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Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Righto. Agree with what you write above, and also have to agree with this in your original post... Italics my doing... Every place would be a bit much...

studmuffin451 wrote:It almost seems unhealthily obsessive to want to visit every possible place in the range.
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Postby ksolem » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Munge - sent you an email...
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Postby granite4brains » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:55 pm

studmuffin451 wrote:I suppose that seeing every possible area of one mountain chain is an admirable goal, but I, no wait, We mean We think that it would be preferable to travel more and see other areas of the world or at least the American West. We would think that a trip to the Rockies might be in order, or further up the Pacific Crest into the Cascades. Seeing something new always helps broaden horizons and put things in perspective. Plus, its just fun.

From having looked at photos on this site of various Sierra peaks and areas, it seems that after a while it all starts to look the same. Sure, it is beautiful and there are nuances that an experienced traveler or mountaineer notices, but to some extent the exposed granite and barren high elevation areas do look very much the same. It almost seems unhealthily obsessive to want to visit every possible place in the range.


I think there is a lot of people on here that feel like me, when I say going to the Sierra is like going "home". Home always looks the same, but it's often where you feel best. There's something about that mountain range that resonates in some people's souls and they can never get enough of it. Other mountain ranges do the same for other people.

I've been to a few other places that definitely compare or surpass the beauty of the Sierra, but I often don't feel a need to go somewhere else. So, it's not that I'm obsessed with the Sierra, I'm just at home when I'm there :wink:
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Postby testid » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:23 pm

1000Pks wrote:Excuse me, though, I've said enough to get me banned!

Speaking gibberish can get you banned? :shock:
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Postby mrchad9 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:31 pm

Thanks for the response- I will check out your website sometime- I've seen it before, but its been a couple years now. I remain curious about this ban.

I have to agree with what I think was your last point, if large groups are too lazy to go to the coolest places, I fully support that, I don't need to see a crowd when I'm out.
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