What happen to our adventure spirit? | High Sierra Topix  

What happen to our adventure spirit?

Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.

Re: What happen to our adventure spirit?

Postby MountainMinstrel » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:05 am

I drive a '69 VW camper so just getting to the TH can be an adventure. :) - :eek: - [-o< - ](*,) - [-o< - :D
Just an old musician who loves the Mountains.

User avatar
Topix Regular
Posts: 319
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:09 pm
Location: Sonora
Experience: N/A

Re: What happen to our adventure spirit?

Postby Jimr » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:42 am

LOL, a '69 VW is like oldranger "can do anything he used to, it just takes a hell of a lot longer!" :littledevil:
Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
User avatar
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
Posts: 1699
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:14 pm
Location: Redondo Beach
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: What happen to our adventure spirit?

Postby balzaccom » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:53 am

I am going to file a minority report here. I have seen a number of young people on the trail over the past few years, and they all seem to be having some kind of adventure. I think that many of them were raised in families that never left the comfort of their suburban home, vacationed in hotels, or maybe stayed in a campground. For these young people to tackle a backpacking trip, even with GPS and a solar charger, is much more of an adventure for them than a four day off-trail hike would be for my wife and me.

Let's give some of these folks a break. They are learning as they go, and by definition, that makes their experiences adventures!

And we need them. We need them to fall in love with the wilderness, so they will vote to protect it in the future!

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
Topix Fanatic
Posts: 1541
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: What happen to our adventure spirit?

Postby freestone » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:30 pm

+1 on that Balzaccom. I saw a variety of young adults and kids on the JMT this year. Thanks to "Wild" maybe?
User avatar
Topix Expert
Posts: 657
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:42 pm
Location: Santa Barbara
Experience: Level 1 Hiker

Re: What happen to our adventure spirit?

Postby Cross Country » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:42 pm

The lake at Arrow Creek was a pretty good adventure for Mike and I. I didn't take a camera. Damn! I"d like someone to show pics here of the two lakes below Arrow Peak on the Woods Creek side.
The lake under Eagle Scout Lake was a good adventure for us too. Again I did'nt take a camera. I wish someone would take pics of this place too. Hiking up the creek the scenry to the ridge on the right was absolutly spectacular. Not AMAZING but spectacular.
Cross Country
Topix Fanatic
Posts: 1309
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:16 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer


Return to The Campfire

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: LMBSGV and 3 guests