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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby rlown » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:16 pm

and, those TR's are where?

point me.

and you have my number. call me. we can work out stuff.



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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby tallkan » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:11 am

Hey tallkan here, real name's Adan. Ive used this forum dozens of times and thought it was time to come out of the woodworks. I'm a tall bearded 40 year old married dude, dad of 3 active daughters age 10-15. My wife is awesome, she loves adventure as much as I do, and she knows how to please her man...let him go to the mountains, often.

I've been camping and flyfishing in the sierras since I got my own car at 17. Backpacking and running took over about 5 years ago. Now canyoneering and bouldering a tiny bit, mostly in the San Gabriels so far but hoping to start taking this up to the sierras as well.

I want to meet more cool outdoorsy people, do more hard stuff, drink beers by campfires under stars, swim naked in icy tarns, grab the moon by the tail. but most of all, i want my girls to know the peace and clarity and strength that comes from the mountains. Thats my dream.

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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:46 am

Hi Adan,

Welcome to HST! Great looking family :) !
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Postby Bluewater » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:15 pm

Hey Adan, welcome to HST. We met (briefly) at the SoCal GGG recently. Looks like you have an awesome family and it's very cool to see your love of the outdoors being passed on to the next generation. My wife is also understanding of my need for adventure in the backcountry. I have limited social skills around the campfire:), but maybe we could hit the southern Sierra sometime. Andy.

I was with Candy, we were the couple with the homemade backpacks.


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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby tallkan » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Hey Andy! Good to see you on here. I remember you well, partly because you have posted some trip reports that I've been quite jealous of. Maybe we'll meet on the trail again some time!!
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Postby Bluewater » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:06 pm

Cool! Thanks Adan.


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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Tom_H » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:18 pm

Hi Tallkan,

Welcome to HST. That's a great group of lasses you have there. It's nice to see a man introduce his daughters to his love of nature.

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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby jdille » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:34 pm

Hello All,

I found this forum last year (2013) when smoke from the Rim Fire forced me to cancel my 4 night Desolation Wilderness trip. I ended up finding a great Ansel Adams loop (smoke free) from the forum. The trip and condition reports were so helpful. I still can't believe we had such an amazing trip with so little time for planning. HST was invaluable. I guess I've been a lurker ever since.
Hubby and I are mid-thirties. Grew up camping in Idaho. We've camped quite a bit in California but have really enjoyed backpacking the past 5 years. I wish I could spend longer than 3-5 nights on the trail but our jobs don't really allow for more at the moment.
We are about to spend the next couple of long weekends on the trail and hope to pay back with some trip/mosquito reports. This is such a great community. Thank you for everything!

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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:49 am

Hi J,

Welcome to HST! Looking forward to reading the TR's of your adventures. :)
Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. :thumbsup:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby brandy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:40 pm

Guilty as charged...I'm a long time lurker. :) My name is Brandy and I live in Orange County. This is my first year venturing into backpacking and I think that I know the SEKI fax number by heart at this point. :paranoid: I have a few trips planned for this month...heading to Mineral King the next two weekends and I just booked permits for Rae Lakes on the 23rd of July. I'm looking forward to gleaning more tips from all of you and hope to have a trip report of my own to post soon.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby tallkan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:46 pm

Brandy! you're in my neighborhood! I just returned from Rae Lakes day before yesterday. Where are you entering from? Hit me up if you have any questions. I will try to post a TR soon. Welcome and good luck on your hikes!!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby brandy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:16 pm

Thanks Adan! I'm in Orange, backed up to Santiago Oaks...it's not the Sierras, but it's nice for a quick little after work hike or mountain bike ride. :)

My permits are for Bubbs Creek, so we're doing the loop counter clockwise. We don't have to be back in OC until Sunday night, so we're up for some side trips or peak bagging while we're on the loop. Did you take the kids with you to Rae Lakes? I'm taking two of mine (11 and 14) to Mineral King the weekend after next, can't wait to get them out there!
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