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Inspiration as commodity

Inspiration as commodity
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Spoof -- you should read the fine print. This is the first time I've tried HDR, and I found that places like this with extreme dynamic range are still challenging.

Politics of property.

Date: 1970-01-01 07:00:00

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Where's this tunnel? Old Donner Pass maybe?
Jef Poskanzer 2008-08-14 10:50:53
This is Mueller tunnel, in the San Gabriels above Los Angeles. It was planned as a segment of the Mt Lowe railway in the early 20th century. Here is a link from Wikipedia, photo circa 1896.

Sadly, the Echo Mountain House shown above burned down, and Lowe (and the railroad) fell into bankruptcy. The tunnel was built by the Forest Service after WWII.
exquisitur 2008-08-14 12:32:52
Neat. I knew about the Mt. Lowe railroad but didn't know there was a tunnel. I'll add it to my list of things to do in LA.
Jef Poskanzer 2008-08-14 12:57:07
Cool. I added it to the map. The tunnel is only about a 5 min walk from the road. If you continue for another mile or so, the trail goes to the top of Mt Lowe, where the views are spectacular on a clear day (winter or during the Santa Ana winds).
exquisitur 2008-08-15 00:04:51
Thanks. I found it on the topo map:,-118.09646&z=17&t=T
Jef Poskanzer 2008-08-15 00:25:21
Whoa, very awesome, this is a transformative event!

I have been wanting real topo maps forever.

The hiking-map companies (like Trails Illustrated) tend to sell only heavily hiked areas. The USGS--the real surveys for all the hiking maps--is expensive.

Your maps, the ACME maps are free -- woohoo, where shall I hike next!?
exquisitur 2008-08-15 10:46:55

I like perusing the topo layer looking for lonely black dots indicating old structures out in the wilderness. Usually something interesting there to visit.
Jef Poskanzer 2008-08-15 12:21:32
Wow cool! Gotta get my friend up there on a cool fall day. Thanks for the 411 & great pics :).
toroichiban86 2008-08-18 16:58:58
More than welcome, beautiful hike!
exquisitur 2008-08-19 08:58:49
I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too.
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