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by AAdamsPDX
January 16th, 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)

retired jerry wrote:and what would be done to someone that burned the wood recreationally? :)
Speaking of burning things recreationally, I saw more joints on the JMT than I've seen anywhere else in my life. :lol:

(Just doing my part to contribute to thread drift.)
by AAdamsPDX
January 16th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)

Many religions have traditions of a long passage marked by ritual. Throwing stones at the devil while on the hadj. Carrying a scallop shell while on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. So there seems to be a need for us to add our pebble or piece of wood to the cumulative pile of human experience that...
by AAdamsPDX
January 16th, 2017, 7:24 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)

Thank you Jerry! That's what I would say, us Adams' are very polite :) And true, in my experience interacting with you here. :D Too much yelling going on these days, on subjects both much more and much less important than this one. :roll: If we could all just do better at imagining life from someone...
by AAdamsPDX
January 15th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

Re: Do you know what a Beinakerling is...? (and a mea culpa)

To reinforce your research a bit and add to the point Aimless made about Tibetan tradition...I learned about prayer stacks while visiting a Buddhist temple with students in South Korea years ago. They each said a prayer and left a stone. It's possible something was lost in translation but I've alway...
by AAdamsPDX
January 15th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcemen

If the hiker possibly had a cell phone, then you might be interested in this article by a retired NPS backcountry ranger and SAR expert. https://goo.gl/bJvIDt And here is a Google group that started out focused on uses for GIS in SAR ops and has expanded to include the role that cell phones can pla...
by AAdamsPDX
January 3rd, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcemen

retired jerry wrote:That sounds like the story about someone pushed off Eagle Creek and killed, probably next to the viewpoint that slid
Wow, I remember hearing about a woman who fell to her death but somehow missed hearing about the later murder charge.
by AAdamsPDX
January 3rd, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcemen

MtHood_Oregon wrote:Those would be the folks to talk to if you are writing a book and want the straight scoop.
Thanks for the tip!
by AAdamsPDX
January 3rd, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2017 - A Lookback at Your Hiking Numbers
Replies: 28
Views: 2791

Re: 2017 - A Lookback at Your Hiking Numbers

Don't use GPS tracks so I really don't know how many miles but 2016 was a great hiking year, even though we never get as many days in as we'd like. A few highlights: 150 miles in the Sierra, mostly along the JMT. Favorite locations: Bighorn Plateau, Forester Pass, Upper Basin near Mather Pass, Evolu...
by AAdamsPDX
December 16th, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcemen

Thank you both! Lurch, I sent you a PM.

If anyone else has guidance or favorite books about searches and/or hiking and outdoor survival generally, I'd love to hear anything you want to share.
by AAdamsPDX
December 13th, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Research for a hiking-related novel: SAR? law enforcement?

Because I want to live in hiking land in my head even when I can't be on the trail, I've started a novel about a hiker who goes missing, and the people involved with or interested in the search. Let's just say foul play is soon suspected, and all is not as it appears. Lots of hiking and backpacking ...