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Re: The way we were...

Postby 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...

Postby 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...

Postby 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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Re: The way we were...

Postby Jimr » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 am

You boys are definitely ready for high water :D
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Re: The way we were...

Postby 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...

Postby 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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Re: The way we were...

Postby LMBSGV » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:48 pm

As another geezer, I love this thread. It was fun searching through old photos. Since I took most of the family photos back then, there are almost none of me, but lots of great ones of my wife many of which I had forgotten about. Here's one I found of me in the Minarets in 1981.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby vandman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:43 am

Here's a photo my brother Mike took of me as I begin the swim through Muir Gorge. I'm wearing Levis cutoffs, tennis shoes, no socks, and an Alpine day pack. I carried my camera and snacks wrapped in a garbage bag. Mike snapped this photo and joined me on an eerie float through the gorge which for a very short stretch was a dark steep slot. The water was cold, but tolerable. 1976 was a drought year, so the water was low. Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, Yosemite.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby fishmonger » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:24 pm

Mather Pass, July 1989 during my second JMT hike

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before anyone knew what micro spikes were :unibrow: , descending from Monte Rotondo, island of Corsica, 1984

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staying warm, somewhere off trail near VVR and lake T Edison, after a bear woke me up, July 1989

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Re: The way we were...

Postby Cross Country » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:17 pm

Back when long hair was in, before short hair was in before long hair was in again. What's in now?
I could always eat lots of fish!

Kid Lakes 1974. The fish were larger in 2003.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby hikerchick395 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:20 am

Here's an oldie I came across...1960 campsite on Rock Creek
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Re: The way we were...

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:45 am

Two photos from 1969. Wind River Mountains. I did not get to the Sierra until the mid-1990's.

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