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New nick name for Patagonia

:D The other night my grand daughter and I had a date to watch the crescent moon and the very lovely planet Venus. While getting ready to go out on the deck, I commented that she needed to get a jacket, she gleefully ran off saying "I`ll get my `Gonia"!
You all can have the "patagucci", and "pata" nick names, Patagonia will from ...
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Four Score Plus Twenty ago...

some highschool kids conducted a safety meeting in San Rafael.

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Finding re-motivation

I must admit.

I had lost my motivation for climbing for months.

I ended up taking almost a 1/2 year break with occasional forays to J-tree, Castle Rock and Redrocks...yet the lack of excitement or want for climbing was there.

Ended up spending a wonderful season snow-shoeing, a little bit of summiting and alot of disc golf

Two weekends ago we went to Yosemite...yet for some odd reason I just could not find that drive ...
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A Mountaineer's Fantasy

Check this video out http://www.zoomfilmtv.com.au/tvcs/toia/ ... ckbox.html

It's almost pure fantasy but the footage is pretty cool. Any idea where this was shot?
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National Park week in US. No fees this week.

I heard someone talking about this, so I looked at the NPS page, and sure enough it is true. Next week there are no fees to get into the National Parks. How about that!


My parents are currently in Utah seeing the 5 National Parks there.
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Kiene Swing?

Hi, have you ever done Kiene Swing?

Here's an example video of it:
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What is wilderness?

While we were bushwhacking through a rhododendron forest in the Smokies this weekend, a backcountry novice said to me, "Now THIS is wilderness!"

Off-trail, on a mountain, in dense bush - - OK, that's a kind of wilderness. I didn't disagree.

But what do y'all think? What makes a place "wild" ?
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Cyrill’s mom

You may not have seen that Cyrill's mom just have joined SP.

If you feel like it I suggest you say hello here:
http://www.summitpost.org/image/613304/ ... Image.html

Cyrill on SP
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U.K. Airspace closed!!!111111

Company email content:

Please note that due to the drifting dust cloud from the Icelandic volcano all UK airspace has been closed from midday (now) to at least 18.00 today. This means no flights out nor in.

The news suggests European airports are evaluating their local situations

Please check with your travel agent if planning to travel today and check news for tomorrow

Bad day to peak bag eh Bryan???

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