A Salute To The Old Guard

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A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by ERIC » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:43 pm

October 25, 2005. That's when we relaunched HST after getting hacked by the Russians in 2004. Here's to the members who rejoined or joined shortly thereafter and have stuck around and remained active through thick and thin for the past 18 YEARS! I realize this is a partial list, so please add on to the list if you or someone you know is an active founding member! And be sure to use the "@" symbol before their username so they get notified to this thread. :)

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by hikerduane » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:03 pm

Short list Eric. I'm afraid I don't post much, too much talent and brains here for me to keep up with.
Piece of cake.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by The Other Tom » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:39 am

A big THANKS to you, Eric!!

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by austex » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:42 am

Wasn't aware this place existed back then; but like Texas I got here as fast as I could! Thanks to all!

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by MountainMinstrel » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:26 am

I wasn't here before the hack but joined July 19 2006.
Just an old musician who loves the Mountains.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by ironmike » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:26 pm

Ha! That is interesting. Like Duane, surprised to see my “name” in that short list though I’m more of an erstwhile poster. But I do remember those pre-2005 days when Snow Nymph and the Schmunk brothers were regulars.

Quite an accomplishment for HST to be such a fixture in the Internet mountaineering community for that long. Congrats and thanks to the founders for fostering such a valuable and enduring resource for Sierra lovers.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by rightstar76 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:44 pm

Yes, incredible this site has been going for over 13 years. To Eric and the Old Guard, a hearty thanks. If it wasn't for all of your hard work, dedication, and participation, HST wouldn't be the amazing place it is. Thanks again.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by gary c. » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:38 am

I guess that I was a little behind the first wave. Joined:Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:56 pm

Like mentioned above I miss some of the old regular posters. Things have changed over the years specially with social media coming into being. I still enjoy the forum format and being able to read your reports.
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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by freestone » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:10 am

Eric, Thank you for the shout out and also to all the other founders, moderators, contributors (new and old!) and site developers for continuing to keep this site interesting and relevant. Still getting up into the alpine Sierra, posting about it, and reading other contributors, with no plans of changing that anytime soon.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by copeg » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 am

Hard to believe its been that long. Many thanks to everyone that's contributed over the years! (almost forgot my username used to be trailblazer until I went and revisited some of my first few posts)

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