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Re: Meeting up

Postby SSSdave » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:55 am

ERIC wrote:Throwing an idea at the wall for stickiness here, but would an interactive trip calendar help? The link would only be to a user profile. Someone would have to be a serious stalker (not saying we don't have at least one of those amongst us here) to track a user account to a real person and thus their home address, etc.


Hi Eric,

A good idea to run with and firm up some details for. As I input above, would prefer being vague about specific dates and locations. All we really need to communicate to other members is that we are likely to be in a particular zone during an approximate period. Otherwise it invites notice of criminals especially for those of us living in urban environments. For savvy Internet users it takes little effort to locate where people live through public records readily for sale by web advertizing data purveyors.

Thus as an example about mid July, member XYZ may log on your calendar, they may be up in the Bishop Creek basins in late August, while actually having a reserved wilderness permit on August 22 out of Sabrina for 5 days. Also member ABC has a reserved permit out of North Lake for August 19 for 7 days and logs that on the calendar as also Bishop Creek late August. The two will notice they will be in that local zone about the same time and can then PM each other on details. If member ABC is a well known HST member while XYZ has posted little if any and is suspicious, ABC can decide how little or much to communicate. If on the other hand both members are well known, they can exchange details with PM's and would find they are both exiting trails the same day and thus might set up a group lunch down in Bishop before both drive home.

Using a vague period like late August, Any criminal looking at the calendar is neither going to know exactly what dates a person may be gone or for how long and consider the available information rather worthless.



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Re: Meeting up

Postby quentinc » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:55 pm

sparky wrote:I think it would be cool to do a HST backpack with the intent on packing out as much trash as possible.


I can't fit any of you guys in my pack. :)

Seriously, I like the idea of an interactive calendar. I'm not worried about someone trying to track down who I am and where I live. Like some others have said, part of my problem is deciding on an itinerary at the very last possible minute. Like the past weekend, when I didn't decide to do Sawmill Pass until I got to the turnoff from the 395 and decided the temperature was cool enough.
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Re: Meeting up

Postby rlown » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:51 pm

Eric,

I'm good with the idea. Only way is to test something and see if it's used and/or works. Hoping this is something standard and not a mod.
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Re: Meeting up

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:04 pm

I'm more concerned with clients finding me than random burglars. IF thieves can get past the pit bulls and land mines in my yard, they are welcome to my rusty spoon collection, random collection of stoneware, and the fifty cents in the candy dish on the table. (I don't have a tv or accompanying junk. My computer is old and a step above an abacus....)

And then there's the neighbor. (my town is full of conservative gun nuts. the one next door likes me.) :snipe:

Anyway, I'm not concerned, and I've posted before that I'd be out and to say hi if you see the lunatic with the grin and the red SAR shirt. (I only smile on the trail.)

So go ahead and set 'er up, I'll give it a try.

(Much of this post is a slight exaggeration. I wont' tell you which is what. :evil: )
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Re: Meeting up

Postby Herm » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:53 pm

AlmostThere - Brilliant exaggeration - you don't have a slide rule yet?
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Re: Meeting up

Postby ERIC » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:58 am

rlown wrote:Hoping this is something standard and not a mod.


That's something I'm leery of and am looking into.
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Re: Meeting up

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:46 pm

Well i'll be the first to add a trip.

Going to day hike Telescope Peak in Death Valley on the 20th. Get your asses out and make the climb with me. :p
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Re: Meeting up

Postby rlown » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:32 pm

A calendar capability won't happen that fast, Rogue. Nice to know where you're gonna be though.
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Re: Meeting up

Postby sparky » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:05 pm

I would but Telescope peak is too tall :D :D

Just kidding...I might consider it...ill pm you if I can go...last minute of course :D
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Re: Meeting up

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:48 pm

Well if you do the plan right now is to go on Friday and camp out. Make the climb Saturday and head home Sunday.
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Re: Meeting up

Postby richlong8 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:19 am

I'm always open to hiking with anyone. I only spend so much time solo on the trail because no one else will go.
If I do another major hike next year you people should get out with me.


Since we are both from Bakersfield, perhaps next year... I am willing to try and "intersect" you somewhere on one of your fantastic marathons, or just do a shorter trip.

This weekend, I will be in McGee Creek Canyon. If anyone is in the vicinity, I wear a cowboy hat, black Go-Lite pack, and might have my labrador with me this trip.

Another thought: On a trip last month out of Road's End, I deliberately wore my High Sierra Topix teeshirt. I talked to a few people who were familiar with the site. I think the shirt is like the bumper sticker, opens some doors to expand the community, and for conversation.
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Meeting up

Postby Bluewater » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:04 pm

I'm late joining this thread and relatively new to HST, but I find myself reading the forum all the time. I would welcome some way to coordinate with other HST members, possibly through a calendar. The Whitney forum uses a calendar for people to post their routes, number of hikers in the group and dates of travel etc. I will be in Sabrina, Evolution, Darwin and out via Sabrina this Thurs - Sun. I carry a white homemade pack. The dogs will have to stay home for this trip.
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