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revised How to hide a trail turn?
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Apr
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comment How to hide a trail turn?
This is rather foreign to what I'm used to. I would be interesting to look at this place with Google Earth. How about the lat/lon coordinates?
Apr
13
comment How to hide a trail turn?
How do you know that whoever is in charge of this land didn't take down the swing and bench?
Apr
13
comment Do leeches fall onto prey from trees?
You need to watch out for drop bears too. That's why the leaches are up in the trees in the first place.
Apr
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revised How to hide a trail turn?
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Apr
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answered How to hide a trail turn?
Apr
11
answered What do I do if a black bear is right outside my tent?
Apr
8
comment How do you survive getting towed under a log jam?
"How do you survive getting towed under a log jam?" You don't, unless you are lucky enough to pop out the other side. If there had been no way to pass underneath the logjam, and the current was too strong to get back upstream, you both would have been dead. I suppose the best thing to do would be to grab at branches and whatever and "climb" your way back. That will only work in limited cases, but it's better than staying there trapped and drowning for sure.
Apr
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comment My head torch/lamp has a red mode, why?
@Wills: It's for any time you want to preserve your night vision.
Apr
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answered My head torch/lamp has a red mode, why?
Mar
23
answered What kind of car do I need to reach most hiking trailheads near Boulder Colorado, Rocky Mountain NP
Mar
18
comment How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
@Scott: Live trees are really the only realistic options at trail intersections. Posts cost money, need to be carried to the site, are difficult to dig holes for, and don't keep the sign high enough to be out of reach of casual vandals.
Mar
18
comment How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
I wish I could accept this answer too.
Mar
18
accepted How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
Mar
17
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Mar
17
comment How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
Thanks. This is exactly the kind of answer I was looking for, although not the answer I wanted to hear. Can you provide a few links to the "lot of resources" you mention about fixing items to trees.
Mar
16
comment How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
Thanks for trying to help, but this is not what I was asking. I want the signs to move outward with the tree as it grows. The question is how to attach to allow that. If the nail is really solidly in the tree, then the growth pressure can't push it out. Not solid enough, and the sign will come off on its own from wind, freeze/thaw cycles, etc. As I said, I expect the tree to grow several inches in radius over the life of the sign. I don't want nails sticking out that far.
Mar
16
comment How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
Good point. I can put a backing board behind the aluminum signs. What kind of nails do you use for this case (length into tree, diameter, material)? And in case it matters, what kind of trees?
Mar
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asked How to attach signs to trees considering tree growth?
Mar
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comment How do I find known and documented trails for trail running in New England?
@Ben: OpenStreeMap can also be wrong, especially about not telling you trails are on private property and maybe you are not supposed to be there. That said, we (the Groton MA Trails Committee) is making a concerted effort to accurately map the trails and clean up OpenStreetMap. Every time I map a new area and go to OSM, I'm always impressed by two things: How much detail there already is, but also how off some of the detail is. It will probably be a couple of years before the OSM trail data for our town is properly cleaned up.