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Postby Mooses » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:46 am

"Mooses" started as a joke between my wife and I on our honeymoon. She's from Estonia, so often times I get Estonglish when speaking to her. Anyway, we were hiking in Teton during our honeymoon and we had a discussion of whether it was "moose" or "mooses" for the plural we had just passed a group of moose. So, for the rest of our honeymoon she was calling them "mooseses", plural 2x, as a joke. I just went with "Mooses".
"Sorry folks, park's closed, moose out front should have told ya."

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Postby Gak Icenberg » Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:16 pm

I could tell you but, only on a summit. Course after divulging such information, while you weren't looking I'd have to give you a nudge over the precipice off into the void. :nod:
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Postby Take-a-Hike » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:56 pm

Last name is "Huyck" pronounced "Hike". (Dutch). As can be imagined, throws folks for a loop trying to get it right. So am constantly asked how to pronounce. One time while being questioned for a jury panel def. atty asked me how to pronounce my name, (he had it in writing in front of him), I told him, he said.."Oh, that's Huyck huh?" I said "Yes, Huyck, as in Take a..". He looked at me and smiled and so "Oh Take a Hike..." I just smiled back. I was first one dismissed from jury duty..YEE HAW!! :D
Wife bought new Lexus in Dec. She's getting new plates ":heart: 2 HUYCK" Again, the logical choice was taken. Whatever...I guess it keeps the state happy.
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:43 am

Backcountry rock-climber
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Postby Strider » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:53 am

Growing up in El Lay, I was totally into Lord of the Rings, even before Stairway to Heaven. Going hiking in the Sierras was magic. So far, haven't run into any Orcs!
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Postby ndwoods » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:31 am

My brother gave it to me. Drew a pic of me once long ago when AOL was just in it's infancy and titled the pic NDeeWoods. I used that until I switched to Cruzio ISP and had to shorten it to ndwoods.
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Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:07 am

giantbrookie wrote:giantbrookie was chosen because it is part of a title of a fishing book ('Into the Land of the Giant Brookies') I wrote years ago that I haven't gotten published. Of course "giantbrookie" is also chosen for some shock factor (both for the book and the username) because many might regard giant brookie as an oxymoron after having encountered dozens of "knockemdeadbrookie" lakes where you catch a stunted skinny brookie on every cast. Needless to say there really are big brookie lakes if one looks hard enough in the Sierra and the place my wife and I named the "Land of the Giant Brookies" was a basin of unnamed lakes where I caught fish of 15" and better out of four different lakes on a single dayhike.

You used to be laetacara, didn't you? Love that site--I've consulted it any number of times about some dream destinations...

My name goes back nearly 10 years, I think. I love Tehipite Valley, and 'Tehipite Tom' is kind of parallel to 'Yosemite Sam'. Er...a much kinder, gentler Yosemite Sam, of course.
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Postby huts » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:07 pm

huts ws given to me by my younger brother and sister. they also called me "old pal, funny pal" but that is too long.

Postby AfterSeven » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:25 am

The Dyke Route is my favorite Climing Route in the Sierra....but I couldn't really call myself the my first lead was a climb in Yosemite Valley called "After Seven" which is one of the all time great climbs on planet earth and certainly a worthy moniker!
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