Grouse Ridge Trail Without 4x4

I've seen that you need a high clearance vehicle to drive to the trail head. Would a RAV4 be able to make it? Any other useful tips for this trail? Thanks!

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A grouse near the trail to Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA
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Cambrian Way - Dolgellau to Nant Gwynant

I had a few days to spare in Snowdonia this August and decided to do a quick 2 night trip on the Cambrian Way. Growing up I used to spend about a third of the year up here, I really love this place but I've never done more than a day hike. I was really excited to spend a few days walking through the mountains I've known for so long, but almost entirely from a distance.

Day 1 - A few miles north of Dolgellau to Llyn Corn-ystwc

This day was just following the ridge of the Rhinogs up towards Moel Ysgyfarnogod. I mapped it out on Gaia and it was meant to be just 11 miles but dammnn this was hard work. I've done pretty much all my hiking in the states since moving there after university. The 'trails' in Wales aren't like the trails there. There's little or no maintenance, these are just old paths that feel like they were trodden into existence. They disappear and reappear, turn into bogs, go straight up and straight down steep rocky slopes, switchbacks are not a thing here. In other w

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First time winter camper

Hey there. Longtime listener, first time caller. I’m relatively new to the backpacking scene. I’m a solo human camper that brings along my feline camping buddy.

I’m looking for some general advice as we plan our first winter camping trip (I know it’s October, but planning is almost as entertaining as the act itself!). I’m specifically looking at the Grouse Ridge Lakes area near Truckee, CA because of their proximity to the Bay Area, the likelihood of cell reception (there’s a Verizon tower on top of nearby Signal Mountain), and the extensive trail system leading to so many glacier lakes!

I think I’ve got my equipment needs pretty well understood. I’m picking up an REI All-Season bivy, a lightweight down sleeping bag with a Sea to Summit bag liner and an REI winter pad. I’m also seriously considering a Mr Heater Little Buddy just in case my kitty needs the extra warmth (she’s never even seen snow).

General winter backpacking advice is appreciated, however, insights into winter back

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I found something terrifying and unexplainable while hunting a couple weeks ago

I am an avid upland bird hunter who lives in Oregon. I have a flushing dog I trained to hunt. An English Setter, Reggie, who I take out most weekends of the hunting season to look for pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, or ducks. For the last three years, the only meat I’ve eaten from mid-September through the end of January has been the birds my dog and I hunt, plus the elk or deer I usually bag in during archery season. It’s something I’ve become pretty passionate about.

Two weekends ago was the end of quail, grouse, and partridge season, so I planned a day trip out to eastern Oregon. For those who don’t know, most of Oregon is essentially a desert. The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific is rainy and forested, and what most people think of when they picture Oregon. However, with the exception of a few small mountain ranges, two thirds of the state east of the Cascades is just sage brush, red rocks, and arid country for hundreds of miles to the Idaho border. While

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OBLIGATORY FILLER MATERIAL – Just take a hard left at Daeseong-dong…9

Continuing...

β€œI say that you’re way the fuck out of line, Chuckles. Are you an educated, experienced, fully licensed and internationally renowned master blaster?” I asked.

β€œNo, but…” he tried to continue.

β€œBut nothing, Scooter.” I said, β€œWhat, other than your insane xenophobia and nationalism, causes you to come to such unfounded, not to say stupid, conclusions?”

He looked down at the deck. Evidently, he was not used to being challenged in such a manner. He realized he walked face-first into a metaphorical wood chipper.

β€œI’m waiting for your answer, pally.” I continued.

Still nothing. He was either deep in thought or ill at ease from newly soggy undergarments.

β€œWant to know why I chose what I did? Fine, meet back here in 15 damn minutes.”

He looks at me with a most perplexed, and ignorant, look on his face.

β€œDax, Cliff? I need you.” I say.

We go back to the weapons locker and I explain my idea.

β€œLet’s load a case of typical, TYPICAL Chinese-made dynami

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Inheritors of Eschaton, Part 1 - The Chariot

> ^(Modern scholars will tend to criticize elements of the Sjocelym nobility for their initial response while ignoring the context in which their decisions were made. This is unfair, and I say this as one with more cause to bear a grudge than most. Consider: for all of living memory ruudun has been our shield and sword, our plow, our sturdy arm. It kept us fed, watered and warded by stone, the greatest good ever granted to our people. That this view was incomplete, incorrect or fabricated never occurred to them. That it was all three was unthinkable. Forgive them their blindness. I have. They have paid for it tenfold.)

> ^(Tasjadre Ra Novo, Jesa Sagoja: Zhetam Asade)

Her breath came in ragged gasps, her thin woven sandals flailing against the dusty caliche in a rapid drumbeat. Behind her she could hear the yells of the Aedrem cutting through the morning air - closer, now. She was fast, but she had spent the night foraging. Her legs burned with every step, ea

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Trail Suggestions for Beginners Visiting in August?

I will be visiting Vancouver in August for about a week and I wanted some suggestions for a beginner. To give you a bit of info about my prior experience with hiking, I've hiked Mission Peak, a summit in California (wide trail, consistent uphill, rocky towards the top), USA and Austin Greenbelt, Texas (rocky uphill, root, and flat trail mixture), USA.

I'm trying to fit in as many hikes as I can during this week, also while probably spending a day visiting touristy spots like museums. Furthermore, I lift weights 4x a week and bike on a flat/ sometimes hilly trail at least once or twice per week, if that offers you any insight on my activity level. I've recently purchased the Salomon Women's X Ultra 3 Mid GTX hiking shoes as well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I will be around the Vancouver/Maple Ridge area.

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Paranormal Sites in the USA List

Thought it might be helpful to have a list in one place of well-known (or little-known) sites, parks, woods, roads, etc. throughout the USA that are paranormal hot-spots, or that you (or someone you know) have experienced paranormal activity in.

Just so everyone can be aware to avoid.. or explore :)

I'll start with some of the more well-known spots in each state:

Alabama

  • Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County
  • The Dr. John R. Drish House in Tuscaloosa
  • Sweetwater Mansion in Florence
  • Adams Grove Presbyterian Church and the adjacent cemetery in Dallas County
  • The Boyington Oak in Mobile
  • The Dr. John R. Drish House in Tuscaloosa
  • Gaineswood in Demopolis
  • Kenworthy Hall near Marion
  • Edmund King House on the University of Montevallo campus in Shelby County
  • Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton
  • Pratt Hall at Huntingdon College in Montgomery
  • Sturdivant Hall in Selma
  • Sweetwater Mansion in Florence, Alabama
  • The Tombigbee River near Pennington
  • Cahawba
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Inheritors of Eschaton, Part 3 - Catching Breath

First | Previous


> ^(Those who deride the food of the Sauvain as simple fail to appreciate the savor and quality added by contrast. Begin with a simmering desert stock, add sand to taste and garnish with ash. Serve in a cool evening under the cerein, and oh - you would weep to taste it, had you the water.)

> ^(Tasjadre Ra Novo, Jehamyn Sadedrem)

Despite Arjun’s exhortations, the consensus seemed to be that Mosidhu would take at least a couple of days to reach Ademen Tacen. They were given water and flatbread, bland but filling, and told that Tesvaji would host them at a meal in the evening. After that the locals dispersed and left them alone, their curiosity apparently sated. For the first time in weeks, all four travelers were faced with the prospect of an afternoon where they co

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Trail Recommendation in Vancouver BC

Hello. I will be at a work conference in Vancouver BC mid-September and am looking for recommendations on a trail to run on a Saturday. I need to get in about 24 miles and access to water would be nice (I’ll have my bladder, nutrition, etc). I plan on having a rental car as well so I can drive pretty much wherever.

I see that Comfortably Numb is pretty popular, but seems to be mountain bike focused, so I don’t want to run it if it’s frowned upon. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Demolition Days, Part 38

That reminds me of a story.

By thought and dint of hammering, is the good work done whereof I sing,

And a jollier lot you’ll rarely find, than the men who chip at earth’s old rind,

And often wear a patched behind, by thought of dint of hammering.

All summer through we’re on the wing, kept moving by the skeeter’s sting;

From Texas unto Mongolia, with our compass and our little axe,

We make our way and pay our tax, by thought and dint of hammering.

We crack the rocks and make them ring, and many a heavy pack we sling;

We run our lines and tie them in, we measure strata thick and thin,

And Sunday work is never sin, by thought and dint of hammering.

Across the waters our choppers swing, o’er wind and rains triumphing;

Thro’ mountain passes our slow mules true, as if they owed us a heavy grudge,

And often can’t be got to budge, by thought and dint of hammering.

To array the β€˜β€˜chiels that waunna ding’’, is our winter’s work far into spring;

Some people think us

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Trip Report: Bartram Trail thru hike plus Cheoah to Wayah on the AT, Nov. 2019

Dates: 11/8/19 to 11/14/19

This was a solo thru hike of the Bartram Trail from Russell Bridge where Highway 28 crosses the Chattooga River (GA/SC state line) to Cheoah Bald, including the approximately 10 mile road walk through Franklin, NC. My original plan was to leave my truck on Wayah Bald for a resupply after the climb out of Franklin and shuttle from there down to Russell Bridge. After completing the Bartram Trail, I’d take the Appalachian Trail south from Cheoah Bald back to Wayah Bald, where I’d get my truck and head home. Rain was predicted for Wayah the night before I’d start and the forecast during the hike included chances of snow, so my shuttle driver was a bit concerned about the road to Wayah. I didn’t want to end up stuck up there after finishing the hike, so I decided to leave the truck at the Wallace Branch trailhead in Franklin instead. This added some miles to the end of the hike as I’d have to split from the AT and take the Bartram back down Trimont Ridge to

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Trip Report - partial Wind River and King's Canyon high routes, Wonderland Trail

I moved from DC to Seattle last September and managed to take three amazing solo trips while driving across the country. Never got around to writing the exhaustively detailed trip reports I imagined, but I've been going through pictures and figured it'd still be worth putting up a summary. My trips were immeasurably improved by what I learned on this site, not least by cutting 10 pounds off my base weight, and it'd make me very happy to pay it forward - please comment (or feel free to message in the future) with any questions about routes, gear, etc. Trip summaries with links to many pictures, as well as gear assessments, below.

TRIPS:

Skurka Wind River High Route, combined Loop 3 and 4, ~90 miles, early September 2018

Pictures

  • Days 1 and 2: Park at Elkhart trailhead, head east on the Pole Creek Trail and ~30 miles south on the CDT to camp near Skull Lake
  • Day 3: Off trail - East Fork Valley, Raid Peak and Sentry Peak Passes, Middle Fo
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Half of the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tahoe City clockwise to South Lake Tahoe trip report. 4.5 days. (longread)

I haven't done any trip reports up to this point, but figured I would for this trip. I had decided to do half of the TRT during my vacation this summer, and had initially wanted to do the other half of the trail through Desolation Wilderness. After reading PCT hikers reports of horrendous post holing and sun cups, I decided that I wanted to skip the snow that was there, and would do the other, eastern, half of the trail instead.

Pictures are up!: https://imgur.com/a/iM1T3Gn

Obligatory lighterpack gearlist: https://lighterpack.com/r/6ubs80

Day 1, ~13.6 miles:

I started day one by finishing up a 3 day camping trip in Tahoe National Forest with friends. We spent time around 7500’ near some lakes by Grouse Ridge and lazed about for the most part. I was glad we had as I started the trail somewhat acclimated to the elevation.

I had packed for two trips separately so I ditched my base camping gear with a friend and took

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TR - Onion Valley to North Lake on the JMT/PCT in the snow(6/15-6/20)

It’s sure taken me longer to put this report together than I anticipated, but anyway.I had a free week in mid June and decided against all reason and better judgement to go out and suffer my way through 60ish miles of hiking in the Sierra in some of the heaviest June snow of the last half century. It was hard, it was tough but it was so incredibly worth it. The trip combined the best of on and off trail hiking, there was some challenging route finding, tricky passes and crossings, a little bit of danger, some serious commitment and also some great company from the people I just happened to run into along the trail and the safety having other people around. My route was to enter in from Onion Valley over Kearsarge pass to the PCT and then follow it north over Glenn, Pinchot and Mather passes to Leconte Canyon and then exiting over Bishop pass to South Lake. My plan was to do it in 5 and a half days (5 nights) although because of the snow and high water there weren’t any viable bail poin

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Demolition Days. Part 9.

That reminds me of a story.

Another summer had descended upon us in here Baja Canada.

Another opportunity for fun, frolic and the opportunity to work for minuscule wages for unappreciative bosses and thankless patrons if I hang around town.

But not this summer.

Due to various familial concerns: such as my Grandfather being inundated at his Tool and Die shop with new contracts, my grateful father being sent even further north for a couple of months due to work, my one and only sisters’ imminent betrothal in the autumn, and my mother’s active social calendar, work schedule at the Monkey Wards, and bowling leagues; I was rather forgotten and was going to be more or less unsupervised by any sort of responsible adult all summer.

Clearly, this would not do.

So it was decided that I was to be packed off for the entire summer, sent north, and spend it working my way through those hot, dusty summer months on my Uncle BΓ₯r’s potato farm.

A bit of explanation: my β€œUncle” BΓ₯r was not ac

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Lynn Headwaters backcountry now open for season

As of today, the Lynn Headwaters backcountry routes (including Coliseum Mtn., Lynn Lake, Hanes Valley, Crown Mtn., Goat Mtn. and Goat Ridge routes) are now open for the summer season. Please note though that there continue to be sections of snow up to 1.5m deep in the upper elevations, so take your ice axes and crampons (in addition to the 10 essentials, leaving a trip plan, having appropriate training for your intended destination, etc.)

Also note that Grouse Alpine trail junction signs are not yet installed (will be as their rock cairns melt out), so some routefinding up there may be needed.

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Vancouver 25th April to 29th - advice please

Hey!

Managed to get four days in Vancouver, and am keen to do some single day hikes with lots of elevation gain (I enjoy hard efforts and > 1000m vert).

As it turns out, the snow is going to be a bit of an issue. Dammit! So can you please share with me any trails that align to my difficultly desire but are still open?

I’ve found the following so far:

  • Tunnel Bluffs at Lions Bay
  • Garibaldi Lake
  • Squamish Chief
  • Stawamaus Chief
  • Potentially some things at Mount Seymour provincial park

Thanks in advance!!! Tommo

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Albert Otsman's extremely strange encounter

This story is about 1924 and was told in 1957 and is one of the best first hand eye witness accounts of meeting other worldly beings. Enjoy...

I have always followed logging and construction work. This time I had worked over one year on a construction job, and thought a good vacation was in order. B. C. is famous for lost gold mines.

One is supposed to be at the head of Toba Inlet β€” why not look for this mine and have a vacation at the same time? I took the Union Steamship boat to Lund, B.C. From there I hired an old Indian to take me to the head of Toba Inlet.

This old Indian was a very talkative old gentleman. He told me storiesabout gold brought out by a white man from this lost mine. This whiteman was a very heavy drinker β€” spent his money freely in saloons. Buthe had no trouble in getting more money. He would be away a few days,then come back with a bag of gold. But one time he went to his mine andnever came back. Some people said a Sasquatch had killed him.

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My experiences

When I was 13 years old I went to spend the day at Silver Creek Falls State Park in Silverton, OR with my church youth group. It was late afternoon and my friend asked me if I wanted to go for a walk in the woods just off the main parking lot. He also invited a girl and as it turned out his whole intention was to make out with her so I instantly became the more than awkward third wheel. We were following a game trail and I scouted ahead, we were less than a mile in when I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. I turn and focused on an upright creature running from behind one tree to behind another. The real scary part about that was it ran to a tree closer to us and was only about 20 yards from me. I went into a total panic, I sprinted back to my friends and told them we had to get out there now. They didn't see anything but followed me out anyways. I ran as fast as I could and could not bring myself to look back, fearing it would be right behind me. I felt like I was running in

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Trails sans snow!?

Which trails would be good for a 2-3 day trip right now that aren't laden with snow? Currently everything seems to be under a few feet!

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Chapter VI: Gravel

My soul was a nocturnal bird in flight - gliding through the prairies of rural South Dakota. A joyful creature, no longer bound to the toxic host called Bad Thigh. It waited many years to escape - to be free again, only in those blackened hours did it feel at home. High above the earth, falling with the wind in it’s face, feeling alive again.

My body, on the other hand, was weighed down by a gallon of booze. I plopped my fat ass on the ground in the middle of nowhere. Along a gravel road. The bird came home. Consciousness came home. I looked at myself with disgust, looked at myself as a critic.

β€œJust what in the hell do you think you’re doing?”

I was breathing through my nose. Loud. Hands breaking twigs.

β€œI’m cold. I’m going to start a fire.”

β€œJesus Christ, dude. You can barely start a fire with a book of matches - there’s no way in hell you’re going to get this thing going.”

β€œNo. I’ll get it going. Look. I even have stones around it to contain the blaze. You gotta be careful. W

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The Pale Child

So, this is my first time posting here, but a few days ago I was at a cabin trip, and I came to remember something that happened to me many years ago. I told the friend I was staying with my story in front of the fireplace, and she laughed and told me to write it up and post it to Reddit, so I figured I should. I have done a bit of writing before, but never anything relating to myself or to horror, so I hope I will be able to tell this in a way that can communicate... well, this. It's hard to describe this story, it was an event that certainly was frightening for me at the time, but in hindsight the whole thing just... puts me at unease. But let me begin at the beginning. It's dark and below freezing out, and the temperature seems to be draining from my room through my window, much like it was that night, back in February 2009.

That year, I was a visekorporal fΓΈrste klasse in the Royal Norwegian Army, the equivalent rank of a Master Lance Corporal, though the paygrade was only OR-3,

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CANADA DAY 150 EVENT THREAD!

Hey /r/Vancouver,

Here are some events going on for Canada Day. Some may’ve been found in my other threads like β€œBands in Town” and β€œFood Event Threads”, but here it’s all mashed into one and hopefully easily digestible thread. Normally I separate these type of threads by day, but because there is only one Canada Day I’ve separated it by city. Please note if I left out any city (Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Langley, Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows) it’s because I’ve deemed you too far away and urge you to come back to civilization.

I know there are events happening all around July 1st and spilling into the 2nd/3rd but… this is only for July 1st.

Burnaby

Canada Day Celebration @ Edmonds Community Centre – FREE

  • Ideal for the whole family. Activities, face painting, music, arts, and crafts. This runs from 11am-4pm, enough ti
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PCT veterans: what were your favorite/least favorite stretches of trail in Northern California?

Hey PCT lovers. PCT rookie here. I thru-hiked the AT last year and then moved from the East Coast to NoCal (near SF). Now, seeing as its thru-hiker season I'm looking for the scoop.

Any place stand out as especially awesome--a place you wish you could go back to if you only had a few days?

Any place that was especially tough--a particular place you really could have used a hitch, or even just a cold drink?

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Ruth's account of the Whistlers -- Update (part 3)

This is my third set of transcriptions from Ruth's journal. The first two parts are together in one post. I recommend you read them before starting this section if you haven't yet.

In response to the reservations I expressed about posting the previous section, /u/kiastrashero said: > By the notes you have transcribed it sounds more like she WANTS the story told as a warning for others not to go looking for whatever they were out there to find. Hopefully that eerie feeling you are getting is just from reading these accounts by yourself.

I hope that's true. I hope everyone who reads this will take it as the cautionary tale Ruth intended. Judging by what's left, I think this will be the penultimate update.

We pick back up on the third of November, the second morning after Ruth was separated from Ira and Bill:

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November 3rd

The rain came through my pine shelter last n

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The Chuck Keiper Trail - Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania

I had the fortune of hiking the Chuck Keiper Trail, or most of it, the past two days. It's a system of two loops that share a connector trail, that can be hiked as one large loop (bypassing the connector trail). Total length of the big loop is a little less than 50 miles. I bailed after 40ish miles to the main highway and walked 5 miles on the road back to my car.

A rough breakdown of this trail: 15 miles down in the gorges among the pines, meandering along streams, incredible. 10 miles overgrown with ferns, blueberry bushes, mountain laurels, smelled incredible. 10 miles overgrown in wood nettle. 10 miles straight uphill onto the next ridge. 5 miles on roads, both highway and forest.

This was by far an away the most roller coaster of a hike I'd ever been on. I was CRUSHING these miles (aided by a lighter pack, ultimate frisbee conditioning, and winter lifting). I haven't done a true backpacking trip since last fall and I pounded ou

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Are these hiking trails safe for solo hiking?

Hey guys, It's my first time to post here, I'm 23 yrs old and I'm gonna visit Vancouver this August and I'll stay the whole month, I've been looking for some hiking trails (easy to moderate). In addition, since I'm gonna be alone, all my hikes will be solo and a one-day trip so I'll not stay for overnight or something. I found these trails on the Internet and I need your help regarding the safety, are they safe for solo hiking ? Also, I'm looking for a companion who can join me to these trails or some of them, if you know where to find one please help me. Please, feel free to add any recommendations you have despite the safety matter !

This is the hiking trails list I have:

1- Quarry Rock 2- Capilano Pacific Trail 3- Cypress falls 4- The Grouse Grind 5-Pacific Spirit Regional Park 6- Maplewood Flats 7- Rice Lake 8-Lynn Headwaters 9-Thunderbird Ridge 10- Burnaby lake 11- The Foreshore Trail

Just letting you know, I'll depend only on public transportations to go to these places.

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The Trust of Humans: Finale (1 of 2) [OC]

WAY too long, I know. It would take me posting the story, then 5 max-character comments to post the entire conclusion in 1 thread. So, despite my better judgment, I'm breaking it up...but posting it ALL TODAY AND NOW! Just need to put a link at the bottom here to part 2 of the conclusion. Sorry! I know I should have cut it down, and written less, probably, but hey...you get more story, so...yay?

Read Part 1

[Read Part 2] (https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/comments/7ygt91/oc_the_trust_of_humans_part_2/)

[Read Part 3] (https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/comments/8j68vn/the_trust_of_humans_part_3_oc/)

[Read Part 4] (https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/comments/8jfmpg/the_trust_of_humans_part_4_oc/)

[Read Part 5] (https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/comments/8jnfdm/the_trust_of_humans_part_5_of_6_oc/)

*Thanks for sticking with me, folks! This will be the finale of this section of the story. It does not, however, mean the characters

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Featured Team: Xiaolin Dragons

>"GONG YI TANPAI!"
"What does that mean?"
"Basically it means: Ready. Set. Go!"


###Who?

Once upon a time there was a bald boy who was raised by monks. This boy was special however, as ever since he was a child, he had been told that he was destined to 'the Chosen One'. Due to a series of complicated circumstances, he froze himself in ice for over a century, and woke up in a distant future. He would join forces with three other teenagers from three other nations (and an unusual flying steed), and together they fought evil using the ability to manipulate the four classical elements of fire, water, earth and air. Eventually they would save the world and learn valuable lessons in this 3 season long, 2000s American Cartoon. Also late in Season 3 the bald boy would master all four elements.

With that slightly misleading and very specifically-worded introduction out of the way (that last part actually happened, but it was a one-episode thing), it's time to talk about ev

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"Feeling Superior" A Series of Articles About Superior Hiking Trail

The Strib is doing a six-part series on the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail, and it launched in print and online today. The series will include six articles (upcoming) with video and photos from Brian Peterson, who, of course, took some glorious drone shots. Today, there's a short intro up with an interactive map that starts in Duluth and includes the author's past daily video journal updates.

I was exited to see this today because I just finished a hike with my nephew (three days, two nights) from the Camp 20 Road to Canada (or close to Canada anyway, all the way to Otter Lake Road). We did a two day hike in both 2016 and 2017, and we've started from our end point each time. In total, we've hiked more than 50 miles. He's younger, but it has been fantastic to g

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Beyers Lakes access?

Hey there, does anyone have any thoughts on the best place to access Beyers Lakes? I'm trying to get up there, and there's several different places to start, but some have issues. I tried to get up there once via the Eagle Lakes access in my Hyundai Santa Fe. It didn't work out. That's absolutely a Jeep road. I'd like to be able to access it from the Meadow Lake Campground area, but that seems to be covered in snow still. I was looking at the Rucker Lake/Blue Lake access, but I've read that's rough 4x4 road as well. Anyone have thoughts on that road? If it's anything like the Grouse Ridge Road from Bowman Lake Road, I can make it just fine. I can also access Beyers Lakes via that very Grouse Ridge Campground, but I don't like the thought of

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My itinerary to Portland, Mt.Rainier, Seattle, Olympic NP, North Cascades NP, Vancouver

Here is an itinerary I have planned out for my upcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest. I have booked the flights so the start and end dates can't change, but I haven't booked any hotels yet so I could make other changes.

Please let me know if you think I should change the order of places to make driving easier, or if anything seems unreasonable in terms of trying to fit too much into a day. I'm open to any other recommendations on what to see/do too. Thanks for reading!

Thu June 29: Fly to Portland, arrive at 11am. After renting car and eating lunch, will have all afternoon to explore downtown.

Fri June 30: Go to Columbia River Gorge.

Sat July 1: Go to the farmer's market and/or Saturday market - these are supposedly must sees. Then at 5pm attend my cousin's wedding.

Sun July 2: Hang out with relatives in the morning, then later in the afternoon or evening drive 3 hours to Mt. Rainier National Park.

Mon July 3: Do the Skyline Trail (4.5 hours) and Lakes Loop (4 hours?) hikes.

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Respect Clay (Xiaolin Showdown)

###Who?

Clay Bailey is the Xiaolin Dragon of Earth. A Texan farmboy, Clay was destined to be one of four 'chosen ones' who would fight against the forces of evil. Along with his three other teammates, Clay moved to a temple/monastary in China, trained in martial arts, and gradually developed his ability to manipulate his element.


###Physicality

When Clay shouts his element, it noticeably often is followed with him not manipulating the earth, but rather doing something impressively strong or durable. Unlike his other teammates who can create fire, water, and wind, Clay does not generate earth and rock himself, but instead hits things really hard.

Strength

Childhood

Season 1

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In Flames ch 9

β€œWhuuh!” I shrieked and jerked my arm away.

β€œOops, sorry. Did I scare you?”

β€œDid you…dammit, Poston,” I gasped. β€œWhat do you want?”

He stepped into the streetlight, looking like a wounded puppy. β€œI just brought your money. You ran off and left it.”

He held a Styrofoam cup filled with coins in front of him like an offering. For probably six bucks in change, he’d nearly given me a coronary. Still, it was hard to stay mad when he was looking at me with that hangdog expression.

β€œYou should’ve just kept it,” I said gently. β€œBut…thanks.”

β€œYou’re welcome.”

Our fingers brushed as I took the cup and I heard him inhale.

Poor guy. The hopeful look in his eyes made me feel guilty, even though I’d never encouraged him. I didn’t want to hurt him.

β€œGoodnight,” he said, filling the awkward silence.

β€œGoodnight, Poston,” I replied and then started inside.

β€œThat FBI guy,” Poston blurted and I turned around. He jerked his gaze down at his shoes. β€œHe’s lucky. You look beautiful, Jacks.”

With

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Grouse Mountain Backcountry Trails - Any Updates?

Hi guys

Are any of the lower trails in the backcountry of Grouse okay for hiking without spikes or snowshoes yet? Obviously the resort shut at the end of April, and we've had some pretty nice weather, but looks like it's gonna be another month until Dam Mountain/Goat/Thunderbird Ridge trails are okay?

Any comments on current conditions welcome, and thanks for reading.

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Looking for advice from those who have camped at Garibaldi Lake

Hi everyone!

This summer, I'd like to hike up to Garibaldi Lake and camp there for a few nights with a friend. I've done some basic hikes a few years ago (The Chief, Grouse Grind, etc) but would definitely consider myself a beginner. In addition, life has really gotten in the way in the last few years and I have not been getting much physical exercise.. which I hope to remedy before this summer. For anyone who has done this hike with equipment for 4-5 nights of camping, is it feasible for a beginner like me? I'd really appreciate any advice! I also have ~6 months to prepare myself. This is going to be my first time up there and eventually I wish to hike Panorama Ridge (although I know it's 99% not going to happen this trip, unless I spend the next 6 months turning into a fitness fanatic).

Also, does anyone recall if there is cell reception on the trail and campsites? My job requires me to be able to access my email at least daily.. if this is a stretch, I'd have to ask for some more

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Running With Wolves VI:

What up all. 6th installment coming at you, as we venture ever further down Rabbit's path of despair and decided lack of emotional development. If you are new and have no idea why I would be talking about a Rabbit, click here and all your questions will be answered. Enjoy!

 


 

The gates of Trenchtown were underwhelming. They were made of different slabs of rusted metal haphazardly welded together, creating a mosaic of all different shapes and materials. They looked heavy and they were at least twice as tall as Rabbit. Rabbit ran his eyes along the wall that stretched along at either side. It was a mongrel too, as some sections were stone, some were wood and some were chain-link and wire fences topped with barbed-wire.

 

Sturdy.

 

They had found layers of outposts at least an hour away from the settlement itself, manned by hard-faced men with guns. Rabb

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The Hiking Trip.

Some people say endings are difficult; I think it's the opposite. How does one successfully start a story like the one I have to tell? I know that it's partially my choice of placement on the internet. NoSleep isn't always the most credible source for the truth. Hell, I'm guilty of lying on the internet myself. That's neither here nor there, though. I guess I should just start as what I perceive to be where my current situation started.

My wife had to leave town for a week for the funeral of an aunt she hardly knew, and due to my job, I wasn't able to join her. I was however, able to take a long awaited solo camping trip. I grew up in a valley in the Pacific North West, and as such, I feel at ease in the woods. I've always felt like it helped me clear my head to just be out in nature. I'm by no means a hunter, but I'm a decent tracker, and I can identify multiple edible plants.

I'm also a well prepared camper, and filled my pack with a few days worth of water and a pair of MRE's to

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New Backpackers looking for advice

Hey guys... I am a new backpacker looking for some advice for our first overnight trip to Tahoe National Forest. My sisters and I would appreciate any advice or helpful tips. If anyone has hiked that area (Grouse Ridge/ South Fork of the Yuba River) what are some good trails? We are looking to hike ~10 miles per day.

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Trail report: Rattlesnake creek/Wallman trail/Spring Gulch loop, Missoula, Montana

Distance: probably 7-9 miles, I don’t really keep track of these things

Time: 1.5 hours-ish including time stopped while watching squirrels

I don’t live in Montana, I’m on a temp work assignment and I’ve been enjoying running in a different ecosystem than my typical daily runs. Today’s run was by myself; I had a time limit to meet some coworkers back at the parking lot. The sky was overcast and it was chilly autumn weather. It’s been raining on and off here for the past few weeks so the trees are dripping and the trails are dark, soft, and muddy in places.

From the parking lot, the trail starts out as a nice, flat, even run along a very well-maintained dirt path running alongside Rattlesnake creek. A short stretch passes a vertical shale cliff pockmarked with shallow caves. The trail gently curves closer to and further from the river at different points so there was a nice contrast between forest sounds and the colder sound of the creek rushing over rocks. I saw a few other people,

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Favorite Hiking Trails in, out, up, down, and around Vancouver?

I've picked up hiking last year and I've been to a few of Garibaldi's hikes, the Chief and Grouse. I've been looking around for more double black diamonds or extreme hiking trails, but none are open yet, except Grouse tomorrow.

I went to Sumas Mountain the other day and it was really strange. I got directions from vancouver trail peaks, gps, but it lead me way down by the construction/ river area. So I read and followed the instructions and went up Taggard steet and there were no parking signs the entire way up, when the VT specifically said there would be wider streets with parking. So, I continued driving up hoping to find a parking lot, instead it lead me to a very jaggedy-rocky road. I wasn't sure if I was suppose to drive up there or not, are you suppose to? Tough as the trail sounds I wouldn't risk damaging my car, rocks fly and chip the paint on the car.

So Which has been your favourite thus far?

my Favourite would be Panorama Ridge or the Black Tusk, astonishing view.

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Beyers Lakes access?

Hey there, does anyone have any thoughts on the best place to access Beyers Lakes? I'm trying to get up there, and there's several different places to start, but some have issues. I tried to get up there once via the Eagle Lakes access in my Hyundai Santa Fe. It didn't work out. That's absolutely a Jeep road. I'd like to be able to access it from the Meadow Lake Campground area, but that seems to be covered in snow still. I was looking at the Rucker Lake/Blue Lake access, but I've read that's rough 4x4 road as well. Anyone have thoughts on that road? If it's anything like the Grouse Ridge Road from Bowman Lake Road, I can make it just fine. I can also access Beyers Lakes via that very Grouse Ridge Campground, but I don't like the thought of

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Are these hiking trails safe for solo hiking ?

Hey guys, It's my first time to post here, I'm 23 yrs old and I'm gonna visit Vancouver this August and I'll stay the whole month, I've been looking for some hiking trails (easy to moderate). In addition, since I'm gonna be alone, all my hikes will be solo and a one-day trip so I'll not stay for overnight or something. I found these trails on the Internet and I need your help regarding the safety, are they safe for solo hiking ? Also, I'm looking for a companion who can join me to these trails or some of them, if you know where to find one please help me. Please, feel free to add any recommendations you have despite the safety matter !

This is the hiking trails list I have:

1- Quarry Rock 2- Capilano Pacific Trail 3- Cypress falls 4- The Grouse Grind 5-Pacific Spirit Regional Park 6- Maplewood Flats 7- Rice Lake 8-Lynn Headwaters 9-Thunderbird Ridge 10- Burnaby lake 11- The Foreshore Trail

Just letting you know, I'll depend only on public transportations to go to these places.

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