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#161114 - 01/25/12 02:03 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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Let's not. grin

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#161117 - 01/25/12 03:07 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: aimless]
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Definitely not... lol
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#161353 - 01/28/12 09:36 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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The map is not the trail.

There will never be water there.

The weather man is a liar.

Don't forget the TP.

Bring extra foodies for the injured hiker.


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#161752 - 02/05/12 09:39 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Rooster Boy]
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JUST DO IT!

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#161936 - 02/10/12 08:22 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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The group moves at the pace of the slowest member.

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#161947 - 02/10/12 11:48 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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OK, here it is . . . drum roll . . . "Hike your own hike"
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#162134 - 02/13/12 10:31 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: QiWiz]
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Never eat anything larger than your head.

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#163769 - 03/12/12 12:22 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: oldranger]
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I dont worry as much about the gear and just go.

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#164741 - 04/08/12 02:59 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: davidurmann]
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classic one: Climbing up is optional. Climbing down is not.

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#165028 - 04/17/12 11:01 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Kieran]
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In another thread, Gershon said: "It's not about beating [conquering] the trail."

That is perhaps THE most profound thing I've ever read on these forums. It's backpacking distilled to its essence.

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#165257 - 04/24/12 01:13 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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90% of fatigue and injuries happen after 80% effort.
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#165265 - 04/24/12 03:36 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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Going up wears you down, going down tears you up.

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#165362 - 04/26/12 04:56 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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do not feed the bears or annoy the bull.

always take a towel

if you cross over a fence you are probably trespassing. That can turn out badly.

You are never lost, merely temporarily misdirected. So don't panic.

If you listen to music while you walk, you will miss the rattling sound on the other side of the log.

Finally, a paraphrase of a bit of advice given by my old footbal coach. "If walking the trail is no longer fun, get off the trail." (His actual advice was "if the game stops being fun, get off the field")
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#165529 - 05/01/12 12:29 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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Unhappiness arises when you compare the current moment to some other idealized version of it.
(Thank you, Zen Buddhism!)

The map is not the territory.
(This means more than just "your topo might be inaccurate." Basically, every conceptualization is at least a necessary approximation and and worst wrong.)

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#166425 - 06/03/12 11:37 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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Don't camp too far away from the others at the campsite.... you'll end up over a cathole.


Edited by Tye (06/03/12 11:40 PM)

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#166427 - 06/04/12 06:55 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Tye]
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Of course, we're all too polite to ask how you know that...

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#166433 - 06/04/12 10:50 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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Correct Glenn, you are very gentlemanly not to ask that.

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#166472 - 06/05/12 10:44 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Tye]
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Never approach a bull from the front,a horse from the rear,or a fool from ANY direction.

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#166970 - 06/17/12 05:01 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: ABcowgrl]
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Best advice I ever had.... "Take A Hike"

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#166996 - 06/18/12 01:41 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: intrek38]
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Originally Posted By intrek38
Best advice I ever had.... "Take A Hike"


Man, if I made a "Top 10" list of what's been offered here, I'd be hard pressed to not put that at #1

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#167006 - 06/18/12 05:41 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: billstephenson]
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Me, too - without that piece of advice, the rest isn't necessary.

Of course, we're assuming that whoever gave that advice meant it literally, and in a helpful spirit! smile

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#168203 - 08/04/12 12:47 AM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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"Don't forget your towel"

"Don't Panic"

Thanks, Hitchiker's Guide!
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#169197 - 09/10/12 03:27 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Barefoot Friar]
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Originally Posted By Barefoot Friar
"Don't forget your towel"

"Don't Panic"

Thanks, Hitchiker's Guide!


I thought I was noticing a Douglas Adams philosophy in this thread! cool

I guess the saying "two is one, one is none" wouldn't apply too much to lightweight hiking...but it can be important if your source of fire fails, or if your backpack strap blows out (as mine did).

If not a backup, at least the knowledge and means to improvise a fix.

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#169207 - 09/10/12 07:59 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Centuryhouse]
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Or perhaps it refers to the goal of sensible multiple usage of gear? (Hiking poles doubling as tarp/tent supports, etc.)

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#169347 - 09/12/12 05:45 PM Re: Your most profound advice? [Re: Glenn]
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Wildthing's Advice for Having Fun in the Backcountry

1. Make your own trail

2. Enjoy the journey

3. Take less

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