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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


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comment Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
Ha, I struggled to formulate my question, but you've answered exactly what I was looking for. I wonder about the word appears; in the area where I live (northern Scandinavia; I moved here partly for the nature), most of the land appears as wilderness for tourists, but is in fact profoundly affected by reindeer husbandry by the indigenous Sami people (most profound effect: almost no predators; see e.g. this page). I wonder if it would still meet the U.S. definition of wilderness. If not, there probably isn't any wilderness at all in Europe...
Jan
18
comment Interactive online map of long-distance / marked trails against best freely available topographic map background
@RussellSteen Not when official authorities post them, such as this map with corresponding GPS-track downloads
Jan
18
comment Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
@DonBranson I might have a conference in eastern California (Mammoth Lakes) in early May, that I might combine with a visit to people we cooperate with in Colorado, in that case I'd do some hiking too.
Jan
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asked Hiking popularity in North America vs. Europe
Jan
17
comment How do I Plan a Hiking Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Will you hike carrying everything on your back? Or rather have a base and make day hikes? Sleeping in tents or in huts?
Jan
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asked Interactive online map of long-distance / marked trails against best freely available topographic map background
Jan
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comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
How common are those in practice? Is this mostly done in parks near cities where many people go for day hikes, or also on trails in remote regions in the Rocky Mountains or Alaska?
Jan
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comment Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
Wow, never heard the word blaze before, and as of now not linked from the European markings either...
Jan
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asked Long distance hiking trail markings in North America or parts thereof
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