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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Jimmy2.0 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:55 am

My name is Jimmy, I have been enjoying the outdoors for decades. Love alpine climbing, but I do not live in the vertical world any more. Have completed the AT, and now deciding on PCT or the Divide. Probably will peak bag for a bit while I decide. I yearly take Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts on week long backpacking trips. Also I tend to be a bit of a gram weenie.



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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:41 am

Hi Jimmy,

Welcome to HST! Congrats on completing th AT, if you have a TR of it please post it here on HST, we enjoy reading TR's from anywhere. :nod:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby ScottG » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:01 pm

I'm Scott. My Dad grew up in the Mojave Desert (grandfather was a miner), and they would take trips into the Sierra to get away from the heat....made their first trip to Rock Creek / Tom's Place in 1935. I grew up in SoCal, and my Dad carried on the tradition of trips to the Sierra. A fair amount of backpacking as a kid, mostly out of Rock Creek and Mammoth area; also Mt. Whitney as a 13 y/o.

Will retire from the military in 2017, and my wife and I are planning on JMT thru-hike in summer '18, followed by 6-8 months in Mammoth to experience the entire fall-winter-spring cycle. I've enjoyed this site so far--thanks to all of you.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:42 pm

Hi Scott,

Welcome to HST! looking forward to reading about your adventures in the Sierra.
Thank you for your service. Semper Fi :)
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby yosemite_chris » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:34 am

Hi! I'm yosemite_chris. I belonged to High Sierra Topix until I moved to NM in 2006. I moved back to CA in 2013, even closer to Yosemite than before. Yay! My son, Will, and I have hiked the JMT twice - in 2000 and 2002 (jmt2k.com) and have taken many backpacking trips in the Sierra. I had to rejoin HST as I couldn't remember my old password and my email is new. But...glad to be back!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby ERIC » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:40 am

Wow, long time...welcome back! Wish you would have contacted me instead of creating a new account. Easy to change your email and password on the old account. :thumbsup:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby mcgenes » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:15 pm

Hello HST Community!
I confess to lurking here for several years. I have been backpacking actively for about 8 years and make 2-3 trips each summer. My longer trips include most of the JMT (entered via Italy Pass and headed south), Lamarck Col to South Lake, Rae Lakes via Baxter Pass, and Clark Canyon/Obelisk Lake. HST was particularly helpful in planning the xc portion of the Clark trip.

My primary BP buddy doesn't like cross-country and I am growing and more interested in it. I prefer to hike with friends, but find myself having to solo occasionally. I hope to meet some folks in this group and expand my trip opportunities.

I work in higher ed (administrator, not faculty). Married, no kids. I will turn 50 this summer, and I keep in shape with jogging and yoga. I am also an avid flyfisher, but have never fished on a hiking trip. I need to change that...Hoping the HST meet up will help me learn more about lake fishing. And maybe I will earn a trail name at some point.

So, Hello!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:29 pm

Welcome out of the shadows Marnie! :)
Looking forwards to reading some of your TR's, Winter is the best time to post them, they will get a lot of attention since things slow down quite a bit here. :nod:
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Mountains to climb

Postby BurleighFrog » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:23 pm

My name is Jeremy. I am a California native and am planning on exploring a little more of our backyard!! I am trying to get back into hiking and backpacking. I have a hike planned for Mt. Langley in June and have come to this High Sierra Topix as a resource to help prepare for it. Its been awhile since I have done anything like this and I am amped to get back into it! I have to admit, I am still quite a novice with backpacking anyways, so I really don't know where to start. I plan on doing as much reading necessary to familiarize myself with the equipment and conditions expected before this trip. There are a lot of great experiences that have been had by many of HST members and i look for to reliving them through the these written experiences! So show me the way my friends!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby ERIC » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:40 pm

Welcome, Jeremy! Regarding Langley, you should post further details of your trip plans and any questions you might have in the Peak Bagging / Rock Climbing / Bouldering forum. :thumbsup:

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