[pct-l] Half-Plank-length maps and waypoints
austinwilliams123 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 17:13:04 CST 2011
Half Plank-length maps soon to be available at planyourhike.com.
it's just going to take me a while to get all those datapoints....
(Yes, officially the nerdiest PCT-thru-hike/quantum physics joke ever. If
you don't get it, consider yourself lucky).
Info on PCT gear, resupply points, maps, movies, etc.
"*Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM, ron guay <ron.a.guay2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great post. The world needs more 'people' with a sense of humor, knows the
> Earth is older than 10,000 years, and knows the origins of man (and other
> species). I'll be the first to try and buy your maps...unless of course
> Half-Inch publishes their maps.
> Note: I hiked the AT in 06 with no cell/gps. Like most here, I'm trying
> something new. Once on the trail, I'll evaluate the weight and importance.
> The phone/email/blog/web/gps device goes home if the importance/weight
> isn't large enough. Just like everything else.
> On Feb 25, 2011 3:16 PM, <abiegen at cox.net> wrote:
> > All,
> > Sorry to get this out to you so late but I have been working furiously on
> this project. I feel bad since some of you have already spent a lot of
> on Half Miles maps.
> > Coming - very soon
> > Lucy's Half-Yard Maps and Waypoints
> > Yes, that is right. I have put together highly detailed maps and way
> points with a waypoint every half yard. Just think, that is a waypoint
> foot and a half, or every 18 inches if you prefer to look at it that way.
> > Sure a waypoint every half mile is good, but a lot can happen in a half
> mile. There might be little twists and turns in the trail. There might be
> elevation changes. There might be scenery to distract you or people who try
> to talk to you. Just think how much better it would be to have a waypoint
> every half yard. You will be able to see exactly where to put your foot for
> every step!
> > Just picture yourself, hiking the PCT, GPS in hand, eyes fixed solely on
> the GPS Screen. No more wandering around trying to find your way. No more
> gazing at peaks trying to figure out which peak they are - you won't care!
> No more time wasted seeing the sights or admiring the view. No more fear of
> snakes or bears - you'll be looking down so you won't see them. No more
> taking your attention away from the GPS screen!
> > Just imagine yourself hiking past other PCT thru-hikers, confident in
> knowledge of your course. You won't even look up to see who they are. You
> know where you are going, they don't. That makes them losers who you
> probably wouldn't want to meet anyway. Friendships, trail magic, coolers
> full of beer off trail, and stuff like that will just slow you down. Keep
> your eyes on the GPS and your feet moving!
> > Just picture yourself driven, focused on what you do best - reading your
> GPS and moving your feet, knowing exactly where the next foot fall will be,
> oblivious to everything around you.
> > Check out my website when it becomes available:
> > www.headsDownGPSreadingTrailZombie.com (still under construction)
> > Lucy Afarensis
> > Hiking the trail upright since before there were humans (3.2 million
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