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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:46 pm

Maybe liven things up a bit! I'm newish here but already post way too much.
I'm no suture for my future.



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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:07 pm

Rockchucker wrote:
I'm newish here but already post way too much.


Not that newish any more. :)
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby markskor » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Hey Rock...
Not too bad for a flatlander...I'd hike with you.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby austex » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:23 pm

I would too; but I'm afraid I couldn't keep up! BUT I could keep him laughing long enough to keep at my pace... :nod:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:00 pm

We thank you all, if you could only see me blushing! :partyman:
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:06 pm

austex wrote:I would too; but I'm afraid I couldn't keep up! BUT I could keep him laughing long enough to keep at my pace... :nod:

Oh I'm not fast, just plug along at a good pace life's too short to race through it!
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby cefire » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:25 pm

This looks relevant, howdy all! My real name is Andrew. Just moved down to the East Bay from Montana - been peak bagging in the Tahoe basin, but looking forward to taking in some of the high Sierra this summer.

Have a great holiday season everyone :D
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby rlown » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:29 pm

Montana? wow. what a shift. My Uncle moves here from Great Falls, MT to beat the snow and cold to Wilton. welcome, cefire.
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Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby wanderin.jack » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:29 pm

Hi folks,
Don't know if I've introduced myself or not. 52 yo male living in the NorCal Central Valley. Almost always hike with my grand companion (wife). Try to hike +200 miles in the Sierra every summer. Did the JMT in 2009 but now try to stay way from it until after Labor Day. Have done some of the SHR and reaching deeper into off trail adventures. In the winter I hike a lot in the eastern coast range (see http://www.yolohiker.org )


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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby Shhsgirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:00 am

Hi, I'm shhsgirl, although the "girl" part is a lie, since I'm 62, with a 66 year old husband, four grown children and grandchildren. I've been backpacking since my teens, although kids and work have interrupted it somewhat. In 2012 I did the two southern sections of the HSR, and loved being off trail. Then I had a major posterior cervical fusion, and spent 2013 wondering if I'd ever get back. Coming along slowly, so planning only trail trips for 2014. Hubby was a total badass crazy climber in youth, who liked setting off for North Pal at 3:00 p.m., cowboy hat, old slick Pivetta boots, ragged orange rain parka his only equipment, summitting at 6:00 pm, descending in horrendous thunder, lightning, snow storm without flashlight. Used lightning flashes for illumination. It was either learn not to worry or divorce him, and I chose the former. Luckily, he's not physically capable of that anymore, although he still refuses to hike on trails, so I'll have to find girlfriends for my trips this summer. I've made every backpacking mistake in the book, and still have some to go. My major lesson was that if my feet are happy, so, pretty much, am I. Due to my weird duck-shaped feet (great for swimming!) I finally went with custom boots. Next major lesson: As I get older, I have to rely on brain, not brawn, but all my fellow geezers know that. Lightening up pack has been a major advance for me. Hoping to do HST as one of the trail trips this summer. Water might be an issue in my favorite season, fall.
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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby rlown » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:06 pm

wow. back surgery. well, it's great your planning trips again!

You've posted before, so maybe we'll see more posts from your next trip (or past trips).. It's the slow side of the season so we like any TR.

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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself

Postby oldranger » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:26 pm

Shahs girl,

Don't let a little thing like a fusion stop you from going off trail. I'm your husbands age, had c5-6 fused in February 2001 and by summer was good to go. Of course I was a little younger then but suffered considerable reduction in coordination. Still going on demanding off trail routes (though markskor sometimes has to hold my hand :^o when it gets scary). Trekking poles, careful route selection, shorter distance days have kept me going and looking forward to next summer.

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