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Re: hiking classifications

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:13 pm

I am not up on my popular culture, but I thought we baby boomers are well past (too old) to be a "yuppie". I do not think that classification is limited to any age group- could label it as the "want-a-guide-for-free" backpacker.

Or perhaps the "insecure bucket-list" backpacker. Not really interested in the process, just wants bragging rights, not sure of his/her skills enough to do it him/herself. This backpacker will ONLY do "big name" trails or routes well documented and bragged about on the internet- nothing obscure. Definitely this trip will entail a lot of "selfies".



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Re: hiking classifications

Postby Cross Country » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:42 pm

WD - I liked yours - pretty funny.
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby Shhsgirl » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:24 pm

WD, you may be correct. It may be that Baby Boomers are too old to be Yuppies. I'm too old to recall when "yuppie" came into the currency!
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby Cloudy » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:31 pm

Sorry, I couldn't tell that it started in jest. :) I'm still not into classifying folks but if I had to, it would be "dumb@$$es" and the rest...
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:00 pm

Here's the Wikipedia entry on "yuppie."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuppie

As a baby boomer (born 1951), "yuppies" were definitely the next generation. I know "baby boomers" are "officially" defined as 1946-1964, but if you weren't old enough to experience the Kennedy assassination, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, and be draft-eligible for Vietnam (yes, I know women were not draft eligible back then, but they were old enough if we'd been less sexist) you are not a baby boomer.
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby iHartMK » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:50 am

Well since you're stereotyping people, SMH. Don't forget about the awful southern California hikers... the worst kind!.. They drive 7+ hours to the trailhead in their Lezbaru Outback wagons. They are the loudest most pretentious people on the trail. They are the ones us locals read about in the local news that got lost and died for doing something stupid in the backcountry. You're not in Disneyland anymore Mr & Mrs. SoCal.

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Re: hiking classifications

Postby TahoeJeff » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:31 am

My motto:
Never trust anyone under 6200'.
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby markskor » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:37 am

TahoeJeff wrote:My motto:
Never trust anyone under 6200'.

Flatlander...lol. Try 7,800'.
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby Cloudy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:04 pm

"They drive 7+ hours to the trailhead in their Lezbaru Outback wagons". That is another atypical stereotype in the making (except for the hours)! I have owned my 1985 Subaru 4WD GL wagon since 1985 and it's getting time for a replacement after serving me well for so many years. It was love at first sight and and I have never regretted my choice. I will likely replace it next year with with a six-cylinder Outback since sadly, they phased out 4WD and manual transmissions. It may be the last car I ever own - which is a frightening thought... :)
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:31 pm

Cloudy wrote:"They drive 7+ hours to the trailhead in their Lezbaru Outback wagons". That is another atypical stereotype in the making (except for the hours)! I have owned my 1985 Subaru 4WD GL wagon since 1985 and it's getting time for a replacement after serving me well for so many years. It was love at first sight and and I have never regretted my choice. I will likely replace it next year with with a six-cylinder Outback since sadly, they phased out 4WD and manual transmissions. It may be the last car I ever own - which is a frightening thought... :)


My significant alien drives a Subaru Forester - just replaced his old one with a new one - because they are the only car he fits in so as not to develop sore knees using the pedals and not hit his head on the ceiling. That it helps us get up to trailheads on iffy roads helps.

I've driven for about 10 hours to get to trailheads... sometimes it's worth the drive. Most weekends we drive less than 2 hours....
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Re: hiking classifications

Postby oldranger » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:58 pm

Wow this is way off topic! We are also in the market for a new car. Since I'm off to the Sierra or Sawtooths for about 5 weeks every summer Kathy wants a vehicle to pull the new travel trailer when I am gone. After careful consideration of all alternatives we are nearing the conclusion that I leave the 4 Runner at home for her and take our second vehicle to the get to the trailheads. Our Prius doesn't hack it. Looking at all alternatives for a high clearance vehicle plus decent milage for a daily driver in Central Oregon we keep coming back to a Subi Outback 4 cyl with all the driving assist aids as the best most economical alternative for a geriatric couple. Unfortunately that means buying new as opposed to used. We did the same with the 4 Runner because used, low milage ones cost almost as much as new.

Subarus are so pervasive in Central Oregon they simply can't be used as a stereotype for a certain personality. (back on topic) My stereotype of an a--hole driver is one who drives a bimmer!

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Re: hiking classifications

Postby iHartMK » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:39 am

oldranger wrote:My stereotype of an a--hole driver is one who drives a bimmer!

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What the heck is a bimmer??
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