wow its been a while

Discussion in 'General Trekking Talk' started by Terasec, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Terasec

    Terasec New Member

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    forgot about this site,
    see my last post was in July,
    well been out and about,
    a few trips since then 3-4 days or so each
    latest trip was a 5 mile hike with my 8 yr old son,
    was more of a test run to see how he holds up on such distance,
    as looking to do more distance camping with him, not just car camping
    he did great and will be doing more shortly
    till then will check in here and there
    trying to load pics but server error tells me files to large
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  2. Cappy

    Cappy Well-Known Member

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    Yes I get that message too ya have to edit your pics and down size them to load them. Also a flicker account works and we write our blog so we copy pictures from theere. Most folks use accounts like flicker or shutter something etc

    In the mean time welcome back!! Things re slow here now the winter blues and all and sadly facebook takes away folks from forums:(
  3. ppine

    ppine Forester

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    Terasec,
    Wonderful that you got your shorty out on a hike like that. Car camping with day hikes gets them ready for overnight. We grew up in it. My Dad taught me to backpack. His Dad taught him . We were doing overnight trips without adults by the time were about 13-14 years old.
  4. Terasec

    Terasec New Member

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    cant say I did such trips at that age
    but close
    in mid teens 15-17 I was hopping buses from NYC to catskills camping by myself,
    didn't have maps of lands and such, would look at the map in the bus terminal with routes,
    see a route that passes through a bunch of green , that's where I want to go,
    I would ask drivers if they were passing any trails and they would drop me off on the side of the road,
    to get back as long as I had bus schedule you could waive down the bus and they would pick you up anywhere, extra fee for not having a ticket in hand,
    no maps, no fancy gear, just a school bag, some basic gear, food from home , extra clothes, tent from lamstons, that was all I needed
    whether my son pursues such himself I don't know, but would at least like him to have the knowledge to do so if he chooses.

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