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Paul Huhn
(trlhiker) - F

Locale: Eastern NC
Avatar on 11/28/2007 18:27:23 MST Print View

Mine is of my wife and one of our dogs near Crabtree Falls in Virginia.

Joe Westing
(pedro87) - F
Avatar on 12/08/2007 08:37:25 MST Print View

View of Exit Glacier from Marmot Meadows along the Harding Icefield Trail. The trail starts at the Kenai Fjords NP visitor center in the Resurrection Valley near Seward, Alaska. One of the most spectacular hikes I've ever been on.

P. P.
(toesnorth) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: "Your Avatar" on 12/08/2007 10:30:40 MST Print View

Well, I don't have one......but not from lack of trying. I kept getting invalid extensions errors and gave up. Sigh.

Douglas Johnson
(Sponge) - M

Locale: PNW
Avatar on 12/08/2007 12:29:07 MST Print View

Mine was taken from the top of Angels Landing in Zion, UT. Great hike BTW!

John Quinn
(inspector8598) - M

Locale: Northeast
Avatar on 12/09/2007 09:35:20 MST Print View

My avatar is of my son and myself on a 3-day trip to Harriman State Park, NY in 11/06.

Michael Reagan
(MichaelReagan) - F

Locale: Southern California
Avatar? on 12/10/2007 23:04:53 MST Print View

I would tell you about mine, but the sporks are after me right now...

Michael :)

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
mcadie. on 12/11/2007 13:59:29 MST Print View

My feet and Mount McAdie, whilst taking a break on warm granite, near Crabtree Pass south of Mt. Whitney...

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Your Avatar on 12/30/2007 10:39:33 MST Print View

This pic of me was taken by a Spanish climbing friend on the 'Caminito del Rey', a dilapidated narrow crumbling concrete walkway which runs about 400feet up on the sheer cliffs along the edge of the El Chorro Gorge in Andalucia. I can't remember what scared me more, the rusting supports under the concrete, or the rusting 1/4" wire nailed to the face I was clipped to.

Colleen Clemens
(tarbubble) - F

Locale: dirtville, CA
what the heck on 12/30/2007 11:15:24 MST Print View

i'll likely change it someday, but that's one of my pups in his down sleep suit and Elton John sunglasses. he's chowing down breakfast on a winter camping trip to Mojave Preserve.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
just me on 01/02/2008 11:41:59 MST Print View

my avatar is a simple self-portrait I took for A Fork in the Trail... not really anything noteworthy

Shawn Basil
(Bearpaw) - F

Locale: Southeast
My newest avatar... on 02/14/2008 20:55:14 MST Print View

My newest avatar is from a recent trip to the Bear Waller Gap Trail near Carthage, Tennessee. This shot was at the trail's southern terminus at Tater Knob Overlook with views down to Cordell Hull Lake and Cordell Hull Dam.

Mark Bishop
(mark_b) - MLife

Locale: Northwest (WA)
Avatar on 02/14/2008 21:11:01 MST Print View

There's been record amounts of snow in the Cascades this year, my avatar photo was taken near the top of Mount Si on a recent day hike.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
My avatar on 02/14/2008 23:09:23 MST Print View

1969 Apollo mission to the moon.

Stewart Brand started the Whole Earth Catalog, I was getting ready to start high school, and it seemed like the whole world was changing. I remember going outside and looking up at the moon while Neil Armstrong was doing the Ultimate Ultralight Hike :)

"Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'."

Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' (but that was 1963)

Edited by dwambaugh on 02/14/2008 23:10:48 MST.

Andrew Richard
(fairweather8588) - F

Locale: The Desert
avatar on 02/15/2008 01:38:40 MST Print View

Arizona Trail logo (obviously)

Gail Lusk
(AlohaTink) - F

Locale: In the Middle of No Where!
Changes on 02/15/2008 11:38:07 MST Print View

Enjoyed reading this whole thread...Thank you all for sharing.
It has me changing my own avatar to something a little more meaningful; so my new one is:
how it all started for me with my Hike to Heal!

On a trail in the Poli Poli area known for its Redwood Grove, here on Maui.

Charles G.
(Rincon) - M

Locale: Desert Southwest
My avatar on 02/15/2008 11:58:59 MST Print View

Mine is a photo of the West face of North Palisade at sunset. Taken on a recent trip into the Sierra.

Russell Swanson
(rswanson) - F

Locale: Midatlantic
Where's Waldo? on 02/19/2008 11:14:28 MST Print View

I've since changed my avatar. This was taken last Sept on a trip to Yosemite. Location- S. side of Vogelsang pass above Gallison Lake looking SE over Lewis Creek Canyon towards the Clark Range.

Edited by rswanson on 02/19/2008 11:18:13 MST.

John Myers
(dallas) - F - MLife

Locale: North Texas
avitar on 02/20/2008 16:31:22 MST Print View

Not exactly lightweight, but this is our family car camping tent, a 19' Sioux style tipi. Very cozy on cold winter nights with a warm fire inside.

Wouldn't want to try backpacking with it though!

John

Sean OLeary
(redoleary)

Locale: Mid West
Avatar on 02/20/2008 17:09:23 MST Print View

Mine is me at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro July, 07.

Philip Wszolek
(pwszolek) - F

Locale: Desert Southwest, USA
Re: Your Avatar on 02/21/2008 20:41:07 MST Print View

Just a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.