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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:47 am

Hi Stormdude and Hikerdude87,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for the intro's, looking forward to reading you TR"s and contributions in the future. :)
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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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby hobomoto » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:24 am

Hi gang,

I discovered HST when researching info for the High Sierra Trail earlier this season. HST has been a great source of information thus far and I've really enjoyed learning from all the great information that has been posted up over the years!

The time has now come to the point where I have a question that can't be answered via the search function so its time to stop lurking and introduce myself!

Information that may be nice to know about me... 32 yrs old, male from San Diego, CA. Lots of camping and travel experience but new to backpacking, especially in the High Sierra. Interested in expanding my knowledge and pushing my limits more offtrail and up peaks to class 3!

Thanks!

Dominic
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:09 pm

Hi Dominic,

Thank you for taking the time to write up an intro! :nod:
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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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Holokuahiwi » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:25 am

I guess if I'm going to keep utilizing the site to plan trips, I may as well introduce myself.

My name is Niles and I live all over the country, so it's usually a long way to get to the Sierra. But I try to make it there at least once a year. I did my first Sierra trip in 2011 and have been every year since. Moving back to San Diego in 2017, so hopefully I'll get a bit more time in the Sierra.

One of my favorite Sierra memories was watching a sunset over Siberian Outpost on my first trip. Turned into a giant fireball in the sky. Quite the experience.

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I love doing photography in the Sierra and fishing when it isn't my own gear.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:30 am

Welcome, Niles ! Like you, it's difficult for me to get to the Sierra, so I live by trip reports on this site.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Holokuahiwi » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks Other Tom. Luckily I got to hit up the Kern River area earlier this season for a weekend and will be back for a 5 day trip in September. Twice in the same year - it's quite the miracle.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:10 pm

Hi Holokuahiwi,

Welcome to HST! Are you Hawaiian? Like your screen name "run-mountain". :thumbsup:
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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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Holokuahiwi » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:07 am

Hi Maverick,

Glad you like the name. We were living in Hawaii last year when I registered for the forums and I was doing a lot of hiking on Oahu. I asked my daughter's teacher (a sweet, older Hawaiian lady) what the Hawaiian word for hiking or strolling through the mountains is. She had to consult with some other family members that are more scholars of the language than she. She told me that there is no Hawaiian word for 'hiking' or anything similar. The idea of walking through the mountains for pleasure is a foreign concept to the Hawaiian language. But they managed to piece together 'Holokuahiwi' which essentially means 'run-mountain'. A 'holoholo' is a walk or stroll for pleasure - so I think that's where they came up with it.

But, we don't live in Hawaii anymore. On to Maine and then back to San Diego in 2017.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks for the background info. :thumbsup:
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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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Dragonfly » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:40 pm

Hola!

I work for the Parks with the oversized trees. Love my job, but I dream of spending more non-work-related time in the backcountry someday. I really enjoy the pictures, stories and discussions of people who know the Sierras better than I ever will. The depth and breadth of experience that folks bring to these pages is invaluable.

Cheers!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:08 pm

Hi Kibby,

Welcome to HST! Any friend of GD, is a friend of ours! Thanks again for that earlier post. :nod:
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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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Dragonfly » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:26 am

(Belatedly) Thanks, Maverick!

GD is an amazing dude. We miss him greatly around here!
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