Introduction (under duress) :-) | High Sierra Topix  

Introduction (under duress) :-)

Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
User avatar

Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby Maddog61 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:13 pm

Hi, My name's Parker.
I'm posting this because two guys named Russ & Mark cornered me on the interwebs. They advised me that I had reached the 1 week lurking limit, and that if I knew what was good for me, I would identify myself. :)
I am a husband and a father of 2 awesome little boys.
I am a ROOKIE hiker/backpacker.
My first 2 trips were last July & September. The second trip was a 2 day 1 night hike w/2 friends to the Cottonwood Lakes basin, where we summited Langley, and I caught my first few golden trout. (hybrid..?) the reason it was only 1 night was because the snow stopped us from summiting in July.
Image
Needless to say... I am hooked, and I have a lot to learn. Thus my lurking:-) I'm not all that interested in peak bagging this year(my toenail just fell off from Langley) ... Just exploring some more of the beautiful Sierras. Maybe Royce Lakes area?
BTW... Santa was awesome this year. He brought me a z-lite pad, a new osprey water bladder, a bear vault 450, some rain pants, and a jetboil! (and 11 days off w/my family. )
Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!

-Parker






Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk



User avatar
Maddog61
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby gary c. » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm

MD61, welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:
"On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude."
-- Lionel Terray
User avatar
gary c.
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 998
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:56 pm
Location: Lancaster, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby markskor » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:09 pm

Yup!
Mountainman who swims with trout
User avatar
markskor
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2047
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:41 pm
Location: Mammoth Lakes
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby rlown » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:57 pm

welcome aboard, Parker! sorry about dragging the intro out of you.. :D It was just interesting that you were on but never in any of the forums. I gathered it was a side effect of using your mobile device and tapatalk, after our PM exchange.

I think you'll find a lot of great info on this site. Congrats on the goldens.. bummer about the toenail. I lose or bruise my right big toenail every September. Guess that foot is a little longer and pronates more than the other.
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5328
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby balzaccom » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Hey! Welcome Maddog!

That's a strange looking fly reel you got on that rod!
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:22 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby Maddog61 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:24 am

No offense taken :) Good icebreaker. I think Tapatalk leaves you logged in so it can notify you of new posts in the forums you're subscribed to.
And as far as my funny lookin' fly reel :)... I had my first fly fishing opportunity last summer on the Davidson river in NC. I loved it, but I have no gear yet.... Or skills for that matter. I did catch 1 nice trout though. I'll post a picture later as they upload tiny from my phone.
I may be picking some brains eventually about flyfishing too;-)
(and for the record- that fish from Cottonwood WAS caught on a fly:) didn't mean to put him in the dirt, but I was trying not to fall into the inlet!


Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Maddog61
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby oldranger » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:06 am

MD

You were wise not to cross mark and russ they are rather large gnarly dudes! Best to keep on their good side. Quality food and booze works for me!

Mike
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
User avatar
oldranger
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2164
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:04 pm

Welcome aboard and best wishes for many enjoyable trips in the future.
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
User avatar
giantbrookie
Founding Member & Forums Moderator
Founding Member & Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 2439
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:22 am
Location: Fresno
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby balzaccom » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:36 pm

And feel free to pick what brains I have left about fly fishing! Who knows, you might find something in there I forgot I knew1
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:22 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby Maddog61 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:11 pm

balzaccom wrote:And feel free to pick what brains I have left about fly fishing! Who knows, you might find something in there I forgot I knew1

Thank you sir:-)

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Maddog61
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby rlown » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:42 pm

There is also a LOT of stuff already on this site, if you use the search function on the top right.

For example, If you search for "fly rod recommendations", you'll find a great thread at: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4451&p=26666&hilit=fly+rod+recommendations#p26666
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5328
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Postby Maddog61 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:29 pm

rlown wrote:There is also a LOT of stuff already on this site, if you use the search function on the top right.

For example, If you search for "fly rod recommendations", you'll find a great thread at: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4451&p=26666&hilit=fly+rod+recommendations#p26666

Good thread. Thanks!

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Maddog61
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Experience: N/A


Return to The Campfire



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media [Bot] and 3 guests