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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby BeyondTheLens » Tue May 19, 2015 1:56 pm

Hey fellow HST members. I'm Carl and new here, coming to you from orange county, ca. I'm a hobbyist photographer but have a typical mon-fri desk job. I have some experience backpacking and completed Mt. Whitney in 2008. I can't believe it took me this long to find you guys. I have a trip planned for the 4th of July weekend and hoping to get some great shots. Thanks in advance for sharing all the great info and happy trails!



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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Wed May 20, 2015 8:46 pm

Hey Carl,

Welcome to HST! Hope to read some of your TR's and see some of you photography. :)
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Wed May 20, 2015 8:51 pm

Hi Scott and Dogbrain,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for your intro's. :)
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby nkane » Thu May 21, 2015 12:18 pm

Hi All,

In response to the invitation to introduce myself, hello! I'm 31, I live in San Francisco, and 90% of what I do in the Sierra involves either skis or ropes. But this year I'm mixing it up with a JMT trip in August. I'm shooting for 14 days. This board has been super helpful for planning, so I expect I'll have more questions as the time grows nigh!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Thu May 21, 2015 12:24 pm

Cool, another member from the Bay Area. Were do you usually go climbing? What about during the winter, Pinnacles or Castle Rock?
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby apieceofzmind » Thu May 21, 2015 11:17 pm

Hey everyone!!! I am a first time forum contributor and don't know how that is even possible at this point in my life. I originated from the eastcoast (Philadelphia suburbs) and currently reside in San Diego. The outdoors are my church and I really enjoy the temple that is California. My camping/backpacking experience here is focused mainly in the Anza Borrego and Lake Cuyamaca region. My friends and I have been adventuring further as of late and have backpacked a few longer trails in Big Sur. I am excited to be apart of this group so I can learn more and anticipate that I will be able to contribute some updates upon completion of my next adventure \:D/
"Oh the places you'll go. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Fri May 22, 2015 9:31 am

Thank you for the intro, and it is great to read your enthusiasm as you anticipate embarking on some adventures into the grandest of all temples, the Sierra! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby flyman » Mon May 25, 2015 5:30 pm

Hi to all.
I am flyman. I started backpacking when a friend and I both turned 50. I am now 64. I love the Sierras. Have been on several trips over the past 14 years. I don't have a favorite, all are great.
Trips that I have done are the northern Yosemite route oTwin Lakes, Benson, Matterhorn canyon loop. Hiked over Sawtooth pass
Rea Lakes loop. Two years ago took a friend that has Lukemia and my wife (her first overnight backpack trip) to Little Lakes valley. Now she is hooked. Last year her and I did Thousand Island and Ediza. Now she is really hooked. Did I mention I Love the Sierras.
I enjoy reading and learning of new places to explore from this forum. Everyone is so willing to share their knowledge as well as passion for backpacking, I make a lot of my gear, food, and been converted to an almost ultralite hiker, thanks to this forum.
Some day I want to do the JMT,
Thanks to You All.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Mon May 25, 2015 7:50 pm

Thank you for the intro! Looking forward to reading some of your TR's in the future. :)
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HI! My name is Lisa

Postby Lisalu22 » Tue May 26, 2015 12:48 pm

Hi! My name is Lisa, and I am a beginner backpacker.
I've day hiked with my family since I can remember, I hiked the entire Highcountry pathway in Michigan one summer with them, but only in day hikes. As well as day hikes on the Appalachian trail and other places all over the country. When I got married, my husband and I decided to get into backpacking. He has been on some trips with very experienced packers, and I have only been on a few short trips. We recently relocated to Mexico. So our options for safe backpacking nearby are limited. We are planning to hike the Rae lakes look early this summer, it will be a new experience for me to hike at that elevation.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Tue May 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Thanks Lisa for taking the time to write up an intro! :thumbsup:
We enjoy reading TR's from area outside the Sierra too, in the "Beyond the Sierra Nevada" section at the bottom of the page. ;)
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby juliabrooke » Tue May 26, 2015 9:24 pm

Hello,
I'm 25 years old and new to the world of backpacking. Grew up in Southern California with a love of the outdoors and a hunting/fishing type of family. A few years ago I stumbled on my dad's old backpacking photos from the Sierra's and elsewhere and questioned why he had never introduced me to the hobby? I insisted that he take me out day hiking in our local San Bernardino moutains and I was hooked. That same summer I begged for a trip to the Sierra's. We trailer camped day hiked over a few days and I was REALLY hooked. Since then I've done lots of local hiking in and around OC, LA and the IE, been back to the Sierra's as well with my bf in tow, but always wanted to give backpacking a try. I finally convinced my dad that he is not to old to sleep in a tent and that he at least owes me one trip, after that I'll have to hunt down my own friends to go with me. (Why is it so hard for me to hunt down 20-something women who enjoy this type of thing?) So anyway, my dad and I have a trip planned for August of this year to explore the Pioneer Basin, 4th Recess area, plus my bf and I have a couple San Gorgonio Wilderness weekend permits that we are excited to use.

-Julia
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