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veen  ·  70 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 6, 2018

Is it just me or is everyone on Instagram these days?




ButterflyEffect  ·  70 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's not just you. I really like Instagram, but it can be a double-edged sword, especially with nature photos. "Oh, this looks sweet and easy!!!". And then you go and do because you get hurt from being under prepared. It doesn't always accurately represent the conditioning or other barriers to entry for harder hikes and climbs. There's a recent article on this specific to the 14ers in Colorado. But, as a whole, for what I use it for, it is a great social media platform and tool for finding places to go or possibly even meeting people.

veen  ·  70 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It doesn't always accurately represent the conditioning or other barriers to entry for harder hikes and climbs. ... it is a great social media platform and tool for finding places to go or possibly even meeting people.

FTFY.

I dunno. I hate Facebook and ads enough to keep me off there. But maybe I'm missing out... I do like to take artsy pics from time to time.

WanderingEng  ·  70 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do you have a link to that article? The double edged sword in the Adirondacks is the easy, amazing hikes are crowded on nice weekends, and then new hikers get in over their heads on the harder hikes.

Crowding was discussed on the main High Peaks forum, and I realized I was alone on the summits of some of the most popular peaks. It turns out if you do them midweek in the off season, you can have the whole wilderness to yourself.

ButterflyEffect  ·  69 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do! It's here:

There's at least two other, related articles I'll be posting in the next week.