Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Hopefully testing does indeed get better: sciencenews.org-testing-new-approaches There is a yet another tick-borne illness to add to the list: Powassan If you are in NY, an Upstate lab tests ticks for diseases — for free: newyorkupstate.com-lab-tests-ticks For more information on tick safety and Lyme literate doctors on Trailism see this.

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Grade Calories

School grades, food grades, health grades, trail grades…elevation profiles and the speed at which they are traversed are caloric profiles. The precise relationship between how fast you walk, how steep your trail is, and how much energy you burn turns out to be less obvious than you might assume, which…

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Flow versus Flowy Trails

Some people may not be familiar with the terms trail gentrification, trail sanitation, or dumbing down. I linked to a post related to this about a year ago. I’m sure there are more terms tied to the same whipping post, but no more come to mind other than “flip-flop-ready”, and…

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National Hydrography Dataset

This site is new news to me, and great for some layout and design situations: https://nhd.usgs.gov/ Although it’s not practical or possible to always bypass the lower 1/8-1/4 of any mountain to lower the chances of hitting seeps as a result of “toe-of-slope-effect,” the site (with the help of GIS)…

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