[pct-l] Half-Plank-length maps and waypoints
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Fri Feb 25 17:52:35 CST 2011
Should I be embarrassed to admit I got it? ;)
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On Feb 25, 2011, at 4:13 PM, Austin Williams <austinwilliams123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).
> Austin Williams
> Info on PCT gear, resupply points, maps, movies, etc.
> "*Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a
> fruit salad.*"
> 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:
>>> 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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