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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby MonGoose » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:53 am

its_not_a_tuba wrote:I am so psyched to watch this unfold. This is better than the Olympics!


Speaking of Olympics, maybe Tuba could provide play by play commentary like this Irish commentator watching Olympic sailing.

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 am

^^^^That is hilarious
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby Andymcp1 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 am

Good luck man, that is a crazy goal!

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby dwoods15 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:18 am

Bravo Sir, Bravo! May your travels be fruitful!

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby thebeave7 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:50 am

Looks like he's right on schedule, finished off the Chicago Basin 14ers in around 6h so should catch the train around 1130ish.

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby djkest » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:54 am

Don't know if anyone noticed, but he's shaved off 2.5 hours off Cavedog's time so far, by starting later in the day before catching the train out of Needleton. I think based on the openness of Cavedog's record breaking run and the ability to build off of Cavedog's route/plan success, he very well may break the record if he stays healthy and the crew can keep up with him.

Pretty exciting stuff!
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby TheOtherIndian » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:55 am

Witnessing a new record in the making! Its thrilling.

Good luck!!!
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby CarpeDM » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:56 am

I'm glued to my smartphone!

Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby MonGoose » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:11 am

I'm curious about location #21. After completing Eolus and N Eolus, why didn't he go down the trail at Twin Lakes?

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby DeucesWild » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:13 am

MonGoose wrote:I'm curious about location #21. After completing Eolus and N Eolus, why didn't he go down the trail at Twin Lakes?


A spot anomaly. He did.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby bergsteigen » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:18 am

MonGoose wrote:I'm curious about location #21. After completing Eolus and N Eolus, why didn't he go down the trail at Twin Lakes?


Occasionally the SPOT will put out a tracking point that is off location due to interference (trees/rocks/etc) and so each and every "track" location can't be trusted. The "check-ins" are usually much more accurate.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Postby tmathews » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:23 am

MonGoose wrote:I'm curious about location #21. After completing Eolus and N Eolus, why didn't he go down the trail at Twin Lakes?


Yeah, like Otina said there's often interference. The front of the unit has to be facing skyward in order for it to transmit properly so a lot of times the tracking feature will give anomalous location readings -- especially if the user is under a tree canopy or in narrow canyons.

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