crazy animal encounters

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  1. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I always have maps on hand. I do not fully rely on GPS, as I've experienced too many directional/routing errors with GPS.
    ...Besides, I get sick of the voice of June Cleaver giving me directions.
     
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  2. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013

  3. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    ...It's where they invented the "tooth"brush.
     
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  4. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I asked Siri to GPS me to "Crazy Animal Encounters." She said, "No Result." I said, "ok."

    See what I did just there?
     
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  5. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Sounds like our annual trip up to the mountains (no cabin...camp 8 days). We clean out the fire pit at end of week (cans and glass) and the next year it looks exactly the same. Big woods for sure...one of my favorite places to be!
     
  6. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
    Try downloading offline maps on google maps on your phone.
     
  7. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    GPS is not infallible. You'll need a backup at some point of you travel off the grid.

    I found out that Google Maps is basically crap in some areas of the world during my first trip to CR last year. Not reliable. I think we downloaded content from Waze (?) which worked better for our particular area.

    just keep a map (or hard copy from the net) along with a copy of your travel docs
     
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  8. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    For the last trip in Panama I used Waze but did exactly as you said and screenshot the maps to have on my phone and also brought 2 paper maps. I used GPS 95% of the time but def had backups ready and had to use them when getting up into the mountains at times.
     
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  9. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Wife an I came across a smallish water moccasin while hiking in Back Bay State Wildlife Preserve yesterday. It was less than 3 foot and coiled right along side the trail apparently taking advantage of the warm weather...upper 60s - mid 70s.

    The vid below is of a guy wading (foolishly?) in a swamp to photograph a good-sized water moccasin...
     
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  10. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2018
    Yes, I have a similar annual trip. As winter approaches, I migrate to the TV room from the kitchen/dinning room. It is a very long trip, say, about 26 footsteps. I am exhausted when I get there......
     
  12. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Hopefully you have a nice recliner to rest your old bones once you get there...
     
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  13. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2018
    Yup, and as I look out the window I see herds of majestic wildebeests grazing in front of Krakatoa as it explodes, sending ash and pumice into the high stratosphere.....
     
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  14. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    You mean Mount Wannahuckaloogie?
     
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  15. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

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  16. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  17. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Pic sucks but I did see a cool owl yesterday. I heard the local squirrels distress calls, looked up and saw this dude. I am pretty sure the local squirrel population is now -1
    20190215_155514.jpg
     
  18. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    That is very cool.