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Re: Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself =)

Post by BayHiker » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:52 pm

Hey folks, I’ve lurked for a while and posted a handful of times but realized I’ve never properly introduced myself. I’m Annie, and I’m based in the SF Bay Area.

I grew up camping here in the Coast Range and did a one-night class backpack trip in elementary school, but then stuck to day hiking until a few years ago. In 2016, in desperate need of an offline vacation and given the opportunity to piggyback on a work trip to London, I did a link-up of the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way and have been hooked on backpacking ever since.

I make the occasional foray into El Dorado, Sierra, and Inyo NFs but somehow I mostly find myself going back to explore more of Yosemite. In addition to hiking I do some climbing (primarily Yosemite and Joshua Tree) and mountaineering (most recently in Mexico). I haven’t been able to get out much this year due to an injury, but next year I’m looking forward to doing more off-trail travel and getting up more of California’s 13ers and 14ers.

Hope to see y’all out there!
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Post by maverick » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:09 pm

Hi BayHiker,

Welcome to HST! :)
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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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Post by Lumbergh21 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:22 am

torpified wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:04 pm
I am cross country curious.
Love it! lol! I began exploring my cross country tendencies a couple of years ago, and have found that I like it for the most part. I welcome you and your writing to the group.

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Post by rs44 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:51 pm

Hi all!

I've enjoyed reading this forum the past year or so for the beta and hiking ideas. Happy to no longer lurk :D

What level of backpacking experience do you have?
Level 3- Numerous backpacking/long day-hikes trips, some x-country travel

What terrain are you comfortable/uncomfortable with?
- Class 3/4 terrain/pass/x-country and some snow travel. No experience with ropes or glacier crossing (need friends for that!)

What is your main interest?
- Lakes
- Big Mountain scenery

Typically prefer long day-hikes to backpacking, but definitely want more experience in the latter. Generally willing to do up to 25 miles in a day hike to reach a peak.

Have you hiked at elevation before? Any prior issues with Altitude Sickness?
- Made it to Mt. Shasta at almost 14,200 feet. Only issue with altitude sickness came when I invited it climbing to 13,300 after staying overnight at 4,000ft.

Do you have a route logistics preference: loop, out and back, point to point (which may require 2 vehicles or hitchhiking)?
- Loop or out and back

Is there a particular area in the Sierra that your most interested in (Yosemite, SEKI, western sierra start or eastern start ect.)?
- Eastern Sierra. Had my first trip there in late Sept 2019 and absolutely loved it. Definitely want to venture further into its pristine landscape.

Have you hiked in the Sierra Nevada before, if yes, where? Please list a few of your more difficult hikes, so we can then recommend routes based on your experience level.
- Yes, mostly in Lake Tahoe but also with trips to Yosemite, the Kaiser Wilderness, and the Palisades. Hardest Sierra hikes include a failed attempt on Middle Palisade and Mt. Agassiz, both failures due to weather. Also climbed Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch in July under perfect conditions, which made it relatively easy. Ditto Shastina.

Looking forward to participating in the community!

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Post by maverick » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:28 pm

Hi rs44,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for the TR too. :)
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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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