OK, who scared the NYTimes Travel reporter?


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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 8, 2013 - 10:48pm PT

Next morning, Sean fixed coffee on a portable stove, and our neighbor Tom stopped by: I gave him Band-Aids for his blisters in exchange for creamer, and then my brothers and I started up another section of the trail, a well-maintained path known as New Army Pass, part of which runs through Sequoia National Park.

It got colder as we climbed, and the terrain was desolate. We reached the top of the pass three hours later. While we were standing in a clearing, a guy in a faded T-shirt and torn pants emerged from behind a rock. He said a few jumbled words, and wandered off.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 8, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Talus are rocks that trip you, and scree is fine gravel that feels like quicksand.
Sheesh Flatlanders LOL

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 8, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Langley from New Army is like trying to summit a 14,000 foot beach.


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 9, 2013 - 02:00am PT
Inyo National Forest campsite where a sign reminds visitors: “This Place Is Wild

Oh dear.

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Sep 9, 2013 - 02:39am PT

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Sep 9, 2013 - 03:11am PT
Mooch hangs out there a lot. ;)

Sep 9, 2013 - 03:20am PT
We gotta get that reporter's itinerary and one of these dinosaur costumes:


from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 9, 2013 - 03:26am PT
copy lifted from the internet:

Style can be a fickle bitch. One minute your in it, and the next your not. Those of us who don’t know too much about it, find ourselves hanging out in The Gap, looking for whatever looks newer than the stuff we’ve already got on. However, there are a collect few individuals who actually prefer things that look old, and I’m not referring to what is called “vintage.” No, I’m talking about dragged through a cactus pit, sprayed with a shotgun from 50 yards, and then left at the bottom of a port-o-latrine until some green stuff starts growing on it.

It takes talent (and guts), to find style within damaged goods. It makes people feel special to be different, and if you’re tired of all that new shiny stuff sitting around your apartment looking all good and sh**, then have we got an idea for you. It’s called the style of worn, faded, and distressed , and it has crossed the gambit of many things, such as:

Worn jeans have popped in and out of style for the past several decades, which means you could almost never go wrong. Lime green, bling, and people’s names on your ass come and go, but ripped and shredded stuff lasts forever (until it finally falls apart, that is).

and besides, when was enunciation ever cool?

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Sep 9, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Kudos to them for getting out there and doing it.

Social climber
Carson City
Sep 9, 2013 - 11:18am PT
It's wild out there all right.

No creamer for his coffee.

I guess Part II will detail the lack of hygienice facilities available.

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 9, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
I had to stop reading it, the whole piece was one fearful and foreboding warning after another. Maybe the second? paragraph was little but a recitation of everyone who's ever come to grief in the entire range...it went on from there.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 9, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Kudos to them for getting out there and doing it.

Yes, that is true! Myself, growing up on the East Coast with the Adirondacks and Alleghenies as my backyards, I was pretty struck by the EastSide when I first saw it.

Credit: Thanks Google


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 9, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
So I'm guessing this guy wasn' Michael Ybarra's understudy.
Wade Icey

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Sep 9, 2013 - 01:21pm PT

Social climber
Sep 9, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Funny how the writer gives it a 3/4 for "remoteness" citing lack of cel service and "HOURS" before SAR can get to ya.

Don't come to Canada.


Great story & , as someone already noted, good on' the Flatlanders fer gittin' some. Would be hilarious to know who the dirtbag is.

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