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Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby Pyrotek » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:57 pm

Hey everyone,

I am new to this website. I have been backpacking for the last 3 months or so (mostly Angeles National Forest) I have all my own gear and plus extra backup gear. I am on here because I am looking for a hiking/backpacking partner. Normally, I hike out a friday night, and come back on a sunday. I have all weekends off from work and have no problem driving a little ways for a fun adventure.

A little about myself, I am 24, got a new trail dog (around 4 months old) and work full time. I used to race downhill mountain biking until I ripped my ACL, had surgery and been backpacking since then. Pretty much all my friends aren't able to make it out for weekend trips due to them working all of the time. It would be pretty cool to find a few people that are more available for some backpacking trips. Once I get to the camping destination, I enjoy drinking a beer and hanging around the campfire to keep it fun!

Anyone out there from Orange County California?


Cheers :thumbsup:


Jonathan



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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:15 pm

Hi Jonathan!

I'm old, drink wine and live in Northern Ca. But welcome to HST! This is a great place to learn.

Good luck with your search. I'm sure you will meet many great people.

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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby Pyrotek » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks russ, Nice to meet ya! This site is pretty cool thus far.

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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby balzaccom » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:43 pm

HI Jonathan

I am a wine drinker from NOrCal as well...but I know there are people from the LA area on these boards. Poke around--you will be amazed at how much info is here!
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check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:47 pm

Welcome, Jonathan. I can't say I'm in Orange Co. (I'm in Fresno), nor am I free to go on trips outside of family ones, but I think you've come to a great electronic meeting place of High Sierra enthusiasts.
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: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby DAVELA » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:26 pm

Check out meetup.com
They have endless backpacking/hiking groups to choose from and join.
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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:53 pm

I know a guy that lives in Orange County that hikes the local area almost every weekend. He is 26 and likes to drink plenty of beer around the camp fire. He does some extreme stuff in my opinion while backpacking but is over all allot of fun.

This is his Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/tyler.johnson.7127

Your always welcome to join me on any adventure. I'm from Bakersfield but it is on your way to the Sierra.
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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby Pyrotek » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:17 pm

Thanks for the warm welcomes to the site!

RoguePhotonic wrote:I know a guy that lives in Orange County that hikes the local area almost every weekend. He is 26 and likes to drink plenty of beer around the camp fire. He does some extreme stuff in my opinion while backpacking but is over all allot of fun.

This is his Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/tyler.johnson.7127

Your always welcome to join me on any adventure. I'm from Bakersfield but it is on your way to the Sierra.


Thanks Rogue, I am down for joining on some trips. Ive never been to the sierras, but Im totally up for that. I wouldnt add him on facebook unless he gave the approval, wouldnt want to be some random person hitting him up out of no where lol.

Ill throw you a message too.


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Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby Bluewater » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:24 am

Welcome to HST Jonathon. I live in Orange County and spend most of the summer in the southern Sierra. We are only 4 hours away from the nearest Sierra trailhead. You are always welcome to join me. There are some great trails nearby around San Jacinto, San G and the PCT. Maybe we can plan something after the holidays. . .
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Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Postby Pyrotek » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:07 am

Hey Bluewater,

I am down for some trips after the upcoming holidays. I just treated myself to some new gear for xmas too :eek: Would be awesome to get into some snow levels too!
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