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    Photo locations and hiking, HELP?

    Ok so I’ve been wondering about this for a while! Do y’all hike with your tails to get to your scenic locations or just find some easily accessed by car? Is it safe to take your silicone tail for a hike In the heat? I am very curious about this as I live in Houston Texas and there are not any natural places to swim here so I always have to pick up and go somewhere else! The place I really would love to do a shoot in my silicone tail is in a National Park. The only problem is it’s like a 8 mile hike with no shade and the average temp is about 105-110 till you actually get to the oasis! Was wondering if it would cause any damage to try with my tail? Or if I am better off just sticking with my boyfriends pool!

    Thoughts and advice would be awesome thanks !!!!


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    Take the hike!!! It's well worth it!

    As far as the heat, you don't need to worry, True silicone has an extreme tolerance to heat. I've seen people cast Lead and other metals from silicone molds. The biggest danger is carrying your tail for 8 miles in that kind of heat. Stay hydrated!

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    Senior Member Pod of Cali Merman Storm's Avatar
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    I have hiked to and swam at Rock Pool, in Malibu canyon. Its about a 1.5 mile hike from the nearest parking lot.
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    You could come down to Austin for a day. That way if you are worried about the heat (which, from what I've heard is mainly a concern for monofins) you could have your tail in your car (a/c) and take it out for a short walk to location. There's a few places in Austin for mer shoots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    I have hiked to and swam at Rock Pool, in Malibu canyon. Its about a 1.5 mile hike from the nearest parking lot.
    Greetings from a fellow hiker. Lately I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis but thanks to this page I'm still kicking. Nothing can't stop me from doing what I love, hiking and mer stuff involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea~Phoenix Savannah View Post
    You could come down to Austin for a day. That way if you are worried about the heat (which, from what I've heard is mainly a concern for monofins) you could have your tail in your car (a/c) and take it out for a short walk to location. There's a few places in Austin for mer shoots.
    Thanks for sharing. Been there in Austin but was busy at that moment and didn't manage to make any mer shoots at all.

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    It's not in a national park, but the San Marcos river is nice! The water is clear and the aquatic plants make for a lovely backdrop.

    I'm also on the lookout for good spots in Texas. Even of those of us willing to hike, the options are pretty limited!

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