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Old 10-02-2018, 08:23 AM   #1
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:57 AM   #2
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Damn, Sherm, what great stuff. Now I will throw my video camera into the nearest ocean.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:09 AM   #3
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Love this video! I've enjoyed all the videos that you've posted. We've travelled to some of the places you've shared videos of--fun to see it from your perspective!

Thank you and look forward to the next one!
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:26 AM   #4
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Love this video! I've enjoyed all the videos that you've posted. We've travelled to some of the places you've shared videos of--fun to see it from your perspective!

Thank you and look forward to the next one!
Thanks so much for watching! Remember to share and subscribe!!!
I'm working on a couple more videos; 10 lessons from our first month of full-timing and Yellowstone/Grand Tetons visit (10 days of free camping!)....the videos run about 10 or 12 days behind our actual travel. We are currently in southern Utah!

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Old 10-02-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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Damn, Sherm, what great stuff. Now I will throw my video camera into the nearest ocean.
Don't do that! I just try to learn from other YouTubers and I use a great program to edit, Wondershare Filmora ($49) that makes editing a breeze. I tried several and Wondershare was the first one I found that was intuitive!
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:37 AM   #6
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Hi: Sherm2954... Nothing like a hail n hearty hike to stimulate the blood flow. Alf
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:04 PM   #7
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Hi: Sherm2954... Nothing like a hail n hearty hike to stimulate the blood flow. Alf
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Agreed! But it would be much more convenient to run downhill to the car! It seemed like the longer we ran the further away the car was and the steeper the hill got!
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:31 PM   #8
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As you already know, hiking (or just being outside) during a thunder storm is ill-advised. To date this year in the US, there have been 20 reported fatalities attributed to lighting strikes (source: National Weather Service). Interesting to me is that they are mostly in the southern states. I would have thought there would be some in the mountainous Western states:

https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning-fatalities


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Old 10-02-2018, 01:54 PM   #9
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I believe Florida is the lightning capitol of the USA
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...pital/17689103
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:00 PM   #10
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A few reasonably good references on back-country lightning risk management can be found here:
https://www.cmc.org/Portals/0/Govern...Guidelines.pdf
https://www.weather.gov/media/owlie/..._lightning.pdf
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/safety/backco...ningsafety.pdf
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:11 PM   #11
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And never hike at night.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:40 PM   #12
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One of my favorite scenes from "The Great Outdoors" starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd:

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:28 PM   #13
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Glacier is quite elemental. Wonder when that burn was that you were hiking though? The good news there is that it improved the sightlines to you and the grizzlies can maintain safe distances. Look forward to your report about the Tetons. We have spent a few months there for the last four winters backcountry skiing. Paid camping in Tetonia, so I am curious about free camping options.
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I believe Florida is the lightning capitol of the USA
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weath...pital/17689103

Yep. During a talk to our ham radio club a National Weather Service guy said that Florida has the #1 and #2 areas for lightning. The #1 area is peninuslar Florida, where warm, moist air can come over land from either the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico, then heat up to form thunderheads and lightning. The Florida Panhandle is #2 because we get warm, moist air moving up from the Gulf. I'm very cautious during an electrical storm.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:43 AM   #15
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Hello,
Thanks for sharing and will be sure to watch the rest of your video's. For about 10 years in a row friends and I would take 2 week back packing trips out west, I remember Logan's pass and many other beautiful things nature provided us. Enjoy and stay safe. I actually broke my ankle on the way to Glacier Meadows in Olympic National park, that was a day and trip I will never forget

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We have done some camping in Lakeland Florida a couple of times in June and the lightning can certainly be frightening especially at night when storms quickly form!
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