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A through-hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail reaches a major mile marker on her 2,700-mile, six-month hike. It’s 7:00 in the morning and she is standing alone on the top of MT. Whitney. The weather is perfect and she can see for miles in all directions. A Kodak moment!
This hiker has two choices: either wait hours for someone to come along and take this perfect photo, or attempt to take a self-portrait by stretching out her arm as far as she can while holding the camera and trying to guess the perfect angle. These self-portraits usually end up very disappointing resulting with a blurred close-up and very little background scenery.
Instead visualize this:
While alone on top of MT. Whitney, a hiker pulls out their 10-gram StickPic and quickly attaches a camera to the end of her hiking pole. The result is a perfectly centered and proportioned snap shot of herself and her surroundings. Even better, while using the StickPic, the video feature on her digital camera makes a vivid documentary about her trip. If a picture says a thousand words, a video says a million!
The StickPic was invented by an ordinary backpacker from California, Rod Java, with one of those “Why didn't I think of that?” ideas.
Weighing only 10.5 grams, it comes in six different models to fit 90% of all common trekking poles. A prototype of the original StickPic was first introduced to the hiking community at the 10th Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off (ADZPCTKO) at Lake Morena County Park in San Diego on April 25, 2008. We now have many through-hikers testing the StickPic on their journeys and we’re gathering comments, suggestions, and success stories to help us perfect this exciting product.
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