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Re: That Time Again

Postby tomba » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:13 pm

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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:07 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 10:43 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 1:15 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 1:48 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 4:17 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 3:51 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 4:52 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
Week 2
Week 3
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Re: That Time Again

Postby whrdafamI? » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:03 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 2:51 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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