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Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun

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avatar Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 08:02AM
Please help me wish Z Old Dood a very Happy Birthday!

First... a blast from the past... 2006






And then 2016 ...





(purty amazing that shirt and pants last 10 years!)
(and he goez hiking a lot!)
tongue sticking out smiley

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!



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Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 08:58AM
Bowing to his greatness

drinking smileyCake and Candledrinking smiley

Happy Birthday to you!!!

I am so very glad we have been able to share so many trips and memories together already! You have brought much joy and laughter to my life and I thank you for all that and your warm hospitality on our home-ward bound journeys -- your mochas are fabulous!!!

I am looking very much forward to more adventures with you!

Love,

JKW
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 10:07AM
Happy Birthday indeed! And wishing many more seasons of enjoyment.
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 01:09PM
Best wishes on your birthday. Keep hiking, you're an inspiration.

Cake and Candle

thumbs up
avatar Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 02:09PM
Happy birthday, Mike!

Thank you for all the sage information you have contributed to this forum over the many years.



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 03:17PM
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plawrence
Thank you for all the sage information you have contributed to this forum over the many years.

Sage is fine. But what about manzanita?
avatar Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 05:34PM
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eeek
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plawrence
Thank you for all the sage information you have contributed to this forum over the many years.

Sage is fine. But what about manzanita?

In regards to manzanita, the Chick-on Chick-on avec les pieds is clearly the go-to person.



Leave No Trace
Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 05:35PM
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plawrence
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eeek
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plawrence
Thank you for all the sage information you have contributed to this forum over the many years.

Sage is fine. But what about manzanita?

In regards to manzanita, the Chick-on Chick-on avec les pieds is clearly the go-to person.

Truth!
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February 13, 2017 08:57PM
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JustKeepWalking
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plawrence
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eeek
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plawrence
Thank you for all the sage information you have contributed to this forum over the many years.

Sage is fine. But what about manzanita?

In regards to manzanita, the Chick-on Chick-on avec les pieds is clearly the go-to person.

Truth!

Nut uh!






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avatar Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 02:14AM
Happy Belated Birthday Mike! Hope it was a good one!
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February 14, 2017 07:25AM
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Bearproof
Happy Belated Birthday Mike! Hope it was a good one!

It's not belated! His birthday is Feb 15!

(I'm giving you guys time to wish him a birthday wish!)

Anything will do:

Happy Birthday Mike!
Happy Birthday Old Dood.
HB OD
Happy Birthday Olde Doode
Happy Birthday whomever you be I dunno yea

Have fun
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Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 08:40AM
Happy B'Day Mike!!!
Hope you guys have a funtastic B'day weekend and thanks for sharing the love for Yosemite and beyond. Raising a toast for many more to come 🍻
avatar Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 10:10AM
A Happy Birthday to you Mr. Dood, and many happy (Yosemite) returns.
Re: Cake and Candle Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 01:43PM
Happy birthday!! Hope you were able to get out on the trail to enjoy the big day!
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 06:38PM
I thought the big day was Wednesday...in any event, happy happy and many more! Thank you so much for the hospitality and friendship over the years, truly cherished.



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February 13, 2017 08:54PM
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I thought the big day was Wednesday...
It is... but I want to do a couple days ahead to get him more than just me wishing him a happy birthday...
(i.e. hello.... reply people!)



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Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 13, 2017 07:14PM
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Cake and Candle May you have many, many more years of wonderful hiking experiences.
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 07:21AM
Happy Happy Birthday!
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 07:31AM
Two Moor:

Summer of 1999! (Eleven Day Trip)


Matterhorn Canyon Loopy - July 2002


tongue sticking out smiley

Happy Birdy Dey Michael ...



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avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 07:55PM
Man the Old Dood looks pretty serious in 1999.
Have a great birthday Old Dood.
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 09:41AM
Happy Birthday, Mike! I have fond memories of all the hikes I've been on with you, and I look forward to many more such trips in the future! Thanks especially for teaching me how to make proper backcountry "pannycakes"!

Also, congratulations on successfully completing the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail of Death and surviving the uncrossable streams and other obstacles...


On left, pointing: obstacle

...to complete your Yosemite TrailQuest!


Actual finish-line footage. On right, befuddled: not first

We're still accepting walk-ins for SEKIQuest... or any other trip!
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 14, 2017 02:20PM
The party is just around the next bend.

avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 08:50AM
Olde Dude!!

Happy Birthday!

When are they going to name a peak after you???? (Just add a an "R" to Condon peak at Hetch-Hetchy and we're there!!)

Funny bee



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 09:34AM
If only we could all hike like Mike.

Many more, sir.
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 09:32AM
Happy birthday! I got you 3 more storms this weekend as a present.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 04:27PM
pancakes HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOOD!
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 06:09PM
Happy Birthday, Mike. However you're spending the day and/or celebrating around it, I hope you're having a joyous time!
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 15, 2017 07:34PM
Happy birthday! I've been poking around the archives recently and am eternally grateful for all of your knowledge and expertise.
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February 16, 2017 07:26AM
A - THANK YOU to all the peeps that wished my good friend a happy birthday - I personally really appreciate it
Too - THANK YOU and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Z Old guy... THANKS for spending your birthday yesterday with me
and enjoying Hetchy and Valley... Was a great day! Thanks!
Tree - sigh about all the tree deaths


(it is the old road that went across the old dam) (I found pix of mine) (so... yeah, we have to do that when it's down to old height)


nom nom



Thank ewe n Wish you many moor!!!



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Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 16, 2017 07:50AM
Oh how I wish I could have joined you guys!!!

So glad weather and all worked out for you!!! And thanks for all the pics!

To OD: another big hug!
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 16, 2017 11:10AM
Found this one on my iPhoney from 9/12/2014 (Meadow Fire)





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2017 11:11AM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 20, 2017 12:25PM
Thank you everybody. It's heartwarming to get so many best wishes.



Old Dude
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 20, 2017 03:08PM
OK, as a relative long-timer on this board, it just occured to me that I don't really know how OD & chick-on started hiking together. Did one of you get the other one interested? Did your paths just happen to cross? Did you meet over something other than hiking and then just discover the mutual interest? If that's a topic one or the both of you would rather not reveal on-list, that's fine. It's just that I've been on here enough years to remember when the two of you were the same kind of weekly regulars as chick-on/basil/jkw are nowadays and I was just kind of curious about how you two titans of this board (not to mention of Yose hiking!) started sharing your adventures?
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 20, 2017 03:39PM
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DavidK42
OK, as a relative long-timer on this board, it just occured to me that I don't really know how OD & chick-on started hiking together. Did one of you get the other one interested? Did your paths just happen to cross? Did you meet over something other than hiking and then just discover the mutual interest? If that's a topic one or the both of you would rather not reveal on-list, that's fine. It's just that I've been on here enough years to remember when the two of you were the same kind of weekly regulars as chick-on/basil/jkw are nowadays and I was just kind of curious about how you two titans of this board (not to mention of Yose hiking!) started sharing your adventures?

We worked together in San Jose and it was known that I backpacked and he expressed an interest or something like that. The rest is history.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 20, 2017 03:52PM
My vershun goes something like that...

Worked with him at IBM in the 90s. hehehe... (or yikes)
He was an expurt backpacker. I had never been backpacking.
He showed me what to do. I showed him what not to do.
Pretty much since that day it has been an undying passion of mine.
He forever changed my life. (I'm not kidding)
I pretty much have been a booger that he hasn't been able to
get off his finger.
I'm forever grateful.

basilbop and jkw and bearproof and a few others.. have met
basically from this forum or simply running into them out there
and then this led to that... and now they more or less can't shake me.

(hey, you wanna go... hey, you wanna go?
hey, check this out... hey, check this out... )
wanna do this... o wow... cool... let's go there...

Something like that.

It's been a lot of fun. I wouldn't change much.

And, of course, I hope I've said enough... thanks to eeek for this forum.
It's been a great source and I've found many great people who
have become great friends.

Sometimes it doesn't always work out. Mostly it does.

Thank you



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avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 20, 2017 09:53PM
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chick-on

I pretty much have been a booger that he hasn't been able to
get off his finger.
I'm forever grateful.

lol as my little sister says..."Best friends and good family are like boogers, they always stick together"

I have always had a blast with you guys!
Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 21, 2017 02:00PM
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chick-on
I showed him what not to do.

no, stop, enough! Yeah, I gather you've shown that to quite a few people...some of whom apparently start doing it regularly!!! Head roll
avatar Re: Happy Birthday Old Dood - 2017 vershun
February 25, 2017 08:06PM
A special thanks to Chick-on for taking me to the park on my birthday and for lunch at the Awahnee.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!



Old Dude
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