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by JimmyLyding
Oct 16 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Poems & Literature
Topic: The Scourge of the Americas arrived earlier than Thought
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: The Scourge of the Americas arrived earlier than Thought

I read somewhere where some scientists blame Neanderthal remnant genetics on why European ancestry is having such a hard time with Covid vs African origin. What Racism is that!! I've read that the biggest determinants for a country's overall infection rate are the mobility of its society (both dome...
by JimmyLyding
Oct 16 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Mindless chit chat
Replies: 6941
Views: 281505

Re: Mindless chit chat

SuperstitionGuy wrote:So the warming that has been predicted so long is not going to happen. :o
Oh, that's why it now has been called Climate Change?
2011-2020 was globally the warmest decade on record. A few outliers don't change that fact despite how they seem to superficially confirm a political narrative.
by JimmyLyding
Oct 16 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 872
Views: 70279

Re: Hiking vehicles

I watch a lot of footy (Australian Rules Football for you flatlanders), and every broadcast has a Toyota Hilux logo electronically imposed over mid-pitch. If it's good enough for a pack of boozed-up and gambleholic Aussies then it's good enough for me! Those people treat gear worse than Russians, an...
by JimmyLyding
Oct 16 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Political Dumpster Fire
Topic: Another one of my favorite You Tube channels
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Another one of my favorite You Tube channels

Thanks @RedRox44. He did a great job laying it out in a concise and organized manner.
by JimmyLyding
Oct 16 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Hikers Attacked At Gateway Trailhead
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Hikers Attacked At Gateway Trailhead

Jim_H wrote:And?
Yeah @AlstonNeal!!! Can't you tie this story to a some sort of culture war narrative?
by JimmyLyding
Oct 06 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Hiking Boots
Replies: 61
Views: 8431

Re: Hiking Boots

I've fallen in love with Zamberlan boots. I've gone from a Trail Lite EVO GTX to a Duke GTX to a pair of Latemar NW all-leather bad boys without Gore-Tex or anything like that. I couldn't be happier, and I wish I'd switched a long time ago. The Latemars have an all-leather monowrap and calf-leather ...
by JimmyLyding
Jul 27 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Arizona wildlife sightings
Replies: 120
Views: 11334

Re: Arizona wildlife sightings

@friendofThundergod
That's awesome. I've dreamed of seeing, or at least hearing, a wild wolf. There are now wild wolves in far northern California so perhaps I'll get lucky one day.
by JimmyLyding
Jun 28 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Season
Replies: 250
Views: 17532

Re: 2021 Fire Season

big_load wrote:That might be another one that I'm glad I saw before it was too late.
A lot of us here in California have been saying that same thing recently. I'm glad I got to see the Freeman Grove of giant sequoia and Big Basin.
by JimmyLyding
Jun 21 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Season
Replies: 250
Views: 17532

Re: 2021 Fire Season

As my current state's former governator used to say, "velcome to caulifornee-uh."
I suggest picking up a packing tape dispenser (tape gun) and a case of packing tape to seal up one's domicile during particularly bad periods of smoke. It's awesome, but here we go.
by JimmyLyding
Jun 18 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Season
Replies: 250
Views: 17532

Re: 2021 Fire Season

I really don't think that I'd welcome them showing up in my town. I have insurance and can rebuild or move on. I don't think the wildlife has that option... You really wouldn't like them showing up on your property like my aunt and uncle experienced in Southern California. Part of that is the loss ...
by JimmyLyding
Jun 13 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Foot gear survey - What are your favorite's?
Replies: 72
Views: 12872

Re: Foot gear survey - What are your favorite's?

I'm using Zamberlan Latemar NWs, and I really like them. This is my third pair from Zamberlan (previously used Evo Lite GTX and Duke GTX), and I'm very happy with what I've experienced so far. The Latemar is a bit unusual by not having Gore-Tex, but that's a big reason why I got them. I'm still brea...
by JimmyLyding
Jun 12 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: 2021 Fire Restrictions
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: 2021 Fire Restrictions

KwaiChang wrote:WHAT is with the over the top gender reveals??? I just do not get it at all.....
Idiots do it because they're trying to be Instafamous.
by JimmyLyding
Apr 29 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Hydration & Purification
Topic: BonDry
Replies: 0
Views: 2680

BonDry

Has anyone tried a BonDry hydration bladder from Fossil Outdoor? Fossil's website says they manufacture the BonDry in Arizona. I'm going to order one, and will report back after using it a few times. It's not nearly as easy to dry my hydration bladder here in the SF Bay Area as it was when I lived i...
by JimmyLyding
Mar 17 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 384
Views: 37950

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

I've been on the phone all day with customers and friends/family back home in Arizona. Every Arizonan I talked with today asked me whether looting or home invasions are up here in the SF Bay Area. I haven't seen any reports of looting or home invasions in the last few weeks, and it hasn't been broug...
by JimmyLyding
Mar 17 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 384
Views: 37950

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

Perhaps I should have made a more nuanced comparison, but I wanted to convey that this crisis will materially affect every single person in this country.
by JimmyLyding
Mar 16 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Coronavirus and hiking
Replies: 384
Views: 37950

Re: Coronavirus and hiking

My county, Contra Costa in the East Bay (SF), just imposed mass closures of pretty much every establishment other than grocery stores, drug stores and essential government services. The notice expressly exempts outdoor activities, namely: To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals compl...
by JimmyLyding
Mar 16 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Put On Your Freakin' Headphones
Replies: 55
Views: 5989

Re: Put On Your Freakin' Headphones

I encounter a lot of road cyclists and mountain bikers who play music for the rest of us to hate. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area so we've got a whole different type of entitlement here.
by JimmyLyding
Mar 28 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlers in the Supes
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Rattlers in the Supes

@The_Eagle
I was just thinking about that day. There's nothing quite like almost being smited from the earth.
by JimmyLyding
Mar 27 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlers in the Supes
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Rattlers in the Supes

"How active are the rattle snakes so far in the superstitions? I was hoping to take my kids (younguns) backpacking next weekend, but the drop in temperature has me wanting to stay away from the Rim. Typically come Mid-March I avoid the supes, as an abundance of caution." There are plenty of rattlesn...
by JimmyLyding
Mar 10 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: I LOVE MY REI DIVIDEND!
Replies: 181
Views: 11153

Re: I LOVE MY REI DIVIDEND!

I don't know whether to be elated or horrified at the size of my dividend. Backpacking pack, camp stove, yet another pair of shoes or just save it for when I really need something. Just kidding on the last one! It's already burning a hole in my pocket.

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