[aprssig] N1547C tracker

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Thu Oct 20 12:45:22 CDT 2005

> Yes it is an "interesting" idea .. but I doubt that it would 
> survive.  While Bob has the best of intentions, I believe 
> that there are some folks who would balk at installing 
> "technology" along the Appalachian trail .. to the point of 
> damaging, and/or removing such 'technology'

I think you're right.  I was toying with the idea of placing concealed or
semi-concealed sensors at various trail heads and forks in the backcountry
around here for SAR use, the idea being that timestamps from the sensors
could be used to assist with containment and determining area probability
when someone goes missing on the trail.  This actually got on Slashdot at
some point, and more than one person said they'd make a point of destroying
ANY technology deployed on a wilderness trail.

I certainly hope they don't do this for the traffic sensors some agencies
use to justify the maintenance of these trails...


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