Talk:2009-04-06 49 -123

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I just looked at the terrain for this geohash. The geohash was at an altitude of 880m. The road was at 320m. Yikes! You deserve an extra special MNB ribbon with gold leaf and stuff. -- Jevanyn 14:33, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU TRIED THAT! OMG! When I saw the page I thought I had read it wrong! Also: tell me next time! I've got bear bells, bear spray, and snow shoes! I'm done class tomorrow, and it's just exams for the next few weeks until I leave. Thepiguy 01:12, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh man, I looked at your page to see if you could come, but it said not until late on Monday, so I didn't invite you. -Robyn 06:32, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

We had very similar expeditions! You're a lot braver than I am. Admittedly I had a clear path to follow, where you did not. I also was ill-prepared for deep snow, did not leave myself enough daylight time, and felt more crazy with each step. I take great comfort in the fact that I gain new knowledge and experience with each "not reached" trip.

The lack of satellite imagery in that area is surprising. You hint at wanting to do such adventures again, and do them better. My most useful recommendation would be getting a Mussio backroads mapbook. Even when I have maximum satellite detail, I use it planning, I use it in the car, and I take it in my pack. You can find them in bookstores, outdoor stores, etc for $24.99, or chapters.ca for $16.46 + shipping (your ISBN is 9781897225134). Juventas 03:51, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

I always think when I start, "oh this isn't a backcountry expedition. It's just a few hundred metres from the road. But nothing is what it seems. I'll look it up. I also was ill-prepared for deep snow, did not leave myself enough daylight time, and felt more crazy with each step. I take great comfort in the fact that I gain new knowledge and experience with each "not reached" trip. Yes, we had similar expeditions! And yes, our satellite imagery really sucks. In the US you can see the lines on a road. Here you can't tell a road from a river. -Robyn 06:32, 8 April 2009 (UTC)