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#204617 - 07/12/20 01:55 PM Hello
ETSU Pride Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 933
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Hello,

It been a minute since the last time I've posted. I don't know how many of the original people there are still posting on here since I was last an active user. Hope everyone is doing well and getting some hikes in.
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It is one of the blessings of wilderness life that it shows us how few things we need in order to be perfectly happy.-- Horace Kephart

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#204618 - 07/12/20 02:19 PM Re: Hello [Re: ETSU Pride]
Glenn Roberts Offline
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Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 1910
Loc: Southwest Ohio
I'm still here - older, arguably wiser, and carrying a lighter load since we last talked. Welcome back - we've missed you. How's the career going? (Accounting or finance, as I recall?)

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#204619 - 07/12/20 02:39 PM Howdy back [Re: ETSU Pride]
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Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 2912
Loc: NorCal
The family and I took a Sierra day hike yesterday, on a trail I never heard of, and there were a couple hundred cars lining the road at the start and hundreds either passed on the trail or strewn along the stream and falls that were the destination.

I was impressed so many are drawn to the mountains and appalled at the opportunities to pass around the virus. Conflicted.
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#204620 - 07/12/20 04:30 PM Re: Howdy back [Re: Rick_D]
aimless Offline
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Loc: Portland, OR
As hard as it would be on an intended outdoor family outing, if I saw a couple hundred cars at the trailhead, I'd turn around or else scramble to find a different and less attractive trail to hike. frown

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#204621 - 07/12/20 07:22 PM Re: Hello [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 933
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Ha! Good to hear this, Glenn! Yes, I still work as an accountant. My career is fine. I don’t have anything to complain about in the grand scheme of things. I went backpacking a few weeks ago to Gregory Bald in the Smokies to see the flaming azaleas, and it was a beautiful quiet getaway. I got a few backpacking loops lined up for fall in the Smokies, so maybe I’ll quit being lazy and share some trip reports.
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#204622 - 07/14/20 08:00 PM Re: Hello [Re: ETSU Pride]
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Loc: Napa, CA
Nice to see you back here again!
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