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location San Francisco Bay Area
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I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


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awarded  Nice Question
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revised Does eating snow help dehydration?
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revised Does eating snow help dehydration?
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revised Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Curious
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comment Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running
@Ben What kinds of foot injuries? Is it just the constant friction of trail and rock on paws that aren't calloused because of city life? Something like that?
Jun
24
comment Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running
A little off topic, but would the Australian cattle dog need a lot of attention and things to do, when not on trail? More on topic, how do their feet hold up to long trails?
Jun
12
comment Should one run (or walk) back to civilization if bitten by a rattlesnake?
Awesome. That's super helpful, thank ye.
Jun
12
comment Should one run (or walk) back to civilization if bitten by a rattlesnake?
Love the answer, perhaps provide a source? I would normally bother, but this is a question where the answer makes a life-and-death difference.
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment Activities at the campsite
Here's what we do: read, build a camp fire, cook, eat, drink, chat, look over my photos from the day, stretch/rub sore muscles from the day's activity, plan tomorrow's activity.
May
24
comment Depth Perception in the Mountains
Sorry, so you're saying that people from the Western mountainy areas find the Grand Canyon more impressive because their depth perception is better?
May
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revised Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
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awarded  Revival
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revised Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
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comment Is there a definitive list of the tallest mountains in the world that require little or no mountaineering experience?
@bashophil I guess I assumed it was obvious you'd have to look at each hike before you did it. For instance, my father and I did Mount Blanc when I was in junior high. If I remember right, we did use rope for two sections toward the top. But the OP's question was just so hard to answer, I thought I'd try to give a train of logic rather than a list. Thanks for the help.
May
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comment Depth Perception in the Mountains
@Olin The tree line in the Sierras is about 7,000-9,000 feet. We frequently go up to 12,000 feet hiking on weekends. The tree line is frequently useful. I am just wondering if other people born in the mountains don't have the same problem as me.
May
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comment Depth Perception in the Mountains
I understand the importance of maps. My question is more about my personal experience of depth perception than it is about navigation problems.