[Cdt-l] 5 days out

world_peace at montrose.net world_peace at montrose.net
Sat Oct 20 21:08:06 CDT 2012

My daughter and 3 close friends and I walked about 25 to 30 miles on the CDT in Coloraod about 2 weeks ago ... it was still summer weather in the valleys but pleasantly cool and generally clear weather most of the time we were out.  I'm age 74 and don't feel like tackling too many more high peaks (I have climbed all but 4 of Colorado's 56 peaks over 14,00 foot peaks, so I thought I would get out on the CDT.  It was a great choice and decision ... my balance felt fine, the views were great and I didn't wear out like I found myself doing before.  I still like to hike and to climb, but I think I'm leaving most of the peak climbs behind me (the highest I've ever done was Mt. Kilamanjaro is Africa, a bit over 19340 feet and was a great experience.  But I'm finding loose rocks and challenging footing are more wearing that it used to be so it was a pleasure to do something I had wanted to do before but too busy climbing instead of trekking.  I don't want to encourage too many people to hike the CDT, but it was uncrowded, with understandably great views and not too many competing for the space.  Some was in a wilderness aread which suited me/us fine.  Maybe I'll see others of you along the way there or elsewhere along the CDT or other great trails.

I would love to hear from others who have trekked along on part of the CDT.

Peace and loving to share nice high trails. Bill Duckworth

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   1. Re: CDT Timelapse Video (Bob Sartini)


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Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:25:17 -0400
From: Bob Sartini <bobsartini at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] CDT Timelapse Video
To: "Pete E. Michelinie" <michelinie at gmail.com>
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Way to geeky for me.
On Oct 20, 2012 6:50 AM, "Pete E. Michelinie" <michelinie at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think this is a neat idea.  Here are my two cents on the downside issues
> Thomas bought up.
> If you had a program that could align the horizon and trail up in the same
> spot on each picture it would make the phole time lapse much more fluid.
> With a bit of post production the shaky issue isn't one at all, just
> something that would need addressing. Image recognition software is readily
> available these days.
> Part two, I think the beauty of the CDT is that there are boring
> parts. You walk through them and then get to enjoy the nice parts that much
> more.  Plus it would be really important in this project to be able to see
> the progression of landscapes; the way you climb up into the San Juans from
> New Mexico or how the Winds just seems to appear and disappear out of
> nowhere.  If you just made a highlight reel it would end up looking like
> the CDT is something it's not.  Embrace the gravel road walks.
> Furniture
> CDT '12
> Pete E. Michelinie, Furniture Maker.
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>               503.803.2150
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 8:30 AM, thomas hogeboom <thogeboom at fairpoint.net>wrote:
>> While this is an interesting idea, there's a couple of things to consider.
>> One is that taking a frame every 10 seconds as the camera is moving and
>> the scene is changing will result in an extremely shaky video that
>> induces motion sickness. Viewers will need an airsickness bag. The thing
>> to remember is that time lapse that is worth watching requires a stable
>> camera.
>> Another consideration is that there are boring sections of trail that
>> aren't worth seeing or remembering. There are certainly a lot of those on
>> the CDT.
>> I'm not trying to discourage the idea, but it would be a shame to do a
>> huge amount of work on a project like this only to find that no one wants
>> to watch it.
>> The concept might work well as a slide show if the dull scenes are edited
>> out.
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