Archive | March 27, 2020

I Got Lost In The Woods Today — Had To Call ‘911’ To Have Me Talked Out!

by Anura Guruge


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Elevation was an issue.
No paths/no trails & GPS was telling me to go UP!
Did NOT want to risk going too far …

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The views from the TOP before I got lost.


It has been 27-years since I lost got lost in New Hampshire. Given the amount of walking/hiking I do, I consider that not a bad record.

Kind of crazy. Had a premonition all morning that I was going to get LOST! Maybe I set out to get lost.

Patchy snow cover. So, I couldn’t always follow my tracks.

The map on my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is too small and NO bloody good with my eyesight. Yes, my fault.

I had GPS and Google MAPS on my phone (Google Pixel 4) and it showed me where I was heading. But, the terrain was not helpful and I felt I was going the wrong way. It was slippery and heavily wooded. I did not want to hurt myself. That would be have complicated matters. So, I called ‘911’.

They were very nice and I offered to pay. They didn’t come into the woods to get me out. SMILE. They also did not have a GPS that showed them where I was at any given time.

They basically talked me out. Had the two dogs with I. I had to make Braxton bark. They would listen to his bark when we were in range. That is how we walked out — way on the other side of where I had gone in. How did I get Braxton to bark. I would have to tie him to a tree and walk away. He would bark. Not ideal, but that was the only way. I never went far, and he could see me. So, he wasn’t really scared. He saved the day. The Golden doesn’t bark if I am around! She is just happy.

So, that was quite the adventure. ‘They’ were very nice. I knew a couple of them. Need to get a better Compass APP for my phone.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 27, 2020.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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The Amazing Murals In Keene, New Hampshire.

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I kind of ‘knew’ (or maybe remembered) that Keene had murals.

But, this last Monday I had a chance to walk around — a near deserted Keene — while middle daughter was emptying her dorm room.

There were more, but these were ALL that I had a chance to ‘snap’ before the phone rang summoning me back.

Some, as you can see, are painted on brick. Others, such as the ‘chess players’ are on paper, pasted to the wall.

Enjoy.


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