Author: HikingMike

Google Earth Photos Layer Changing, Losing Panoramio Photos

The shuttering of geo-located photo sharing site Panoramio continues. It has survived as a faint shell of its former self in read-only mode for a while now, since November 2016. But it looks like the end is finally near. If you’re a Google Earth user, you may not even know really what Panoramio is, but this […]

Mike Bevington Quote

“Day 19 on this trip and it keeps getting better every day. I can no longer say ‘I would like to have seen Montana.’” “The Park Service does an excellent job managing these massive national treasures. If you’ve not been here yet, do yourself a huge favor and come. Like it says on the Roosevelt […]

Post Peak Pass, Aerial Photo Labeled

I came across a stunning aerial image by Tim Lawnicki on Flickr of Post Peak and the surrounding area. In the photo is the Ansel Adams Wilderness within the Sierra National Forest, with some of southeastern Yosemite National Park. It’s a spectacular view of this remote part of the Sierra Nevada. We trekked across this trail […]

Snow Peak GigaPower Auto on Sale for $25

The Snow Peak GigaPower Auto isobutane canister stove is on a fantastic sale price right now at REI – $25. It really is $50 normally, and I see that’s what it is on Amazon right now. https://www.rei.com/product/643058/snow-peak-gigapower-auto-stove I’m not sure why it’s on sale, but maybe it’s due to their LiteMax stove ($60). Or perhaps they will […]

Wishlist for Google Maps & Local Guides

…from a Geolocated Photography Enthusiast Now that Panoramio will be shut down, Google has encouraged Panoramio users to move to Google Maps. In their stated plans, Panoramio users’ photos will automatically be copied to a user’s Google Album Archive. They will continue to be shown in Google Maps if they had before. At the same […]