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Not Dead Yet

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:43 am
by RoguePhotonic
Hey forum people! Long time no post on here! The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!

The last few years life has been so busy that finding time to sit on my computer and post routes and do much of anything on it is few and far between. Made more funny by the fact 2 years ago I spent 4000$ on a gaming rig PC that now mostly collects dust. But I am alive and well and still exploring the Sierra. Naturally what I have left of it to explore.

I have had to resign myself to the typical working, family mans schedule of doing only a couple week long trips a year. Things have certainly changed from wandering 130 days at a time in the Sierra with not a care in the world and not even caring if I die to having a home, a fiance, two step kids and even a son of my own:


AlpineMike and I are still wandering! And I know i'll finish those trail reports some day! ](*,) ](*,)

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:52 am
by rlown

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:51 pm
by giantbrookie
Good to hear you from you. Yes we all go through various stages in our life, but it's clear the High Sierra will always be a part of your life, even if it won't be the tune of >100 days up there at a time. And someday that little guy might be your hiking buddy, too.

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:05 pm
by SSSdave
You'll be back soon but carrying a sizable tent keeping your adventures less epic.

Also was wondering where Buck Forester meeting a similar life change has gone and with a search noticed given his head start, is going to need an even larger tent.

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:16 pm
by wildhiker
Congratulations on all the good things in your life!

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:59 am
by The Other Tom
Hey, congrats. We all have different chapters in our lives. Sounds like yours are good chapters.

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:45 pm
by balzaccom
That's a very cute kid. Any time you start feeling as if you've lost something, pull out that photo and look at it...that's a whole new world of adventure.

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:13 pm
by Jimr
Nice to hear from you Rogue. It seems life has done a 180 from when you first came here not caring whether you lived or died. Welcome to fatherhood. The source of the greatest feeling of love and exhaustion combined.

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:37 pm
by tomba

What parts of High Sierra you haven't explored yet? Somewhere north, I guess.

Re: Not Dead Yet

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:29 pm
by RoguePhotonic
Yeah my life has changed plenty lol And owning a home that needs work has me constantly doing something.

You know there are a handful of areas that are common yet I havent made it out there yet like Miter Basin. And yeah North for sure. All my travel has been South of Emigrant Wilderness and I only went there that one time in 2013.

AlpineMike and I get out for a couple good trips each year. We have allot lined up but since he is an SPS climber allot is about peak bagging.

We went out to the Unitas of northern Utah a few weeks back trying to escape the smoke but was no luck. Still had smoke there.