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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/08/2012 20:33:14 MST Print View

Doug. Do you want me to post that photo of you?

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Edited by kthompson on 03/08/2012 20:37:13 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
How you look when you go backpacking? on 03/08/2012 20:39:57 MST Print View

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I look like a goofy hunter when I backpack. I am always on the prowl for creatures of every size and make. UL Creatures

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Re: Beware activities that require new clothes.. on 03/08/2012 20:51:36 MST Print View

My hiking, traveling and everyday outfits are one and the same --

I'd like to get to that simplicity, ... maybe a cubicle monkey job with a lax dress code or go back to an outdoorsy job. Have a pack in the trunk and take off after work with only a shirt change required.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
I could give a rip on 03/08/2012 20:58:05 MST Print View

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Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: I could give a rip on 03/08/2012 21:01:29 MST Print View

You know Tom, you would look really good in a plaid ascot cap.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"How you look when you go backpacking..." on 03/08/2012 21:18:07 MST Print View

How I look when I go backpacking....

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How I feel when I go backpacking....


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Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: I could give a rip on 03/08/2012 21:19:46 MST Print View

"You know Tom, you would look really good in a plaid ascot cap."

That's the nicest thing anybody's said about me in ages, Nick. But the sad truth is that I'll never look good in much of anything. The good news is that my clothing bill is miniscule, and I never get into fights with my wife over closet space. ;=)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Re: How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/08/2012 21:35:06 MST Print View

"Doug. Do you want me to post that photo of you?"

UNCLE!

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/08/2012 22:18:59 MST Print View

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David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/08/2012 22:30:04 MST Print View

This should not become the BPL equivalent of the website where adolescent girls were posting pictures of themselves and looking for feedback from their peers. I think the "that" picture of Doug looks stylistic in black and white. There should be no shame on this forum!


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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/08/2012 22:40:55 MST Print View

The Paleo diet has been doing wonders for me. My energy is great, testosterone levels are through the roof.

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Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Don't care but... on 03/08/2012 22:53:36 MST Print View

I don't really care what I look like on the trail. Comfort doesn't equal good looks. Couple things might change.
I tend to pick bland colored clothes. Thats fine but in the feature if I have a choice I'll probably be picking colors that contrast better with the background in photos. Its not that I care what I look like, I'm just tired of photos of me on the trail looking washed out and poorly done.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Like a dork... on 03/08/2012 23:01:46 MST Print View

...but I look like that in "real life", too. :D


Three season me in the dorky 'tights and shorts' combo....

Utah


The winter me looking like he has the urge to speak Finnish in the -12 weather:
Comrade Mags



At my hiker trash finest!

Great Divide Basin

Edited by PaulMags on 03/08/2012 23:03:13 MST.

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - M
Re: Like a dork... on 03/08/2012 23:13:30 MST Print View

That is descriptive.Alpine start

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(Ice-axe)
Hard act to follow on 03/08/2012 23:21:00 MST Print View

Mags is a pretty hard act to follow.
One of my favorite "hiker trash" pictures is of him surrounded by a pile of food wrappers in Yogi's older edition of the PCT guide.
Anyhow.. This is "Fat" me before the Appalachian Trail.
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Fat Mat
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This is me later on the AT.
Dork Factor
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Army surplus PT shorts, Columbia Shirt, Sh#t eatin' Grin and 20 lbs lighter.
That is about as "cool" as i can look on trail.
Okay.. i saved the best for last..
Here is the most sexy look I can muster on trail:
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Does it ever stop raining here?!
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"Hey Pretty lady. Why don't you come over here and share my postage stamp sized cuben fiber tarp with me?"
Yea, I never had the nerve to use that line or any other line on the trail.
Mostly i look like this:
.Ohh thats so trendy!
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Like i said in the Wind River Range, there are two kinds of people: Those with dorky headnets while smiling and those that wanted dorky headnets and were really ticked off.
Me? I had a headnet and the mosquitos still ticked me off!

Form Follows Function.

Edited by Ice-axe on 03/09/2012 00:00:41 MST.

Christopher Yi
(TRAUMAhead) - F

Locale: Cen Cal
Re: How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/08/2012 23:30:38 MST Print View

Twofold for me. I'm pretty apathetic in general, but when it comes to self appearance, I'm really, really self conscious. I don't know why, but it goes as far as how awkward I feel when I'm swinging my arms and how other people view me when I'm walking, or the position of my arms on the steering wheel when I'm driving my Jeep, especially doorless, etc. Clothing wise I'll generally throw on whatever is clean, and don't really care about matching or aesthetics.

When I'm backpacking, it's the complete opposite. I don't care how I walk, but I prefer certain colors and clothing styles. I love my gecko green Houdini and wearing shorts and my OCD keeps my pack in check. I get annoyed that the top of my pack isn't rolled neatly/evenly, etc.

Missing my leopard gone wrong (lime) DGGs.
PC

Colder trip, nothing hanging off my pack.PC 2

Christopher Yi
(TRAUMAhead) - F

Locale: Cen Cal
How I see and do. on 03/08/2012 23:33:54 MST Print View

Swap the thru with just backpacking.
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Edited by TRAUMAhead on 03/08/2012 23:41:12 MST.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Many wardrobes, many seasons on 03/09/2012 00:15:26 MST Print View

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Mike W
(skopeo) - F - M

Locale: British Columbia
How you look when you go backpacking... on 03/09/2012 00:54:14 MST Print View

For me it's a case of finding something that works and staying with it (and it's pretty drab). I have purchased multiple pairs of the same garments (even the same colour) and have worn them for years because it works for me. Really makes for boring pictures though. The hat sometimes changes but that's about the only change I make from trip to trip.

My backpacking partners tell me that all I need to do is carry a clip board and I could collect campsite fees because I look like I work for the Parks Dept.

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Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Nick... on 03/09/2012 06:43:24 MST Print View

i want to be Nick when i grow up - he has the look, the skills, the acumen, the insight, and the beard :)