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(Vimeo) Video Farker hikes 70+ miles with more than 25,000' total elevation gain to present a four-minute black and white time lapse tour of the North West   (vimeo.com) divider line 72
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2013-12-03 01:20:10 PM
Great stuff. I love a good timelapse.
 
2013-12-03 02:12:22 PM
Great stuff subby.
 
2013-12-03 02:29:53 PM
That's beautiful. Very well done.
 
2013-12-03 02:45:29 PM
Back in my day, we had to hike 70 miles just to get to school!
 
2013-12-03 02:45:39 PM
DNRTFA, but don't we have at least two Kanye-Kardashian greens today already?
 
2013-12-03 02:46:11 PM
Beautiful.
 
2013-12-03 02:49:17 PM
nice work subster, out ye self!
 
2013-12-03 02:49:38 PM
Groovy stuff subby.
 
2013-12-03 02:51:21 PM
Fancy.

Love the chillstep music choice too.
 
2013-12-03 02:53:10 PM
I liked the milky way shot. Tiny rock with an atmosphere spinning on a spiral arm.
 
2013-12-03 02:53:37 PM
Awesome!
 
2013-12-03 02:56:05 PM
Great stuff. Reminds me why I love it here in the Northwest. Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Get out the topo map, find a logging road, and explore.
 
2013-12-03 03:00:02 PM
Did not RTFA, but it doesn't make much sense.  The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.  Even then, he'd have to be Aquaman.  Which would be a much cooler story anyway.
 
2013-12-03 03:05:06 PM
Someone has to do it.


"Pass time," Subby?


/gorgeous video
 
2013-12-03 03:05:15 PM

CivicMindedFive: The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.


Down and back up again.

"Total elevation gain" basically means that total amount that you went up, without subtracting out the amounts you went down. So if he hiked up and down 3 10,000 foot mountains, that would be 30,000 ft in total elevation gain, even if he ended up exactly where he started.
 
2013-12-03 03:05:23 PM

CivicMindedFive: Did not RTFA, but it doesn't make much sense.  The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.  Even then, he'd have to be Aquaman.  Which would be a much cooler story anyway.



Well, in the article he only claims 60 miles.  Anyway, it was multiple hikes over a year and a half.  During those hikes he cumulatively climbed 25,000 feet.  (That's averaging roughly 3.8 degrees of incline.)
 
2013-12-03 03:06:54 PM
Subby, I'm not going to watch this, simply because I'll get jealous and then I'll hate you.  I don't want to hate you. Don't make me hate you.
 
2013-12-03 03:08:39 PM

nudave: CivicMindedFive: The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.

Down and back up again.

"Total elevation gain" basically means that total amount that you went up, without subtracting out the amounts you went down. So if he hiked up and down 3 10,000 foot mountains, that would be 30,000 ft in total elevation gain, even if he ended up exactly where he started.


That's for the education.  That makes more sense.  I did go back and see his video.  Pretty stunning.  Although the snowy tree parts have an almost uncanny valley thing going on where they look like a high-res version of the dwarf area in world of warcraft.
 
2013-12-03 03:10:36 PM
needs more color ;)
 
2013-12-03 03:10:57 PM
I got winded just going outside making sure the DSL line I hacked from the neighbors was still connectede
 
2013-12-03 03:15:21 PM
Awesome, made me want to quit this desk job and spend more time outside.
 
2013-12-03 03:15:37 PM
Imagery is great but the music is banal and is neither dubstep nor chillstep nor any kind of step (although it is from the chillout family, and very reminiscent of Cosmic Baby - Traume which predates all). But the chord progression is trite and reminds me of Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel rant. Seriously, that progression needs to be retired.

Subby, next time you make one of these and need a good music choice, drop me a line.
 
2013-12-03 03:17:46 PM
Good hikes in there. I've done most on that list. Has the Farker in the article ever hiked Lime Ridge.

That one is my goal this coming summer.
 
2013-12-03 03:19:08 PM
Ruby beach is gorgeous, Rialto is a really good one too
 
2013-12-03 03:20:36 PM
Cool.  Kinda reminds me of Skyrim.
 
2013-12-03 03:21:52 PM
I loved viewing this glimpse of your amazing adventure!!  <3
 
2013-12-03 03:26:50 PM
Very cool, but sad in that it reminded me that I need to get out more often.

/from Puyallup
//I know
 
2013-12-03 03:28:14 PM
Started off great, but then the color went out on the video
 
2013-12-03 03:32:51 PM
Nice work, thanks for sharing that.
 
2013-12-03 03:33:07 PM
I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail this year so you've got some catching up to do submitter. The west has a whole lot more pretty, so I hear.

/fine work there
//planning for PCT in 2015
///shameless link to trail writing and photos
 
2013-12-03 03:34:50 PM

Headso: nice work subster, out ye self!


Teufel Ritter: CivicMindedFive: Did not RTFA, but it doesn't make much sense.  The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.  Even then, he'd have to be Aquaman.  Which would be a much cooler story anyway.


Well, in the article he only claims 60 miles.  Anyway, it was multiple hikes over a year and a half.  During those hikes he cumulatively climbed 25,000 feet.  (That's averaging roughly 3.8 degrees of incline.)


Thanks for the kind words everyone.  And yeah it was at least 70 miles ballpark when I added it all up, I must have made a typo in story.

And yes thee 25K figure is a rough cumulative total. So for example, if 6 different trip each had an elevation gain of 2,000 feet, that is a total elevation gain of 12,000.

Next year Ill be looking for a few shoots above 10K, and I'm in the market for sherpas, and I pay in beer.
 
2013-12-03 03:37:02 PM

CivicMindedFive: Did not RTFA, but it doesn't make much sense.  The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.  Even then, he'd have to be Aquaman.  Which would be a much cooler story anyway.


Aqua Man sucks!
 
2013-12-03 03:39:55 PM
Nice work subby.  Recognized some of the locations instantly.  Every summer the gf and I make a point of doing as many day hikes up Rainier and St. Helens as we can, followed by a 5 day backpacking trip in the Nortth Cascades.  This was one of the best summers in recent memory to be up in the mountains.  Great weather and visibility.  See you on the trail one of these days.
 
2013-12-03 03:40:43 PM
Mesmerizing.  Great work, Don.
 
2013-12-03 03:43:15 PM

CivicMindedFive: Did not RTFA, but it doesn't make much sense.  The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.  Even then, he'd have to be Aquaman.  Which would be a much cooler story anyway.


It's a common way for long distance backpackers/hikers to mark distance w/elevation. Since elevation gained or lost can have a major impact on difficulty of the trek. Once did 6 days hiking in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland. It was 64 miles and 24,000 feet of elevation 'GAIN'. As in we hit 24,000 'vertical' feet, as well as the actual miles walked.

//Yeah, I was in the best shape of my life and it still kicked my ass.
 
2013-12-03 03:45:03 PM
Sucks.

a) video
b) "Northwest" is too Seattle
c) 70 miles with 25000' elevation is easy.   Try the White Mountains.
d) hipster
 
2013-12-03 03:48:54 PM
The write up says 60+ miles.  Headline says 70+.
Which is it?
 
2013-12-03 03:48:58 PM

Headso: nice work subster, out ye self!


blastoh: Headso: nice work subster, out ye self!

Teufel Ritter: CivicMindedFive: Did not RTFA, but it doesn't make much sense.  The highest point in North America is about 20,000'.  Unless this guy found a deep ocean trench nearby, I don't see how he could walk 75 miles and traverse 25,000' in elevation.  Even then, he'd have to be Aquaman.  Which would be a much cooler story anyway.


Well, in the article he only claims 60 miles.  Anyway, it was multiple hikes over a year and a half.  During those hikes he cumulatively climbed 25,000 feet.  (That's averaging roughly 3.8 degrees of incline.)

Thanks for the kind words everyone.  And yeah it was at least 70 miles ballpark when I added it all up, I must have made a typo in story.

And yes thee 25K figure is a rough cumulative total. So for example, if 6 different trip each had an elevation gain of 2,000 feet, that is a total elevation gain of 12,000.

Next year Ill be looking for a few shoots above 10K, and I'm in the market for sherpas, and I pay in beer.


damn, that was awesome.  very...nice...work.
 
2013-12-03 04:06:17 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, your moment of zen.

/4
 
2013-12-03 04:20:13 PM
All these artsy-fartsy landscape time-lapses are starting to look the same. Time for a new gimmick.
 
2013-12-03 04:32:32 PM
I saw Orion, I saw Orion!

Nice work. Although for some of them I'd prefer a static mount rather than the slow-drift-downward bit.
 
2013-12-03 04:33:53 PM

bentley57: All these artsy-fartsy landscape time-lapses are starting to look the same. Time for a new gimmick.


So what's your new gimmic?  Are you suggesting less artsy and more fartsy?
 
2013-12-03 04:35:03 PM

blastoh: Thanks for the kind words everyone. And yeah it was at least 70 miles ballpark when I added it all up, I must have made a typo in story.

And yes thee 25K figure is a rough cumulative total. So for example, if 6 different trip each had an elevation gain of 2,000 feet, that is a total elevation gain of 12,000.

Next year Ill be looking for a few shoots above 10K, and I'm in the market for sherpas, and I pay in beer.


I'd be game. I love night photography, beer, climbing Mt. Rainier, grew up in Enumclaw and live in Sumner, WA.

Snapped this while sailing the Inside Passage in Sept.
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Been turned around by weather on a couple of Rainier attempts; snapped this up at Muir this past June.
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Love the scenes you captured.
 
2013-12-03 05:03:36 PM

blastoh: Next year Ill be looking for a few shoots above 10K, and I'm in the market for sherpas, and I pay in beer.


Will hike for pizzas
 
2013-12-03 05:12:54 PM

Ishkur: But the chord progression is trite and reminds me of Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel rant. Seriously, that progression needs to be retired.


That. Was. Awesome.

The photos were awesome, Subby. Particularly liked the star shots.
 
2013-12-03 05:45:15 PM
Amazing, truly beautiful.  Going up to the mountains this January, thanks for exciting me a bit.
 
2013-12-03 06:19:54 PM
I'm a hard to please, jaded soul type of guy, and that was fantastic.
 
2013-12-03 06:26:04 PM
Somebody buy that Subby some TotalFark!
 
2013-12-03 06:26:43 PM
That was gorgeous, well done!

/Would have been even better if the FARK AUTOPLAY AD from a thread open in another tab hadn't kicked in half way through and killed the mood. Seriously, admins, I don't mind ads, I even click on them from time to time if they look interesting. But if you're going to have autoplay ads I'm going to start using NoScript on you again.
 
2013-12-03 07:49:34 PM

MemeSlave: Sucks.

a) video
b) "Northwest" is too Seattle
c) 70 miles with 25000' elevation is easy.   Try the White Mountains.
d) hipster



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