:44 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Portable speakers for the outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 4090

Re: Portable speakers for the outdoors?

Thanks Aimless :) One thing I learned is that it's never someone else's job to ensure that YOU have the wilderness experience you seek. If you need absolute quiet and solitude... don't go to a popular trail where people play music. Getting mad about it is your own fault :) Ideally everyone would be ...
by potato
August 24th, 2015, 11:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: PCT 2014/2015
Replies: 104
Views: 9776

Re: PCT 2014/2015

Took a zero day at Snoqualmie pass yesterday, mile 2390. I'm getting close to Canada but it's going to be complicated because of the fires.