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Old 01-16-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Nothing rattles me more than hiking in the mountains and hearing music being played on external speakers. UGH!!!! Ive had to stop and lecture a few people. I mean, have some common sense and be respectful! No one wants to hear your stupid music while trying to enjoy nature!
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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I ride my horse on trails and I am always amazed by people and their iPhones. I hear people coming and step my horse off the trail so they can go by. People are so glued to their phones they do not even notice a horse- A HORSE!- standing in the woods.
Smart phones are truly hypnotic.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Could we each do our best to keep natural settings natural?

Just out on a pretty loop trail with a friend. First time walking with her. She had her smart phone with her. She likes an app called "Map My Walk. Every 10 minutes or so, a rather loud electronic voice rattles off distance covered, pace.

I found it disturbing to be in the woods to hear this. The voice disrupted our conversation. Anyone else nearby could hear it too.

I asked her if she could mute or turn off the app. After grumbling, she did turn off the sound. She could still record the distance and stuff at the end of the walk to enter into her data base.

She thought I was weird for finding the sounds annoying. She told me "it was just for a few seconds every 10 minutes or so." I found her weird for letting this electronic voice disturb the tranquility with its announcements.

This "rant" is not about who is right and who is wrong in this situation.

But for anyone who does hike or amble on trails far removed from civilization smells and sounds, please do think about others. Many of us go to nature to escape our electronic devices and listen to wind in the trees and birdsong.

Maybe we could all enjoy this peacefulness without electronic intrusion? That would be so pleasant.
I duck hunt with a guy that can't go 20 minutes without instagramming the hunt. I get it, sunrise over the marsh is nice. But give it a rest!
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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I duck hunt with a guy that can't go 20 minutes without instagramming the hunt. I get it, sunrise over the marsh is nice. But give it a rest!
Yep. Give it a rest. Give it some quiet. Be with nature. Give technology a break. Why is it so hard?
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I ride my horse on trails and I am always amazed by people and their iPhones. I hear people coming and step my horse off the trail so they can go by. People are so glued to their phones they do not even notice a horse- A HORSE!- standing in the woods.
Are these pedestrian trails? Or trails set aside for horses?

I don't like sharing pedestrian trails with horses or their poop.
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