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Re: That Time Again

Postby tomba » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:13 pm

Goddard
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Goddard

I hope people don't mind posting summit register pictures.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 pm

Day 73 of "140" :crybaby:

Oh well I wondered if people would see those entries. It's the same way in all peaks noted other then 10,755 since there was nothing on top and I couldn't leave one.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby Cross Country » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:43 am

I've been telling everyone I know that this (or something like it) was going to happen to you. I'm sure as hell glad this didn't kill you. Pleeeze try to be more careful next year.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:15 pm

Lol yeah I knew it also. At the very least it's just simple statistics. The last 4 years for me has been a life time of hiking for the average hiker. Most of us at some point will and many of you already have been hurt badly.

At least I can say in my defense is it had nothing to do with negligence or inexperience. Just that one random rock that really didn't like me stepping on it!
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Re: That Time Again

Postby cgundersen » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:48 pm

rogue,
Statistics or not, with a moniker like rogue, you're gonna invite some rogue rocks to the party. Regardless, you dodged that bullet and I just wanted to thank you for some of the great shots you've added to the off trail passes section. Great photos!
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:17 pm

Well I have a great deal to add to that section of the forum when I get to the passes. A couple I took video of it also. Pants Pass I have a large amount of video displaying both sides of the pass.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby sparky » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:51 pm

Wow. Glad you made it out in one piece. I think about getting injured in remote places too, but the thought has never crossed my mind to slit my wrists! It would take amputation of all my limbs before I would consider giving up....hope you feel the same :soapbox:

Anyway I cant wait for the pictures, and kudos. I wish I could spend my summers in the sierra....my hat is off to you [-o<
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Lol well I don't feel the same. My life isn't worth the large medical bills that would come after you make it out of the wilderness alive. At least not to me.

It's also just simple reality. The places I went to if I had just broken my leg I would never be able to drag myself out, I couldn't signal for any rescue. So what are you going to do? Lay on the rocks for weeks with a broken leg. Might as well slit your wrists and die. You could build a large aircraft signal of distress such as two large lines but getting it to stand out would be impossible.

When your far above the tree line in a remote area your options are fairly slim. The reality is in that sort of activity you should have a spot or beacon of some kind. Or at the very least travel with another person.

It's foolish over all if you value your life to travel alone like that.

I honestly don't know when I will get around to posting any story from my hike so at the very least you can see some images. The first 3 weeks are complete:

Week 1
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Re: That Time Again

Postby whrdafamI? » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:03 pm

Your trips are amazing but you are depressing. Last year I saw 95 reasons for you to live. This year 140. After seeing all you have seen I can't help but wonder why you can't see it like I do? There are so many in this world who would give it all to be able to have just one of your reasons.
Better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it!

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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:51 pm

Lol yeah I realize I am depressing but if I act like nothing is wrong I am just living a lie. Some people just ask questions they don't want to know the answer to.

The temporary high as you could put it of going to the Sierra just isn't enough. It does not have enough substance to carry you in all other aspects of life. Even if I could do this every single year until I die is that enough for me to say it's worth going on? No it isn't. The dynamics of my life and the reasons I no longer want to live are far outside the scope of this forum and frankly beyond the nature of most people. The best thing for anyone to know is that if I decide to find a grave in the Sierra and put a bullet in my head it wont be some irrational decision. It will be one I carefully calculated for more then 10 years and there wont be any tragedy in it. We shouldn't pretend we understand what it is to be alive and what it even means to live to be my age or older. We can't say if it really matters.

For now I am still calculating but I feel I am getting very close to a decision.

It's never my intention though to turn anything into a :soapbox: but like most people that take to the wild for months on end there is more behind the story then just a love of nature.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby lostcoyote » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:53 pm

hmmmm... well, something must matter, otherwise, what would be the point of posting here or signing the mt. goddard register? ever wonder just what happened to ranger morgenson? he may have done it right... probably read ishmael... the part about the lost soul who eventually just drowned himself. he wasn't really lost tho, perhaps he just did not fit into society and wanted nothing to do with it either.... but that's just an imagination of mine - truth is nobody will ever know cuz he did it right - left without a trace. it's really better to be a leaver than a taker - yet, no matter how hard some try to escape & become leavers in a sense, they can never totally eliminate being part taker in this world... even if it means signing a piece of paper atop mt. goddard. i've always wondered what is the point of these registers anyways? man's own sense of self importance? the need for recognition? well whatever the case, i've enjoyed your ramblings. hope ya decide to stick around tho. i like seeing your pictures of tulainyo et. al. but that is me being selfish. you do put that camera to great use, even tho it's materially linked to the world of the takers. we all leave out footprints. some big, some small.... and the best part is that in the end, we all end up in the same place even when all of us are on different paths - even the fawn you saved - what a beautiful event. if only healing ones suffering by pulling it out of a hole was easier than ending it by sending it into a grave - i wish it was as easy as a rainstorm washing it all away.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby cgundersen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:34 pm

hey rogue,
From a purely selfish perspective, please stick around and keep the photos and accounts coming. I'm among the many folks on HST who spend time living vicariously in the Sierra via these reports, and it looks like you've got a bit of a fan club. Anyway, I'm particularly sad that things crashed for you in the Lyell Fork basin. It's a spectacular area (though I doubt you'd ever see a bear below Rodgers) and it's a shame you did not get to enjoy it. But, all in all, it sounds like you're doing well for the hit you took!
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