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asutherland
09-26-2008, 10:29 PM
Hi folks,

My brother and I just started getting into this hobby. :p We've always shared a facination with exploration as kids and now have the ability to actually do it.

So far we've gone to Leechtown (4829'25.22"N 12342'50.65"W), on Vancouver Island and to Camp McKinney (497'1.33"N 11911'17.35"W) in BC near the US border. (attached a photo for your enjoyment!)

I'm wondering is there any way to bring satellite imagery with us into the field? Short of having a laptop and wifi connection with Google Earth of course, lol.:rolleyes:

I hope this forum will be as fun and promising as it appears to be!

thanks !!
Andrew

Joel
09-27-2008, 12:04 AM
I ought to let the others reply to this. I love going in by foot and using topos and old maps myself.
Maybe it's a me thing. I've been working in hi-tech for a long time and find it wonderful to be outside with just what little research that I've done in my pocket with crumpled papers and my head.
I don't see the need of gizmos, gee-gaws and doo-dads in the wild myself, but I'm sure many will disagree. All I can offer is to each his own...:)

campp
09-27-2008, 04:47 AM
I'm with Joel. Boots and maps and rumors.

For what you propose, you would need either a laptop or a ton of printouts.

Welcome to the forum! We like pics. I take photos of signs like that one.

Joel
09-27-2008, 07:26 AM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Nightly_Knight/DragoonMountains060708CochiseCounty.jpg

bad bob
09-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Yep. Gotta agree with Steve and Joel on this. Half the fun is gettin' there.

Fishermen using fish-finder tech on board, aren't really fishing. They're merely collecting, aren't they? :)

cheever
09-28-2008, 03:51 PM
Delorme Topo USA has the option to buy a CD of Sat images on a per state basis that can be installed on your hard drive and accessed without the internet.

http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10067

Derek

Vulture
09-29-2008, 03:37 PM
Have a nice day in southern Arizona. You will find these all over the place.

asutherland
09-29-2008, 03:59 PM
Delorme Topo USA has the option to buy a CD of Sat images on a per state basis that can be installed on your hard drive and accessed without the internet.

http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10067

Derek

Thanks. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have them for Canada... which is where I live. I will be visiting some states at some point... but sticking up here for now.

Any other products people can think of for satellite imagery on the go? :o

cheever
09-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Thanks. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have them for Canada... which is where I live. I will be visiting some states at some point... but sticking up here for now.

Any other products people can think of for satellite imagery on the go? :o

Whoops sorry about that I didn't even realize that you were from Cananda.

Joel
09-30-2008, 08:17 PM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Nightly_Knight/CNF_052007_06.jpg

Vulture, you forgot to mention that we have a few of these here and there. :)

campp
10-01-2008, 04:16 AM
As a taxpayer, I don't have a problem with signs warning me about bees.
As a taxpayer, I have a huge problem with signs warning me against thugs and criminals in my own backyard. Gee, maybe we should fix the problem. :(

Joel
10-01-2008, 06:30 AM
They did. They put up signs!:)

danny_stoddard
10-01-2008, 07:43 AM
I do a lot of research before hand, looking at maps and topography... then a lot of the fun is getting out there and finding the places! the hard to find ones are like treasures when you do get to them. ;)

I love the signs as well:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g216/dgs97420/l_7bbfb64bf258892f9bbc51afd039b933.jpg


from Cornucopia, Oregon - taken 8/08

campp
10-11-2008, 04:44 AM
Cleator, 1999:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll247/legendcity/Cleator/SignCleatorcaxxx199x.jpg

Joel
10-11-2008, 03:08 PM
Haha! I like that!

campp
10-12-2008, 07:20 AM
Haha! I like that!

I mercifully cropped my mug from that photo.

A few years ago in some back-road New Mexico town, I saw a huge sign proclaiming "Photography in this town is strictly prohibited." I really wish I had a photo of that, but it was far too scary looking to stop at the time.

Joel
10-12-2008, 02:00 PM
Hahahaha! So much for freedom! Must have been one of those communist communes!

A little off topic, several years ago I was with a friend in Lukesville, Az. We were right at the crossing when a group of Mexicans rushed the border. We both swung around in the direction of the scrum when a ICE agent broke away frm the melee and came running at us with his hand on his pistol grip screaming "No Pictures!" I've always wondered in this age of the internet just what constitutes the "Press" now. I can post a picture of an event hours ahead of the established "Press". I just don't have the bucks now to afford any court cases and legal shenagians.

Did anyone hear about the BLM's suit against a "litterbug"? I know that Samaritans aren't exactly popular with a few folks these days, but this case bordered on the insane. This actually wound up in Federal Court at taxpayer's expense.

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Currents/Content?oid=oid:116779

campp
10-13-2008, 03:39 AM
From my understanding you can photo just about anything except signed military areas or private areas (through windows, etc), as long as you are on public property or have permission by owners. This includes law enforcement doing their thing.

Joel
10-14-2008, 06:19 AM
That is true, but I still spent an hour having my car searched at the BP checkpoint up the road. And it's a Mustang! You have smugglers bringing tons of dope across the border and they tore apart my trunk that has a hard time with anything larger than a box of raisins! They were just getting a point across.

Darin
03-25-2009, 09:53 PM
:DSigns are great. Most are humorous. This has got to be my favorite one, located in Molson, Washington.:D

(Taken 5-3-08)