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    You know you are NOT a peakbagger when...

    ...with Carter Dome just a short stroll away, you stay on Mt Hight for over two hours even though it doesn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    ...with Carter Dome just a short stroll away, you stay on Mt Hight for over two hours even though it doesn't count.
    Sure it does:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.trailwrights.org/72summits.htm
    25) Hight 4675ft (1424.9m) Carter Dome / 1970
    You probably already climbed Carter Dome for your 48 and since you can't count multiple peaks, you do Hight as part of the TEN separate hikes you'll need for the entire Wildcat-Carter-Moriah range. If you are a peakbagger, you know what these are

    (Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, Mount Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, Lethe, Moriah)

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    When you would rather take a nap in the sun on the summit rather than grab another peak.
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    I believe Hight is also on the Y Alpine list....just sayin'.....stop resisting, Billy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by una_dogger View Post
    I believe Hight is also on the Y Alpine list....just sayin'.....stop resisting, Billy!
    You WILL be assimilated! ;-)
    So, I guess you're not a peakbagger when you don't even know what's on "the list."

    I fall into the camp of not being a peakbagger. I definitely hit some summits, but I'm just as likely to wander off in some other direction a few dozen feet shy of a marker for no particular reason. It may just be my personality type; I also walk out of movies in the theater from time-to-time, rarely finish drinks, and generally have a

    -Vip

    Also, you're not a peakbagger if your trail name is Stop Short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinovampire View Post
    So, I guess you're not a peakbagger when you don't even know what's on "the list."

    I fall into the camp of not being a peakbagger. I definitely hit some summits, but I'm just as likely to wander off in some other direction a few dozen feet shy of a marker for no particular reason. It may just be my personality type; I also walk out of movies in the theater from time-to-time, rarely finish drinks, and generally have a

    -Vip

    Also, you're not a peakbagger if your trail name is Stop Short.
    And also leave sentences unfinished! ;-)
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    I would say you know your not a "peakbagger" when from a mountain's summit
    you look longingly at the waterways below and say "damn wish I was down there"
    "you've got to stand for something
    or...you'll fall for anything"

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    What is peakbagger anyway?

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    I am a fair weather peakbagger, if the weather is rotten, I am entirely willing and able to come back another time when the weather is nice. I didnt submit my 48 long ago until I had a reasonable view from each summit (that had one). I was a little more flexible on the winter 48, but did take three times to go up Adams, my last one on the winter list until I had good views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider solo View Post
    I would say you know your not a "peakbagger" when from a mountain's summit
    you look longingly at the waterways below and say "damn wish I was down there"
    .....ooooooooooooohhhhhhhh yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh



    ...when you hike to, say Mt. Adams, and avoid the last 20' because there's a crowd, and just skirt around the actual summit....

    ...when you don't know if a particular peak is on a particular list...

    ...when you don't understand why you should care...

    ...when you get a kick out of someone talking to you as if you're a beginner when you answer "no" to the common question "have you finished your 4ks?", as if all hikers are peakbaggers. This can be fun. I like to ask questions like "is that Mt. Washington?" while pointing at Mt. Madison.

    The assumption that I'm a beginner always humors me. I like the advice I'll get: "never hike alone"...."if you see a moose..." very entertaining

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    you know you are not a peakbagger when..

    sunday afternoons are spent on the couch with nachos and beers watching the games in real time....
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    When you know the answer is 42 and not 48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grog View Post
    When you know the answer is 42 and not 48.

    grog
    You mean 54.

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