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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby CentralCalBrewer » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:08 am

Hello!

I'm Aaron (CentralCalBrewer - because I brew ;-) )... I'm very new to backpacking having only gone on 1 multi-night trip so far (about to go on my 2nd in a few days) but do a lot of day hiking as well.

Love forums and info! So this is great.



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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:39 am

Hi Aaron,

Welcome to HST!
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 Stanley Otter » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:44 pm

Hello. I am relatively new to hiking, having spent the last couple decades canoe camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico Provincial Park. I took a hiking friend with a bucket list that included the Quetico on a trip a few years ago and in return he took me along on the Teton Crest Trail the next year. Since then I have done on trail backpacking in Glacier NP, Grand Canyon NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, and, closer to home, Isle Royale NP. My wife and I recently spent a week in the Wind River Range and did our first bit of off trail hiking over Knapsack Col and to Wall Lake (Nancy/Wandering Daisy’s book was quite helful in prepping for that). We discovered that I enjoy the challenges of off-trail travel and my wife does not. :confused: I am hoping to do a bit more of that in coming seasons and improve my route finding and not-so-scary-class-3 skills. I really appreciate the information in these forums -- it is invaluable. Thanks.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:02 pm

Hi Dennis,

Welcome to HST! Looking forward to reading about your new Sierra adventures! Just so you know, we have a section at the bottom of the main forum page, for areas outside of the Sierra's, so anytime you feel like sharing your trips to Glacier, GC, or any of the Utah Parks, please fee to do so. ;)
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 dafishefishhead5 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:14 pm

Hi, I just found out about HST from a discussion with some other hikers/backcountry fishermen atop Kearsarge Pass the other day. Thought I would register. I've been backpacking the Sierra's since 1984 and camping there since I can't remember. Try to go somewhere along a trail and fish for wild trout every September. (Early season mosquitos bite!) Hope to gain some insight here, always looking for something new. Thanks, TB.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:31 am

Hi TB,

Welcome to HST! Looking forward to some TR's, present and past, both are appreciated here. :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 dooder » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:13 pm

My name is the dooder aka Jayson. Im from southern california inland empire region. I found HST by searching out spots in the back country of the sierras. I was lucky enough to discover Bishop while working in the area. I first fished the owens valley river after work , then drove up to North lake a few times on my own to fish. That's when I knew I had to see more. So I started researching the back country. I've always been into hiking , camping, bouldering and occasional catch and release fishing. Big bear and San jacinto are the local big mountains out here, which I visit when possible. Anything outdoors and scenic is good with me.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby rlown » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:21 pm

Welcome aboard, dooder. Please take a look here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4205 and add that info to your question about your North Lake trip.

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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby dooder » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:00 am

I added the info on my question, thanks .
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Lazeydazey » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:39 pm

Hi ya' all.
My adventure buddy told me about HST. I'm a Sierra info-maniac and love to stay up into the wee hours of the night running searches on HST for spooky hazards like Survival Stories and BigFoot.

I'm just re-entering the backpacking world after 25 years away, to REI's great pleasure. I gravitate to the baby trails. Easy elevation gains, shorter mileage, and lake strewn scenery. I don't fish, or bag peaks, but i love to grip myself out by dunking in all the ice cold lakes I can muster the courage to jump into. (You may have heard my gasping breath screams) Or you may have met me on the trail. I'm the one accepting the toll: snickers, skittles, trailmix, I accept all types of currency. Now that you know, I'm expecting bigger and better payments from each of you.

I have Sierra relief maps on my walls and stare and stare, i love to come at the sierra from multiple angles and piece it together. To look east from above Florence + Edison and then hike Morgan Canyon or Paiute Pass and look West and understand what I am seeing and how the canyons, valleys, mtns, and trails connect - to know what that land looks like in person and how it feels. My goals are to see some dazzling stars (It's been a pretty wet year) some alpenglow sunsets (also blocked by clouds) and to look west, down upon the Kern River Valley and Kings Canyon, from the Eastern Sierra. (My preferred side)

And to those of you making those sasquatch sounds in the middle of the night, you can stop now, I totally know it's you. :p
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby austex » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:40 am

LazeyDasey,
Thanks for the intro. A nice perspective on the Sierra. I tend to daydream a lot about my next trip, whenever that may be. Welcome.

And to those of you making those sasquatch sounds in the middle of the night, you can stop now, I totally know it's you. :p
Sam-quatch! Russ you can come clean now... :lol:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:23 pm

austex wrote: Russ you can come clean now... :lol:


They're out there man!

Welcome, Lazydazey. Don't be afraid of the dark :paranoid:
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