Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Where's Karl? On the Appalachian Trail!

And he's off! Despite rainy Maine weather Karl is off and running on today, day 1. If you follow along on the Where's Karl website you'll be able to see his progress via the SPOT locater and Google Maps.

If you're wondering about the spacing between each tagged location, the SPOT can have somewhat "spotty" coverage when it's brutally stormy like was reported from Maine yesterday.

But the fact that it's tagging shows it's superior to a lot of GPS units that need absolute visual with satellites in order to work.

Sure, Karl is fast but not quite that fast as the distance between some of his location tags is substantial.

I've got to say it's pretty cool to see him on the trail via the SPOT locater tags. I can only hope I don't get sucked in to the point of lowered production. August could be a LONG month.

Tune in to Where's Karl.

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OpenID scienceguy288 said...

I read about him on the Adventure blog. Insane! He is running like two marathons (I think) a day on tough terrain. Crazy.

8/06/2008 6:58 AM

 
Blogger JakeCast said...

Damn. That's going to be one tough battle. An average of almost 47 miles a day!

Karl just made me feel really lazy...

I hope he makes it!
Jake

8/08/2008 2:25 AM

 
Blogger Kelsey said...

Wow, this is amazing!

8/11/2008 2:39 AM

 
OpenID scienceguy288 said...

Ok, so I know that this is probably not the correct post to ask you about this, but oh well. I want to purchase a set of Merrells. Now, I personally wanted some ankle support, but the mid height ones seem to go really high and limit your movement. Any suggestions?

8/14/2008 7:28 AM

 
Blogger clehman said...

scienceguy288,

It's definitely not a bad place to ask ;) Although, we do have some awesome Question and Answer features tied to our products on backcountry.com that I think you'd enjoy. Great choice on the Merrells! I wouldn't worry about their mids impeding your movement in any way, they're designed to keep you mobile and comfortable. If you're looking for an all around hiking shoe you can't go wrong with, http://www.backcountry.com/store/MER0042
If you're looking for anything else or have any questions we also have a live chat feature where you can pick the brains of our gearheads 24/7. The link is right under the phone # in the top right of our site.
Karl's goal is pretty intense isn't it? Can't wait to watch him finish it off...Enjoy!

8/14/2008 9:53 AM

 

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