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Re: The way we were...

Postby lostcoyote » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:58 pm

Herm wrote:lostcoyote;
That blue (or is it gray?) shirt with CSUF - would that be Fresno or Fullerton?
I am a graduate of CSU Fullerton.
Cheers,
Herm


herm, eric,

csu fresno.
born & raised there too.



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Re: The way we were...

Postby venturefar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:29 am

First Backpacking trip: Lake Eleanor 1987 (that's me with the ears and the twins cap)
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Re: The way we were...

Postby DriveFly44 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:30 pm

Love it derek!!!
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Re: The way we were...

Postby BrianF » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:09 pm

A "hero" shot of me in the Palisades , probably 1978
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Re: The way we were...

Postby Pietro257 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:32 pm

Bishop Creek, 1965: Me (left), my twin brother (middle), and a younger brother (right). I liked getting dirty in those days too.

My father took this photo. His parents used to take him to the Eastern Sierra in the 1930s. They went to South Lake (out of Bishop) every year to fish and camp. In 1965, he took us to Chocolate Lake, my first backpacking trip. I've been hooked ever since.

My family's spiritual home is in the Eastern Sierra. Four generations of us have been traipsing around the place since the 1930s. I introduced my kids to Sierra backpacking and they love it too.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby fishmonger » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:47 pm

Earliest photo of me hiking - 10th grade school trip to the Vosges Mountains in France in May 1979 - I'm the one on the bottom right looking for the rest of the class. The planners of this trip had no idea that there still can be a lot of snow on the trails at 3500 feet in May... I still think the experience on this trip was the seed of everything I do outdoors to this day. We LOVED it, as cold and wet as we were when we finally made it to the youth hostel. Rental canvas backpack, regular daily wear boots, jeans, corduroy jackets, nylon wind breaker (before DWR was invented).

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Re: The way we were...

Postby markskor » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:59 pm

Sometime in the 60's -
Gas was 39¢ -
Dad, sister, and me - always the fisherman.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby gdurkee » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:46 pm

Just came across this. Young ranger at work (other side of litter) 1972:

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SAR_1972_GD by gedurkee, on Flickr

Not much has changed:

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SAR_2012_GD by gedurkee, on Flickr
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Re: The way we were...

Postby gary c. » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:16 pm

GD, are sure thats not a boy scout on the other side of the litter? :D
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Re: The way we were...

Postby gdurkee » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:55 am

And I'm still every bit as youthful!
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