I've been thinking about getting a camera drone to use on the trail to take some cool videos of the trip and all that. I was wondering if anyone in the forums has messed with that kind if thing. If yes, please share your thoughts on the topic, mainly what types I should be looking at.
The vast majority of us go on the trail for silence, and solitude. IMO, a drone flies in the face of that. Noisy, bothersome, and if there was a way to shoot it out of the sky, I'd buy a shotgun.
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last month I ran across a couple of guys in Roaring plains Wilderness in WV, HUGE packs, cameras, lenses, tripods and a drone. I was quietly enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning to hear that stupid thing take off (they were camped about 100 yds away) and sail over the area. Its the first time I truly wished I had a gun.............
The vast majority of us go on the trail for silence, and solitude.
I wonder if we're a dying breed? I've posted it in other places so I wont re-hash it here, but it seems younger generations are getting out only because they dont have to dis-connect or be truly alone. Everything is recorded and shared now - particularly solo adventures (just watch You Tube).
I'm not necessarily assuming the OP is younger but just that this seems like the current trend in the outdoors.
Post by FarOutFarley on Jun 16, 2017 17:12:34 GMT -8
My two drone encounters while hiking:
1) I was doing the kind of personal business in the woods that you get far off the trail to do and then you bury it. A drone flew over right in the middle of my, I repeat, personal business. The video was posted on YouTube the next day because it was a spectacular fall day and the foliage was incredible. Fortunately I did not appear in the video.
2) I huffed and puffed my way up a mountain, spread out my lunch at the top, and was immersed in a great book when two people came up the trail with a drone. They started flying it around literally 20 feet from me as if I weren't even there. I put up with the noise--and with being filmed---for 15 minutes and then told them what I thought of their activity. They explained that they were scoping out the summit for their wedding photograph. I left. Okay, I admit, I left after giving them some further choice words.
I hate drones. They're an invasion of privacy and tranquility. They claim a public space for an obnoxious private use. Similar to snowmobiles vs cross-country skiers and jet skis vs kayaks.