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Lugnut
2016-10-09, 12:42
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Clown spotted at ALDHA gathering.

Superman
2016-10-09, 13:07
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Clown spotted at ALDHA gathering.

OMG, he's ...hideous!

sheepdog
2016-10-09, 15:20
Lol...

saimyoji
2016-10-09, 15:42
Are those actual hikers in the background?

Lugnut
2016-10-09, 16:47
Yes. Bob People's in red hat.

hikerboy
2016-10-09, 18:12
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/58c9ef047d4408058dada6fb2fa0c3c5.jpg

Me and coach lou sat in for his section hiking workshop

sheepdog
2016-10-09, 18:24
So it's true...those who can't do, teach?

sheepdog
2016-10-09, 18:25
Tell TinMan sheepdog says hey!

saimyoji
2016-10-09, 20:56
So it's true...those who can't do, teach?

I resemble that remark.

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 09:44
the aldha gathering was very special this year.
opening night was dedicated to jack, and bob peoples hosted number of speakers with their stories of jack.
none more poignant than bag of tricks, who fought through his tears in his remembrance.
i dont think there was a dry eye in the place by the time he finished.
jack's spirit was there with us through the entire weekend.

Tin Man
2016-10-10, 11:56
Wonder how many stoves he sold this time...

Elder
2016-10-10, 14:17
I thought Matty;s comments when he posted Tricks words, are amazing. Can someone copy that here. (From FB.)

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 14:52
from FB

"Bag Of Tricks gave a memorial speech of great note that took uncommon bravery. He held back tears long enough to deliver a rousing and uplifting remembrence wich had the sobbing auditorium's floors wet with tears then standing cheering long ovations. Much of the liquid sadness flowed from under the billville sections. Everyone was devistated with grief then comforted by jack and our beloved tricks. Catharsis was a word herd often.
Gillian had to step off stage and bob peoples had to stop the procedings for what he called," a few moments of recovery"
He called those who knew him best to stage. Each was healing in needed ways beyond exsplanation. Thank u mine tricks."
Matty

Tin Man
2016-10-10, 14:57
Billville set up a memorial display near their camp. At the campfire Friday night, Matty laid out some logs in the shape of a J for Jack and lit up a bunch of candles along the J. I sat with Matty for a awhile at the J logs. The Dude hung out with us for awhile. Others came and went.

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 15:05
Billville set up a memorial display near their camp. At the campfire Friday night, Matty laid out some logs in the shape of a J for Jack and lit up a bunch of candles along the J. I sat with Matty for a awhile at the J logs. The Dude hung out with us for awhile. Others came and went.
An added bonus was a meteor shower

Tin Man
2016-10-10, 15:07
An added bonus was a meteor shower

And meeting people who like my stoves...

Tin Man
2016-10-10, 15:08
Passing Jim Beam around the fire to toast Jack was interesting.

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 15:43
Im still feeling the effects of Saturday night's bottle

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 17:04
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Tin Man
2016-10-10, 18:14
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A man of many talents. Enjoyed listening

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 18:28
A man of many talents. Enjoyed listening

thanks, i enjoyed playing just as much

sheepdog
2016-10-10, 18:38
Cool

hikerboy
2016-10-10, 18:51
https://www.facebook.com/laurie.potteiger?fref=ts

Tin Man
2016-10-10, 23:42
At the gathering, I gave a shuttle to an older, bearded hiker thumbing a ride back to camp... who I cannot for the life of me remember his name... I wasn't even going back to camp, but being such a giving shuttle driver, I went out of my way....

hiker: oh, Tin Man, good to see you. It's been awhile. Thank you for the stove you gave me at Trail Days many years ago

Tin Man: um, never been, and I am not that Tin Man

hiker: oh good. It was a crappy stove. I make better stoves.

Then he started talking about dead hikers. He thought the tributes to Tarlin overshadowed too many other recent hiker deaths. Then he reached into his shirt and showed me the vial of Mala ashes he was wearing around his neck. Yeah.

Superman
2016-10-11, 00:02
nice

rcli4
2016-10-12, 22:47
Then he started talking about dead hikers. He thought the tributes to Tarlin overshadowed too many other recent hiker deaths. Then he reached into his shirt and showed me the vial of Mala ashes he was wearing around his neck. Yeah.[/QUOTE]

I carried a flag that covered the coffin of a guy killed in Iraq. His dream had always been to hike the trail. I had never met him but I got one of those fucking hats that Supe wears and I wore it to a veteran thing at the local outfitters. Met his mama. Me and that dude had conversations about how stupid we both were for shit we volunteered for. Helped my head a bunch. Maybe carrying Mala's ashes helped him.. I hope so.

Elder
2016-10-12, 23:50
Maybe G. Hippy?

Superman
2016-10-13, 00:23
Then he started talking about dead hikers. He thought the tributes to Tarlin overshadowed too many other recent hiker deaths. Then he reached into his shirt and showed me the vial of Mala ashes he was wearing around his neck. Yeah.

I carried a flag that covered the coffin of a guy killed in Iraq. His dream had always been to hike the trail. I had never met him but I got one of those fucking hats that Supe wears and I wore it to a veteran thing at the local outfitters. Met his mama. Me and that dude had conversations about how stupid we both were for shit we volunteered for. Helped my head a bunch. Maybe carrying Mala's ashes helped him.. I hope so.[/QUOTE]

There was a guy from Vermont that died in Iraq. His goal was to hike the AT some day. It didn't happen. There is a rest area on rte 89 in Sharon, VT where we have a vigil and read the names of the dead. Out in front there is gazebo sort of thing where a local guy hangs all of the pictures with a story about them that died in Iraq and Afghanistan. I always get there a bit early and check out the new faces. It's nice to get a sense of who they were, hopes and aspirations.

Tin Man
2016-10-13, 00:53
Maybe G. Hippy?

Duckfart was his name. Said it was a drink....

http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/438/