User talk:Hike395

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A small number of articles on mountains/ ranges have had {{Geobox}} added (see Category:Geobox usage tracking. Could I trouble you to deal with them, please? I've prodded a few people to get the mountain/ range code removed from the template. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:48, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

None of these are in article space, just in User space or part of the Geobox template. (There is one in Article for Creation that I'll cope with). I don't want to reach into someone's personal User space and muck with their stuff. —hike395 (talk) 16:31, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Doh! I should have spotted that. Thanks, anyway. You may also be interested in Template talk:Infobox river#‎Geobox, again. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:38, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Files missing description details[edit]

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File:Mount Lyell Painting.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Backcountry skiing page[edit]

Dear Hike395,

Following your edit (or, revert of mine), I left a comment on the talk page . I don't know if you monitor it, so please have a look!

Mathias — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mathias.bavay (talkcontribs) 10:37, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Limber Pine -> Pinus flexilis[edit]

I suppose we need to go through the debate process all over again for that move? Famartin (talk) 18:08, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Limber Pine -> Pinus flexilis[edit]

Can we move it back now? Or at least start a debate on the subject? Famartin (talk) 22:41, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't respond earlier --- I think we need to discuss it. (I support the move). Please feel free to start a discussion at Talk:Limber pine. —hike395 (talk) 02:44, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
NP, I hope I did that correctly. Thanks for the compliments about the photos, I have more I need to add to the page ;) Famartin (talk) 04:03, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for creating List of drying lakes, and for improving Wikipedia's coverage of geography- and environment-related topics. Northamerica1000(talk) 06:46, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! —hike395 (talk) 08:02, 14 October 2013 (UTC)


I once started the Template:Infobox glacier but its different now (and better) than when I first set it up...can we add a width parameter to the template? Some of the glaciers I stub out are wider than they are long. I know you're far better than I am at these sorts of things. If not, no bigger.--MONGO 15:39, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --- I was taking a Wikibreak, but I'm back now. I added a {{{width}}} parameter to the infobox. —hike395 (talk) 20:35, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Very good...and thank you! Glacier width is far less commonly listed than length but I have encountered it and to be honest, have taken a few liberties by adding width and length gleemed from measurements using Google Earth...which anyone can double check, but if anything, I err on the side of understatement to be fair when I do add my own guesstimates. Thanks again!--MONGO 21:47, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Oh, oops! I misinterpreted your request. I thought you wanted the infobox width set, not the glacier width. Let me revise. —hike395 (talk) 23:14, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
No worries...looks good...will try it on existing article later. Nice to have folks around that understand these types of wikimarkups.--MONGO 01:49, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

DOI in Elliott Bay[edit]

Hi, I wanted to update you on the DOI for the reference #5 on the Elliott Bay article. I manage the online version of WHQ and I can tell you that the DOI will never work because it hasn't actually been registered with CrossRef and due to metadata errors probably won't be. I understand the preference is to use the doi where possible but I since it doesn't actually lead anywhere, it should be removed.

I'm happy to go in and make that change again. (talk) 21:34, 20 November 2013 (UTC) User:Diginiti ohboy

Yes check.svg Done --- That DOI was restored when I ran Citation Bot. I didn't realize it was broken. I deleted it. Thanks for telling me. —hike395 (talk) 11:13, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 21 December[edit]

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The first Wikipedia edit on 2014! Greetings Lgcsmasamiya (talk) 00:01, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Wow, that's cool. I wish it had been something more significant than correcting a typo! —hike395 (talk) 03:38, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


So that I'll know in future - which of the tweaks that you applied yesterday to Miszabot in Talk:Himalayas brought the automatic archiver back to life? Despite algo requesting archiving of sections more than 180 days old, it hadn't even dealt with stuff 4 years old. I couldn't find out how to fix it - hence my laborious manual archiving. Apuldram (talk) 12:00, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

It wasn't a tweak: I added

{{User:MiszaBot/config |archiveheader = {{talkarchivenav}} |maxarchivesize = 40K |counter = 3 |minthreadsleft = 7 |minthreadstoarchive = 2 |algo = old(180d) |archive = Talk:Himalayas/Archive %(counter)d }}

to the top of the Talk page: previously, there was nothing there to tell the bot to archive. Then, I waited until the bot ran (which happens once a day).
I thought your edit to keep the first two threads was a good idea. My tweaks then filled up Archive 2, which was kind of short; I marked the first 2 section with {{subst:DNAU}} to keep them from being archived; I allowed 7 threads instead of 5 to make space for those 2 threads.
Hope this helps! —hike395 (talk) 14:09, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Apuldram (talk) 15:51, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

WP Mountains in the Signpost[edit]

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Re: California Fourteeners Template seems incorrect[edit]

Left you a message here. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 22:44, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Starting to wonder if there were some misunderstandings with our last couple posts after all. Regardless, are you still planning on editing the lists? I could do it, but I thought the the greeter weight of your moniker directly attached would help the change stick. RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 13:46, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Sorry: I haven't had a lot of time for WP, and it has mostly be spent on a dispute at California Water Wars. I will try to get to the fourteener edits this weekend. —hike395 (talk) 14:07, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Big Hole Pass[edit]

How about re-reading Big Hole Pass?....and a thank for unscrewing this up? Mini Mart — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ericshawwhite (talkcontribs) 13:57, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Hwy 395[edit]

Does your name, hike395, refer to Hwy 395? It is one of the best places drive up or down, then to branch off of, for a hike. CSAA disappointingly stopped publishing its "Hwy 395" map. The Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society leads very good hikes starting from Hwy 395.[1] FloraWilde (talk) 16:17, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Indeed,yes! I love exploring the subalpine zone of the eastern Sierra Nevada, from trail heads off US 395. Looking forward to working with you on montane ecology articles. —hike395 (talk) 09:51, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Allan A. Schoenherr[edit]

I saw you use Schoenherr as a reference on the ponderosa pine forest article. I am guessing he is getting up there in years, but he taught a field class at the Desert Institute last spring 2014, "Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park", on the north side. But they scheduled it for the same date as another class I wanted to take on the south side, so I did not get to meet him and take his field class. I am guessing he may teach the same class 2015 (and they hopefully will not double book again). His book is so widely used that "Schoenherr" is almost an English language word, e.g., "its in Schoenherr". But I can't find any secondary sources to establish his notability, in order to write a Wikipedia article on him. I also cannot find any biographical information. Do you know any sources with biographical info and to establish notability? FloraWilde (talk) 03:44, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I see that the Los Angeles Times has written several articles that mention him. —hike395 (talk) 06:03, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. :) FloraWilde (talk) 00:24, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Hwy 395 and Hwy 168[edit]

Thought you might want to know -

October 4, Saturday, CNPS Field Trip: Mollie Gibson area (White Mountains), Leader: Michèle Slaton, and
OCT 3 -5 South Coast Geological Society annual field trip - The Geology of the Eastern Parts of the White Mountains. :) FloraWilde (talk) 02:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Revert of my edit on Sierra Nevada (US)[edit]

Hi Hike395, I see you reverted me on Sierra Nevada (US). But perhaps next time you could message me first, I'd appreciate it. You reasoning is that mountain ranges are usually referred to as singular. So are you saying that we don't normally say "the Rockies", "the Cascades", "Appalachians", or "Himalayas"? For sure all of these examples the common appellation is in the plural. The entry for Appalachian Mountains is also plural. Mistakefinder (talk) 22:42, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

No, that is not my reasoning. This particular range is usually referred to in the singular, not all ranges. See, e.g., this article from the 1947 Sierra Club Bulletin and the number of times the singular and plural are used in English books. —hike395 (talk) 03:39, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
OK thanks. Mistakefinder (talk) 17:55, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Could you help the poor orphans?[edit]


--Mark Miller (talk) 18:32, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

They could use a home...poor puppies.

Yes check.svg Done -- I put them in Commons galleries: Mono Lake, Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valleyhike395 (talk) 23:23, 18 April 2015 (UTC)