This thread is ridiculous.
Dave T- re Haute Route- I plan to do some sections this summer, health permiting. I currently have pneumonia (hence the time to spend here). Please be in touch if you are in my neck of the woods, or need some tips on the Pyrenees. I generally find earplugs are all the protection I need from crazy French hikers with radios. Either that or join them, which can be fun too.
Sorry to be so general about the colour analogy, there are some great Americans out there, of course. I happen to have 150 American students at the moment, and can vouch for their enthusiasm, curiosity and good spirits.
Dave Olsen- the 'swearing' you mention is an old slogan from the anti war movement- we are all adults here, and I would have thought you were familiar with the slogan. I thought it was sufficiently well known and accepted in internet forums to disguise naughty words in this way, by bad, I guess- nobody else compained.
Apologies if I offended you or anyone, it was never my intention.
By the way, I live in an apartment, so I don't have a backyard.
And to think I nearlly bought a tarp from you this Xmas...
Do you accept returns on philisophical grounds?
Just winding you up- chill out mate, it's a hiking forum.
PS, this is my last post (cue trumpets)- I'm moving back to the G Spot