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Saanenland   T5 II  
8 Nov 08
Hikr gathering – when hikrs meet hikrs, hikrs hike with hikrs and hikrs hiccup with hikrs
First of all thanks to Alpin_Rise and ossi for organizing this happening. It was a wonderful weekend for me too! It was very nice to see all the hikrs I’ve read about and seen pictures of in person. I was not surprised but pleased anyway, to find out that hikrs think alike, have the same interests and immediately get along...
Publiziert von 360 12. November 2008 um 13:55 (Fotos:31 | Kommentare:7)
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My last tours

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California   T2  
5 Okt 18
Mount Tallac - the classic hike to one of Tahoe's most popular viewpoints
Mount Tallac is one of the classic and popular hikes in the Tahoe area. It is well known for the spectacular view of Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe, two small Alpine Lakes and the Desolation Wilderness. The standard route from the trailhead is about a 10 mile round trip with an elevation gain of about 3300 ft. Don't expect to be...
Publiziert von 360 8. Oktober 2018 um 18:51 (Fotos:15 | Geodaten:1)
St.Gallen   T5-  
25 Sep 18
Mini Hikr-Treffen am Churfirsten-Wurmfortsatz
Wenn die kalifornische Division wieder mal auf Besuch in der Schweiz ist, muss die Gelegenheit beim Schopf gepackt werden. Dank dem Kaiserwetter liegt dafür eine Wanderung (mit Kraxeleinlagen) auf der Hand und der wenige Neuschnee in der Höhe macht die Sache heute besonders reizvoll. Andererseits sorgen Schnee und Eis dafür,...
Publiziert von Zaza 25. September 2018 um 21:44 (Fotos:18 | Geodaten:1)
St.Gallen   T3+  
23 Sep 18
Das erste Mal auf dem Köbelisberg
Es mag etwas komisch tönen, dass der etwas in die Lenze gekommene 360 und gebürtige Wattwiler einen aktuellen Bericht mit solch einem Titel publiziert. Der Köbelisberg ist ein sehr beliebtes Wanderziel, sowohl von Wattwil, wie auch von Lichtensteig aus - zu allen Jahreszeiten. Von und nach Lichtensteig gibt es auch einen sehr...
Publiziert von 360 3. Oktober 2018 um 17:18 (Fotos:8 | Geodaten:1)
California   T2  
14 Sep 18
Ralston Peak from Camp Sacramento
A friend was visiting from the mountain-less part of this country and expressed the wish to accompany me on one of my Sierra Nevada hikes. Whenever someone asks me if they can come hiking with me I say yes, but hardly ever does it happen that someone actually comes along. My choice for this hike was Ralston Peak from Camp...
Publiziert von 360 3. Oktober 2018 um 14:59 (Fotos:6 | Geodaten:1)
California   T4 I  
7 Sep 18
"Heavenly"
There are only a few peaks left around Lake Tahoe which I haven't stood on top yet. Monument - and East Peak are two of them. The main reason why I haven't been there was the fact that they are within a ski resort: Heavenly. Since there are several gondolas which take you almost to the top of these peaks, I wasn't too keen on...
Publiziert von 360 10. September 2018 um 19:36 (Fotos:17 | Geodaten:1)
California   T3  
31 Aug 18
Freel Peak and Jobs Sister - "Sandy beach feeling" high up there
This hike is more or less a repeat of Freel Peak and Jobs Sister with a slightly different way back down to the Horse Meadow. I start my hike shortly after 8 AM and walk along the well maintained trail to Armstrong Pass, there I take a right and follow the Tahoe Rim Trail to the saddle northwest of Freel Peak and then up to El...
Publiziert von 360 3. September 2018 um 20:33 (Fotos:19 | Geodaten:1)
California   T5 II  
24 Aug 18
Castle Peak - The southeast ridge is way more of an adventure than expected
A friend recently told me about Frog Lake near Castle Peak and how beautiful it is. After doing some www-research about the lake, I found out that it (and it's surroundings) is still privately owned by a family, but will be purchased by Truckee Donner Land Trust and made publicly available in 2020. To get a glimpse of this gem, I...
Publiziert von 360 28. August 2018 um 20:20 (Fotos:16 | Geodaten:1)
California   T3+ I  
15 Jun 18
Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon
The general setup was more or less the same as last week, not too much time for an extended hike so something with little ramp-up time was needed. Since I also didn't have time to prepare any new hikes I just decided to go back to Pyramid Peak once again. In order to make sure I would reach my goal on this day, I didn't only start...
Publiziert von 360 19. Juni 2018 um 19:02 (Fotos:8 | Geodaten:1)
California   T4+ II  
8 Jun 18
Horsetail Falls and P. 8844
Today I had some commitments in the evening and had to be back early. Therefore, I chose a hike with a relatively short drive. I also wanted to check out my original plan from here, the south-southeast ridge to Pyramid Peak. Turns out my plans were a little too ambitious to reach Pyramid Peak in time, but I made it to P.8844 and...
Publiziert von 360 19. Juni 2018 um 18:13 (Fotos:9 | Geodaten:1)
California   T3 WS  
10 Mai 18
Do they make crampons for dogs?
Since I'm still employed in Switzerland, I get the Swiss Holidays off at work even though I live in California. This has advantages and disadvantages. One of advantages is that on those Swiss Holidays almost nobody has the day off in the US and therefore, it's hardly ever crowded, neither on the roads nor in the mountains. If you...
Publiziert von 360 16. Mai 2018 um 22:55 (Fotos:22 | Geodaten:4)
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Why 360?



As most of you probably noticed I am a big fan of 360 panoramas - that's of course why I chose 360 as my hikr username.

I create these panoramas by taking approximately 15-20 pictures (orientation portrait) all the way around in a circle. Sometimes I use a tripod but often I don't. In order to stitch the single images to one picture, I use the software The Panorama Factory. It also offers the option to create quicktime virtual realities (QTVR), where you can zoom in and out and interactively turn around. However, I usually use Pano2QTVR to create QTVR represantations of the jpg images.

In order to view these panoramas you need the quicktime plugin from apple.

Link to all my QTVR

Download Quicktime: Get the QuickTime plugin.

Wie die meisten von Euch wohl schon bemerkt haben bin ich ein grosser Fan von 360 Grad Panoramas - und dies ist auch der Grund warum ich 360 als Benutzernamen gewählt habe.

Ich kriege relativ viele Anfragen wie ich diese 360 Grad Panoramas denn mache. Hier deshalb eine kurze Anleitung.

Zuerst mache ich ca. 15-20 Fotos (im Hochformat) während ich mich langsam um die eigene Achse drehe. Dabei achte ich darauf, dass die einzelnen Fotos eine gute Überlappung haben. (Selten benutze ich dafür ein Stativ, meist mache ich dies freihändig.)

Um die Bilder dann zu einem einzigem Bild einem "flachen 360 Grad Bild" zusammenzufügen, benutze ich das Programm The Panorama Factory.

Die sogenannten Quick Time Virtual Reality Bilder, bei denen man sich drehen und rein- und rauszoomen kann, erstelle ich aus diesen "flachen 360-ies" dann jeweils mit dem Programm Pano2QTVR. (Dieses Programm gibt es leider nur für Windows kostenos.)

Um diese OTVR 360 Grad Panoramas anzuschauen braucht man das quicktime Plugin von Apple.

Link zu all meinen QTVR

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