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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Shader » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:41 am

Hello folks,
I just found this forum and I am pumped to start planning my next trip. I live in Southern California and I love going up near Bishop to camp and backpack.



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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby ppolischuk » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:49 am

Howdy. Live in the East Bay, spend as many weekends in the SIerra as I can manage. I tend to alternate between very relaxing trips with multiple nights spent at the same lake and more demanding trips with fun passes and some peak-bagging. Trying to lighten my pack (in part to give me something to do between trips), and am starting to get into Tenkara fishing.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby rlown » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:58 am

Welcome aboard Shader and ppolischuk. The more the merrier!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Izzie » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:29 am

Hi Maverick, I met you and your companions around Sep 11/12? Searching for Matthew Green on your way toBanner/Ritter. I was with Shhgirl. I really love the outdoors and backpacking but need to do better at route finding and clambering over talus with a 40lb backpack! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Izzie
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:05 pm

Hey Izzie,

Welcome to HST!
It was great meeting the two of you. I will send you my phone number via PM, let's talk about those two issues, and whatever else, will be happy to assist in any which I can. :nod:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Jimr » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:07 am

Welcome Izzie,
It was nice meeting you as well. :D
What?!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Izzie » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:38 pm

Jimr wrote:Welcome Izzie,
It was nice meeting you as well. :D

Hi Jimr, I couldn't remember everybody's name, nice to meet you too. Got some good advice from Maverick about negotiating talus. I was a bit traumatised 4 years ago descending frozen lake pass, my first experience on talus. This time out I felt I did a bit better but still can't float over talus like I have watched some experienced Trekkers perform effortlessly. Hard to find talus to practice on in the Bay Area! Any helpful hints appreciated. Kudos for what you and your team were doing out there!!!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Kaweah River Forge » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:52 am

Just wanted to say Howdy!!! I'm a California Native I have spent my entire life enjoying the most Beautiful mountain range in the World!!! I make custom Knives for outdoor Adventurers for a living. :D
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:54 am

Hi KRW,

Welcome to HST! Do you have a website address, so we can see your knives?
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 Kaweah River Forge » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:06 pm

maverick wrote:Hi KRW,

Welcome to HST! Do you have a website address, so we can see your knives?

krfknives.com Just getting it going!!! Thanks!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Arun » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:35 pm

Arun here. I found your site while doing "research" on Golden Trout in the High Sierras. Lots of the best pics were on HST, so I figured I'd join. Very happy to see you don't name names when it comes to the lakes big fish are caught (for the most part). My first high-country trip was when I was 14; a brother took me on a 6-day backpack trip and I was hooked. The next year my parents let me and a buddy (same age, 15) take a Greyhound bus from Oakland to Tahoe, and we did a 12-day trip into Desolation. That was back in the mid-70's, and it was an awesome experience. I'm in the Northwest now, but have made it a point to take a trip to the South Sierras every year possible. Haven't found any high country I like quite as much.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:31 pm

Hi Arun,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for the intro.
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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