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Re: avoiding bears while hiking alone

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:47 pm
by Phil
dgilman wrote:
It's the thin bonds of humanity that stops me from attacking people on the trail playing music through a speaker.

DON'T DO IT!!!

I find groups of people talking loudly on the trail annoying, but, it's their wilderness as well and it is what it is.

But playing music from a speaker? It's as unacceptable as spitting in my face as you walk by.

You can buy headphones that leave your ears open (or use bone conduction headphones) if you must.

David


Here's one that should get your hackles up, David. It starts out with something sort of related, it morphs, then digresses badly. No shortage of opinions on the subject:

http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... =9&t=16877

Re: avoiding bears while hiking alone

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:27 pm
by dgilman
As long as I can't see or here your camp, it's okay with me.

I don't really care what *you* do in the wilderness - as long as it doesn't impact me.

One of the best trips I've ever had was six days in the Grand Canyon - the first three days my wife and I saw three people total going down the Hermit Trail and traversing on the Tonto. Of course then we hit Bright Angel and it was a madhouse...but those first three days of solitude were amazing.

I know getting that sort of space in Yosemite isn't practical - which it why I will continue to push the winter camping.

David

Re: avoiding bears while hiking alone

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:56 pm
by robow8
Phil wrote:
dgilman wrote:
It's the thin bonds of humanity that stops me from attacking people on the trail playing music through a speaker.

DON'T DO IT!!!

I find groups of people talking loudly on the trail annoying, but, it's their wilderness as well and it is what it is.

But playing music from a speaker? It's as unacceptable as spitting in my face as you walk by.

You can buy headphones that leave your ears open (or use bone conduction headphones) if you must.

David


Here's one that should get your hackles up, David. It starts out with something sort of related, it morphs, then digresses badly. No shortage of opinions on the subject:

http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... =9&t=16877


I KNEW what thread that was before I even clicked on it!