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Forum: Book Reviews   11-07-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By magnetite
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If you're going to use e-readers, tablets etc. for reading at night...
Forum: British Columbia   09-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By magnetite
Admirable but not recommended. Why not start a...

Admirable but not recommended. Why not start a Whistler area astronomy club through meetup and then hold outreach gatherings? There are plenty of good dark areas around Whistler - Callaghan comes to...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,646
Posted By magnetite
I don't always agree with sgRant (rarely may even...

I don't always agree with sgRant (rarely may even apply) but +1 on the farmed salmon comments.
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By magnetite
You can see something similar near the north end...

You can see something similar near the north end of Maligne lake. About 2-2.5 km SE of the parking lot limestone boulders the size of small houses are strewn across both sides of the lake. It's...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-25-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By magnetite
The angle of repose applies to a pile of loose,...

The angle of repose applies to a pile of loose, dry (or at least not water-saturated) material. Slides can occur at far less of an angle when one rock unit lies on top of another and there is a plane...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By magnetite
Yellow areas are slowly on the move downslope as...

Yellow areas are slowly on the move downslope as intact blocks, originating from the red lines. As they move into steeper areas downslope the lower edges edges break up and create the boulder talus...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By magnetite
Dru makes a very good point regarding the...

Dru makes a very good point regarding the possibility of a slower slide. Though that would still be a very rapid event compared to a rock glacier. I found the area on Google Earth (about 9 km...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By magnetite
I don't think this is a rock glacier or anything...

I don't think this is a rock glacier or anything related to mine workings. The shape both at the top and the bottom are highly suggestive of a single event that happened in a very short time frame -...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By magnetite
It looks very typical of hydrothermal, open-vein...

It looks very typical of hydrothermal, open-vein gypsum though there are other possibilities. How easily does it scratch? If it is gypsum you should be able to easily scratch it with your fingernail....
Forum: British Columbia   07-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By magnetite
My expeience in the woods has been similar to...

My expeience in the woods has been similar to yours. However...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mother-bear-attacks-b-c-man-in-vancouver-suburb-1.991677
Extenuating circumstances -...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-28-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By magnetite
https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID...

https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51723
A young (hardy) child a bit older than a toddler. timv's advice for others was "I would not really recommend this...".
Forum: Site Announcements   06-28-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,361
Posted By magnetite
This came up where I work so I had to get an...

This came up where I work so I had to get an explanation from our lawyer. The law deals with unsolicited messages of a promotional nature. It wouldn't cover a post here or a message saying that the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-28-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By magnetite
I'm in total agreement with big Ian. It's wiser...

I'm in total agreement with big Ian. It's wiser to politely filter through the info you think you don't need now rather than risk being denied the info you do need later.
For all of those who didn't...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-27-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By magnetite
I've only seen advice and opinions stated here, ...

I've only seen advice and opinions stated here, no laws.
Edit - ... and in the interest of a child.



Yikes! I didn't think of that.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-27-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By magnetite
I'm sure I've been saved many hassles over the...

I'm sure I've been saved many hassles over the years by heeding advice and considering opinions that were never asked for. I'll admit that I haven't always listened but I'd never state that advice...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-26-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By magnetite
That would make a great SAR story. It's steep in...

That would make a great SAR story. It's steep in places, can be very rough and give or take, has close to 2000 ft elevation gain. Not suitable for a toddler on a run bike.

Edit: Given your earlier...
Forum: The Lodge   03-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By magnetite
Add a couple of long walks per week and you'll...

Add a couple of long walks per week and you'll get there faster. If you want to lose weight quickly avoid high heart-rate workouts - they burn glycogen and little fat. Low intensity workouts rely...
Forum: The Lodge   03-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,794
Posted By magnetite
I've seen that one but never tried it. I'll have...

I've seen that one but never tried it. I'll have to pick up a bottle.
I try a different BC craft beer every weekend. A Townsite (Powell River) Perfect Storm oatmeal stout will be had soon (though...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   03-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By magnetite
I think this would be more significant in...

I think this would be more significant in environmental, mineral exploration or other types of projects where the relative positions of closely-spaced (E.g., <15 m) samples might be important. As far...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   03-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By magnetite
Any conclusions you make based on this study...

Any conclusions you make based on this study would only be applicable to consumer grade units. Though I suppose that is the purpose.
Using a base station and a dual frequency GPS receiver absolute...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   03-11-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By magnetite
If you are going to compare GPS error stats from...

If you are going to compare GPS error stats from different units you will need to do the tests away from structures, trees or rock faces. An open field would be best. If you were to collect data in...
Forum: Conservation Corner   11-21-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,305
Posted By magnetite
Cripes! I hope the fine matches the crime. It's...

Cripes! I hope the fine matches the crime. It's the concentration of contaminants that do the damage, not the size of the spill. The size of the spill is actually irrelevant without knowing the...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   11-15-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,522
Posted By magnetite
Another Bogus Spammer on CT

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for reporting this but I received spam from (tinakoutoua at yahoo dot com) through ClubTread. Same old same old asking me to send bank account details. Someone...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   11-13-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,071
Posted By magnetite
I've been thinking about riding this route and...

I've been thinking about riding this route and might give it a go early next summer. What is your bike setup? It looks like a traditional touring bike with cantilever brakes. I've thought about...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   10-31-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By magnetite
The 1 km section that climbs from the Cheakamus...

The 1 km section that climbs from the Cheakamus River up to the railway crossing south of Starvation Lake is technically challenging whether you are going up or down. I climbed it on a 100 mm dual...
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