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question about trip reports

Postby bheiser1 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:32 pm

I guess in the ideal world, each time we get back from a backpacking trip, we'd immediately prepare the pictures and post a trip report, to let people know what conditions were like in near real time. But many of us get busy & don't get to this :). So I wonder - are people here interested in trip reports from, say, the preceding season?

I went on 5 trips this summer (more backpacking then I had done in years), and posted a TR about one (the first one). But the rest of the summer I was either working, on my trips, or catching up on other stuff on the in-between weekends. Would they still be of interest if I post them during the "winter" months? Would they be viewed as a nice flashback to our summer adventures, or as "why are you posting those now, months after the trip"? :confused:
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:08 pm

Travel in the Sierra is timeless. So my answer is yes, please post them.
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby maverick » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:28 pm

Post your TR's whenever you want, there are no time limits that need to be met.
Reading TR's in the winter from the Summer months or earlier is much appreciated
here, especially during this slower time of the year.
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby gary c. » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:52 pm

No doubt about it, post em. The big question is "got pictures"? :D
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby paul » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:59 pm

Totally. The older the better. Some of the most fun TR's I've read on here have been the real oldies, where someone posts about a trip they took in 1965, But last year is good, too!
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby bheiser1 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:57 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Stay tuned... :)
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby Timberline » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:07 pm

paul wrote:Totally. The older the better. Some of the most fun TR's I've read on here have been the real oldies, where someone posts about a trip they took in 1965, But last year is good, too!


I want to echo paul's thought - - it doesn't matter when, it's still YOUR experience of the Sierra, and we want to read it and see it. So if you've got more stuff, especially w/pix, bring it on! :nod:
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby bheiser1 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:26 pm

I always take pics - photography is a big part of my trips. It's really hard to imagine going on a trip without taking pics.

This has been a "bad camera year" for me ... on two different trips I had battery issues with my Nikon D300 (essentially meaning I lugged 8 lbs of camera gear for nothing for much of each of those trips). On another trip a gust of wind blew over my tripod holding my "backup" camera, an old Nikon D70, smashing it into the Sierra granite. Needless to say that (the pieces of) that camera now serve as a paperweight on my desk. But at least I had my trusty iPhone along in each case as a backup (ok, add another 8 oz for that) :).

Stay tuned, I need to spend some time picking out photos "eligible for sharing" (i'm picky, so there aren't all that many from the hundreds I shot on each trip), and get into the right mood for creative writing :).
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby sparky » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:47 pm

I only read trip reports because I love the wilderness. I am a bad writer and bad photographer, but decided to post my trips this summer because I know others enjoy it too. It adds to this wonderful site. I will bet that the vast majority don't post trip reports because it is a pain in the butt! But please do, add to the wealth of information here. We have a thirst for it.

You could do like I did, I made one report that covered multiple trips. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

And yes not taking pics is dumb.....I did it for many years, and I regret it.
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Re: question about trip reports

Postby Pulpit » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:36 am

My vote is for posting it too. Like others say, it gives everyone something to be entertained with during the "slow" time of year.

I've been meaning to put mine up from the end of the summer, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Hoping to find some free time over the holiday week to put something together.
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