Aerial Photos on Terraserver; was Re: Hiking in from site 415 to 413
- The aerial photos are very helpful. Once I was trying to follow a
trail map the I had picked up at the ranger station, and I thought I
was losing my mind until I pulled out the aerial photos I had
printed, and realized the the map from the rangers was wrong. Or
maybe they would say "highly interpretive and schematic in nature".
Whatever, it was wrong. The photos helped me regain my sanity and
make it to camp.
Bill in Houston
--- In email@example.com, Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@g...>
> Thats alright, the terraserver site is still a great resource, I use
> it whenever I plan a trip. I also use the imagery part, print out a
> map and tell people "we'll be camped under that tree!".
- I recall a big sign as you check-in to the Hot Springs Campground
notifying visitors that there will be no refunds due to "river,
railroad or roosters" - all three of which can easily overpower a few
well earned zzzzz's
Last July the loudest noises came from the late night party in the
trailer camper at site 415 - and from the river. The campground
manager came around about 11pm to tell us that the Weather Service
had issued a flash flood watch for the French Broad and every time I
woke up I listened carefully to try and tell if the river was rising
and whether the two HHs hung down by the river bank under a beach
umbrella would still be there in the morning.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J.D. Hoessle" <JD@H...> wrote:
> Hopefully, this Hot Springs Camp Ground doesn't have decible meters
> and that they don't enforce after hours noise levels! Funds were
> allocated for my local County Police Dept. to buy decible meters and
> enforce our Noise Regs. ----- Interestingly enough, NOT for loud
> parties, NOT for custom vehicle exhaust systems... But, to address
> citizen complaints about the loud BOOM BOXES in those hot little
> There's a "slight chance" that I may have a noise pollution problem
> myself. I am sometimes awakened by my SkyDog standing over my face
> licking my nose. Hmmmmm.....?
- Rick-I imagine you have discovered for yourself that FOAM EARPLUGS ARE THINGS OF WONDER! I wonder if for this instance one needs foam earplugs PLUS some sort of ear muffs?At least sleeping in individual hammocks does not normally allow snoring to shake the "bed" for peopel near by...Rosaleen
When you hang your hammock in Hot Springs, you may want to take care of
remembering the inverse square law as it applies to audio frequencies.
If you want to do some research on the topic, measure your ability to
sleep as a function of distance from Ed's Hammock... ZZZZzzzzzzz.......
Sometimes it is fun to be lighthearted at the master's expense too ;)