Sup /out/, just got back from a little hike and thought id share some pics.
Lets get an adventure photo thread goin.
I ended up hiking up to an abandoned mine. How those miners got equipment like this up those steep ass trails is beyond me.
Apparently i forgot to take a pic of the actual mine, but here's a little collapsed shaft.
Tungsten afaik. Thats it on the left.
There is a rumor that gold mined on the nearby Army base was transported out of it though, since mining on military reservations is illegal.
what's left of one of the WW2 coastal lookout post/sea defences on the coast behind my house
Just below Olancha peak in the south Sierra.
Hamilton, ON. The Niagara Escarpment goes right through the city and there's all kinds of waterfalls here. I think it has a world record for number of waterfalls in one place.
I can't help but feel that there was a better way to secure that firearm.
Also, why an AK innawoods? I get that their ammo is cheap (assuming 7.62x39) but I never figured them for much of a hunter or /out/-plinker. More of a range plinker or SHTF gun.
AKs are actually fantastic guns in dense woodlands. Shorter than a standard hunting rifle, so easier to get through the woods, and while it does have a decreased accurate range, when the farthest clear shot you're ever going to get is 100 yards to the other side of a meadow, it's more than accurate enough.
Only one of the people I hang with likes /out/ shit and he has two kids so I usually end up goin out by myself.
I actually enjoy the solitude but again it's really up to you and what you'd prefer.
Whatever I feel like. Sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone because I'm the only one that has time at that specific date, or I'm too lazy to call people, arrange a meeting, etc.
Norcal reporting in. Just did this trail yesterday with my buddy.
You can't tell from the photo but that hole only goes back about 5 feet. The main shaft was huge though and completely open.
I didnt go in because I forgot my flashlight.
also it was spooky
Went to the Adirondacks last week, at and around Gore Mountain. I stayed on Loon lake. It was pretty incredible, my buddy and I climbed the hill behind the cottage and watched the sunset. The picture doesn't do it justice whatsoever, I was in the middle of getting a fire going. it's really the first time I've ever seen anything like it and I can't wait to see more this summer. Anyone got any recommendations for outings in New York? I'm around Syracuse and distance isn't really limited.
Got outside and into the woods for a few hours, decided its long over due to have a cup of tea in a nice surrounding.
Goddamn, does it ever feel good to have some tea after a hike in the hills.
They are robust and work in any condition, compact, and is perfect incase you something pops off up innawoods. Got a two hour response time at my house for the cops to show, so you got a long ways before help arrives if something was to happen innawoods.
I usually prefer to have a buddy with me when its a area im not familiar with but I often prefer to go solo especially when im having feels and want to get out and think
They used to use donkeys to pull equipment through mines since horses and drafts didn't fit, only the donkeys would go blind from the darkness if they were kept in it for too long.
After they went blind they would just turn them loose in the desert as opposed to killing an otherwise healthy animal. Some of the wild burros we still have out here are descendants of the ones from the mines.
Awesome views! I cant wait to get /out/ this year. I'm from Michigan, and its fucking cold here. I also dont like the cold. Once it gets warm out, im planning to get /out/ and take some badass pics like these
I'm always alone, because my friends don't like the outdoors other than car camping and my gf is the same way except she's also fat.
villarrica vulcano, chilean patagonia, pretty long before it turned into a common tourist destination, now is full of excursionists. last time i got there i saw like 200 people just on the top, the sides where super crowded. sorry for shitty pic, it's predigital, scanned from paper copies, lost the originals.
damn. yesterday i posted this pic
last night the villarrica went crazy.
god damn man you got the horizon all fucked up can't you even take a proper picture for fuck sakes.
nice pic tho man
Picture from this summer, posted this a while back, comfy non the less
OP here, few more pics from this weekend. Its almost perfect /out/ weather where I am, just needs to get a bit warmer.
Southern trailhead for the AZ Trail. Right at the Mexcian border.
I was /out/ yetserday walked 8 miles into the wilderness, made a fireplace, drank some coffee from thermos and read a book. I don't own a camera but I can buy one and take some pics if you want to see old, inviolate wilderness.
I have cancer so I have a trouble sleeping so I go /out/ instead and the woods and the animals are awesome.
That's great that your getting out. Wish you the best man
Very scenic creepshot a friend took of me on a local hike up an unnamed mountain in the Adirondaks a few weekends ago. Short hike but was kinda fun going up without following any defined trail.
Those mountains look beautiful, surreal even. I hope to travel to Utah and Arizona one day, nearly every /out/ picture I've seen of them makes me want to jump on a plane right now and go there.
sounds like a cool trip, hope you enjoyed it. All the best with the cancer, id like to think you'll be around to go /out/ for a long time
I'm from Geneseo - Lots of cool stuff here. Fall Brook Falls, Stony Brook, Letchworth, and Parrish Glenn are all excellent. The Finger Lakes Trail is good too. Lots of good innawoods out this way.
I saw some feral donkeys when I was training down by Fort Irwin. Bunch of shaggy fuckers silhouetted along a ridgeline. Kinda weirded this Canadian boy out a little.
The Southwest is strange and beautiful.
I actually got lost trying to find the trail to the top of this mtn.
Ended up just scrambling up this boulder field instead, still fun tho.
Went on a trip to the amazon last week, best outdoor/camping ever.
It was foggy almost the whole 4 days there
I've got a large marsh in my backyard, went for a run/walk with my camera last week and took a couple shots.
Oh, I forgot. These are from south eastern Wisconsin
Got this neat pic when a train rode past me walking
I have this view right now. Skarvan og roltdalen, Norway. Maby I'll post more when I get home.
No that guy but I have done many 6+ day hikes in skate shoes.... they are comfy, no blisters good grip eacept in muddy crap but I find thats not at critical spots like rocky peaks ect they have better traction than hiking boots on wet rock IMO. But hey each top their own. Ps to fellow Ausfag nice jelly bean shirt mate.... too bad its getting fazed out
brought my snowshoes out for some fresh air in the Alps. Shitty weather, but still fun.
Found this rotating in a slow stream. How does it form?
I personally hate the Australian bushland, but it's all I've got so I just have to deal.
That one is blurry because I had to keep my phone in a plastic bag.
Blue Mountains national park. For the most part, it's not very fun.
why do you hate the Australian bush?
why is Blue Mountains so shit?
what would be a more fun alternative? I live in Melbourne, I'm on the hunt for good camping spots that are a train & bike ride away for one-night weekend adventures.
The Australian bush is dry and dusty, and there's no grass. There are no nice open flat areas, and the ground is made of sticks and stones. I yearn for actual forests and woodlands. Also, every second tree has a spiderweb hanging off it. You basically can't leave the trail at any point because the scrub is too thick, and most of the Blue Mountains doesn't even allow you to have campfires. It's really not good for anything other than simple day trip bushwalks.
Man my shit pales in comparison to most of these shots.
Norcal fag here again. Just did Clikapudi trail at Shasta Lake yesterday. It was beautiful.
A majority of the land under the treeline should be water. Our water supply is dwindling and it's depressing as fug
well here's my last summit (errr, last one I had my camera for anyway?), I think it's South Boulder Peak? Nothing too agressive. Now it's my last real free day of spring break, and I don't know where I want to go hiking.
>First world problems
I once saw something like this.
It was sad.
Nice. I am a section hiker. Took this from Mt Liberty, Franconia Ridge. One of the nicer spots in the Northeast, in my opinion.
if you wanna be good at the job you wont be having much time to go hiking besides the weekend or whenever study hall is closed.
weekdays your schedule is pretty much 530 to 1730 daily, and room check is at about 2100 dependant upon how cool your PSGs are. weekends youll want to hike but wont be able to wear civilians while hiking until you hit Gold Phase, so about 2 months in, again this can depend upon your PSG or 1 SG guidance.
As for weather. if you go to basic in summer you should be hitting the desert winter during AIT. doesnt get that cold but feels a fuckload colder because of wind. Oh and get really good at running before you go to basic because once you get to Huachuca its about 5000 ft elevation at the post and hats how most people fail their runs on the PT test. (Ex: ran a 15:45 at huachuca and a 12:30 at sea level)
If you have any questions about the MOS feel free to reply to me or post another thread here if the mods will allow, fellow Fox here.
Thanks man! It's always great to get insight from someone who isn't a recruiter. I'll be going to basic in the fall, and figured I wouldn't have much free time at ait anyway.
What did you do day to day once you where stationed? I know it's different for every fox but as long as I do well at ait I won't be stuck doing security passes in Georgia right?
Another norcal-friend here. Pic is from South Lake Tahoe last summer (Maggie's Peaks Trail I think) but I plan to go up there again in the next couple of months to see how it has changed because of the lack of snow this winter.
It was really nice the day I went. Tahoe changes incredibly between winter and summer, but lately it has been sad to see that winter is slowly but surely getting shorter and shorter.
There's some cool stuff *in* Lake Tahoe that most people don't know about...
honestly depends on where your stationed man, security passes can be pretty good hahaha.
If you go to a BCT youre likley to be doing details (connex diving,PMCS,mowing lawns, etc) unless you deploy or are in the field. You could also go strategic which would allow you to do your job on the daily. its all luck of the draw. Doing well in AIT doesnt mean anything as to where youll get stationed unless youre selected for a quick start position.
Tahoe is one of my favorite places to go for nice day-hikes. It's just so accessible. I usually go to trails around South Lake but I'm looking to go to Mt. Judah/Donner Pass region and do some hiking around there this June. I highly recommend going, right now it's still pretty cold but May and June are perfect months, not too popular with the partying summer crowds, but great weather for hiking.