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Postby Ellen » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:13 am

Howdy All :)

Easy Skyline

Quick trip to REI.

Come on HJ and Z-dude -- I know you can add to this list :lol:

Miles of smiles,
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Postby phydeux » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:07 pm

Cold as Hell

Lightweight expedition

Organized chaos (my backpack after a few days)

Calm winds

Bad day on the trail

Lets pair up in rope teams of three ( I actually heard this!)

Indoor rockclimbing (ever seen an indoor climbing wall made of real rock?)

No rope needed - its an easy Class 5 scramble
3 of the 5 voices in my head are telling me to "Go for it!"
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Postby zippetydude » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:43 pm

Going outta town tomorrow, but here's a classic (though not about hiking):

The great Yogi Berra:

Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

I love that, because half of what I say makes just about that much sense. Good thing 90% of what I say is actually accurate...! Can somebody do the math on that for me?

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Postby bluerail » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:19 pm

...you sure can make me feel stupid sometimes zip.

<still scratching my head>
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:17 pm

slightly lost (gotta love this one)
basic bushwhack (as in "it's just your basic bushwhack")
"easy" class 5
minor fracture
smart wool (for those who think on their feet?)
knee socks (and here I thought socks were for your feet all this time)

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More OXYmoron Maddness

Postby Felipe de España » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:17 pm

Burt's Bees (grooming products) - Bernie's Fleas (Burt's Sesame Street Partner).
Forward backdrop.
"To early to be that late!" While using a 2400 military clock 0600 vs. 1800 hours. True story. :?
Giving it 110%. WTF!!!
Rap music or Crap music :shock: You decide!!!
Michael Jackson - King of Pop Kings new concert in Wales, wow I can't wait
Amy Winehouse - drinking wine. Riiiiiiiigggggghhhhht!!! :wink:
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Postby Motivated Adventurer » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:16 am

Here's a few more hiking or camping related ones:
"simple 6 hour canyoneering trip" (they tend to take 5 or more repels and 10 hours longer than anticapted),
"too much gear for a short trip" (in my experience, that's 2 oxymorons),
"quick family/group picture".
When life doesn't seem good to you, it may not be for your own good that it is that bad. If you know Who is really in control then in the end you should you it will be good for you too.
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Postby zippetydude » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:35 pm

Motivated Adventurer wrote:"quick family/group picture".


Yup. The first 72 takes should suffice, but someone has always got their eyes closed...

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oxymorons

Postby sierrasteve1 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:54 pm

A guide once told me, "We are not lost, we just don't know where we are."
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Re: oxymorons

Postby Ellen » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:49 am

sierrasteve1 wrote:A guide once told me, "We are not lost, we just don't know where we are."


Love that one 8) A related quote -- I'm not lost, it's just that nobody else knows where I am :wink:

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