Jay, PM sent
Paul, when playing music in the outdoors (if any I chose to do so, which is not too often), the volume is sooo low that nobody else can hear. I know that we head to the backcountry for solitude and to enjoy nature, but sometimes it is nice to have that small luxury while doing things you love. With the advent of mp3 players bringing along a collection of your own tunes to listen to sometimes can be quite nice. I never camp near anyone that can see or hear me, unless it is unavoidable, and if that is the case, I tend to be as accomodating to others, or even more so then some. And yes, this comes from experience in having seen some of the most stupid idiots in the Sierra's where they have no clue that others might be around. I have also had to endure othes with bongo drums, acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments in places like Ventana, Point Reyes where I have recieved impromtu concerts by many a half wit. Just my 2 cents.
Please understand this post is not attacking you but I am just stating why and when I might pull out some music for myself. Generally I don't travel with an mp3 player or a radio, I just it would be an interesting thread.