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The way we were...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:01 pm
by gcj
Hi
I saw this on another site and it looks like fun. I know you've got them... those old pictures of yourself climbing and hiking back in those early days. The day you wore bell bottoms up Half Dome, the peace symbol around your neck, the roach clip on your keychain. Here's you chance to show how you were before the hair started turning gray and the body parts started moving south :).

So, blow the dust off and start scanning.

Here's a couple that I found that I thought were lost forever (they were in a mis-labeled box for more than twenty years):
MeGM.jpg
MeKG.jpg

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:23 pm
by mokelumnekid
Hah- I guess the theme is 'flying your freak flag' eh?
dard-cone.jpg


Not that radical except for the time ('68 or '69) and place I guess. Many will recognize the (volcanic) peak in the back.

Here's another a few years later, north fork Stanislaus (gotta click on it to see anything):
n-fk-stan.jpg

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:32 am
by giantbrookie
I'm surprised we haven't had more people post on this. Attached are two photos from September 1975 on Mt Lyell: one at the 'schrund and one on the summit.

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:37 pm
by freestone
GB... Is that a Sierra Cup I see hanging from your belt? Just another way of dating ourselves, eh?

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:48 pm
by giantbrookie
freestone wrote:GB... Is that a Sierra Cup I see hanging from your belt? Just another way of dating ourselves, eh?
It sure is. I still carry one to this day.

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:31 am
by vandman
On top of North Palisade. July 1979. My freshman year at SF State. My girlfriend dropped me off at Florence Lake and I hiked to Barrett Lakes in 2 days and met up with a friend. I'm wearing my Vasque Blister Makers. Terrible boots.
n.palisade.selfport.197972.jpg

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:42 pm
by mokelumnekid
Great climb in blue jeans- and agreed about those P-O-S boots. I still have mine- what are they about 5 pounds each? I haven't touched them since about 1980.

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:24 pm
by gcj
Must have just missed you, Vandman. I was on that summit in Aug. 1979. Wearing blue jeans also, I might add (what else?). I'm just glad they weren't bell bottoms. Probably not good with crampons and such. :)

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:41 am
by vandman
Here's an old Kodachrome taken in June 1977 at Florence Lake. I'd Just graduated from High School. My friend Mitch and I are enjoying a post adventure beer(PBR--back when PBR was uncool) after 10 days of snow, sleet and rain on the Goddard Pendant. We hiked up the South Fork of the San Joaquin, and climbed Goddard. Check out Mitch's wood panelled Dodge van.
van and mitch florence lake 197772.jpg

Re: The way we were...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:42 am
by BSquared
Here I am being hauled up the southeast buttress of Cathedral Peak in 1980 by a [real] climber friend. Great climb, but I was scared sh*tless for the first half hour or so... I think the technical name for the technique illustrated here is called "hanging on for dear life."