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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, that is really cool and really Bad all at the same time. (Bad because it would take some of the mystery/unknown out of hiking a trail, and cool because it is just cool.) Maybe they could have 'layers' where you can turn snow 'on' and 'off'...

Good on Luc Vincent for hiking back out with the contraption and all his gear though.
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I'm always amazed by what Google has given to the world. I can't wait to see how this evolves.
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Wow, that is really cool and really Bad all at the same time. (Bad because it would take some of the mystery/unknown out of hiking a trail, and cool because it is just cool.) Maybe they could have 'layers' where you can turn snow 'on' and 'off'...
I don't see any bad in that. You're not forced to watch. You want more info, have a look. You'd rather explore, don't. More information being available does not require a person to use it or take away the chance to go off without it.
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Are they hiring for trekkers in BC?

I predict: Google Street View imagery of the entire standard route up Everest in the next 2 years (that's if it doesn't get closed for a few years)
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 08:25 AM
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Interesting ! I did that trail and while I didn't find it all that hard (even in 100oF heat) it would be very awkward packing that camera . Wonder how top heavy it was.
Most of us take pictures of our trips but this might be a nice way to remember a past hike in an area you don't plan to do again.
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