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INGRESS/MUNZEE/GEOCACHING while hiking

How many of you use the geolocation based games INGRESS, MUNZEE, or GEOCACHING to inspire and motivate you while out hiking?

I have recently started playing INGRESS resulting in me hiking up parts of Mission Peak in Fremont, CA 3 different times now. I find the feeling of success to be a great motivator. I find that the support I get from other players in the area encourages me to do more!

I'd love to ...
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The Feds

Is it time to allow the federal government to search out the dirtbag that is doing this?
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First climb health related experiences at 4850mtrs

So here I am in Cusco Peru after completing the Larez trek with g adventures.
This was my first trek and just wanted to share a brief overview of my personal experiences related to the side effects ,I experienced on this trek. We landed in Cusco on day 1 and stayed there 24 hrs to help acclimatize to the 11500 ft. Or 3400mtrs. Initially we and the group were short of breath. Some handling it ...
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Drones taking photos

I was wondering about the very, very few that might have used drones to take photos/videos while on your hikes? I saw a youtube video awhile back where a video was taken in the Banner/Ritter area (Calif.) and it was pretty darn cool. Obviously some hikes/climbs it wouldn't be feasible but your thoughts.....?
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Hiking/Scrambling Grade Conversion Chart

Hi all,
I'm looking for a hiking and scrambling grade conversion chart (if one exists) or help in creating one. There are plenty of examples online and in guidebooks of climbing grade conversions, but none of these go below the level of technical rock climbing to include scrambling and off-trail hiking. I've found some information about some of the commonly used grading systems such as the Swiss Alpine Club scale and the Ashton system used ...
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East Coast Vs. West Coast Hiking

I live in Utah. The majority of my experience hiking on and off trails comes from hiking peaks on Forest Service and BLM in the Mountain West region. I recently started doing the state high points and took my first trip to the East Coast this last week. I hiked Katahdin in Maine and Washington in NH and spent some time on a few other trails in the region.

My question for everyone: Have you ...
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Speed Record on 14ers. A most inspiring trip to Colorado!

Wednesday (was it only Wednesday?) I set out to the Rocky Mountains national park with my sister, Mareshah. The plan is to take a hike on Longs peak (one of Colorado's 58, 14,000+ foot peaks, ie; 14er) I fear my competency is in doubt as I haven't done any sustained routine exercise in years. I've been smoking too much in the past few months. I am unaccustomed to being at higher altitudes. And since I ...
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Unfinished Business

I wonder if anyone else feels this way - that any peaks you have attempted but failed at for some reason tend to gnaw at you and have more subsequent attraction than other peaks. They seem like unfinished business. I feel that if ever I am in the vicinity of one of these peaks again, I must finish the job. Otherwise, I tend to favor attempting new peaks rather than revisit ones I have already ...
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Re: Suggestions?

Charlie, your destination is unclear but it appears you are talking about Mt. Washington. I wouldn't venture above treeline if the weather is poor. Whiteouts can be disorienting for anyone, especially beginners. A refreshing walk in the rain in the woods can turn into a life struggle above treeline. I do recommend trekking poles for your descent. Good luck! and welcome to Summit Post!
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Everest, the film Everest, the film

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZQVpPiOji0

That's the trailer. Will you watch Everest :?:
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