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    Registered User Ridgewalker's Avatar
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    You know might be addicted to hiking...

    You know if your addicted to hiking if:
    You convinced your spouse to buy all titanium cookware.
    For Christmas you give your elderly mother a hiking pole "for all your hikes up the stairs".
    Your furniture is now fold up chairs with cup holders.
    You replaced your bed with a therma rest and a couple's double sleeping bag for you and your wife.
    You think gorp is better to serve as refreshment on Easter insted of chocalate.
    You day dream of your next hike at a business meeting
    You have an emergency stash of Backpacker's Pantry in the cupboard
    You consider your best clothing to be a pair of zip off pants, teckwick shirt, heavy socks and liners.
    You subscribe to every hiking magazine and get all known gear retailer magazines.

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    "You consider your best clothing to be a pair of zip off pants, teckwick shirt, heavy socks"

    Or if I'm wearing them at work???

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    ... you have six (count em) pads, five bags and five packs in your closet, gulp ...

    [the multiple waders, fly-rods, vests, etc. require a whole other thread]

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    If you named your daughters Bergeline and Capilene.
    "If you hold onto the handle, she said, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. But it's more fun if you just let the wind carry you."

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    The wallpaper in your living room has contour lines...

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    Ouch - this hits too close to home

    Perhaps if you have enough gear to outfit a boy scout troop?

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    As you retire for the night your wife asks, "are you reading those maps AGAIN...?"

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    You found your way here.
    You know exactly how long it will take you to get home from any trailhead - without looking it up.

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    She says "But you went backpacking last month."

    You say "And you went to church last week."

    She has no idea that you are serious. You are ready with passages from the gospel according to Abbey and Thoreau. Yet the debate does not come just a heavy silence.
    Last edited by Puck; 02-25-2005 at 03:02 PM.

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    She has no idea that you are serious. You are ready with passages from the gospel according to Abbey and Thoreau. Yet the debate does not come just a heavey silence.
    Puck yer SICK!!! (but i know just how you feel...)

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    You suddenly start dreaming about these diamonds and more than those diamonds!
    "I once met a man with a sense of adventure,
    He was dressed to thrill wherever he went,
    He said, 'let's make love on a mountain top,
    under the stars on a big hard rock.'
    I said, 'In these shoes? I don't think so.'
    I said, 'Honey, let's do it here.'" -K. Maccoll

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    New House

    When you are houes shopping you have to find a house with a good pack room and you wonder if you can talk your wife into moving to Randolf or Gorham so you can be closer to the trail heads.
    Things have changed!

    AKA/Trail Name - Brickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck
    She says "But you went backpacking last month."

    You say "And you went to church last week."

    She has no idea that you are serious. You are ready with passages from the gospel according to Abbey and Thoreau. Yet the debate does not come just a heavy silence.
    Why reach for Abbey and Thoreau....

    Try this:
    Matthew 14:23 (New American Standard Bible)
    23After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.

    Plenty more where that came from.

    Said the Preacher to the Mountaineer: Why do you always climb on Sunday?
    Said the Mountaineer to the Preacher: Because, I would rather be in the mountains thinking about God than in church thinking about the mountains!
    - Dave (a.k.a. pinnah)

    " Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat." - John Lehman, US Secretary of the Navy 1981-1987

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    After getting up early all week to make a long commute to work, you get up even earlier on the weekend to make an even longer commute to the trailhead.

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    ...if you're on a first-name basis w/ every single employee of Campmor

    ...if you've every sent an important message to someone by writing a note in a canister sign-in book

    ...if you create lists of chores for your children, and once they've completed the tasks, you give them a patch

    ...if you calibrate your altimeter upon reaching the second story of your house

    ...if you've ever had food delivered to a lean-to

    ...if you go to a formal party and "accessorize" with a compass on a string around your neck

    ...when your work colleagues leave the break room, you insist that they "leave no trace"

    Matt

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