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Old 09-13-2017, 08:55 PM   #11076
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I went on a seven-day hike. It was great. Was in a complete void of communication with the outside world. That was wonderful. Now I'm back. Not much changed. Same silliness, different day.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:25 PM   #11077
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Don't feel too bad returning to the silliness. Be reminded, it amplifies enjoyment of the non-silliness.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:47 AM   #11078
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I went on a seven-day hike. It was great. Was in a complete void of communication with the outside world. That was wonderful. Now I'm back. Not much changed. Same silliness, different day.
I'm going to need the route to maximize my jealousy
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:04 AM   #11079
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I went on a seven-day hike. It was great. Was in a complete void of communication with the outside world. That was wonderful. Now I'm back. Not much changed. Same silliness, different day.
Nature is full of way more silliness than here. Lyme disease, bears, itchy things, lack of basic supplies.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:12 AM   #11080
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Nature is full of way more silliness than here. Lyme disease, bears, itchy things, lack of basic supplies.
Easy enough to wash off the wilderness with a quick trip to Vegas
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:19 AM   #11081
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Easy enough to wash off the wilderness with a quick trip to Vegas
Venereal disease, heifers, itchy things, but plenty of basic supplies.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:21 AM   #11082
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In scientific society sex entertainment is scientifically designed and disease free. And whatever happens in scientific society stays in scientific society and makes it better.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:27 PM   #11083
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I'm going to need the route to maximize my jealousy
Snoqualmie Pass to Steven Pass along the Pacific Crest Trail.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:34 PM   #11084
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Nature is full of way more silliness than here. Lyme disease, bears, itchy things, lack of basic supplies.
Nature is never silly - it just is. The planet Saturn is not silly nor is the Orion Nebula. The asthetics of silliness was never fully explored by Aristole. Or at least, I don't think so.

Your list above could just as easily be applied to a week stay at a Motel 6 in Barstow.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:22 PM   #11085
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Snoqualmie Pass to Steven Pass along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Thoughts, reflections, experiences?
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:29 AM   #11086
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Cant find these vistas in Vegas;





Well done Zeno.

I have been in similar hikes with parents who enjoy wild nature more than cities many years ago in California.

This is why the answer to who has the greatest landscapes is definitely here in US among all countries in terms of number and diversion. Other great places exist but you can find so much in US close to high technology to make it worth it and safe.

Scientific society will have such vistas in other solar systems too. The best is yet to be seen.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:12 PM   #11087
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I feel I may be getting a tad too close to paranoid schizophrenia this past year. That or my thoughts are totally rational.

The work PC is on a setting to sleep and lock after 15 minutes of inactivity. I came back from lunch and when I woke it, I didn't have to enter my password. I said, "Hmm, strange." My nearby-sitting co-workers looked at me for a brief moment, looked back their screens, and it was quickly forgotten.

The next day, I came back from lunch and my chair was raised from the lowest to the highest setting, instantly noticeable upon sitting down.
Then I move my mouse and my screen awakens but the desktop is not locked, again.

This time I was suspicious and curious enough to ask each one of the three personally.

In an office filled with people, the act of a single saboteur can be ruled out. Yet a group working together seems equally unreasonable. Someone acting remotely doesn't account for the raised chair; which wasn't warm when I sat on it.

An innocent swapping of chairs does not account for my account not logging out. My nearby sitting co-worker suggested I lock my PC when I am away. That reverse psychology won't work on me, I thought.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:27 PM   #11088
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Mac,
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:51 PM   #11089
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Hike synopsis:

The seven-day hike was wonderful that I did with an old college buddy. We only had one day of marginally bad weather; clinging fog followed by some clouds and some rain for the evening and part of one night. There was also a morning where we had some residual smoke from all the forest fires that were (and still are) burning along the Cascade Range in Washington and Oregon. Aside from that, the weather and conditions were about as good as you can get - Little to no bugs, much sunshine and clear skies and warm temperatures and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

We camped at lakes mostly, (tarn lakes; look it up) that really added to the pleasantness of the experience. The hike took us through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness which is well named as lakes abound. The terrain is rough and craggy peaks, spires and arętes, and sharp ridges the norm, with many cirques and steep walls of rock. In addition many meadows and forested areas with streams, and open country abound. Most of the wildflowers were done, but there were blueberries everywhere and they were in their prime - Delicious free food that added a nice capper to our meals.

We averaged about 10 miles a day with ~ 50lb packs each, which is not bad for two old retired geezers in their 60’s. There were substantial uphill and downhill elevation changes each day.

Saw the usual animals; many rock squirrels, a marmot, a muskrat, some mule deer, mountain grouse, and heard some Elk bugle but did not see them. There are mountain goats in the area and we constantly scanned for them but didn’t spot any.

We meet many “through hikers” that is, people that were doing the entire Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mexican Border to the Canadian Border - Mostly as couples or sometimes singularly. About half were from Europe and all were in their 20’s or 30’s and well fit. The hiking gear has changed much over the years and many younger people opt for super light gear and footwear. They par down everything they can to lighten the load. Many hiked in soft, almost running style shoes. Also saw people that had small solar panels to charge their iphones. My buddy had an app on his phone so we could track where we were etc., and see distances to established camp sites. We also had standard paper maps and profiles of the trail to help us. Many hikers now days also have trekking poles. My buddy had some. I pass on these as mostly frivolous instruments but many like them.

All in all it was a marvelous adventure and one of the longest hikes I have done. My friend is putting together a photo album and I may share a few photos. The scenery was truly special and spectacular.

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:12 PM   #11090
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I feel I may be getting a tad too close to paranoid schizophrenia this past year. That or my thoughts are totally rational.

The work PC is on a setting to sleep and lock after 15 minutes of inactivity. I came back from lunch and when I woke it, I didn't have to enter my password. I said, "Hmm, strange." My nearby-sitting co-workers looked at me for a brief moment, looked back their screens, and it was quickly forgotten.

The next day, I came back from lunch and my chair was raised from the lowest to the highest setting, instantly noticeable upon sitting down.
Then I move my mouse and my screen awakens but the desktop is not locked, again.

This time I was suspicious and curious enough to ask each one of the three personally.

In an office filled with people, the act of a single saboteur can be ruled out. Yet a group working together seems equally unreasonable. Someone acting remotely doesn't account for the raised chair; which wasn't warm when I sat on it.

An innocent swapping of chairs does not account for my account not logging out. My nearby sitting co-worker suggested I lock my PC when I am away. That reverse psychology won't work on me, I thought.
I cannot imagine working in an office where such shenanigans did not take place.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:27 PM   #11091
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Hike synopsis:

The seven-day hike was wonderful that I did with an old college buddy. We only had one day of marginally bad weather; clinging fog followed by some clouds and some rain for the evening and part of one night. There was also a morning where we had some residual smoke from all the forest fires that were (and still are) burning along the Cascade Range in Washington and Oregon. Aside from that, the weather and conditions were about as good as you can get - Little to no bugs, much sunshine and clear skies and warm temperatures and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

We camped at lakes mostly, (tarn lakes; look it up) that really added to the pleasantness of the experience. The hike took us through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness which is well named as lakes abound. The terrain is rough and craggy peaks, spires and arętes, and sharp ridges the norm, with many cirques and steep walls of rock. In addition many meadows and forested areas with streams, and open country abound. Most of the wildflowers were done, but there were blueberries everywhere and they were in their prime - Delicious free food that added a nice capper to our meals.

We averaged about 10 miles a day with ~ 50lb packs each, which is not bad for two old retired geezers in their 60’s. There were substantial uphill and downhill elevation changes each day.

Saw the usual animals; many rock squirrels, a marmot, a muskrat, some mule deer, mountain grouse, and heard some Elk bugle but did not see them. There are mountain goats in the area and we constantly scanned for them but didn’t spot any.

We meet many “through hikers” that is, people that were doing the entire Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mexican Border to the Canadian Border - Mostly as couples or sometimes singularly. About half were from Europe and all were in their 20’s or 30’s and well fit. The hiking gear has changed much over the years and many younger people opt for super light gear and footwear. They par down everything they can to lighten the load. Many hiked in soft, almost running style shoes. Also saw people that had small solar panels to charge their iphones. My buddy had an app on his phone so we could track where we were etc., and see distances to established camp sites. We also had standard paper maps and profiles of the trail to help us. Many hikers now days also have trekking poles. My buddy had some. I pass on these as mostly frivolous instruments but many like them.

All in all it was a marvelous adventure and one of the longest hikes I have done. My friend is putting together a photo album and I may share a few photos. The scenery was truly special and spectacular.
I hiked the Oregon section of the PCT in my younger years and would highly recommend lighter packs and shoes. Walking is much less work if you can keep base weight under 20 lbs and use light shoes, which makes it easier to enjoy the forest you are passing through. Sadly, the fire you saw burned down much of the forest around the Eagle Creek trail, one of the best hikes in Oregon.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:58 AM   #11092
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As a slight aside, I challenged Mat to do some volunteering work with me. He accepted the challenge and followed up.

This is more than the rest of you bastards have done for humanity. Try to step up. Many hands make light work.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:48 AM   #11093
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You are in my thoughts.
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:38 AM   #11094
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:01 AM   #11095
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My prayers are with you.
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My prayers are with you.
I will ****ing climb through your screen like that scene from the movie where the chick climbs through the tv screen
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:38 AM   #11097
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The entertaining part was Mat asking "why would you want us to do that?" repeatedly.
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Is Mat the depressed guy that keeps going on about his IQ?
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Is Mat the depressed guy that keeps going on about his IQ?
No. He is DS's son.
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No. He is DS's son.
Ohh,

I really liked the depressed, nihilistic Matt. Haven't seen him post in a long time.
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