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desertdryad
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seeking (preferably female) backpacking companion of the slo

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Hi folks,

I'm an out-of-practice backpacker, due to a long standing shoulder injury (torn rotator cuff issues). I'm looking for a backpacking buddy, preferably female (as I am, and I'm married to someone who likes to hike but backpacking not so much). It's best if someone backpacking with me is not the hurried type; I'm basically feeling out what I can do with 30 some odd lbs on my back again, after a somewhat successful go at physical therapy, and some gear rehab/lightweighting. I do tend by nature to be a 'stop and smell the flowers' sort of backpacker (and a bit of a backyard botanist). But I'm also getting old enough (I am 50) to be nervous about going out alone, which I used to do a lot! It'd be nice to have a companion. I have a capable 4wd to get to TH's and know how to drive it. PM me if interested - I'm based in Tucson. Thanks!
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desertdryad wrote:I do tend by nature to be a 'stop and smell the flowers' sort of backpacker
Here on HAZ we refer to that as "Tibber Mode" as long as you take along two or three memory cards for your camera.
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Re: seeking (preferably female) backpacking companion of the slo

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I would probably be at your type of Speed, especially right now and I happen to be a Photography Addict. My biggest problem now, is that just about everywhere I'd want to go is Burning at the Moment, although there are still a few Areas that I would probably do... I won't be able to do anything until August however, my Calendar is packed until then....
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Re: seeking (preferably female) backpacking companion of the slo

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guess i'm disqualified.
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outdoor_lover wrote:I would probably be at your type of Speed, especially right now and I happen to be a Photography Addict. My biggest problem now, is that just about everywhere I'd want to go is Burning at the Moment, although there are still a few Areas that I would probably do... I won't be able to do anything until August however, my Calendar is packed until then....
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te_wa wrote:guess i'm disqualified
I'd say you probably hike a little too fast, so yes. :)
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Re: seeking (preferably female) backpacking companion of the slo

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Tibber mode? Odd term. I just call it slug mode, myself... :)

outdoor_lover, let me know when you might be up for something in August!
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desertdryad wrote:Tibber mode? Odd term.
tibber: https://hikearizona.com/dex2/profile.php?u=11058
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@big_load
THAT explains it! Thanks.
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