Archive for ‘hiking’

September 4, 2019

One-Liner Wednesday — #33

by allthoughtswork

“The entire Pacific Northwest, everyone’s dressed like there could be an impromptu hike at a moment’s notice. ‘Well, I’m going for a coffee but you never know when a hike might break out.'”

— Jim Gaffigan

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August 5, 2019

Darwin Award gold medalists: People dying while trying to see where somebody died

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That rotted old bus in Alaska where Chris McCandless exited the world in the movie Into the Wild (and in real life), apparently it’s like flypaper for catching stupid humans. Uh, sorry, dude, you’re not a pilgrim, you’re bear chow with a GoPro.

 

July 29, 2019

Social math

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Or in my case, decide to hike Triple Falls, see the double chins bouncing down the trail, and decide to stay single.

July 18, 2019

The Cave Roads of Tuscany

by duncanr

In southern Tuscany, there is a mysterious network of old pathways deeply entranced into massive rocks appearing like narrow canyons flanked by stone walls, some of which rise up to twenty meters tall . . . Chisel marks are visible all over the rocky surface indicating the laborious process by which these passages were excavated, but for what purpose is a mystery
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more about these cave roads – here

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July 16, 2019

Some Pics I took Yesterday

by duncanr

It was a nice day yesterday and I was in a reflective mood so I visited a couple of places where Dee and I used to enjoy spending time together

I am fortunate in living just a few yards from some parkland and 5 minutes walk from the front door of my cottage leads to this haven of peace and tranquility

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Lots of happy memories of Dee here and .

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July 15, 2019

If Portland turns into Hollywood, I’m gonna have to move

by allthoughtswork

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Many years ago, I met two guys on top of a hill in a cemetery playing with their new GoPro drone. It was the first drone I ever saw. They were cameramen for Grimm.

A few years after that, I’m walking down a street before dawn…

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July 8, 2019

Mad Hatters in the Wild: Larch Mountain’s Sherrard Point

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If you hike to the top of one of Portland, Oregon’s, closest volcanic plugs at sunset, you can often spot indigenous Millennials gathering for courtship rituals called Selfies at the edge of 100-foot precipices. WARNING: Do not feed.

 

July 6, 2019

Mad Hatters in the Wild: Puffies!

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After 14 years, I finally spotted Tufted Puffins.

Not a bad shot for a twelve-year-old camera in extreme digital zoom with no tripod at a fifty degree angle upward while dodging sneaker waves at low tide on a cold, foggy Oregon beach at dawn on the Fourth of July. I’d like to thank strong coffee for these pictures.

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July 6, 2019

England likes its corpse roads

by allthoughtswork

A view of Kinder Scout, the highest hill in England's Peak District.

“The practice of roaming freely has led to many clashes over the years, usually with landowners, so the government has determined that every historic byway and thoroughfare must be mapped by 2026, or private land rights will take precedence over traditional mobility.”

So, if you’ve got a corpse road, coffin route, bier way, lychway, burial road, or church way in yer back yard, better get filing.

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June 25, 2019

Déjà effin’ vu

by allthoughtswork

Person Centered On The Beach In Front Of A Big Rock

A filmmaker/artist is documenting compilations of people’s Instagram lemming pics on a site called Insta Repeat and I shook my head sadly at “Person Centered on a Beach in Front of a Big Rock.”

All but three of those are Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach, Oregon, and, yes, that’s pretty much what you’ll see there: dozens of idiots blocking their own landscape shots. I never understood putting people in nature photos. Your record of the magnificent view is proof you were there, Haystack Rock doesn’t need yer ugly mug photobombing its selfie.

Ain’t no humans in my shots unless it’s to specifically document the idiocy of Homo sapiens. You’re welcome.