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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/15/2010 21:42:55 MST Print View

@George:

Mean I don't know, but she sure is pretty! Your pic a few posts up... are those your arms or tree trunks? :)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo" on 01/15/2010 21:52:08 MST Print View

A couple of shots from about 32 years ago.
The first is about 30 min up from our house in the village (3300') I am in the foreground and my parents are ahead of me. This was a short day walk to an Alp at 5300'. The second is a couple of hundred meters (vertical) from destination (about 8200') . I am the first on the right.
These were day outings. From 3300" to 5300-9200'.
Note my minimalistic attire.
Franco
day hike 1

day hike 2

BTW, I was doing those walks at 6-7 years of age.

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Mt Rainier 1974 on 01/15/2010 22:07:00 MST Print View

This one goes back a few years- Mt Rainier climb in 1974- I was 17.
Mt Rainier 1974
I'm perched on disappointment cleaver.
In those days we would go down to REI (the old "real" store) and rent a pair of boots, crampons and ice axe and climb the mountain over the weekend.

Edited by bestbuilder on 01/15/2010 22:09:10 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/15/2010 22:21:54 MST Print View

Don't have any of my earliest backpacking photos digitized, but here are two:

My first alpine climb (Kitadake, South Japan Alps, 1984) and I did it solo... I hadn't a clue what I was doing...and almost died two days after this shot. Note the dashing fedora and cotton shorts. Those are Danner Mountain Light Boots that I bought in 1980. I used them until around 1988. Amazingly my pack was very light compared to what I carried ten years later, but I had everything I needed, including a brass primus kerosene stove that weighed a ton, and a relatively light Slik tripod that you can see on the right side of my pack. The pack itself was only 40 liters. Ten years later I was using a Dana Designs Terraplane filled to the BRIM! I almost toppled off a razor ridge one time carrying that thing on a gusty afternoon!

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Not backpacking, but I have been doing long distance bicycle tours for longer than I've backpacked. This is the same tent I used in the picture above, a Japanese single-skin, non-breathable, Nippin dome. I don't remember ever having had bad condensation problems with it and I still don't know why. In Miyagi Prefecture, 1978.

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Edited by butuki on 01/15/2010 22:38:29 MST.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/15/2010 22:54:41 MST Print View

One of my favorites and earliest. Myself on the left at age 14. My son on the right at age 14. Didn't know we were taking a picture in the same spot 35 years apart until we got home.
father/son on mt hood

Edited by Lancem on 01/15/2010 22:59:24 MST.

Jeff Patrick
(callmeammo) - F

Locale: Sacramento
Lance on 01/15/2010 23:37:25 MST Print View

So cool.

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Lance on 01/15/2010 23:51:48 MST Print View

I agree. Very cool.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Hey! on 01/16/2010 00:26:00 MST Print View

Jeff -- where are your pics? Moocher! :)

Miguel -- Wow, a single wall, non-breathable fabric dome tent that's condensation free -- I want one!

Edited by ben2world on 01/16/2010 00:28:06 MST.

twig .
(bretthartwig) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Lance on 01/16/2010 04:57:30 MST Print View

Very Very Cool!!

Warren Maslowski
(CQBer) - F

Locale: Southeast
RE:Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 06:23:42 MST Print View

John, WOW that is just crazy happening, and for the record I had no intenion of getting that pack, my dad just "happened" to pick it up when I joined scouts, Worst pack ever.

Don Wilson
(don) - MLife

Locale: Koyukuk River, Alaska
Earliest digitized photo - AT 1975 on 01/16/2010 07:20:21 MST Print View

That's my dad and my brother and me (second from left) and a couple of friends. On the AT in PA in about 1975. Gotta love the 70s. I'm pretty sure I bought that pack I am wearing at KMart. I upgraded to a monster Kelty a year or two later. Still have the Kelty.

On the AT in PA - 1975

Edited by don on 01/16/2010 07:22:59 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 15:03:27 MST Print View

With my ex-photo retailer hat on...
This is a very quick 'restoration" job, 3 clicks on Photoshop. The reason I am posting this is a reminder of what can be done to save your precious shots. BTW, I am not very good at it...
Franco
restoration

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
A couple oldies on 01/16/2010 17:00:09 MST Print View

The bad color is due to these rolls of film having sat in a drawer for many years. I found these when I was a teen and 126 film was nearly done with places to process it. The fact that they even came out was amazing!

Me and my brother at Rainier as little ones:
Rainier 76?77?

Us sitting in front of the climbers ranger station:
Rainier, 76?77?

I love digital cameras in SO many ways. I never feel guilty taking photos - there is no thinking about how all I have is 24 or 36 photos, no cost after buying the camera outside of charging the battery. I take SO many more photos. I am glad though I took those rolls of film from my Mom back then and got them developed. A good half of them were trashed due to being all purple.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 17:12:50 MST Print View

Franco, both my shots above were retouched with Photoshop. (I spend a lot of time retouching photos) It does bring out the colors and sharpen blurry images, but there is also something atmospheric and quaint about the fuzzy focus and monochromatic hues, too, don't you think?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 17:23:05 MST Print View

Another quick job before lunch..
Sarah1
Sarah 2

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 18:17:14 MST Print View

Miguel....I have to say there is something about the bad look of 1970's era 126 snapshots. They were not pretty but it has a "feel" :-)

Though Franco did clean those shots up...lol!

But nothing can change that sweet, sweet outfit I have on...lol!

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 18:23:04 MST Print View

But nothing can change that sweet, sweet outfit I have on...lol!

Disco Queen of the Snowball Hall? 8-P

I see you even have Day-Glo snow at your feet!

Edited by butuki on 01/16/2010 18:26:13 MST.

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 18:30:46 MST Print View

Me and my Daughter 1990
Rebecca and me, Square Rock track 1990 (Rebecca just returned from 6 weeks trekking Nepal)

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Old Gregory on 01/16/2010 18:47:48 MST Print View

Alaska

This is the oldest picture I can come up with right now. Its not real old but its in Alaska in my pre-ultra light days for sure. I am on the right caring a hand-me-down Gregory that my grandfather gave me. It must be 20- to 30 years old. I don't use this pack anymore except when I play pack mule for a bunch of kids. My brother the left is using an external frame pack that might be even older. We've both upgraded but my brother still uses his old external frame when he has to haul really big loads.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo on 01/16/2010 18:50:08 MST Print View

CUTE!!! (both the young Sarbar and Tony's daughter).

1990 doesn't seem that long ago at all -- until one realizes that the cute baby up above is now a 20-y.o. lady!