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It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by imike » Feb 19 2010 11:47 am

Between hiking, planning to hike, playing with hiking equipment... then, talking about hiking... and reading about hiking and hikes yet to be done, then, writing about hikes they've done... along with writing/sharing hiking and non-hiking related thoughts in forums.... do the readers of this site really have jobs, and if so... do they honestly put in legitimate hours of work at their jobs?

and... is this a good thing... or, something in need of serious treatment?
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 19 2010 12:07 pm

In a great part, it is thanks to HAZ that I am as productive at work. For a few seconds in between stressful situation after stressful situation each day I can see what others saw that day in their photo sets and concentrate on lighter topics in the forum. It's a lifesaver...
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by azbackpackr » Feb 19 2010 12:08 pm

He he! :D Yeah, I do school full time on line and also drive a school bus. I do spend way too much time goofing off. Right now, though I have barely enough time to go ride my bike, so I had better turn off the computer and do it!
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by PLC92084 » Feb 19 2010 12:56 pm

I live vicariously through you guys... I care more about what's happening in the AZ wilderness than I do about anything in CA! One of these days, I'll even start to recognize trail names and locations (getting fairly decent at it already...). Only thing that's proving problematic - can't conveniently jet out there for day hikes (maybe with three-day weekends, mmmmmmmmm...)

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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Sredfield » Feb 19 2010 2:07 pm

Had a job, now I just hike, plan to hike, play with hiking equipment, talk about hiking, read about hiking and hikes yet to be done, write about hikes I've done and am going to do.

I think it's a good thing, I could be in front of the tv, in a wife-beater t shirt and boxers, working on a case of beer and a 2 pound bag of cheetos, watching Fox Screws Network or the like.
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by sundevilstormin » Feb 19 2010 3:19 pm

they blocked my access to Flickr, Vimeo, GChat, Yahoo, etc etc... the IT nazi's have not figured out what the HAZ thing is (Yet) so I use it sparingly, only once or twice a minute...

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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by azbackpackr » Feb 19 2010 5:08 pm

PLC92084 wrote:I live vicariously through you guys... I care more about what's happening in the AZ wilderness than I do about anything in CA! One of these days, I'll even start to recognize trail names and locations (getting fairly decent at it already...). Only thing that's proving problematic - can't conveniently jet out there for day hikes (maybe with three-day weekends, mmmmmmmmm...)
Hey I am originally from that area--some very nice backpacking out there--Anza-Borrego, PCT, Cuyamacas, etc. That is where I got started with backpacking. I go out there several times a year to visit family but we mainly just do some short hikes and bike rides here and there.
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by JimmyLyding » Feb 19 2010 7:25 pm

I don't have class until a week from Monday, then 2 weeks of classes, then Spring Break. If I don't get 100 miles in between now and the end of Spring Broke then I should be horse-whipped.

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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 19 2010 8:44 pm

sundevilstormin wrote:they blocked my access to Flickr, Vimeo, GChat, Yahoo, etc etc... the IT nazi's have not figured out what the HAZ thing is (Yet) so I use it sparingly, only once or twice a minute...
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by pencak » Feb 20 2010 11:51 am

There's a lot worse things to do with your time. Stumbling across this site was excellent.
IMO, of all the sites this is the best hiking one hand's down because...
1. A whole host of characters that write the hike descriptions 8)
2. They're real trip descriptions instead of many of the ones you find in books that you suspect the author never hiked ](*,)
3. Trip logs - like a bunch of wonderful addendums to the original hike descriptions : app :
4. Photos and ratings (don't tell me you haven't thought about a rating as you've snapped the photo) ;)
5. GPS routes - this is my favorite, many hiking sites don't even have them :thanx:
6. A useful forum that's incredibly well behaved compared to most free-for-alls :gun: :bdh:

Therefore, I don't think it's an unhealthy addiction. Just fun. :D
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 20 2010 12:15 pm

Your point #2 is well-taken and frequently annoys me, as well!!
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by sundevilstormin » Feb 20 2010 10:08 pm

pencak wrote: 4. Photos and ratings (don't tell me you haven't thought about a rating as you've snapped the photo) ;)
Ratings no, its all about CALENDAR position! :PMIC:

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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by dysfunction » Feb 20 2010 10:48 pm

In response to Jeff MacE:
so, do you troubleshoot internet connectivity issues with other webnazis with phrases like "hey, I can't get to XX (time sucking) website, what's the deal?"

Cause well, I used to :sl:
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 22 2010 8:10 am

dysfunction wrote:In response to Jeff MacE:
so, do you troubleshoot internet connectivity issues with other webnazis with phrases like "hey, I can't get to XX (time sucking) website, what's the deal?"

Cause well, I used to :sl:
No, it's worse. The guys still in their tech infancy do that stuff, I'm a policy and enforcement guy!! :o :D
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by dysfunction » Feb 22 2010 8:49 am

:sl: :sl:

ahhhh I do not miss ops.. I went to dev, it was inevitable :o

course it went from being able to surf, because I was doing my job well... to surfing because jobs take time :y:
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 22 2010 9:38 am

That's one of the great things about doing a lot of audit work...plenty of downtime waiting for reports to run or things to format! :D
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Sredfield » Feb 24 2010 8:27 am

I'm on the trail for a day and come back to 90 :o posts?!?
Do some of us need to get a life?
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by Jeffshadows » Feb 24 2010 12:30 pm

Sredfield wrote:I'm on the trail for a day and come back to 90 :o posts?!?
Do some of us need to get a life?
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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by snakemarks » Feb 24 2010 8:00 pm

Does your gear have it's very own bedroom?
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I'm at home in the wilderness... it's civilization I have problems with! ](*,)

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Re: It is obviously a hiking addiction...

Post by MtnBart01 » Feb 24 2010 8:16 pm

In response to snakemarks:
It's called the "Camping Closet". A room filled with nothing but camping, kayaking, and snowboarding gear and essentials. An indoor shrine to the outdoors. :o ??
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