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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Catalyst » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:35 pm

maverick wrote:Thank you Jeff for taking the time to write up an intro, much appreciated. :)
Do you practice, if yes, what law?


Didn't much care for law. I work in the telecom business now doing site acquisition and permitting of wireless sites.



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Postby gardel va » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:55 am

I live in Virginia, but will be out in Tahoe for a family event in July, and decided to tack on a 4-day trip into the Desolation Wilderness with an old friend.

This will be the first time I've been backpacking west of West Virginia, so I've been looking for all the information I can find to be ready. This site seems to have a good mix of information.
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Postby maverick » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:47 am

Hi Gardel Va,

Welcome to HST! Looking forward to reading your TR, and seeing you photo's, from your first trip to the Sierra. :thumbsup:
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Postby leony » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:01 pm

Hi Everyone,

My name is Leon. I am a bay area resident. I was hiking and fishing with my wife mostly in desolation wilderness for a few years circa 2003-2006. We caught some nice browns and brookies back then. Then I caught a bug which is freediving and spearfishing :D . The past 10 years I dove and spearfished in the Pacific Ocean up and down the California coast and into Mexico. That hobby is finally wearing off, as we are getting back to hike the beautiful Sierras again. Whether being under water or above, I love the beautiful sceneries first and foremost, catching some fish is always icing on the cake. And if the fish is too pretty, I will have to let it go to produce more of them.
Look forward to join discussions with you backcountry explorers! Thanks!

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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:27 pm

Thanks Leon for the intro, looking forward to reading your TR's from the Sierra in the future. :)
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby squirrel » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:23 pm

Hi all,

Name's Mike. I am pretty unfamiliar with this board; I came looking for mosquito reports and felt I should make an account to contribute one from my trip this past weekend. I'm a grad student living in the South SF Bay area. I became interested in backpacking after a three month bike tour when I moved out here from the east coast to start grad school 5 years ago. Only went on my first trip about two years ago. I have since led a friend and a sister on two short trips out of Carson Pass, tagged along on a biological sampling trip in Yosemite, and this past weekend did a solo 3 day/32 miler in Emigrant Wilderness. That's the full extent of my Sierra backpacking but I'm hoping to expand soon and it seems like this board will be a great resource. Currently I'm planning for the Big SEKI loop (~150 miles) for the first week of September.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby jdogrunner » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:35 pm

I'm new to the forum. Long-time climber, alpinist, and backpacker who took a decade hiatus from the mountains to start a career and raise a few kids. In my 20's I dirt-bagged as a climber and worked 5 seasons for Pacific Crest Outward Bound, based out of the old Sierra Summit ski area. Spent lots of time climbing, summiting, and walking everywhere between SEKI and Yosemite. I currently live in the North Cascades and grew up in Colorado, but no mountain range has seduced me the way the Sierra has! My current goal is to complete the JMT in 2016 with my 10 and 12 year old children.
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Postby maverick » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:37 pm

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the intro! Your September trip sounds really fun, looking forward to reading about it, and any other trips you do in-between. :) What type of biological sampling if I may ask?
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Postby maverick » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:41 pm

Hi dogrunner,

Thank you for the intro! The JMT with your kids sounds like great fun, what an experience it will be, to be able to hike together as a family for several days!
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Postby squirrel » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:38 pm

maverick wrote:What type of biological sampling if I may ask?


We were sampling pollinators - native bees mostly, but pretty much anything that visited a flower was fair game. Unfortunately, the native bees can only be identified by a taxonomist, so we had to euthanize the things and carry them out with us. The different sites we sampled from had experienced burns more or less recently; I think the main idea was to see how the vegetation changes in the years following the burn affects the pollinators.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:48 pm

We were sampling pollinators - native bees mostly, but pretty much anything that visited a flower was fair game. Unfortunately, the native bees can only be identified by a taxonomist, so we had to euthanize the things and carry them out with us. The different sites we sampled from had experienced burns more or less recently; I think the main idea was to see how the vegetation changes in the years following the burn affects the pollinators.


Interesting, thank you for taking the time to reply Mike.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby eoconnor101 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:06 pm

Hi All,

Names Eric, native Californian and huge fan of the Sierras all year round though I'm strictly '3 seasons' right now with backpacking, though I do like the idea of getting some skins but would need to gear up in other ways. Coming off a bad snow season and looking forward to some high country trips. Last summer the wife was up for it and we did Midnight Lake area above Sabrina, Humphreys Basin with a good scramble the north shoulder in it's shadow, and a Cottonwood Pass/Mitre Basin/New Army pass loop. I first started backpacking years ago with too much weight and dinty moore cans mostly on the west but now favor the east mostly for driving reasons. This year hope to head out of Onion Valley and Big Pine Creek THs for the first time as well as complete the South to North Lake loop through Evolution valley in late September.
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