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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby maverick » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:05 pm

SSSDave wrote "Probably the only old guy here that can provide an accurate count", yeah
what's up with dat, you "old guys", I want days, minutes, and seconds accounted for, in
each section!
Sheesh, just can't get any decent input anymore.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby markskor » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:41 pm

"Probably the only old guy here that can provide an accurate count... But just backpacking..."

Pretty cool that you keep such an accurate count -(Ah, your journals?)...but of what?
That ~200 number mentioned (if I added right), does that apply to your total Sierra nights out?

You are right though, about being old and unable to give accurate numbers of all wanderings.
Interesting, when you think about it perspective-wise, 200+ seems like a fair number of total Sierra backpacking nights...lucky man!
I wonder how many others here have approached that number...more or less?
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby rlown » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:45 pm

I didn't think this was about numbers, but most visited. One of my least visited, but most coveted is Hoover. I like the beaver dams, the fish and the ability to harvest food there, including morel mushrooms, squirrels and potatoes.. I know.. I read too many Tom Brown books..
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby SSSdave » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:29 am

markskor wrote:"Probably the only old guy here that can provide an accurate count... But just backpacking..."

Pretty cool that you keep such an accurate count -(Ah, your journals?)...but of what?
That ~200 number mentioned (if I added right), does that apply to your total Sierra nights out?

You are right though, about being old and unable to give accurate numbers of all wanderings.
Interesting, when you think about it perspective-wise, 200+ seems like a fair number of total Sierra backpacking nights...lucky man!
I wonder how many others here have approached that number...more or less?


No those are backpacking trips. Total nights will break 4 figures if I don't manage to croak the next few years.

The nice thing about making various records is it is about the only way to recall much a decade or two later. Images are a huge help but there can be more. As a twenty-something began keeping a crude penciled log early on to help index my 35mm photography slides. Then a decade later separated some of that info out into a trip log that includes dates, length of trip, names of others, and areas visited. At the bottom total the number of trips into each forest/wilderness as well as the number of trips of a given length. In the 90's began a spreadsheet log that includes all my daytrips. Also in this digital camera age have made some whole group trip multimedia html CDROMs where each person sends in their photo's, video, and stories.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby quentinc » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:37 pm

Not only can I not keep any kind of track, I don't even pay attention to which area my trips fall in. Almost all of my trips start on the east, from Horseshoe Meadows on the south, up to Rush Creek on the north. I tend to avoid western entrances, although I'd like to do a portion of Roper's High Route heading out of Road's End some day. I also tend to avoid Yosemite . Partly just because it's too far from So. Cal., but I've been underwhelmed by the travel I have done there (ducking from the tomatoes and chorus of catcalls :paranoid: ).
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby hikerchick395 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:07 am

D, B, E (by way of eastside passes)

(I've counted 196 backpacking nights but I'm missing info on a few years.)
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby markskor » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:07 am

Sort of hard to put a label - "most visited section" - after a while, all past trips seem to merge...one Sierra... many trails connected - multiple Muirs, Tahoe Rim, TYT, among others.
BTW, If a trip starts out in section A, and passes through the entire alphabet, where does it belong here?

No way to keep track of them all...Hard to keep track of even one year's ramblings, much less, decades...also heavy believer in self-medication :eek: .
FWIW, I like the section between Kennedy Meadows and Desolation best.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby oldranger » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:21 pm

Which Kennedy Meadows? ;)

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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby Cross Country » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:56 pm

I was a public school teacher and had the summers off. Despite the fact that for 25 years I usually played over 50 softball games per summer I backpacked over 500 days in that time (including a few each Spring and Fall). I backpacked over 550 days in my life. I'll bet there are many who write here who backpacked more than I did.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby dave54 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:40 pm

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