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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself =)

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:06 pm

Hi Scott,

Welcome to HST! :)
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Postby MarchingOn » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:27 pm

Hi, my name is Matt.

I came across HST while looking for something similar to my local mountain forums http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org and http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/index.php for the High Sierras and it looks like I found it.

Will be heading to Cottonwood lakes next weekend and will try and post a timely TR.

-Matt
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Postby maverick » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:30 pm

Hi Matt,

Welcome to HST! Looking forward to your TR. :)
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 Wezzle » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:00 am

Hi there! Relative newbie to backpacking here. Got started a couple of years ago on a weekend trip to Snow Mountain Wilderness with some friends who were prepping for a thru-hike of the Te Araroa. I've got little ones at home (2 and 6) so have only managed a couple trips per year since. I've taken my daughter on a couple of one-nighters to Pt Reyes and Castle Rock SP, and enjoyed a couple of 3-night trips to Desolation Wilderness with other newbie backpacker friends of mine, and did Half Dome as a really long day hike. Looking forward to expanding my experience with longer trips and pushing into the shoulder seasons.

This site has been a great resource. I think it was a search for mosquito data that originally brought me here, and just that section of the site alone is a gold mine.

Future trips on the wishlist:
Somthing in Trinity Alps Wilderness (maybe 4 Lakes loop),
Rae Lakes Loop,
Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley via Clouds Rest,
Ohlone Wilderness Trail,
and a low-mileage wilderness 2-nighter with my daughter (maybe Woods Lake - Winnemucca - Round Top up near Carson Pass)
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Postby maverick » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:29 am

Hi Wezzlw,

Welcome to HST! Nice wishlist, must live in the Bay Area. :)
Skyline-to-the-Sea, Henry Coe and Ventana Wilderness are great too, though not sure how much it was affected by the fire. Henry Coe, Skyline-to-the-Sea, Ohlone should all be done after we have had some decent rain fall, the last two because of the waterfalls, Berry Creek Falls in Big Basin is hands down the prettiest in the Bay Area, and HC and Ohlone are very dry hikes so in the Spring time is when you will have water, lower temps, and pretty wildflowers.
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Postby hard_cor » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:01 pm

Hi, I'm Cory and I've been a chronic multi-year lurker. I happened upon this treasure trove while investigating routes through foreign territory, and am thankful for the quality of information, generously presented; my excursions and experiences have benefited, and I remain ever grateful for all the contributors and their detailed posts.

I'm a native Minnesotan, but now call New Hampshire home where I am an avid hiker/bushwhacker in the White Mountains. I first tasted the Sierra in 2009, hiking the classic South Lake/North Lake circuit, climbing Mt Spencer along the way. I was hooked, and aimed to return on an annual basis. In 2010 I joined a Sierra Club outing for a cross country adventure out of Mineral King (https://flic.kr/s/aHskEJdBLg), and in 2012 joined the crowds in exploring the exquisite Yosemite. I then discovered Wyoming's Wind River Range and became distracted, deliriously infatuated, with excursions in 2012 (https://flic.kr/s/aHsjDzYBer), 2013 (https://flic.kr/s/aHsjJeqDPs) and 2014 (https://flic.kr/s/aHsk3PUnUe).

I recently returned from an 8 day circuit in and out of Onion Valley, combining trail and xc adventure to gain entry into the elusive and tantalizing Kaweah Basin. I'm in the process of sorting through photos and it is my intent to share a trip report. In brief, our route went counter-clockwise to visit these highlights: Kearsarge Pass > Longley Pass > Thunder Ridge Pass > Talus Pass > Colby Pass > Kaweah Basin > Wrights Basin > Mt Barnard > Forester Pass > Onion Valley.

Thanks again to the generosity of spirit that inundates this site!
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Postby rlown » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:37 pm

welcome. It's important to share what you've learned back here either in a TR or a comment in a timely manner to help others.
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Postby Devin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:16 pm

Hi, I'm Devin and I'm new to the site & backpacking in general. I had a great time on my first backpacking trip in the Sierras last year going from June Lake to Tuolumne Meadows, and that inspired me to plan another trip this past summer in Desolation Wilderness. Camping has been a favorite activity to share with my friends, and getting into backpacking has really been a great way to take that interest to the next level. Being in the Bay Area, I've also enjoyed many 1-2 night trips to Point Reyes & the Tahoe area. This forum has really helped with planning my Desolation Wilderness trip, and I love gathering ideas for future excursions. I think I found it just by doing google searches for Desolation Wilderness information. I'm planning ahead to hike either the JMT or TYT with my girlfriend in the summer of 2018, and looking to plan some trips in summer 2017 to get more experience (looking into a couple 2-3 night trips around Leavitt Meadows or Florence Lake).
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Postby maverick » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:23 pm

Thanks for the intro Devin, already gave you a welcome greeting on your first post. Looking forward to your future TR's. :)
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Postby Devin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:03 pm

I saw that, thanks for the warm welcome! I'm definitely looking forward to posting future TRs, all the more motivation to take more trips to the sierras.
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Postby SNOOOOW » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:19 pm

My name is Jon and I guess I have been "lurkin around" for awhile now. I live in NV just outside of Tahoe but spend a lot of my free time in the Sierra. I will post a TR or 3 in the upcoming days as I climbed a bunch of peaks this past year, mostly SPS peaks but not all. I have been lagging on being a productive member of this society although I will work on giving and not just taking. So with that being said, I have been backpacking for quite a few years but recently have been spending most of my days scrambling and rambling around on long and short day trips. I am always interested in meeting new people that have similar interests and experiences to tag along or join on adventures. I think I found this site thru a guy named Andy who I ran into a few years ago out in the Miter Basin and I saw this site on his site...seatosummitultralight or something. Anyways, that's it!
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Postby maverick » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:50 pm

Hi Jon,

Welcome to HST! Yeah that was Bluewater you ran into in Miter.
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