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Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:32 pm

squishy wrote:
Dingus Milktoast wrote:Hey Squishy? How many summits have you reached in the last 6 months?

DMT


I think I've done 4 or 5 summits since January, but I can't remember exactly.


Why is that so easy to believe ?! :lol: :lol:

I actually think the same thing as you though squish. Been up three local peaks, but I just like the hiking in the mountains part too. As my profile states..."To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top" - Robert M. Pirsig
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Postby Guyzo » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:35 pm

Castlereagh wrote:where are we? I can't find the trail. Maybe we're off route?


Or better..... where the heck were we going???????

gk :wink:
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Postby Castlereagh » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:48 pm

Guyzo wrote:
Castlereagh wrote:where are we? I can't find the trail. Maybe we're off route?


Or better..... where the heck were we going???????

gk :wink:


Mt. Evans? I remember a tshirt in a gift shop near there, it said "Mt. Evans, 14,264 ft. In most states it'd be illegal to get this high"
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Postby aemter » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:19 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Even Lawrence Welk had Mary Jane on the show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye3ecDYxOkg


I love that he describes it as a "modern spiritual" at the very end of the clip!! LMAO!
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:19 pm

Safety meeting!

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What year did you first call it a safety meeting?
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Postby Guyzo » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:22 pm

Rat..... oh about 1977..... you?
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:07 am

Guyzo wrote:Rat..... oh about 1977..... you?


Not until the 1990s
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:55 am

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Postby drpw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:24 am

I always read in trip reports about people waking up at 3am and not getting back to sleep from wind or about people not sleeping because of this or that, but oddly enough, I never have that issue. Nothing like being high up with the wind ripping and sounding like a jet engine but it's so cold outside your bag you grab the piece and burrow into your bag and box the sleeping back in all it's perfect coccoony warmth, going right back to sleep not to be woken again until the alarm goes off. Or so I've heard. Forget about Ambien.

A month ago I was at trail camp sleeping soundly before waking up at 4am to drink coffee, burn some fern, and watch an episode of The Office on the iPod before leaving for the summit, all without leaving the warmth of the sleeping bag.

Or how about when you step out of the tent and its 0 degrees with a slight breeze and pitch black out and you have all your cold weather gear on, covered from head to toe with space age materials looking out over a cold desolate landscape. I always think to myself, "Man, I feel like I'm on the moon right now!" and then it only gets better as you head out with 50 feet between you and your buddy's headlamp and perfect solitary silence as you crunch across the snow. I always feel like a Moon Man for alpine starts.
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Postby Charles » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:31 am

squishy wrote:
Castlereagh wrote:what do illegal drugs have anything to do with mountains/hiking/climbing???

1st of all, they are not illegal everywhere and this is an international website, secondly, we are all mountaineers or climbers so when we talk about anything it always has to do with communicating with climbers...climbers talking to climbers is still climbers talking to climbers, do we always have to talk about the mountains or climbing?
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Like everything is art? :wink:
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