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Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
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Billy Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
Re: Re: Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web. on 12/03/2013 21:02:48 MST Print View

+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.... Nick!


David T
(DaveT) - F
sharing. on 12/03/2013 21:16:16 MST Print View

Agreed, Craig.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
A conundrum on 12/04/2013 07:40:14 MST Print View

My own personal rule-of-thumb is that if the place is on-trail and popular trails to begin with, I will share logistics.

But, as I found out the hard way, even if something is on-trail, people don't necessarily string together what seems obvious on a map. Once you lay out a route with the trails to take, you immediately make it accessible for the vast majority. A light bulb goes off for people and everything is easy: Take this map, take this trail, park here. Most people don't like to string together their own route.

I honestly love sharing. People ask me "What's a good hike in Colorado?" and I am happy to share.

It is generally how I operate: Share the food on my table generously. Do the little bit extra to help out. Share knowledge of what I love.

But, as I am finding out, when I innocently share what I love, perhaps I am ruining a small part of it? :)

I think there is a balance. After all, someone shared with my the route I took on my first backpacking trip. It was something he found out about through the local chapter of the Appalachian Mtn Club. That trip started a love for the outdoors that has never gone away.

On the other hand, perhaps it is best to give a sketch only. Not to give all the fine details?

I think it is great to share. I also think it is good to keep the wild places wild.

What is the balance? I sure as hell don't know. :)

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - MLife

Locale: Western Washington
Craig, this is for you! on 12/08/2013 11:30:26 MST Print View

On the topic of finding a place but not telling anyone about it, I highly recommend folks track down this year's Banff Film Festival Grand Prize winner. 2 Norwegian surfers find a small beach north of the Artic Circle, and hike in to spend the *winter* surfing. They supplied themselves with outdated food, used only found items on the beach to construct a shelter and wood stove, bringing only a few tools and nails to string it together. They hiked out to their van to purchase/acquire food--they talked about using post-dated food because it was free. Their plan was to stay there through the winter and surf as much as they could. During their stay, they removed over 3 pounds of trash from the beach that had washed up, mostly plastics and stuff.

One of the guys specifically said they were not going to reveal where it was, because they wanted people to find their own paradise. Crazy couple of youngsters, but they did it. Personally, I think they had to be crazy to begin with--surfing in Norway? I think folks are nuts for surfing here in the Pacific Northwest, and that's warmer than Norway. But, it was really cool to see them work their dream.

edit: I found a place where folks can rent it:


Edited by dipink on 12/08/2013 11:36:24 MST.

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(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: (...)
... on 12/09/2013 15:55:12 MST Print View


Edited by RogerDodger on 06/24/2015 09:52:18 MDT.

scree ride
Re: Re: Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web. on 12/22/2013 04:33:15 MST Print View

I'll tell you how to get there but I won't say where his other cave is.