Has Mighty Hiker taken a mighty hike?


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Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:55am PT
I've got to say the most f bombs in a row that I ever heard in my life happened at a motel outside Castlegar in BC, where I had to spend the night on the way to my sister's place. My room was unfortunately near a bar frequented by bikers who reved their motors and shouted out creative ways of effing each other until 4 am. This was after my sister had assured me on the phone that Canadians were much kinder and gentler than Americans. The only difference I could tell was that mercifully, they didn't have guns.

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:05am PT
Maybe he joined the BSA....?

Trad climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Since folks seem to bemoan the lack of climbing content around here, I would politely point out that on balance, ANDERS >>>>>>>infinity>>>>>>> the offensive photo thread.

That some of you are behaving worse than kids on a playground, ganging up and piling on whichever individual you've chosen on any particular day makes me wish I'd posted the stories about my birth parents elsewhere.

But here I am. Y'all are stuck with me.

And since you asked...

Anders is one of the most knowledgeable, kindest, funniest, generous and downright decent people I've had the pleasure of meeting. He is unobtrusive, but you'd better believe that he misses nothing and appears when he's needed.

And we do need him here. This forum is a much less soulful, humorous, touching and awesome place without Anders, and the many other folks that have been run off in the short, roughly 10 months since I joined your campfire.

Can no one see the opportunity being wasted here??? How often are you given the chance to stand on even ground with historical personalities, your heroes, past, present and future? Why are people driving them away in DROVES?!

Sigh. I can't believe I got trolled into a rant.

But I WILL sand up for folks I'd be proud to call friends.

Bruce, that rant is hilarious and awesome. :D

Social climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:36am PT
Oh how the net has become such a lovely venue of complete mindless bullshet. Sad that it has come to the taco. Appears MH has finally realized such and no longer wishes to partake. Good on him. Great example actually.

Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:38am PT
+1 for Lila ^^^

I for one am grateful that you are here Lila and appreciate your insights. Everything you said about Anders is totally true. I refuse to speculate. I'm sure he'll come back when it suits him.

I stopped posting for about 6 months one time.. not intentionally. At some point a lengthy Facebook discussion occurred with lots of people posting the "reasons" why I "left the site". Absolutely none of the "facts" were true BTW. People were making up drama that didn't even exist. I just had a life and was busy living it and the Taco is not the center of my friggin universe.

That being said... Sheesh.. what the hell is wrong with some of you people? Seriously.. you need to step away from the computers. Go outside. Get laid. Smoke a bowl, go climbing, spend some time with family and friends, whatever floats your boat. Hanging around a website just being jerks is a waste of time.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Here we have a lovely display of the interactive cesspool that sent Anders off on the trail with nose and ear plugs.

Why would any sensible person want to be here to slurp this up?

If Cmac comes to the same conclusion, this whole show rolls up and leaves town.

THINK ABOUT IT...before you projectile vomit at the next guy.

jghedge- I think a long hike would really do you some good as a 1% or less climbing content poster.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Havent wanted to indulge this,, but cant resist.

This thread went to shyt when jhedge entered it- review for yourselves.

Just like many that he enters,, they turn to shyte. a 100% negative lil prick he is- i even deletd a climbing thread due to his same vomit.

If i were moderating, hed be history.

As for Mighty Hiker,,, he needs to keep up with the Tahoe Lobsters, and SOE - as hes is a proud sponsor of the event! We NEED those Canucks !!!

A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 11:25am PT
To all of you who have chimed in since my rant, I offer my thanks.

I started this thread because I was worried about a friend. Several of Anders' other friends voiced their concern, as did a few people who, if they weren't old friends, had come to know and like Anders through this forum.

To have our concern defecated on by a couple of people who, obviously, couldn't care less about Anders or our feelings, set me off.

I've been posting here for years, and for many more years before that on rec.climbing, and I don't think I've ever gone over the edge like that. But Anders is not the only friend who has been pushed away by the kind of thoughtless behavior that was on display here, and when it happened...

Anyway, I'm thankful that so many of you have both shared your concern for our friend, and your disgust at those who saw that concern as just another platform for their selfishness.

Maybe there's hope. Maybe Anders (and a couple of others) will come back when he sees that there are people here who genuinely miss him. And maybe the people who barged in will see that they should keep their childish quarrels to threads expressly for that purpose.

Cheers all.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:29am PT
If it's nothing but insult and vitriol with little entertainment value that you are offering up then you are done on this COMMUNITY MODERATED FORUM.

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:31am PT
We just need the good folks to take over and for some of us in the gray like myself to follow their lead. Sadly we might need a monitor, a big brother/parent figure to help us keep this place a little bit nicer. Maybe we need a ST facelift of sort.


Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:33am PT

"Sadly we might need a monitor, a big brother/parent figure to help us keep this place a little bit nicer"...

I volunteer!!!...

With my conservative ways, I'll get this place singing KUMBAYA in no time!!!...



Trad climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:37am PT
I did get a very short FB message from Anders, but it was not concerning his leave of absence. So - at least it is pretty sure he has not fallen into a crevasse and can't get a cel signal to dial 911.

Anders is a great person -so helpful with Facelift, which is where I have encountered him. He is out there in the real world doing things with good people.

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Well .... the hiker dude got a life, finally?

He took this sh!t here way too seriously and lost his marbles.

Donini is smarter.

He just decided to ignore the crap and post to what interests him.

It takes intelligence to maneuver thru internet forums and not try to control all the forces outside of oneself .......

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
I came to this forum right around the same time Anders did. It was right around the time of Daryl's Memorial on top of the Chief. I made a connection with Anders and a bunch of other Canadians that post here and since that time I have become friends with several of these good people. What really gets me is why these two (expletive deleted)'s would discolor these calm waters. The civility shown amongst our northern neighbors is a model we could all do well to emulate.

It is stuff like this that makes me realize we really have a long way to go in this country to come to a consensus of meaningful change.

I also get the feeling that Anders has started some kind of social experiment with "we the Taco" as subjects. I am laughing already.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Steve - wouldn't you agree that that cess pool is nothing more than a cross section of the human condition? If you reject humanity - warts and all - where do you go?

I choose to avoid well over 99.99% of humanity. I filtered their asses out.

I bet you do too.


ps. the purpose of government, in part, is to defend from threats BOTH foreign AND domestic. Think of the whackamole like an Israeli airstrike - provoked, surgical and highly effective. But it never wins the war. It just takes out another as#@&%e.

A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
I'll keep it to the political threads if others do as well.

Thank you. That is much appreciated. I don't have any problem with what goes on in those threads. I've even posted in them myself. But what is welcome in the political threads can really ruin things in other threads.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Yall need to be more like me.

Dingus Milktoast - Role Model.

So put down yer guns and put on a dress, maybe some sexy heels, and take a walk on the wild side....

Giddy up!


Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Anders was lurking on FB last night, and I couldn't resist teasing him a bit about how his absence here set off its own thread. If Helen of Troy had the face that launched a thousand ships, does Anders have a certain gravitas whose absence that will launch a thousand posts?


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
more than likely..;^)

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
and he is the WAX sponsor of SOE....The summit bids rely on him.....NO PRESSURE MH!
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