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Re: The way we were...

Postby BSquared » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:02 pm

gdurkee wrote:And I'm still every bit as youthful!


Aye, I'll vouch for that! :^o
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Re: The way we were...

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:48 am

Laid up with a full blown gout attack, perusing the entire HST site. Great thread folks, brings back some great memories and smiles.
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1964 with my Mom, Marble Mountain Primitive area
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last week at age 98
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Re: The way we were...

Postby BSquared » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:05 am

Ouch! You have my sympathies, John! :(
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Re: The way we were...

Postby Troutdog 59 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:06 am

Sorry to hear about the gout, but those are some great shots past and present John. Love the recent pick with you and mom! Priceless!!!!!!
If you stand in the light, you get the feel of the night, and the music that plays in your ear......
In your mind you can hear, a voice so sweet and clear, and the music that plays in your head......
As it flows up from the ground, taking all that hear the sound, close your eyes, it’s about to begin.

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Re: The way we were...

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:17 pm

Thanks guys: ice, elevate and ibuprofen!
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Re: The way we were...

Postby Jimr » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:04 pm

I haven't looked at this thread in a long time. So cool! I went through some of my old photos. It seems I have many of myself fishing and diving, but I guess I was the only one with a camera when backpacking. I did find this one, lake 9797, Goddard Creek, 1985. If you were at last year's meetup, you would probably recognize the flannel shirt. I brought it on every trip until this year when I retired it.

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Re: The way we were...

Postby Cross Country » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:28 pm

Joe Hirsher and I fished this lake in 1974. If I can find a pic I´ll post it.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby giantbrookie » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:02 pm

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On the summit of Alta Peak, October 1967.

I too was going through old photos recently. I figured I'd post this one. This is me in October 1967 on the top of Alta Peak. This was my first SPS summit and I climbed it with my dad. We were a part of a Loma Prieta Sierra Club trip that climbed from our campsite at Pear Lake; this was also my first overnight trip in the Sierra. My dad took this photo and did the developing in his home darkroom as he did with all of the black and whites he took.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: The way we were...

Postby freestone » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:31 am

GB, your B&W should have been featured in Life magazine. For some reason, the old DR stuff really engages my imagination.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby ERIC » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:55 pm

freestone wrote:GB, your B&W should have been featured in Life magazine. For some reason, the old DR stuff really engages my imagination.


Totally agree. Captivating photo. Thanks for posting.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby Cross Country » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:32 am

I agree absolutly too.
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Re: The way we were...

Postby oleander » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:41 pm

Jimr wrote:lake 9797, Goddard Creek, 1985. If you were at last year's meetup, you would probably recognize the flannel shirt.


Jimbo,

1. Wish I'd made it to 9797 this year. I was within 1/2 mile of it! Darn. Looks pretty.
2. Don't remember the flannel. Sorry!
3. Some people age very well :wink:
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