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Postby mountaineer » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:31 pm

I think I hiked it in about 45 minutes years ago...probably not too fast compared to some.

Cruiser, why do you need them when you have me here...I can't remember from the good ol' days, are we on the same side or not? If not, lets get at it.:)



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Postby Cruiser » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:46 pm

Don't need em, just makes for a more interesting and diverse discussion. Boy your memory's bad for such a youngster. Was Eric down that long?
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Postby quentinc » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:10 pm

Looks like it's all smoke and no fire, 2nd Amendment notwithstanding. OK -- that's it for me on this topic!
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Postby ERIC » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:53 pm

mountaineer, quoting Eric wrote:Grab a stump, kick your boots up and shoot the breeze about anything that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is an anything goes forum. Tell stories; discuss politics, books, music, or whatever floats your boat.


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Oh, and if I thought any of the topics in this forum obviously belonged in another forum, I would have moved them. Some would probably fit just as well in another forum, but why bother when I could make an argument either way...right? I'm not trying to be the "Forum Nazi" here. "No post FOR YOU!!" :evil: j/k
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Postby Cruiser » Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:15 am

Goodness Eric, I don't remember anyone posting any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or other material that was offensive. . . . Just some good ol honest disagreements that led to some really interesting discussions. I even remember you commenting about how quiet it was when Mountaineer wasn't trying to provoke a debate.
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Postby ERIC » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:51 am

My post wasn't meant to be an accusation. :eek:

...and I don't remember ever saying anything like that about mountaineer? :confused:
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Postby quentinc » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:32 pm

Eric, I appreciate your gentle reminder. One only needs to look at the Whitney Portal website to see how easily a site can be completely ruined by that sort of thing.
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Postby mountaineer » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:19 pm

Boy your memory's bad for such a youngster


Hey, I am an oldster of 41 years. Clue me in, I can't remember if we agree or disagree or not.

Eric, no offense buddy. I was just in a sour mood yesterday and looking for a good argument and couldn't find one in here. I try not to start them, just join in and finish them. :D
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Postby dave54 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:54 pm

mountaineer wrote:I think I hiked it in about 45 minutes years ago...probably not too fast compared to some.


I haven't been up to the peak in several years so I really can't even estimate. 45 minutes sounds like a nice pace, but I never really cared for speed hiking. I'm probably too slow to be a hiking partner for many of the regulars here. I measure my hiking speed in smiles per hour.

South of there are some trails that get relatively little use. Heart Lake is a easy destination. Older maps show two trails leading to it from the 17 Road. The North Digger Creek trail is nearly gone. Someone built a series of cairns to mark the route but it is still hard to follow. The South Digger Creek trail is well maintained (by the CDC inmate crews from Ishi Camp in Paynes Creek). Both trails come together at Heart Lake and continues south to Glassburner Meadows and the 30N16 Road. I haven't been on that section of trail in many years so I cannot relate its condition. Some people mtn bike it even though it just cuts across the corner of LVNP. About a 1/4 mile up the trail from the 30N16 road is a nice surprise. A 1931 plantation has some Giant Sequoias that have grown well. Planted by the CCC's.

Another favorite hike of mine is in the Blue Lake/Rice Creek/Spencer Meadows area just south of the Park Boundary. I make a loop out of it. Blue Lake gets a fair amount of day use but the trails north of Blue Lake see very little use. Unfortunately, not much maintenance either.

Do you visit some lesser used trails in the area?
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Postby mountaineer » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:40 pm

LOL! That 45 minute hike was about 22 years ago. Not these days. I haven't been up there in about that long but I definitely need to go back. That Blue Lake hike sounds interesting. I remember Lassen being a photographers paradise.

Thanks for the info.

This is pathetic, I come in here looking for an argument and I end up talking hiking in the mountains. :unibrow:

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Want a good argument Mountaineer? One word.. Evolution

Postby Bearlover » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:00 pm

Just bring up Evolution again! I seem to remember quite a debate.. monkey flowers and all! Oops.. I hope I don't start an avalanche where a gentle cascade is wanted!
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Postby SteveB » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:43 pm

dave54 wrote:Because we can go to any of the other sites and get all the political BS we can stomach. Even threads that start out as outdoor related soon degenerate into a political mudfest.


Personally, I'm happy this place is the way it is. Too many good sites and newsgroups have been completely ruined by political non-sense intruding OFF-TOPIC. I don't come here to read about the latest Bush-bash or "blood for oil" crap, and the less I see of it here the happier I'll be. :)
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