I spent some time today re-organizing Adventurer's Project's data. When I was on trail promotion two days ago, I took some geotagged photos of the various cork boards and rack card/ brochure posting opportunities to replace the icons at those locations. The photos were exported to Google Earth Pro and are overlaid with just about any of my previous data. Those photos have more information than just the icons. It displays its size and measures its traffic.
I completed posting fliers on Adventurer's Project's Washington County Loop. But I better not sleep on my back tonight because its giving me hell for walking around a little bit in the Village of Beverly.
Post Offices :
17 near the trails
94 beyond 3 & 4 miles from the trail
111 total post offices
5 near the trails
27 beyond 3 & 4 miles from the trail
32 total libraries
Miscellanous Posting Opportunities:
High Capasity Flier Location:
Rack Card/ Brochure Locations
But I got my geotags to work. As far as trail promotion, there are only 60 of them. If there were more, I'm sure that they are lost?
I was go to bed, but I decided to digest the data that I transferred out of The Robot. What happened is that I was trying to setup a home cloud and I couldn't get it done because my old Internet gateway didnt have the features necessary to do it. When I left, I forgot to transfer the files to my laptop. I also didnt back up the My Places on The Robot. As a result, The Robot had some things and the Laptop had others.
Getting back to Home Port on the fly isn't exactly simple these days. And I've been miss missing the geotagged photos that I've already taken. Some of them display flier posting opportunities that I've collected in the previous 2 years.
I think I have them now? They'll be used to try and estimate how many fliers I'll need coming up on Adventurer's Project's marketing routes.
The problem from back then was I had no choice but to push myself way beyond my design parameters that day. I wouldn't have ordinarily done this without sufficient testing of my abilities. By way of testing back then, I was only rated for an absolute maximum of 32 miles in one day on flat terrain.
The first test was on a loop using a portion of the Pemberville Section - Buckeye Trail. That was 31 miles in 10 hours, 04 minutes and 28 seconds. I then had to notch it up to 32 when I was on the International Appalachian Trail - Newfoundland and Labrador when I had to make a regional bus stop on time. Normally, I hiked in the ball park of 20 mile days.
On the Night From Hell, I prepositioned my bicycle and scheduled a 24 mile day hiking. The bike ride back was supposed to be about 12 miles. I started late and my hike took me past dusk. Road Fork Section - Buckeye Trail (North Country concurrent, during that time) wasn't maintained well and I didn't trust it. I've had plenty of off-road night hiking experience. And at night, it's slower. There's also optical illusions out there. Even the most powerful flashlights can't display certain depths right (like inside of a rut).
I executed two contingencies that evening that added mileage on foot. For me, it works out to be 1:2 or 3 in hilly terrain and 1:4 on flat terrain. The rear rim on the bike was so out of true that I couldn't ride it much more, so I had to walk it on-foot for about 6 miles. The bike has a drivetrain that spreads out the load on a person's stamina. In total, it turned out to be a 54 mile day, 44 of those were on-foot.
Scheduled Shuttle Service
during the Ohio Sternwheel Festival
September 8 and 9, 2018
Mid- Ohio Valley Introductory Hike
needs to be canceled because our audience isn't yet established in the Mid-Ohio Valley
My stand alone thru hike of The Wilderness Loop which was to be in October.
But, I'll be working on some getting some more trail promotion for Adventurer's Project in the upcoming days.
I tried taking the hard disk out of the network area storage and tried plugging it directly into the laptop with a kit that I have, but Windows couldn't read the drive's formatting. The drive back to Woodsfield is about 3 - 1/2 hours because I'm taking my mini fridge down there on a trailer with wheels that max out at 55MPH. I hope to get enough sleep?
What's special about these photos is that I might be able to use them for Adventurer's Project's Internet media. We've had a shortage recently. Most of my photos are for the Whipple Section and they're mostly maintenance ones, taken of a tree down, or some other issue. At the moment, we may not have many photos taken in the best of circumstances and know where they are???
Adventurer's Project's Facebook page is young. It's perhaps a struggle to keep it's content fresh and the way to survive a winter is with plenty of photos.
My Yeti cooler is not 134 quarts. It's only 125. Its still big and still melts 10lbs of ice daily in my motorhome under mixed conditions, including 8 - 10 hours in air conditioning bringing down its temperature to roughly 68°F - 72°F.
Accelerating in any gear was more smooth. But this car is still pending a clutch replacement and there's a little slippage from that, but not as much as before with the old gas vapor recycler. Considering that my dashboard computer display takes readings from multiple sensors that give me my fuel range and economy readings, I don't think that the new recycler is going to do much to improve what it already had?
I dropped off the trail promotion supplies. The supply depot is further south than the trail and Woodsfield is 20 minutes from it on the north side. It's a 114 mile round trip on mostly rural highways and I don't like making it unless I really have to.
Need to have support in order to get support? Trail promotion has been a chicken and the egg like problem lately. At the moment, many things look like we just need to increase our base of support and that flier deployment seems like the inescapable answer?
My motorhome's microwave AC outlet is working now. I just had to replace the outlet. And now the outlet over the table is working somehow, but the one at the side of the kitchen sink and the master bed still doesn't.
I've been using a heavy duty extention cord lately to connect my hotplate. It can be done, but with caution. Since I mounted the microwave outlet towards the front, its compartment is right over the stove where the hotplate sits on a cast iron slate on the liquid propane burners. Currently, I don't have any propane at the moment, so theres no harm with it being there.
I discovered that the overhead table, kitchen side and master bed outlets are special because they have a special backplate that protects things from protruding on to the wires. The outlet that I got for the overhead (because it was dead before) is for a house and won't work in the motorhome.
The new stands for my outtake tube are in place from my motorhome's sewage. The pressure regulator is on the village water port, but even with the teflon tape, it's still dripping. And a new noiseless seat is on my mountain bike.
My back is still aching and this is day 2. I may have to forgo the showers at the YMCA for some Tylenol and a back machine at the local gym?
I believe that my Yeti cooler has a 134 quart capacity. It takes 110lbs of ice to fill it (5 large bags). In SE Ohio in the month of August, at full capacity, the ice melted at a rate of 10lbs a day. The cooler is stored in my motorhome. The air conditioning is on for 10 to 16 hours a day.
There's a package of pork in there now. As of yesterday, it has yet to change color.
At present, there are still 13 known obstructions, or trees down on the trail. There are at least 8 areas that still need weed whacking, but most of them are brief. They look like they were places in the middle of a segment where residential weed whackers gave out and quit for the day. Some of it looks like somebody might have just ran them right over the centerline of the trail without swinging to get the 4ft width.
Benching is another story. The work crews tell me that it's probably not worth getting a DR Mower for this area. But in working with Road Fork Section's (volunteer) supervisor, I weed whacked everything he said the DR couldn't access and in my opinion, a lot of those areas just need short stretches to be benched wider (leveling the roll of a hill side).
The point at which Adventurer's Project starts procuring new volunteers is the point where I can make an estimate regarding how long it will take to make the Road Fork and Whipple Sections have more sustainable maintenance crews. At the moment, I don't have any answers. But I do think it's getting to be time that I revise Adventurer's Project's overall plan, but I don't see that happening for over a month.