Has Mighty Hiker taken a mighty hike?


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Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 31, 2013 - 03:20am PT
Hedge, DT, Get a room to yourselves
and fight it out there. I'll supply the knives or guns.
Just as long as you promise to use them on each other.

Jan 31, 2013 - 04:05am PT
Doesn't sound like they are against each other but actually on the same team.

Supertopo has 2 teams, which one are you on?
Supertopo has 2 teams, which one are you on?
Credit: RyanD

Just so u know what Anders is dealing with- This is what trailer parks in Canada are like:

Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:31am PT
No wonder Anders is taking a STabbatical.

Social climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:52am PT
hey there say, tami..thanks for the note, :)

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
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:28am PT
lila beine - Thank you for your rant. It was both timely and appropriately critical while being both bombastic and humble in tone enough to identify yourself as firmly human. We salute you. I'm confident that anders hasn't left us forever like some petulent gun nut retreating to his doomsday bunker for one of his most endearing traits is his remarkably thick skin and (as you have pointed out) a fine sense of humor and humility. You throw all that together and you'll survive anything - yes, even dare I say an out of control Stupor Torpor flame thread..... Er, I mean appreciation thread.

There is nothing wrong with a good spontaneous rant. Here is one that I know Anders would appreciate more than anybody:


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.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:14am 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?

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'm sure you would agree that ST is pretty benign and remarkably civil compared to even some Thanksgiving diners let alone the average interflame forum.

It good to storm off every now and then. Nine times out of ten it just lets the dust settle enough to say "Well some of it is crap no doubt but ......"
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.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:41am PT

I think ghost, Big Mike and some others articulated the point as well as it will ever get. I think hedge and DT might like to recognize it . Anyway, anybody figure out whats up with Anders? Greg?

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 .......
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