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Post by shawnterustic » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:14 am


Ha! I am multitudes, apparently! :lol:

You should have seen the many, MANY emails and conversations I had with my publisher, trying to convince them that I'd get raked over the coals for the whole "southern California" thing. Luckily, I haven't (yet) received any hate mail...but there's still time!

(And, hey, thanks for the kind words!)

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Post by skyisbluee » Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:11 pm

Good day all. Stumbled upon this site by accident. So far I have been backpacking in Yosemite (mostly by myself) and at times with my wife. Looking forward to venturing out of Yosemite. Any tips/suggestions where to start my journey (literally & figuratively) of High Sierra backpacking/hiking.

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Post by maverick » Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:15 pm

HI Skyisbluee,

Welcome to HST! :)
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Post by ericmcornelius » Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:41 am

Hi all - figured I should write a proper introduction.

My wife and I moved to Mammoth a couple years ago. Unlike the local adage of "move for the winters, stay for the summers" - we moved here for the backpacking from the get-go and eyed the annual average snowfall with some trepidation.

I guess we've been a hex on California, because we seem to have brought the drought with us - sorry all.

Pretty sure we'll be fully addicted back-country skiers if we ever see a proper winter again though.

We've moved over the years from Boston environs to Manhattan to Denver to here, and here we plan to stay, and hope to explore every inch of the Sierra that we can while we can, and be a good community members for everyone that loves these mountains.

Really appreciate all the information and varied viewpoints and discussions I've seen on this board already - it has helped tremendously in starting to build up our cross-country travel skillset without biting off more than we can chew.

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Post by grampy » Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:24 pm

Hello, @ericmcornelius -
Welcome to HST !!
and we’ll be looking forward to hearing more about your mountain adventures :nod:

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