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    Default What are some of the unrelated to hiking things you did on a hike?

    What are some of the most interesting, even off the wall, unrelated to hiking experiences you've had on a hike?

    Watching Lion King attending a political speech and asking President Obama questions in Iowa on his ADT hike was interesting to me.

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    Being asked to go skinny dipping by two naked crazy chicks at the Allenbury inn in PA, and then going to a killer cast party. I passed on the dip...but the party was cool.

    Having a 1911 45cal. pulled on me and forced to do a line by a dude that thought I was a cop...Catskills, NY

    Helping rescue a girl from a local creek who jumped off a bridge and hit her head on a rock...also in the Catskills, NY

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    hiking in the nantahalas, came to a road crossing. a crowd of amateur astronomers were setting up telescopes, they called it a star party. i ending up hanging out all night for something called a messier (sp?) marathon. it was fascinating. i learned more about the cosmos that night than i ever had in school.

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    Well, you kicked off the thread right Rocketsocks. Hey, if you have a son that hikes have you considered trailnaming him Right Rocketsocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Well, you kicked off the thread right Rocketsocks. Hey, if you have a son that hikes have you considered trailnaming him Right Rocketsocks?
    He's the original rocketsocks...use to run everywhere!

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    Hitched about 50-miles (each way) to go to the midnight premier of a Harry Potter movie. Tough hitching too, even though it was in Maine. I had the most patient hiking buddy ever.

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    I love this thread already.. I can't add anything to it but I'm enjoying reading it. SonrisaJo.. that long hitch to see Harry Potter = amazing.
    Anytime RS posts, it's always entertaining. RS. I think you are def. one of the posters Marta was talking about, you truly create the FUN type of posts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerMomKD View Post
    I love this thread already.. I can't add anything to it but I'm enjoying reading it. SonrisaJo.. that long hitch to see Harry Potter = amazing.
    Anytime RS posts, it's always entertaining. RS. I think you are def. one of the posters Marta was talking about, you truly create the FUN type of posts...
    Your like my biggest fan...don't stand to close though, might not be safe... I figure the odds be 50/50...maybe 70/30

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    Most of my time is spent off of the beaten path (i.e. bushwhacking). I carry more than an avg med kit (I'm a wilderness 1st responder) & on a few occasions, I've had to put my training into practice on some unfortunates who shouldn't have been where they were, due to lack of skills &/or prep. The best med experience out there, though, was tending to an injured fawn (4 or 5 months old) that had a very recent & large, deep laceration on it's hind quarters. Barbed wire? coyote? Don't know for sure. She was pretty scared as I approached, but she did let me (don't know what happened to her momma) & after binding the rear legs with a lg triangle bandage, was able to get some antibacterial ointment into the cut & suture her up. I set up a quick camp & stayed with her for 3 days. She was mobile at that point. A very rewarding experience, indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Being asked to go skinny dipping by two naked crazy chicks at the Allenbury inn in PA, and then going to a killer cast party. I passed on the dip...but the party was cool.

    Having a 1911 45cal. pulled on me and forced to do a line by a dude that thought I was a cop...Catskills, NY

    Helping rescue a girl from a local creek who jumped off a bridge and hit her head on a rock...also in the Catskills, NY

    did the girls have "good personalities" ...lol!!! great story!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Pod Bob View Post
    Most of my time is spent off of the beaten path (i.e. bushwhacking). I carry more than an avg med kit (I'm a wilderness 1st responder) & on a few occasions, I've had to put my training into practice on some unfortunates who shouldn't have been where they were, due to lack of skills &/or prep. The best med experience out there, though, was tending to an injured fawn (4 or 5 months old) that had a very recent & large, deep laceration on it's hind quarters. Barbed wire? coyote? Don't know for sure. She was pretty scared as I approached, but she did let me (don't know what happened to her momma) & after binding the rear legs with a lg triangle bandage, was able to get some antibacterial ointment into the cut & suture her up. I set up a quick camp & stayed with her for 3 days. She was mobile at that point. A very rewarding experience, indeed!
    Now that's a good story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    Now that's a good story.
    One of the best patients I've dealt with in the woods.......IMHO humans are waaay toooo emotionally extreme in emergencies!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Your like my biggest fan...don't stand to close though, might not be safe... I figure the odds be 50/50...maybe 70/30
    You know it!!

    Quote Originally Posted by atmilkman View Post
    Now that's a good story.
    That is!! Thanks for sharing it- TPB!!

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    I was invited into a home in (an undisclosed location) in Vermont via a phone call made on my behalf by a local owner of an outdoors store. I was told the address and walked over. The couples son (about 12) was the only one home, but he was instructed by his parents to let me in. The owner ordered a pizza and paid for it (from work) and his son helped me do laundry, get a shower, and then asked me to play video games with him and eat pizza until his parents came home. The father came home with 3 different types of craft beers, just to make sure he got one I liked. After junior went to bed they stayed up with me and had a few beers, set me up on their couch and showed me how to watch movies. About an hour after bedtime the wife came down in a nightie and told me she was there to "take care of the hiker". After (undisclosed activities) she returned to her husbands bed and proceeded to attempt to break it. In the morning I was served breakfast, (joined by another male who arrived at some point in the night and may or may not have been involved in the bed breaking attempt) and given a ride to the post office. The father patiently awaited for me to complete my mail drop, phoned his boss that he would be late, and drove me back to the trail. His house, his food, his beer, his wife, and a ride that made him late for work- that's hospitality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    I was invited into a home in (an undisclosed location) in Vermont via a phone call made on my behalf by a local owner of an outdoors store. I was told the address and walked over. The couples son (about 12) was the only one home, but he was instructed by his parents to let me in. The owner ordered a pizza and paid for it (from work) and his son helped me do laundry, get a shower, and then asked me to play video games with him and eat pizza until his parents came home. The father came home with 3 different types of craft beers, just to make sure he got one I liked. After junior went to bed they stayed up with me and had a few beers, set me up on their couch and showed me how to watch movies. About an hour after bedtime the wife came down in a nightie and told me she was there to "take care of the hiker". After (undisclosed activities) she returned to her husbands bed and proceeded to attempt to break it. In the morning I was served breakfast, (joined by another male who arrived at some point in the night and may or may not have been involved in the bed breaking attempt) and given a ride to the post office. The father patiently awaited for me to complete my mail drop, phoned his boss that he would be late, and drove me back to the trail. His house, his food, his beer, his wife, and a ride that made him late for work- that's hospitality!
    Now THAT is what I would call "Trail Magic"!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
    I was invited into a home in (an undisclosed location) in Vermont via a phone call made on my behalf by a local owner of an outdoors store. I was told the address and walked over. The couples son (about 12) was the only one home, but he was instructed by his parents to let me in. The owner ordered a pizza and paid for it (from work) and his son helped me do laundry, get a shower, and then asked me to play video games with him and eat pizza until his parents came home. The father came home with 3 different types of craft beers, just to make sure he got one I liked. After junior went to bed they stayed up with me and had a few beers, set me up on their couch and showed me how to watch movies. About an hour after bedtime the wife came down in a nightie and told me she was there to "take care of the hiker". After (undisclosed activities) she returned to her husbands bed and proceeded to attempt to break it. In the morning I was served breakfast, (joined by another male who arrived at some point in the night and may or may not have been involved in the bed breaking attempt) and given a ride to the post office. The father patiently awaited for me to complete my mail drop, phoned his boss that he would be late, and drove me back to the trail. His house, his food, his beer, his wife, and a ride that made him late for work- that's hospitality!

    Bill, that is some good dung your smoking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach lou View Post
    Bill, that is some good dung your smoking!
    Lol- very true story. Also stayed with an incredible 30 something Yoga instructor at one of the warming huts in VT. I can't recall the hut but I can recall the exact shade of her pale green eyes and the full 30 minute end of day routine she performed. Ben and Jerry's, Cabot Cheese, micro brews and lovely people- God Bless Vermont!

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    It's the pig tails that got her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach lou View Post
    Bill, that is some good dung your smoking!
    There are some things which happen in real life, that just can't be made up......no matter how much one inhales!! Some of my experiences,especially in the western Pacific while putting in due time with Uncle Sam back in the mid 70's, could be construed as 'head spinning' to someone who doesn't get out to often!!
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    You mean my love handles?

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