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first of all, I am going to lay claim to being one of the original first posters on this forum. something like #47 or so.

I have been here since the early days of these forums.  

Back then, when I was 25 yrs younger, about this time of year the TR section was full of upcoming trip plans.  this year, to keep that old  BPer forum tradition alive I posted my CDT hike plans.  

and we had some real characters back then, too.  

Enough of this.  Carry on everyone.  

Me?  I am going out  for a 700 mile hike in NM this spring wandering along the CDT and wishing I still had the legs I had 25 yrs ago.

Who knows where the time goes?  (song my Kate Wolf).

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Yes, trip planning is part of the fun.  And when March rolls around, RD, you have tons of fun, and stay safe!  :)

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25 years ago? This forum existed three years before the World Wide Web? How progressive.
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first of all, I am going to lay claim to being one of the original first posters on this forum. something like #47 or so.

I have been here since the early days of these forums.  

Back then, when I was 25 yrs younger[/URL]

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25 years ago? This forum existed three years before the World Wide Web? How progressive.

When did this forum get it start- about '93 or '94?  Ok, 19 or 20 yrs ago.  

Never met Algore. I don't believe he is a real person anyway.  Real persons know all those backpacker terms.

Is there something personal going on here I don't recognize?


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Backpacker.com domain was registered August 1997.  Most people still didn't know what the Internet was then.   First Netscape and IE browsers 94/95.

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My first foray into the world wide web was in Sept. 1995 -- using Netcom.

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Backpacker.com domain was registered August 1997.  Most people still didn't know what the Internet was then.   First Netscape and IE browsers 94/95.

These forums went through a number of "restarts" in those early years.  '97 could be the year.  I was subscribing to the magazine back then and saw reference to it there.  I was living in Sault Ste Marie, MI in the U.P. great backpacking up there.  Ok, 97.  I was registered user #47.  I do remember that much.  So 15 years ago.  

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Backpacker.com domain was registered August 1997.  Most people still didn't know what the Internet was then.   First Netscape and IE browsers 94/95.

These forums went through a number of "restarts" in those early years.  '97 could be the year.  I was subscribing to the magazine back then and saw reference to it there.  I was living in Sault Ste Marie, MI in the U.P. great backpacking up there.  Ok, 97.  I was registered user #47.  I do remember that much.  So 15 years ago.  

Rounded numbers.

And I stated reading BP Magazine somewhere around 1973 or 74...

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I think most of this type of thing has moved to Facebook or Meetup.

I'm not on facebook so don't know for sure about that, but I'm a member of a few Meetup groups. New trips or actives are always being posted for the groups I joined.

So yeah changing times. Forums are getting replaced by other formats like facebook and meetup I suspect


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I think most of this type of thing has moved to Facebook or Meetup.

Yup. Aka the forums that don't regularly crash and burn at the worst times.    :)

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I have a few trips planned.  I just don't suffer under the illusion that any of you care.
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I have a new job, thus no built-up vacation time. So I don't know if I'll be making any extended trips this year.

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Backpacker.com domain was registered August 1997.  Most people still didn't know what the Internet was then.   First Netscape and IE browsers 94/95.

These forums went through a number of "restarts" in those early years.  '97 could be the year.  I was subscribing to the magazine back then and saw reference to it there.  I was living in Sault Ste Marie, MI in the U.P. great backpacking up there.  Ok, 97.  I was registered user #47.  I do remember that much.  So 15 years ago.  

Rounded numbers.

Eh 16, 25, same difference.
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Just wanted to say, I don't miss the dial-up days.

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Been many changes since the hooting owl and bootprints on AOL

There were a few trips planned there earlier, but I think the first big trip was the Grand Canyon over Christmas in 1998.


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My first foray into the world wide web was in Sept. 1995 -- using Netcom.


That was around the same time that I started going online- 1994 or 1995. I was using dial-up on my parent's Apple Mac to chat room and build a GeoCities site.

I'll always remember my first day of college in Sept 1997, right after getting back from a week-long backpacking trip. I set up my new computer, and four girls from the floor above me came down and asked if they could mess around with it. What did they look at right away? Yup, you guessed it: porn.

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The first time I was on this forum, '98 I guess, RedDoug was here. The forums were about bragging then more than anything. So lots of stories and banter. It was fun and meetup was never like that. Facebook is prolly the slowest, least reliable site I frequent.
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The exact date of BP online doesn't really matter.  Think there was actually was a trip planning thread around New Years but I could be mistaken.  Mine anymore are pretty random based on winter snowpack and spring rains considering the forests have been shut down for burns and drought the last 2 years.  I'll grab my pack and just go.  

Did a bunch of group hikes with old friends and then BPL (you need a light pack though or they'll make fun of you).  None here though.

Meetups could have some liability unless newbies are willing to get their packs inspected pre -hike.   I could see where BP or their parent company doesn't want to get involved with a dedicated trip planning forum.


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Pffft. I started using the Internet on my Commodore 64 1200baud modem back in the mid 80's.
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If my fading memory serves, the site-and forums-were not even backpacker.com back then, the domain name belonged to someone else, though it seems like about the late 90's, it was purchased.
I do seem to remember having to make another account when the forum moved to this domain. Maybe. I think.


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I gave up on Meetup.com. For an outdoor community, I am surprised at the amount of "walk on the path down the river" trips and such that are there in the "Adventure" group in our local Meetup.

These days, I use a device called a phone to setup hikes.


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If my fading memory serves, the site-and forums-were not even backpacker.com back then, the domain name belonged to someone else, though it seems like about the late 90's, it was purchased.
I do seem to remember having to make another account when the forum moved to this domain. Maybe. I think.

original website was bpbasecamp.com

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If my fading memory serves, the site-and forums-were not even backpacker.com back then, the domain name belonged to someone else, though it seems like about the late 90's, it was purchased.
I do seem to remember having to make another account when the forum moved to this domain. Maybe. I think.

original website was bpbasecamp.com

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How retro!

I agree to some extent on Meetup. I am the organizer of our kayaking meetup.  Over 700 members and at least half of them don't own a kayak.  I busted my butt last year trying to accommodate everyone, holding paddles where rentals are available and ended up paddling the same damn pond every Sunday.


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Remember 1991 when I moved to Santa Barbara and my then-boyfriend moved to Germany. He set up and taught me to use this weird thing the techno-geeks had called email. . . .
Fast-forward 4 years, and I was using email and "talk" to carry on with a new long-distance boyfriend, now my husband.  I do have a soft spot for the net :)

As for trip planning here. . . I do get advice most summers when we are planning.  But this time of year I'm planning nothing and going nowhere (especially this year).  So not much to say.  Heck, we haven't even gotten to the local open space for hikes and runs since Xmas, due to my bum foot.

Actually, I think it's a little like most book clubs: once you've all gotten to be friends you spend a lot more time chewing the fat than talking about books.


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