Approaching a log

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  1. Anymouse

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    I’ve been doing a lot of hiking lately and for some reason the trails I have been hiking have some fallen logs on the trail. If the trail is marked, and I’m hiking on that trail in good conditions, can I approach the log?
     
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    Do you have an AOA?
     
  3. Pilawt

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    Can you log a log that some logger has already logged?
     
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    I'd invest in a portable log radar. They're built just for situations like this. The radar beam is designed to penetrate the log and detect whether a copperhead or other snake is waiting to bite your ass. Or ankle, yeah probably your ankle. Unless you tripped over the log, then the snake could bite you on your ass.
     
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    Who would know? Owls can't talk so they can't rat you out.
     
  6. PaulS

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    Welllllllll, if it's of the tree variety, approach away, but if it is of the animal or even worse, human variety, watch where you step or it will stick with you for the rest of your hike.
     
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    I grew up in rural Tennessee, and I and my family used to do a lot of hiking in the woods near our house. No trails; we made our own. My Dad taught us never to step over a fallen tree or branch, because he did one time as a kid and put his foot right next to a copperhead snake hiding on the other side. He taught us to first step onto the log in the theory that if a snake were under the log, it would crush it, or at least scare it into alerting us as to its presense.




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    Are you log rated? Everyone else has overlooked this important question.
     
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    <sigh> Do we have to go through this again? It's an endorsement, not a rating!
     
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    Pedantry will get you nowhere. Picky bastard. You smell of elderberries and your mother dresses you funny.
     
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    That’s not what they told me in law school. o_O
     
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    Are you still in law school? So there!
     
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    Skip to 2:35 for the relevance.

     
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    Approach logs? What's next? Departure logs?
     
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    If it is a bear log and looks fresh, back away slowly making mental notes of the nearest tall tree.
     
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    All this discussion of logging sounds like @EricBe should be involved. :)
     
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    Can I log the approach to the log,if I step over it?
     
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  19. Checkout_my_Six

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    What do you do when you approach a bump on a log? o_O
     
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    Adjust your ground tracking. Easy with a 430.
     
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    In Georgia we worried more about cottonmouths. That said, my Uncle got bit on the ankle by a copperhead while flipping the jon boat...he knew better but was in a hurry. Got the antivenom and sweet scars.
     
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    easy for Yule to say.....:lol:
     
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  23. eman1200

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    is it a southeastern log?
     
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    We have cotton mouths in Bama too, nasty aggressive bastards. Along with 4-5 types of rattle snakes, copperheads, and coral snakes.
     
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    A log has no boundaries. Can be from anywhere.
     
  26. Checkout_my_Six

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    my little girl makes wonderful Pumpkin logs....:drool:
     
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    How does the log self identify?

    #logsmatter
     
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    Silly. Squawks a discrete code.
     
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    You're assuming he's not adsb out compliant.
     
  30. eman1200

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    How do you know it fell and wasn’t dropped?
     
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    He's not. Hell damn thing still has an ADF!
     
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    You dust it for fingerprints. C'mon man.
     
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    Heck, you throw the log in the water and see where it stops. If it's an island and you're from Sweden, you call it Stockholm (Log Island in Swedish). Or so they claimed on the recorded information on the Hop On, Hop Off bus in Stockholm last week. :D
     
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    No! Heading always, not Track or you’ll crash into the people without GPS
     
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    Is the log a result of a cropdust gone bad?
     
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    Shet happens.
     
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    Is there another log in the area? Did you advise?
     
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    Only as a missed approach. See the log approach plate for further instructions.
     
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    If a log falls in the woods....and no one hears it.....should I log it?