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Deja vu, all over again

I was thinking about getting on my rant soapbox again and jumping on this post, some Oregon rancher (can’t find the URL in my history, sorry), a reasonable guy defending the gun nuts out in Oregon taking their stand against … Continue reading

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My return to Mt. Washington

Almost exactly 50 years ago I first climbed Mt. Washington. I had just started college and some older guys said, “You want to go climb Mt. Washington?” And I said, “What’s that?” and they said “the highest mountain in east … Continue reading

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Software challenge of converting GPS tracks into street maps

I’ve read that Google is creating street maps from GPS data without manual intervention. So here’s my attempt to do the same thing: This is the maximum amount of “big data” I’ve accumulated with a consumer grade GPSr (Garmin eTrek). … Continue reading

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Merged Google Earth tracing of Big Papio trail with my tracklogs

Using a few manual steps to cut corners I now coded the conversion routine to generate a .GPX file (for a tracklog) from the Google Earth .KML file of path tracing (manually merged segments). The process is a bit crude … Continue reading

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Finally Finished Keystone Trail in Omaha

Yesterday I finished the last missing piece of the Keystone Trail + Bellevue loop + Big Papillion Creek segment. It took me 19 separate hikes or bike rides for a total of 146.25km. Here is the edited (just the trails) … Continue reading

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Why are people more friendly in campgrounds?

I meant to write this post a few weeks ago while on my camping trip, but better late than never. I’ve noticed when traveling to western U.S. vacation spots but also while camping or hiking trails that there seems to … Continue reading

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A nice scene in Nebraska

Here is an image I shot with iPod Touch (instead of decent camera) that I happen to like and I’ll explain why: This shot is taken just south of the Niobrara River near Smith Falls State Park (see satphoto below, … Continue reading

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