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  1. Thread: Ruins

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    [Album] metates are common at indian sites in California....

    metates are common at indian sites in California. We have seen tham elsewhere in the great SW.
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    Bigger tires?

    with bigger tires is your turning radius decreased?
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    If we post up good outdoors red-rock hikes, we...

    If we post up good outdoors red-rock hikes, we worry about the hike being over-run in a year or two. Its happened to outdoorsy hot springs.
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    re forums, yes, our Popup camper forum sensibly...

    re forums, yes, our Popup camper forum sensibly avoids politics and other hot button issues. We stick to campers and camping (and recipes) .
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    The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir, by John...

    The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir, by John Cook and Jon Bauer - on account of my Mom was a lighthousekeeper's daughter as a child and later became a lighthouse keeper's wife - all in New...
  6. Just remember - if we bet wrong - our...

    Just remember - if we bet wrong - our grandchildren will suffer.
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    the thing is that based on history, America will...

    the thing is that based on history, America will fail, just like all major prior civilizations-empires.

    Too bad that pussification is part of the process - but not surprising.

    BTW - did you...
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    well, because guys like bright shiny things, is...

    well, because guys like bright shiny things, is why. Even if shiny = gunmetal gray !

    Some folks buy guns, others buy cameras; it's the same "guy disease" in both cases
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    On a mountain, 4 legs beats 2 legs every time

    On a mountain, 4 legs beats 2 legs every time
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    Byron, the problem is the while technology has...

    Byron, the problem is the while technology has advanced social science (for lack of a better term) has not advanced. Which is why we as a race are not fit to spread out amongst the stars.
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    BTW, when we hiked up Mt Washburn in Yellowstone,...

    BTW, when we hiked up Mt Washburn in Yellowstone, there was a herd of Bighorn sheep about 1/4 mile down fron the summit, just hanging out above toe road-trail. One gal, one her cell phone, walked...
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    Wolves in the distance, Bison (but not too...

    Wolves in the distance, Bison (but not too close!). Leaving our campsite outside of Yellowstone early one morning an adult wolf loped over the road right in front of the car - astounding!
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    Yes, hanging them from Russian helicopters would...

    Yes, hanging them from Russian helicopters would have been so much better.
  14. Thread: Ruins

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    [Album] have you noticed a proliferation of Wildernness...

    have you noticed a proliferation of Wildernness Study Areas and Instant Study Areas in the last decade (or two). Which means no vehicle camping (or access). Two of our fave camping locations in the...
  15. Thread: Ruins

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    [Album] deleted, sorry

    deleted, sorry
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    It is likely to be hotter and drier than ever....

    It is likely to be hotter and drier than ever. This might not be the best season for a long hard trip
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    I am an idiot !! This "ghost" only happens on...

    I am an idiot !! This "ghost" only happens on the laptop.

    Because the desktop's wallpaper image is taller than the screen, so to speak, and the tiny hiker part of the image just happens to fall...
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    SOLVED by sheer accident. The hiker ghost image...

    SOLVED by sheer accident. The hiker ghost image is a greyed out snip of my wife, from behind, snowshoeing away from me up on the Helen Lake area of Mt Lassen. Its sort of in the foreground of the...
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    ghost icon on task bar

    this small grey ghost of a hiker is on my windows task bar on my desktop and my laptop - any idea why?

    (I suspect a Garmin background process)
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    Wind Farms, including offsore

    just for fun, lets start a new topic.

    Wind farms are now popular to generate electricity. Interestingly, they seem to pass environmental review, especially if located offshore. Since these...
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    well, lets be fair. Trump started the withdrawal...

    well, lets be fair. Trump started the withdrawal process with his great Peace Plan, and since he refuses to take advice and did not believe in in-depth briefings, do you suppose for a minute that...
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    re "All for nothing but the lined pockets of...

    re "All for nothing but the lined pockets of politicians, bankers and weapons contractors.

    End all of the wars, and bring all of the troops home."

    This 70 year old agrees 100%.

    The problem...
  23. Thread: Ruins

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    [Album] from the WWW: The oldest fossils of rope and...

    from the WWW:
    The oldest fossils of rope and knots are estimated to be 15,000 to 17,000 years old. Knots are thought to be even older that, as they are assumed to have been used alongside some of...
  24. Thread: Ruins

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    [Album] the photo of the fiber with knots n them, makes...

    the photo of the fiber with knots n them, makes me wonder what knots the Anasazi-era indians used that the europeans also used (i.e., developed concurrently but independently)
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    [Trip Report] canoeing, with a trolling motor and a 100AH...

    canoeing, with a trolling motor and a 100AH Lithium battery. It may be impossible due to lack of practical put-in sites.

    Messy = mud wallow I presume.
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