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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:42 pm

It's a long one for sure. I should read it again myself. Maybe it can spark some inspiration for writing this year.

My last post had me flipping through the John Muir Laws book again but I still cannot find those damn shore flies. Someone help us all out on this one!

If we ever get a trail report section of the forum I will repost this so it's all together instead of across many pages with replies.



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Rock Slide

Postby dbogey » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:00 pm

Awesome trip report - I started reading yesterday and just finished it late today. We were on top of Windy Ridge in September and I snapped this shot of that rock slide and commented on how I'd like to hike "UP" Goddard. Wont be doing that after reading your post
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I really enjoyed reading your entries. You have a knack for writing that I'd pursue if I were in your shoes. Keep up the hiking and make sure to post more reports.
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby Hikingfamily » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:34 am

Sounds like all this trail time provided you a lot of soul searching time.

Quite an endeavor to be out for 100 days. I know I could not do that, so I will live vicariously through your posts.

On a side note, I'd be thrilled if my dad would come with me. pretty cool to have a game dad like you do. Take it easy on him!
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby East Side Hiker » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:06 am

You have amazed me over the past two seasons. Keep it up.
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:12 pm

Lol it's all in good humor when I think back to planning for this hike. When you all told me I was crazy and I didn't know crap about backpacking and that I should just stay on the JMT. :moon:

It's true that staying out there that long lets you do allot of soul searching but it doesn't do much for me because I figured out who I am along time ago and I wouldn't change that. The things that plague my life are things that cannot be changed yet cannot be lived with.
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:00 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:Lol it's all in good humor when I think back to planning for this hike.

:nod: Now put the shoe on the other foot. If someone like you comes on this BBS and proposes a similar undertaking, what will you say? :unibrow:
Oh, I just saw you are from Bakersfield. I was born in Oildale, and lived for a while with my "Grapes of Wrath" grandparents (and parents) in Wasco. Except for passing through, have not been back in decades.
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:59 pm

I'd tell them to go for it. :D

Allot of factors come into play sure but the key for me is how I made it clear that I was ok if I died out there. If someone makes that fact clear then go for it. The same goes for carrying a PLB or a SPOT. I do not recommend to anyone that values their life to go cross country without one.

This year I came close to dying since I came close to not being able to walk in a very bad place. Now if I go out next year will I carry a PLB? Nope...lol

Do yourself a favor and don't come back to Bakersfield lol. This city is not the place anyone wants to be.

P.S. I love the Grapes of Wrath.
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby Bkoenig » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:06 pm

Years have passed since you posted, but I just read your entire TR in one day. It helped me create a cohesive mental map of many parts of the Sierra I have either seen or read about previously in a fractured way. ( It also helped me through a trying 12 hours stuck in an uncomfortable chair. ) Can't wait to get out there for my tiny 4 day trips. (And when I do something advanced enough to post I will stop lurking. Thank you Rogue!
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby rlown » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:15 pm

umm.. Rouge has posted aLOT! eg, viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8672&p=105501&hilit=days#p105501

If you use the "Advanced search" and look for Rouge, you will see his posts.

Or, just log in more often and use "View Active Topics" search.php?search_id=active_topics
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Re: 95 Days in the Sierra

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:51 am

I need to get back to writing the 130 days in the Sierra! I've been epically lazy lately. Have not even finished week 3 of my photos this year and have yet to build maps for the other two which is why I have not posted them.
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