[pct-l] Good old 1970s!
reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Mon Dec 14 00:33:49 CST 2009
They don't make things like they used to any more.
Most of my stuff is the old stuff.
The only UL stuff that I have is what I made myself....tent, pack and
Ohhh yes, I also have a 16 oz UL sleeping bag that Western
Mountaineering donated to me for one of my JMT record attempts.
hiker97 at aol.com wrote:
> Yes, I still have a few pieces of gear from those days. Not much, but
> some. I am going to unload a ton of excess gear at the 2010 Kickoff.
> Some of it is really good stuff.
> The Switchback
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Monte Dodge <montedodge at msn.com>
> To: Hiker97 <hiker97 at aol.com>; Reinhold Metzger
> <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>; pct-l at backcountry.net; Deems
> <losthiker at sisqtel.net>; nitnoid1 at yahoo.com
> Sent: Sat, Dec 12, 2009 8:11 am
> Subject: RE: [pct-l] Good old 1970s!
> I still love all that old stuff even today!!!~!!!
> To: reinholdmetzger at cox.net <mailto:reinholdmetzger at cox.net>;
> pct-l at backcountry.net <mailto:pct-l at backcountry.net>;
> losthiker at sisqtel.net <mailto:losthiker at sisqtel.net>;
> montedodge at msn.com <mailto:montedodge at msn.com>; nitnoid1 at yahoo.com
> <mailto:nitnoid1 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Good old 1970s!
> Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 10:51:24 -0500
> From: hiker97 at aol.com <mailto:hiker97 at aol.com>
> Unsupported Reinhold writes: Yes,.....Vasque waffle stomper boots,
> cotton socks, gym shorts and a fish net shirt is what I wore when I
> started hiking in the early 70's. Maybe Monte got that idea from
> me. That is when "Mountain Men" were still "Mountain Men" and
> "Grizzly Bears" and "Saber Tooth Tigers" were nervous and ran when
> they saw us coming.
> Switchback replies: That is not the only thing that ran. I remember
> warnings about Unsupported back in the old Sierra/PCT days; wooly
> Mammoths, Neanderthal babes, retreating glaciers, etc. He had a shady
> reputation even then. That is where the Unsupported legend started
> and I first heard of him. Of course, I had the reputation among the
> PCT Sierra natives of being a friend to all and their pal.
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