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#11965 - 03/22/11 08:49 PM Hiking "Buddy"
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Whose yer hiking buddy? Sometimes it's a furry friend!


This is BullDog's buddy, Tucker



Taz and I really like Mt. Dana



This is Yosemite Chick-On; he was the only one smart enough to stay for the recent storm in Yosemite (Hint: no wind, fresh powder, sunny on Sun-Mon..!!) (Chick-On belongs to Bill-e-g)

More pretty storm pictures at Chick-on's Picasa site!


https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/ValleyMar1921#

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#11976 - 03/23/11 03:43 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bee]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Bee,I consider Tucker to be a major loafer. He's never lifted a paw to get to a single summit. Next trip out that way, I think I'll let him carry me dangling from his pack.

Actually, though, I'm not sure what a hike out west would be like without him, now that he's accompanied me for every trip the past 7 years. When I went to Death Valley for my first winter solo trip, my then 4 YO daughter Brianne put him in my luggage, saying she wanted him to keep me company since she couldn't come along. He's now been such a constant presence with me that even when we do family hikes, he's always on my pack. That irks my daughter. "That's not the idea Dad", she will say. "He's mine!"

No sweetie, he's mine now.

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#11986 - 03/23/11 07:56 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bulldog34]
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1025
Loc: Madison, WI
meet mousie, an old Sierra pro:

being my only company in September '09 on some odd routes


Sipping Via coffee on Muir Pass in 2010



At Garnet Lake in 2008



and there's also my daughter's buddy Alfalfa:

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#11988 - 03/23/11 08:13 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Fishmonger]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Furry Whitney friend

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#11989 - 03/23/11 08:36 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: AlanK]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7195
Loc: Fresno, CA
Love the stuffed critters.

Alan's Furry Whitney Friend reminded me of the American Marten spotted by Joe Dawson at the summit. His trip report.


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#11991 - 03/23/11 09:21 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Steve C]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
My furry Whitney buddy is no marten, but his dad was the star of Caddyshack back in 1980.

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#11992 - 03/23/11 02:25 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: AlanK]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Here is Len's Kiwi family:


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#12000 - 03/23/11 04:51 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bee]
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Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
My wife Pam is my hiking buddy.

From the first day we met, to the day we got married at Whitney Portal, to the day we hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, to the top of Lembert Dome, to the day we hiked to the top of Fuji-san, to the day we hiked to the top of Thor's Peak, my wife has been there alongside me through it all.

We push each other, caution each other, embrace each other on our accomplishments, and sometimes we drink ourselves silly until we pass out.

I, too, had a Taz regaled in safari gear. My wife put it somewhere, can't find it, and I have not missed it.

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#12002 - 03/23/11 07:27 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bulldog34]
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Bee,I consider Tucker to be a major loafer. He's never lifted a paw to get to a single summit. Next trip out that way, I think I'll let him carry me dangling from his pack.


HA! Bill-e-g has been saying that about CHick-On for as long as I have known him! I keep threatening to make chicky a pair of hiking boots or snow shoes. Chicky came onto the scene because none of us like our pictures taken, so in order to show some perpective, bill-e puts chicky in the pics (beesides -- it's funny, too)
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#12004 - 03/23/11 07:47 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bee]
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Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 625
Loc: OrangeCounty
I just love this thread. I hope more hiking buddies appear in this thread over this coming summer. grin

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#12007 - 03/23/11 08:06 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
I just ran across this pictures in the archives:




Akichow's beautiful Buddy Sasha (love the booties)(wanna know how to keep them on)
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#12008 - 03/23/11 08:30 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bee]
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Bakersfield CA
Anyone have a photo of the JMT Bear that used to travel back and forth by random hikers that would find it? Last I heard it disappeared. Probably taken home by someone.
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#12019 - 03/24/11 08:43 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: + @ti2d]
bill-e-g Offline


Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Loch Tablae, YNP
Yeah, My favorite hiking buddy is my wifie too... followed
a close second by THE Old Dude Mikey...
They can't always go or don't want to go or whatnut.
Chick-on has no say in the matter.
smile

Here's Chicky boy's friend Larry:



Have fun

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#12024 - 03/24/11 11:52 AM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: bill-e-g]
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
Originally Posted By: bill-e-g
Yeah, My favorite hiking buddy is my wifie too... followed
a close second by THE Old Dude Mikey...
They can't always go or don't want to go or whatnut.
Chick-on has no say in the matter.
smile

Here's Chicky's boyfriend Larry:



Have fun


I thought Chick-on was a little loose.

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#12033 - 03/24/11 03:59 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bee]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 625
Loc: OrangeCounty
Yes, Bee, I'd like to know how to keep the booties on Man's Best Friend.

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#12034 - 03/24/11 04:08 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: bill-e-g]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 800
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Originally Posted By: bill-e-g
Yeah, My favorite hiking buddy is my wifie too... followed
a close second by THE Old Dude Mikey...
They can't always go or don't want to go or whatnut.
Chick-on has no say in the matter.
smile

Here's Chicky boy's friend Larry:



Have fun

This is a great shot.
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#12129 - 03/28/11 06:17 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Fishmonger]
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Posts: 1025
Loc: Madison, WI
Mousie has been on the road again



and then sporting his new gore-tex windbreaker on top of Rogers Peak, looking at Telescope Peak



He didn't have the legs to make it to Telescope - we got sunburned, wet toes (so much for Gore-tex liners in hiking boots), and learned that snow shoes are useless ballast.

Mousie wants to hit Whitney Portal tomorrow and check out conditions for the weekend.
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#12130 - 03/28/11 06:20 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Fishmonger]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Northern California
Mousie is in fine form! (he does get around)

How was your drive? (nice to know you had a buddy)
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#12131 - 03/28/11 06:33 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Bee]
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Originally Posted By: Bee
Mousie is in fine form! (he does get around)

How was your drive? (nice to know you had a buddy)


Due to snow in Colorado, we had to drive the "ugly" route - ia, ms, ks, ok, nm, az to Hoover Dam, where we crossed the new bridge, but there's nothing to see but tall concrete barriers.

Mousie riding shotgun all the way.
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#12164 - 03/29/11 07:55 PM Re: Hiking "Buddy" [Re: Fishmonger]
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mousie checked the road to the portal today - 9 mile round trip, fantastic view, only met 3 people all afternoon

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