Exploring the Ancient Forest today

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Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:36 am

Here’s some photos from today’s 7 miler. Lots of elevation gain on this one! Few travelers on the trail, very few.
My cloak arrived right after I got home. :)

I worry too much about others perception but wearing a cloak in full Ranger style probably wouldn’t seem as odd in the woods versus most elsewhere.

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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:44 am

Wow amazing!
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:51 am

Thanks! I’m trying to make an effort to get out often.

Have been quite the Hermit for too long.
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Harper » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:25 am

Nice!
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Iodo » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:40 am

Looks like a great outing :P these threads are really making me want to head out in kit, something I haven't done since September, I've been far to busy :shock:

Rainor_Elulith wrote:I worry too much about others perception but wearing a cloak in full Ranger style probably wouldn’t seem as odd in the woods versus most elsewhere.

If anyone ever asks me I usually say I'm testing kit for Historical trekking, most people you meet haven't enough knowledge to be able to tell otherwise, they usually say "that's interesting" and loose interest, that said, a lot of people don't ask and just give me a funny look and I've only had someone appear genuinely interested once
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:07 pm

Iodo wrote:If anyone ever asks me I usually say I'm testing kit for Historical trekking, most people you meet haven't enough knowledge to be able to tell otherwise, they usually say "that's interesting" and loose interest, that said, a lot of people don't ask and just give me a funny look and I've only had someone appear genuinely interested once


That’s a good one to use. You’re right most people, especially out in the woods, would probably bare no mind at all. Now I just have to find a place secluded enough to practice my archery skills in full gear :P
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Manveruon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:35 am

WOW! What a beautiful locale! Absolutely enchanting! I would want to be out in it all the time if I lived near such fantastical environs! Our environment can be very beautiful here in CO, but it lacks that otherworldly quality of a really damp, lush forest.
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:29 pm

Manveruon wrote:WOW! What a beautiful locale! Absolutely enchanting! I would want to be out in it all the time if I lived near such fantastical environs! Our environment can be very beautiful here in CO, but it lacks that otherworldly quality of a really damp, lush forest.


Thanks! Indeed it does look otherworldly and was quite damp, made for a great tracking experience though. Lots of deer sign and raccoon tracks. Also picked up on a large cat of some kind, I’m guessing mountain lion considering the location but didn’t want to find out :shock:

Colorado is a beautiful place for sure! Never did make it out into the forests there. Only visited for snowboarding.

My favorite place for the fern forests will always be Washington state. As a kid running around there, the fern was so dense and tall you could crawl under it and not be seen!
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Mitcheldin » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:55 pm

Washington state forests are beautiful indeed. They seem ancient.
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:47 pm

Mitcheldin wrote:Washington state forests are beautiful indeed. They seem ancient.



Definitely. There’s a really awesome place there, I think it’s called Hoh Forest? Either way it reminds me of what would be Fangorn :)
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:29 am

Only brought the cloak on the outing from today but figured it’d be cool to post up a photo finally of being out and about myself

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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Iodo » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:09 am

Very Cool :P
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:19 pm

Thanks Iodo! :)
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:58 am

You've got a lovely locale to play in.
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Re: Exploring the Ancient Forest today

Postby Aravir » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:22 am

Greg wrote:You've got a lovely locale to play in.


Thanks Greg! Indeed I do and many unexplored places yet to see.

Having this forum to gain knowledge from and seeing how active the members are definitely motivates me to get out and venture :)

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