Peripheral vision
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Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Peripheral vision on 12/20/2009 23:08:53 MST Print View

http://www.navaching.com/hawkeen/nwalk.html

Interesting read. love to have a discussion on it.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Peripheral vision - night walking without light on 12/24/2009 11:32:44 MST Print View

anyone read it?

Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
Re: Peripheral vision - night walking without light on 12/24/2009 16:58:20 MST Print View

I did; it's quite an interesting article, and long enough to be a bit of a committment to read through --- but once started, it was interesting to read to the end. It's something I'd like to try out given some time and mobility (temporarily not too mobile). Not just for the night walking aspect, but in general to try to perceive things in a different way on occasion. TBD.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
PV on 12/24/2009 21:39:32 MST Print View

Interesting but pretty darn long. I read a bit and then skimmed the rest. I'm not sold that such an experience would be as fulfilling as they seem to find it.

Edited by dandydan on 12/24/2009 21:40:06 MST.

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
having read the article (wow)... on 12/29/2009 12:01:33 MST Print View

i have hiked in the night with only the light of a full moon and clear sky. the moonlight was so bright i could not sleep so after laying there for 3 hours i did some quick calculating and figured i could be home by 2am if i packed it up and hit the trail.

it was the best backpacking i have ever done - i have hiked the trail before and i felt comfortable doing the massive stream crossing (up to my waist) in the dark. it was in November so i wasn't too worried about snakes. it was a great experience.

i have also hiked in the deep blackness of a forest using a headlamp for lighting after sunset in the pouring rain. that was not enjoyable and i'd rather not repeat that event. it became dangerous when i climbed up into the fog and couldn't find the trail. there were areas of steep drops. i had never hiked there previously, had i known the terrain and hiked there before, i would have made camp earlier and made up the miles in daylight.

the setting and a prior knowledge of the trail/area are very important factors in the "quality" of the experience.

Edited by asciibaron on 12/29/2009 12:03:23 MST.