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Mark Hurd
(markhurd) - M

Locale: South Texas
Your Avatar on 08/30/2007 20:13:58 MDT Print View

Me in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness north of Steamboat Spring, CO. Taken last year on a 20th anniversary hike. Some friends and I had done this hike in 1986 with 50lb packs. They were doubtful that we could do it again until I talked them into UL gear. In the 20 year interval there had been a huge "blow-down" (13,000 acres- over 1 million trees) along one area followed by a fire. You can see the burned out trees behind me. It was surreal not to mention difficult hiking that section. Memorable hike.
-Mark

Margaret Snyder
(jetcash) - F

Locale: Southern Arizona
My Avatar on 08/30/2007 22:22:55 MDT Print View

It's me asleep in the grass near South Point, HI on the Big Island. I'm in a field of broken down windmills that you can't see.

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
Your Avatar on 08/30/2007 22:29:32 MDT Print View

Margaret, I thought you were demonstrating what an Ultra Light campsite looks like : ).
Mine is taken in Summer in the Northern Japan Alps on my second failed summit attempt of Mt. Yarigatake.

Margaret Snyder
(jetcash) - F

Locale: Southern Arizona
My Avatar on 08/30/2007 22:48:10 MDT Print View

That's right. I'm so hardcore that I don't even wear shoes; they're dead weight.

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
avatar on 08/30/2007 22:54:46 MDT Print View

Mine is of a shelter I built for Dean Potter for some fast wall climbs he was attempting in Patagonia.

Edited by oware on 08/30/2007 22:55:30 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: No Shoes on 08/31/2007 04:43:44 MDT Print View

"That's right. I'm so hardcore that I don't even wear shoes; they're dead weight."

Now that's hot.

Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
My avatar on 09/05/2007 16:18:29 MDT Print View

My avatar was taken seconds before my first swim in a canoe. I bottom out in a souse hole and sideswipe a rock before I could ride the next wave at Wavy Rapids on the Upper Missinaibi River in Ontario.

Upper Missinaibi report: http://www.myccr.com/canoedb/routeDetails.php?routeid=192

Lower Missinaibi report: http://www.roguepaddler.com/tothebay.htm

stephen jennings
(obi96) - F

Locale: Deep in the Green Mountains
Your Avatar on 09/11/2007 18:29:22 MDT Print View

Taken in June of 05,this is my then 8 1/2 year old son Liam on the Half Dome cables. What a tough little nut, he carried a 18lb ruck from the backpackers camp by Upper pines to the Brunnell cascade before I had to take it and give him a break. On our last day out we were camped a 1/4 mile from the HD/JMT trail.
At the bottom of the cables were two others, I asked "whos going up first, they said something about water or waiting for others, Liam chirped up and said "Come on dad, lets go".
33 miles hiked that trip. Hell yes I'm proud!

Michael Moccia
(MadMoe) - MLife

Locale: The Lone Star State
My Avatar on 09/11/2007 18:51:18 MDT Print View

What a cool thread

Getting ready to cross the lake and head up Asguard Pass into the Enchantments in WA State.

Matt Brodhead
(mattbrodhead) - F

Locale: Michigan
Your Avatar on 09/11/2007 22:15:30 MDT Print View

Tramping along the northern tip of New Zealand. The beaches are absolutely fantastic!

Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Your Avatar on 09/12/2007 13:42:46 MDT Print View

reflects my hiking style:-)

David Neumann
(idahomtman) - M

Locale: Northern Idaho
Avatar on 09/12/2007 15:31:06 MDT Print View

Self-portrait on Forester Pass in 2005 on a ten-day thru-hike of the JMT.

Jeremy Cleaveland
(jeremy11) - F

Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
Lego Aragorn on 09/29/2007 14:00:02 MDT Print View

My avatar is a Lego model of Aragorn son of Arathorn, since most everyone has hiking avatars I figured I'd go to some other cool things - Legos and Tolkien

John Mowery
(Mow) - F - M

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Your Avatar on 10/04/2007 12:11:12 MDT Print View

My favorite hole on my favorite trout river deep in a Wyoming wilderness.

Edited by Mow on 10/04/2007 14:00:20 MDT.

Ryan Gardner
(splproductions) - F - M

Locale: Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar... on 10/04/2007 13:16:25 MDT Print View

My hike to Kalalau Beach in Kauai, HI. It's actually my dad in the pic, I was taking all the photos and didn't have many good ones of myself.

Dylan Taylor
(nevadas) - F

Locale: California Coast
avatar on 11/26/2007 15:21:51 MST Print View

solo trip up into mt. jefferson wilderness in oregon. i was taking a side trail that met up with the PCT. it was raining and as i was making approach it started to snow. i snapped a self-portrait.

i ended up having to abort the trip-- another several hundred feet up the fog was too thick, the snow was sticking on the trail, and i had never been to the area before.

i plan on going back again this winter. hopefully it wont be snowing on the approach.

Kevin Clayton
(kclayton) - F

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
avatar on 11/26/2007 15:36:14 MST Print View

On top of West Goat peak in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Area, MT on a weekend off while working on the CDT.

John Haley
(Quoddy) - F

Locale: New York/Vermont Border
Avatar on 11/26/2007 16:18:47 MST Print View

Thought I'd posted here a long time ago... but no I hadn't.
In the avatar I'm on top of Mount Abraham (Vermont), about 2/3 of the way toward the completion of an end-to-end of the Long Trail.

Edited by Quoddy on 02/15/2008 13:28:50 MST.

Andrew Lush
(lushy) - MLife

Locale: Lake Mungo, Mutawintji NPs
Avatar on 11/26/2007 17:53:21 MST Print View

Meet Boris - the friendly western-grey kangaroo.

The pic was taken on a University of NSW biology field trip. It was at a place called Fowler's Gap 120km north of Broken Hill in far western NSW, - in the "outback" of Australia.

He is an orphan whose mum was hit by a car and he was raised by the University staff at the field station.

He liked to be patted. A lot! And kangaroo fur is soooo soft.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F - M

Locale: British Columbia
Avatar... on 11/27/2007 18:16:41 MST Print View

Edited: Old avatar moved to the archives...

Current avatar: Backpacking in Vancouver Island's Strathcona Park -- July 2008. Still 3-5 feet of snow in some areas and some frozen lakes.

Edited by skopeo on 07/18/2008 00:40:13 MDT.