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!! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby maverick » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:34 pm

Fellow HST Members,

We would like to request from all our HST members to please write up trip reports, it is
one of the many things that makes High Sierra Topix such a unique and a great community
to be a part of.

We enjoy helping anyone here, many request beta about a certain routes or peaks, sometimes
a thread can run a couple pages long, but then the person requesting the info never comes back
to share their experience, how the information they got here may have helped them, did they
find a different route or maybe a safer alternative route that could be helpful to another fellow
member who is interested in exploring the same locations.

Your pictures also help many of us get thru the slower parts of the year (Winter), and also helps
plant the seeds for places to visit in the upcoming backpacking/climbing/fishing season.

So please embrace our community, and be a team player by posting trip reports starting this year.

Thank you.
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Re: Requesting Trip Reports

Postby shan1203 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:57 am

maverick,

Will do! I so appreciate the previous trip reports that I've used to plan my own trips - they are an invaluable resource. I got a number of TRs up last season and I hope to get even more time in the Sierra this year.

Thanks for the request!
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Re: Requesting Trip Reports

Postby robertseeburger » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:51 am

will do ..leaving tomorrow for 11 days.. kings canyon.
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Re: Requesting Trip Reports

Postby NoBoHiker » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:47 pm

Finally could do my part, hoping to be able to write up more ;-)
Cheers,
Rick

Tioga Road Mono/Parker Pass to Yosemite Valley:
http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13447
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby justm » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:35 pm

Whats the highest resolution setting on my camera that will easily transfer to this site? I've got a Panasonic LX 7 ?
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:41 am

justm wrote:Whats the highest resolution setting on my camera that will easily transfer to this site? I've got a Panasonic LX 7 ?


I have my camera set at the highest resolution possible, but when I upload and post pics to photobucket and then use them on HST TRs, I reduce the size of the image to 4"x 6" and it works fine. Basically, leave your resolution alone on the camera so you can have highly quality pictures and then reduce them down later when you are going to use them to post a TR.
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby Lazeydazey » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:53 pm

I'd like to, but where is the appropriate place?
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby ERIC » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:37 am

Hi Lazeydazey -

If a backpacking/camping/hiking trip in the Sierra Nevada you'd post it in the Backpacking / Hiking / Camping forum
If a Sierra Nevada mountain climb/peak bag then you'd post in the Peak Bagging / Rock Climbing / Bouldering forum
If a Sierra Nevada fishing trip then you'd post in The Fishing Hole forum
If a trip report from somewhere beyond the Sierra Nevada then you'd post in the Beyond The Sierra Nevada forum

Have a look around each of those forums and read some trip reports. Should give you a feel for the layout, but happy to answer additional questions to help you get your TR posted!

ERIC

P.S. Throwing in a couple of photos can really add to the value and appeal of a TR. :thumbsup:
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby mikewest2012 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:14 am

Hi Maverick:
I'm trying to create a TR, but it seems to be very complicated. I insert a picture and it ends up in a different place than I expected, it seems the reports don't get automatically saved (I accidentally went out of HST and went back in and my report was gone), pics aren't saved in drafts (why even make a draft?), etc. Is it that complicated to create a post or am I am just lame? I consider myself pretty computer savvy having created several websites, blogs, etc. I just spent 2 hours trying to create a TR and I lost it . It just seemed very difficult to create it, am I doing something wrong?
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby maverick » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:05 am

Make sure your photos are small enough to be uploaded properly and just use the "Upload Attachments / Insert Photos" tab under this box when you posting a new message or editing, it's that easy. :)
Read this post: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=103
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby rlown » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:27 am

I think he is referring to the cursor focus when you hit 'place inline'. It does jump and sometimes doesn't stay where you want to place the pic. I've seen it jump right into the middle of a sentence, and then it's cleanup mode for a few.

Two options I use:

1) First, I place the pics I want to put in the TR, do a preview to see that they show, and then submit(no draft just posted). At the same time, I have my text in another file that i can copy/paste, edit the post and add the text.

2) I build out the text first, preview and then submit, and then I come back and insert the pics making sure my cursor is in the right spot to place inline.

I prefer #1.

Pic size is obvious when you try and upload so, that isn't that big of a deal. I try and keep it at 1Mb max per pic and maybe 10 per TR if hosted on the HST. If your pics are external, I think it's easier, except with Google pics now.
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Re: !! PLEASE POST TRIP REPORTS !!

Postby mikewest2012 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:53 pm

Thanks! Your responses help a lot. I will try again and use your suggestions...
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