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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby whrdafamI? » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:18 am

Rogue, why don't you just drop the phony romantic affection that you have with your upcoming death? If that is what you are into take it somewhere else. All of us die someday. Its not like you are planning to do something unique. I knew a guy back in High School who was just like you in this regard. Always making comments about how close to dying he was. The downside is that the SOB is still around forecasting doom and gloom for his life. He has never really quite got it right.
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby sparky » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:33 am

Good luck rogue...yeah people are crazy, including you.
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby sparky » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:57 am

Ha! Life is good people go hike
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby whrdafamI? » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:30 am

Sparky, I am not quite sure how you associate Rogues "Death Wish" mentality with my ego? Personally I am more into living as long as can so that I can do as many BP's as possible. If that is a ego problem for you then I will take it. And "sir" since you seem to know the process why don't you repeat your cure 10 times yourself?
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:02 am

Gentlemen,

Let's stick with the subject at hand, and if you do not care to contribute in a constructive
manner, than please don't! Thanks
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby markskor » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:05 am

Hey guys...this name-calling crapola, crossing the line of forum etiquette - deletions?
No place for that here.

Got to admit that while highly skeptical of Rogue's plans, cannot wait to hear how it comes out.
See?...positive!
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby Jimr » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:48 am

This thread seems to derail whenever the "D" word is mentioned. It concerns some, annoys some and is neither here nor there for the rest. Rogue, you said you didn't want drama around it and it was irrelevant. Perhaps, if we all stop responding and reacting to it, it will go away, just like that.

But, what the heck do I know?
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby sparky » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:15 pm

Personally I think this discussion is interesting and at least partly relavent to rogues travels. I am not trying to stir any pot, but also not going to let someone have their character attacked without speaking up. I guess I am just a crazy stupid risk taker :)

Moderators are here to delete what they feel is necessary.

I got no ill will towards bill :)

My nephew had a true death wish, and finally succeeded in hanging himself. Big difference than taking a risk. I am glad people throughout history were not afraid to push boundaries....I like to live in houses and use computers and buy food at the store.
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:19 pm

You were asked not to go back and forth with this sillyness, and your post was deleted.
If you wish to continue to be a HST member, let it go. Thanks
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby Flux » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:23 pm

I think what Rogue implies that he is OK with his own mortality so to speak and understands the inherent risks involved. He will take this risk in order to go after his dream of solitude and self reliance in the backcountry. The reward is hiking the Sierra OFF the PCT and without the safety net of thru-hikers with SAT phones, PLB's, etc. The guy wants to do it on his own terms.

I wish him the best, I just wish he'd take a walking axe and some traction devices. But I do think he's got the sense to back away from dangerous situations.

And you know, I envy the guy!! After battling my perceived mortality this year and suffering alot of mid-life anxiety, I wish I had the BALLS to walk out into the wilderness alone. Unfortunately my big trip is snowed under and shall be saved for a later date, but I am envious.
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Re: Cross Country Route

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:43 pm

It's almost a bit comical all the stuff and misconceptions around this notion of death. First on the subject of "romanticism" there is none for me in general. How is hating your life and wishing for death daily romantic? There is only a bit of it associated with the idea of dying in the Sierra if such an event ever were to occur. I said the subject is irrelevant because my personal tragedies and positions in life have no place for Sierra topics. Although I follow no religions I do worship truth. When someone makes a point of talking about long term or that I shouldn't do something because I "might" die what am I supposed to say? I cannot lie so I tell you like it is whether you like it or not.

I don't mind people giving their opinion or even flaming or what ever but just don't pretend like you know me or that there are not fates in life worse then death.

I wish him the best, I just wish he'd take a walking axe


Well at least I will have an ice axe. Better then nothing.
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