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#49928 - 05/24/17 11:04 PM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: Bulldog34]
bobpickering Offline


Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 281
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
If 5.0 is out of the question, then I guess the next goal would be "Summit 2K"? That would be a tee shirt kind of event - late 2018 or early 2019 perhaps? I'll be there for it, even if this Georgia boy has to learn how to ski.

Actually, the next milestone is the 30-year anniversary of my first climb. I’m going to climb Cathedral Peak on July 20, and I need a partner. If you’ll buy the plane ticket, I’ll pick you up at RNO and bring the rope. And if you’ll make it for “Summit 2K”, I have two pairs of skis and two pairs of snowshoes.

Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Hope to catch up with you in late August or early September. Planning on a couple of weeks in the Sierra if I can manage to find the time in my hectic, way-too-young, post-retirement life.

I only have six days at home between August 14 and September 6. July 20 would work better.

BTW, there is one more statistic that I don’t think I have ever posted: I’ve done 77½% of my climbs solo (either no partner or partner didn’t make the summit).

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#49929 - 05/25/17 08:18 AM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: bobpickering]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6959
Loc: Fresno, CA
Whoa, July 20!!

Due to the significance of the date for you, and the hikers attending this, I'm tempted to meet you guys and do what we did last time. I've got a kid I want to take up to Cathedral this summer, and if people I know are going up, that could be a great day! It's only a couple of days before my family leaves on a big vacation, though, so not sure.

And you retired guys hiking mid-week... what's up with that??

...and hope for a non-windy day, too!

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#49934 - 05/25/17 03:51 PM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: Steve C]
bobpickering Offline


Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 281
Loc: Reno, Nevada
My very first summit was Cathedral Peak on July 20, 1987. It looked cool from the Cathedral Lakes trail, so I scrambled up the fourth class route. I didn’t even know what peak I was climbing, let alone what “fourth class” meant. My wife was pissed at having to wait while I tried to kill myself.

The thirty-year anniversary climb obviously has to be on July 20, mid-week or not. Gary, are you in? You know that old “I have to work” excuse doesn’t cut it anymore.

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#49960 - 05/29/17 11:38 PM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: bobpickering]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2183
Loc: (3 ˙dod) ɥɔ;...
Was reading that some (presumably rather wealthy) bloke was bragging on buying a new Ferrari every Saturday for 2 years.

I know you get far more satisfaction than him.
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#49965 - 05/30/17 04:41 PM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: bobpickering]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1247
Loc: Atlanta
While I'd love to, Bob, family responsibilities have me tied to Atlanta through early August. There definitely should be some type of celebration on 7/20 - I just regret I can't be a part of it. Sorry to hear you'll be out of pocket most of August - John and I may still run up to Reno and see how Dovie and the horses are doing . . . ;-)

And Steve, half the reason to retire early is SO you can hike regularly on weekdays! It's just taken me a few months to get around to it . . .

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#50167 - 06/16/17 10:48 AM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: Steve C]
bobpickering Offline


Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 281
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Whoa, July 20!!

Due to the significance of the date for you, and the hikers attending this, I'm tempted to meet you guys and do what we did last time. I've got a kid I want to take up to Cathedral this summer, and if people I know are going up, that could be a great day! It's only a couple of days before my family leaves on a big vacation, though, so not sure.

And you retired guys hiking mid-week... what's up with that??

...and hope for a non-windy day, too!

Steve:

Gary can't make July 20. Are you in?

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#50178 - 06/16/17 09:47 PM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: bobpickering]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6959
Loc: Fresno, CA
Not so sure. Family leaving on a big vacation 2 days after that. Work is always overloading me. I'll have to decide a few days before.

July 16 would sure suit me/us better. Sorry to be so wishy-washy.

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#50181 - 06/17/17 10:27 AM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: Steve C]
bobpickering Offline


Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 281
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Not so sure. Family leaving on a big vacation 2 days after that. Work is always overloading me. I'll have to decide a few days before.

July 16 would sure suit me/us better. Sorry to be so wishy-washy.

OK. I’ll see if I can coax one of my old climbing partners out of retirement to be on the other end of the rope. Having to work really gets in the way of the important things in life. You should figure out how to retire.

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#50222 - 06/20/17 11:42 AM Re: One Every Six Days for 30 years [Re: bobpickering]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1247
Loc: Atlanta
I'll be watching your SPOT. Hope you have a (way) less windy day than we did a few years ago. Outside of hurricanes, I've never heard the wind howl like it did that day.

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