A Salute To The Old Guard

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.
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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by SSSdave » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:13 pm

Thanks Eric, disgusting how our later years pass by so quickly, like a bowling ball accelerating rolling down from the top of Clouds Rest.

Here is one from those old days with numbers of the old guard.


"Baddest Trail"

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by Shawn » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:07 pm

HST has always been a goldmine of high Sierra information. I've always been so grateful to be a part of this terrific community. Thanks to Eric and the moderators for keeping it that way.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by giantbrookie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:09 am

Eric,

Thanks so much for running this site. This is the only electronic bulletin board I regularly visit (I do not do the usual social media, for example). I remember joining long ago in the days I still had my little website running. Over the years I'd field questions about High Sierra fishing and the like through my website, but I 'moved' so to speak over to Topix and I've never left (and my internet provider pulled the plug on my website). Even for someone who has hiked for so long and to so many places in the Sierra I continually find new and interesting information posted on Topix. That is one of the great things about the site: it has something for everyone of all experience and ability levels. The congeniality of folks who regularly post has also been consistently high-- My daughter asked me why there wasn't one of those absurd rating system or such on the board (as there are on all of the communities she is connected to online) and I told her because that wasn't the point and such things are ultimately harmful. We don't post on here for for kudos or popularity. We post to help others enjoy the High Sierra and you (Eric) have run this forum to achieve this goal.

Thanks Again,

John (aka Giantbrookie)
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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by AaronRDavis » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 am

I too appreciate what amounts to hundreds of years of combined wisdom about the Sierra that can be found in the posts of the regular members here.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by rightstar76 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:35 pm

I already posted on this thread, but I want to make another one since so much has been said. I would much rather post on HST any day over FB or any other social media. The quality of the threads, posts, and community is richer and significantly more substantive than the mercurial and superficial nature of the posts I see on FB. The posts on HST mean something. It is a real special place and community.

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by markskor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:57 pm

AaronRDavis wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 am
... what amounts to hundreds of years of combined wisdom about the Sierra.
More like thousands of year's experience...
Has been a great ride though...thanks Eric!
mark
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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by oldhikerQ » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:15 pm

Hats off to everyone who keeps this site going. Can't remember how i found this originally, but i'm sure glad that i did.
It has been an invaluable source of information. What a great community.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

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Re: A Salute To The Old Guard

Post by Fly Guy Dave » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 am

oldhikerQ wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Hats off to everyone who keeps this site going. Can't remember how i found this originally, but i'm sure glad that i did.
It has been an invaluable source of information. What a great community.
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