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Making mistakes on Princeton

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Aug_Dog » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:05 pm

I get the feeling some of you are trivializing some of the experiences on Princeton, which is fine. Trolls will be trolls. What was so striking about my experience on Princeton was the fact that it was an eye-opening experience. I'm fairly experienced on the big peaks. I've done more than a few class III and IV routes. This mountain ate my lunch that day and that was completely unexpected. Even the road to the towers seemed sketch to me. This is the same guy that drove all the way up Castle and Conundrum and also descended the sketchy as hell saddle of Castle and Conundrum, the snow route, at the end of summer. That was the single dumbest thing I have ever done in my 14ers days. Princeton was just a weird experience to me, but it was supposed to be "easy." All I did was catch a toe on a rock and I tumbled far enough and hard enough that it could have killed me. I hit my head on a large boulder. It made me think about ALWAYS wearing a helmet. Sad thing is, this 14ers community would probably make fun of me for wearing a helmet on a Class II route, which is a whole other topic for discussion. Physically, it was easy, but that mountain and my fall was completely eye-opening. It reminded me that you must always be on guard on any alpine mountain, or even just the woods for that matter. Poke fun at that as you may, but godspeed - I hope you never trip, or make a completely and seemingly innocuous, human mistake that hands you more than you were prepared for.
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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Tortoise1 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:34 pm

Aug_Dog wrote:Even the road to the towers seemed sketch to me.


No comprende "seemed sketch to me". What does that mean?

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby jdorje » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:36 pm

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Dex » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:30 am

Aug_Dog wrote: Trolls will be trolls.


I think it is the way of forums. This is page 4 - with signature lines hidden. I think 2 pages of good content is the norm. After that it can get sketch.
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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Tortoise1 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:08 pm

jdorje wrote:http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sketch


Ah, seemed that way to me too. My transmision felt the same way about it.

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby DeucesWild » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:44 pm

Aug_Dog wrote: It reminded me that you must always be on guard on any alpine mountain, or even just the woods for that matter. Poke fun at that as you may, but godspeed - I hope you never trip, or make a completely and seemingly innocuous, human mistake that hands you more than you were prepared for.


The poke was not aimed at you specifically. But making Princeton into the boogerman just don't hunt with my dogs. It's a mountain, but a very easy one at that. You can get hurt on any mountain, or get caught in weather or by dark or by any other objective danger, usually but not always due to bad judgement. But the big P didn't do it to you. You made a mistake and you learned from it. That's how experience works.
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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Aug_Dog » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:13 pm

DeucesWild wrote:
Aug_Dog wrote: It reminded me that you must always be on guard on any alpine mountain, or even just the woods for that matter. Poke fun at that as you may, but godspeed - I hope you never trip, or make a completely and seemingly innocuous, human mistake that hands you more than you were prepared for.


The poke was not aimed at you specifically. But making Princeton into the boogerman just don't hunt with my dogs. It's a mountain, but a very easy one at that. You can get hurt on any mountain, or get caught in weather or by dark or by any other objective danger, usually but not always due to bad judgement. But the big P didn't do it to you. You made a mistake and you learned from it. That's how experience works.


boy, i'm really glad you are on this board to tell me what's what ... i'd be so lost without your insight ... lol

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby highpilgrim » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:28 pm

Aug_Dog wrote:i'd be so lost without your insight ... lol


I'm sorry Auggie. You're right. Deuce stands corrected.

The Big P is a badass mountain full of bad mojo and evil twilight zone currents of danger from another dimension. These currents emanate from the radio towers and ancient bristlecone pine forest where the evil faeries live.

That forest real, and is cool and worth visiting if you're not scared take the risk. It's on the ridge to the west and has some trees that are 1800 years old.
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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Floyd » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:36 pm

highpilgrim wrote:
Aug_Dog wrote:i'd be so lost without your insight ... lol


I'm sorry Auggie. You're right. Deuce stands corrected.

The Big P is a badass mountain full of bad mojo and evil twilight zone currents of danger from another dimension. These currents emanate from the radio towers and ancient bristlecone pine forest where the evil faeries live.

That forest real, and is cool and worth visiting if you're not scared take the risk. It's on the ridge to the west and has some trees that are 1800 years old.


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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby 12ersRule » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:47 pm

Floyd wrote:
highpilgrim wrote:
Aug_Dog wrote:i'd be so lost without your insight ... lol


I'm sorry Auggie. You're right. Deuce stands corrected.

The Big P is a badass mountain full of bad mojo and evil twilight zone currents of danger from another dimension. These currents emanate from the radio towers and ancient bristlecone pine forest where the evil faeries live.

That forest real, and is cool and worth visiting if you're not scared take the risk. It's on the ridge to the west and has some trees that are 1800 years old.


The curtain is pulled on the Deuce!


I'm confused. Help me out Floyd!

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:50 pm

Floyd wrote:
highpilgrim wrote:
Aug_Dog wrote:i'd be so lost without your insight ... lol


I'm sorry Auggie. You're right. Deuce stands corrected.

The Big P is a badass mountain full of bad mojo and evil twilight zone currents of danger from another dimension. These currents emanate from the radio towers and ancient bristlecone pine forest where the evil faeries live.

That forest real, and is cool and worth visiting if you're not scared take the risk. It's on the ridge to the west and has some trees that are 1800 years old.


The curtain is pulled on the Deuce!


Always disappointed when they pull the curtain. I prefer the magic.

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Re: Making mistakes on Princeton

Postby Floyd » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:22 pm

49ersRule wrote:I'm confused. Help me out Floyd!


HighPilgrim responded to the thread as Deuce but was logged in as himself.
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