This is local to me. Yesterday I met up with Kim & Archie, who are about to complete the CREB Track leg of the 5330 km* Bicentennial National Track. I met her and her horse at the Daintree Crossing (25 mins. in) & observed that their crossing was safe & alligator**-free.
* 3200 miles in antediluvian units ** 5-metre (16') crocodile noted recently. No alligators, though.
Edited by wagga (10/05/1704:18 PM)
Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII
During a night's stay at Soldier Lake I set my camera outside the tent to capture the star trails. A little later was I awoken by a loud boom. This video appears to have captured a flash of light at that moment. Could this have been a meteor?
I met several people the following day whom heard the boom but none of those seen the flash. I checked the local news and found nothing. I hope to get out there again this next year. I had a blast. Down at Rock creek I had a bear try to get into my bear container and he made it past the first locking tab. I bet this wasn't its first time around the block with those canisters.
Figuring out the controls is tricky but once I got the settings right it works well. The flat trees do make it look much less appealing and could confuse a first timer to the trail. But it does show how spaced the trees are.
I've seen topics on other forums about what people read and what music/ audio books people listen to on the trail so I wanted to share this spoken word poem I made that covers the sort of things I think about often when alone on the trail. (And books I take vary from a pocket Constitution to David Foster Wallace's 1,079 page Infinite Jest novel).