Pic of the day

Discussion in 'Trips Reports' started by gixer, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Trail Blazer

    Meall Ruighe na Fhirich is an indistinguished hill above Garve, but being topped by a transmitter has a landrover track running all the way to the top. Which made it a good choice for a short moonlit walk with the kids on Saturday night. Left the carpark by the river Blackwater around 3:30pm, walking up in the sunset.

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    The moon had already risen by the time we started and as the light faded so it became more and more prominent in the eastern sky.

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    Time to brew up and make some bacon rolls on top while everyone took some pictures of the last glow in the west.

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    Then walked back in the moonlight, which had that magically bright quality it does when reflected off snow. This was obviously a long exposure, but it does more or less approximate what it looked like to the eye.

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    Cheers
    Patrick
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  2. Patrick

    Patrick Trail Blazer

    Padstowe, you're right, I haven't done this before and don't think I got the sharing settings right in Google photos. Can't seem to edit the original post so I've posted it again with pictures which I think do work. If it works this time then maybe a moderator could delete the original post to keep things tidy...?

    Cheers
    Patrick
  3. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Only the first one showing for me too @Patrick
    Edit: And only the first three are showing Inthe new post.
  4. Patrick

    Patrick Trail Blazer

    Yup, not sure what's going on there, apologies. I'll stop spamming the group and go away to try and work out a better way to post pictures - doesn't look as though the forum and Google Photos play nicely together, unless anyone's got some tips to share?

    Cheers
    Patrick
  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    I'm seeing five photos (nice pics).
  6. ClimbingUke

    ClimbingUke Backpacker

    Just a short two hour ski-hike up the mountain to escape the fog in the valley! Didn't think the sun was out at all :)
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  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Is that a hardy Cockapoo?
  8. ClimbingUke

    ClimbingUke Backpacker

    It's a Spanish Waterdog - living in Austria :)
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  9. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Google is a pain. I use https://ctrlq.org/google/photos/
    To create a sharable link to the photo.

    This works well on a phone as well, I rarely view TL on a pc.
    On the photo in Google click "share", then "share a link"
    Paste that link into the crtlq.com page and copy the resulting direct link into the TL "insert image" box.
    It's easier than I make it sound but still not great if doing dozens of pictures.

    I should be able use the subscribing members direct upload facility but never worked out how to do it on a phone.
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  10. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Quick trip yesterday with @OneBeardedWalker up to Dartmoor. Simple circular and camp...... We had wished for more snow....

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  11. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    Snow doesn't happen all that often in Belgium, especially not where I live; right at the North Sea.

    It wasn't a lot, just a friendly reminder that my own backyard can be beautiful.

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    Partially frozen little river, on it's way to the North Sea.

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    Obviously our dog (1 year old!) and his best friend couldn't miss out on the fun. Patiently waiting for a treat here.

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    More frozen water.
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  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    An icey morning in Teesdale today
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  13. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Trail Blazer

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    When gear is too ultralight and you need some excercise.
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  14. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    In quest for powder..alas wind crust and icy toppings...at least there was exercise to get all the way up and all the way down 20190126_124618.jpg 20190126_120513.jpg
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  15. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

  16. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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  18. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    First trip of the year :)
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    Thought I'd head back down (****ing phone) to the Galty's as I had to come back last time, hopefully me knee will hold or it'll be very short.
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  19. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Ripe for a Sram XX1 Eagle upgrade Mark.
    Have you got two brake levers on there or two cables feeding one lever?
  20. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    The cassette is worth more than my bike :D:D:D:D:D

    [old fart mode on]
    The latest bike gear and bikes have gotten stupid expensive
    Might be getting to the point of my life where i'm heading towards full on miserable old fart, but i don't see any gain
    I don't race, i'm not interested in beating anyone's strava times
    I ride 100% for the enjoyment of it, i don't see how fewer more fragile gears or a lighter bike would increase my enjoyment.

    Put some money aside for a Canyon Spectral CF 9.0
    Visited the page everyday for about a month with my finger wandering over the left mouse button at the checkout
    Just couldn't bring myself to believe the BS the cycling media spout
    Folks have it in their heads that you HAVE to replace your bike every couple of years now :eek:

    So i stuck with my "old" (2009) bike and my even older (1994) bike :whistling:
    My 9-speed cassette is just over £10, 3 chainrings (3x9) spread the wear so they last years, as consumable costs i can life with that :thumbsup:

    With the modern stuff
    £200 to £300 for a cassette :eek:

    Don't care if i won the lottery, there's no way i could bring myself to pay that knowing it'll need replacing every year.
    £220 for a cassette
    £60 for a chain
    £50 for a chain ring
    £250 for a new dérailleur every couple of years (what can i say we have big rocks here :whistling:)

    If i went down that rabbit hole my MTB would cost me more to run than my car :eek:

    What with
    £80 for new tyres
    £30 a year on tubeless sealant
    And having to rebuild my fork, rear shock and hydraulic brakes every year, it's starting to get a bit daft already

    Wish i could ride my old bike on the trails here, no shocks, no suspension, no tubeless, no hydraulic brakes.
    I can't ride it on the rocky paths here, but the days of banging some lube on the chain every months and doing NOTHING else are greatly missed.

    That's why i enjoy running more now :wideyed:
    All my shoes are running shoes, i just put my shorts on, grab my running vest and i'm out the door

    No faffing with shock pumps, tyre pressures, brake bleeding..............

    [old fart mode off]

    Brakes are hydraulic, tried a splitter but didn't like it
    Find it really useful to be able to modulate the front/rear brake bias while braking

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  21. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Today's hike


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  22. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Cold wan last night :dude:
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  23. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Another quick trip on the search for snow and we found a little..

    We set off from Belstone with zero snow on the ground. A few hours later we found a pitch and boom it started :)


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    I was pretty shattered and fell asleep waking up around 2000, dark so no more photographs until the morning.


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    Looking across at Yes Tor and High Willhays from our camp, just below West Mill Tor


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    @Wandering Jay and his Hilleberg Unna and my trusty Trailstar


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    Looking happy as always :p


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  24. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Snowy Glen Derry, unfortunately all soft powder.....20 - 30cm post holing with the snow shoes on :(…...getting anywhere a real slog.
    -13C this morning.
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  25. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Sounds like hard work but I know where I’d rather be, an office cubicle near Leeds or playing in the Gorms, a tough one

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