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Eighth Leave No Trace principle - consider impact of social media
Yesterday I stumbled on a posting in Paul Magnanti's blog  that pointed to a longer, well-written article in TrailGroove Magazine about the possibility of adding an eighth principle to the Leave No Trace guidelines: Be mindful when posting on social media a...
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Trying to map a section of the Northern Excursion - not exactly successfully
Today, I went over to West Glenville to see if I could get GPS
tracks of the one short section of the New York Long Path that is
off-road there. I've never seen a map of that section, only the verbal
description
at the
online softcopy guidebook . As we'll s...
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Making tiled maps, and importing into OpenStreetMap
A user on the OSMand group asked about my process for generating my own tiled maps, and for importing parks and preserves. The topic, I thought, deserved a decent writeup, so I decided to work my reply into a post here. Workflow of getting tiles into Backco...
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2016-09-03 The Cliff at Middleburgh
Hi, it's me again, back from a long absence. It was just too much trouble to blog anything when my body was not up to much hiking. On Saturday, 3 September, though, I finally managed to get out for a decently challenging day trip, with few complaints from a...
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2016-04-24 Wolf Creek Falls
On Sunday, April 24, I got the urge to get outside even more
strongly than usual, and decided to go out for a stroll despite some
warning twinges from the fasciitis in my foot. I headed over to the Wolf Creek Falls Preserve in the town of Knox, because ...
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For my hiking friends who haven't heard from me lately: most of the hiking I've been doing has been solo section-hiking the Northville-Placid Trail. The fact that the patch just arrived reminded me that I hadn't got around to doing a concluding trip report. I have one now, over in my journal
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2015-05-16 Mapping Trips
2015-05-16 Mapping the Helderbergs There's been too long a hiatus in blogging here, but I've been kind of busy.
Still, I've recently had the opportunity to get in a little bit of
walking (on easy trails: I won't dignify it with the term, 'hiking')
and...
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2014-02-14 Book review: Lying on the Trail, by Just Bill
Tall Tales under Tall Trees "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story," Sam Clemens is
widely reported to have advised an aspiring author, "unless you can't
think of anything better." In this volume, Just Bill takes Clemens's
advice to heart. From...
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Harriman "Leave No Hiker Behind" trek
I headed out yesterday on the WhiteBlaze "No Hiker Left Behind" trek in Harriman State Park . The trip started well, with me walking in with "Just Bill", an 'imaginary friend' that I was meeting for the first time in person. Fellow hikers "1azarus" and "Mal...
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If I can't have coffee, I'm not going!
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