The way we were...

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Re: The way we were...

Post by Ozark Flip » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:13 am

Bitchin' photos you all.








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Post by vandman » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:14 am

nice boots you've got on there cross country!
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Re: The way we were...

Post by gcj » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:09 pm

Wow! So many bodacious responses! I'm a little relieved to see that I'm not the only geezer on this board... but, 'old' is the 'new young', right? :D

I found another lost photo from back in the day. This one really made my wife laugh. (We didn't meet until the nineties when I was clean cut, clean shaven and a little heavier.)
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Post by Troutdog 59 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:10 pm

hikerchick395 wrote:All of these photos make me smile! :)
Me too HC 395!!!! And while its really not all that surprising, I find it amusing that so many of us where in similar locations near the same time.

Vandman, I think we may have met briefly back in June of 77 :eek: as I too was in the area. I'm actually being serious, because of the pic of your buds van. I think you guys gave me, my brother Jim, my friend Glen, and our Samoyed dog Fuzzy a ride from Shaver to Fresno (included Fuzzy as we were pretty unremarkable and easily forgotten, but how many backpacking samoyeds does one see :D ). It could be a coincidence, but damn if that van doesnt look like the one we got a ride in and damn if whoever it was didnt give us a PBR beer and I think you had Guiness as well !!! Could be mistaken, but I'm kinda doubting it!!!

We had hiked out of Bear Creek and came down to find our car wouldnt start. We tried all measures to get it going, but they all failed. We decided to hitch rides back to our place in So Cal and come back with my car with parts and a new battery to repair it. We ended up renting a tow hitch a pulling it back. It was still a great adventure!!!

Talk about a different snow year. 77 was a drought year and we camped at Three Isand Lake on 6/23 (my birthday) at about 10,500'. I recall only a few small snow drifts along the way.
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Re: The way we were...

Post by vandman » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:17 am

Troutdog,
It could very well be that my friend Mitch and I gave you guys a ride back in 1977. We always picked up hitchhiking backpackers , and although I don't remember you and your group, the fact that you mention Guiness stout AND PBR makes it a most probable yes, because that was our signature combo and we were very generous with our beverages!

Here's a vintage Kodachrome taken in 1976, the summer i spent about 55 days in the Sierra. It was taken on the trail between Simpson Meadow and Tehipite Valley. It was the best Summer for a 17 year old!
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Re: The way we were...

Post by Jimr » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:14 am

Vandman & Troutdog::: now that's a cool "we've crossed paths before" story. What makes me smile is the "bitchin'" and "bodacious" terms. Ah, the terms of our youth. My kids think they originated and own their coolness. Little do they know that their parents paved the way.
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Re: The way we were...

Post by Allyn » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:32 am

Okay. I'll Bite. First photo is of the family at the Cathedral Lakes trailhead in the late 1960's. That's me on the far left. Second one is from the JMT near Devil's Postpile in 1973. Me on the far right.

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Post by Jimr » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 am

You boys are definitely ready for high water :D
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Post by Allyn » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:45 pm

Jimr wrote:You boys are definitely ready for high water :D
Hey we had to look good out on the trail didn't we!!! :lol:

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Re: The way we were...

Post by Jimr » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:59 pm

I looked the same way at that age. Parents couldn't keep me in fitting jeans, hence I had alot of cutoffs. :eek:
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