Happy 9th Birthday, Trailspace

Nine years ago, Trailspace.com started out as a backcountry community and independent gear guide. Today we turn nine years old and have grown to a community of 7,694 members with 18,240 gear reviews, 59,468 forum posts, 2,201 user-uploaded photos, and 771 published articles and blogs.

You, our community members, are the site's most essential ingredient. So, thanks to every one of you for being a part of Trailspace as we enter our 10th year.

To recognize what each member brings to our community, tomorrow, Monday, March 15, we open up our first-ever Trailspace member photo contest. If you haven't already, go select your favorite original outdoor photographs. Then, starting Monday, show off your photographic exploits and enter to win prizes (gift cards, hats!) and invaluable fame and recognition in the Trailspace community. (You can read the contest details and rules here.)

We're looking forward to some photographic backcountry inspiration from all of you.


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GaryPalmer
200 reviewer rep
4,072 forum posts
March 14, 2010 at 1:33 p.m. (EDT)

Wow, 9 years old, not even entered puberty yet. I can't remember what I was doing when I was 9, that was in 1965.

redpatch5
0 reviewer rep
84 forum posts
March 14, 2010 at 3:48 p.m. (EDT)

9 years old eh?


CONGRADULATIONS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Trailspace.

Here's to the next 99 years. Hope the stories and posts just keep coming.

I enjoy the questions and answers. I learn from every one of them.

trouthunter
MODERATOR REVIEW CORPS
968 reviewer rep
3,470 forum posts
March 14, 2010 at 7:59 p.m. (EDT)

Congratulations on a job well done!

Trailspace is a fairly exhaustive source of outdoor information for climbers, hikers, backpackers, and more importantly for beginers.

I have been on many similar forums, and Trailspace has a much more experienced & mature membership capable of discussing, and sometimes even debating important topics with class and civility.

I have learned a lot from those more experienced than I, and those who live in different regions & climates.

I enjoy talking about my own adventures, (and misadventures), and I most certainly like reading the trip reports from the other members.

Trailspace has a strong community feel, and I appreciate the positive & encouraging atmosphere that exists here.

I raise my glass to Trailspace, thanks guys!

Alicia
TRAILSPACE STAFF
501 reviewer rep
2,993 forum posts
March 14, 2010 at 8:10 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks, everybody! It's very true that it's the community members that make the site what it is. There's always more to learn and talk about with others.

By the way, for the other dorks out there, our birthday happens to coincide with Pi day (3.14...). Make of that whatever you like.

Gary C.
12 reviewer rep
207 forum posts
March 15, 2010 at 2:32 a.m. (EDT)

Happy birthday and thank you. This is an awesome site with a lot of great information and reviews. You guys have done a wonderful job putting it together and building it up. It truely is something to be proud of.

pillowthread
REVIEW CORPS
1,195 reviewer rep
1,063 forum posts
March 15, 2010 at 2:47 a.m. (EDT)

When I turned nine, I got a Super Soaker 50. Is that what you want too?

P.S.--I couldn't get the trick candles you asked for, and really, we've only got a partially melted "8" from yast year, so I hope that's OK...

Alicia
TRAILSPACE STAFF
501 reviewer rep
2,993 forum posts
March 15, 2010 at 8:42 a.m. (EDT)

I have no memory of what I got when I turned 9. I think I wanted: a dog (never got one), a canoe (have one now), and the complete boxed set of Little House on the Prairie books, like my best friend at the time had.

The thanks and congratulations are more than sufficient gifts!

D&G in the Smokys
75 reviewer rep
306 forum posts
March 19, 2010 at 1:18 a.m. (EDT)

Pi-day, I wonder how many others noticed that besides me (I am in Nuclear Engineering..)? Anyways, Happy Birthday Trailspace, and thank you for helping me get more involved with the outdoors, the people besides me who enjoy the outdoors and cool gear stuff (that happens to be one of my favorite parts of hiking...is that weird?).

gonzan
MODERATOR REVIEW CORPS
658 reviewer rep
2,148 forum posts
March 19, 2010 at 11:54 a.m. (EDT)

I noticed that it was Pi day, and I am an artist (& textiles designer)

I am right there with Trout, this forum is head & shoulders above the rest of the outdoor ones I have checked out. Thanks!

Jim S
37 reviewer rep
747 forum posts
March 19, 2010 at 5:56 p.m. (EDT)

Well I am surprised and happy that the group made it this long. I believe this group was originally rec.backcountry.usefl in the old Internet days and someone paid $1,000 for it and set up a server. This being true Bill S and I and a handful of others have actually been coming hear more like 15 years.

I was the guy on rec.backcountry.useful who said that I was going to climb Everest and ski off and could anybody recommend any good books on skiing and some good strong poles. Trolling has been around for a long time.

Jim S

Cleric
73 reviewer rep
301 forum posts
March 19, 2010 at 9:18 p.m. (EDT)

I'll slap a candle into a Clif Bar... or mold a Clif Bar around a candle... or, maybe, just try to burn the Clif Bar.

As I've said before, an absolute top-resource for me on the web... glad it is here and hope it's here much, much longer!

Jim S
37 reviewer rep
747 forum posts
March 20, 2010 at 11:34 p.m. (EDT)

You can also celibrate Pi Second at 3/14 1:59:26 p.m

old news

Alicia
TRAILSPACE STAFF
501 reviewer rep
2,993 forum posts
March 21, 2010 at 12:02 p.m. (EDT)

You can also celibrate Pi Second at 3/14 1:59:26 p.m

Nice.

Cleric, next year (our 10th birthday!) everyone can put a candle into a Clif or Lara pie flavor bar (pumpkin, pecan, or key lime).

Cleric
73 reviewer rep
301 forum posts
March 21, 2010 at 3:53 p.m. (EDT)

Sounds like a plan... I had to Google key lime Clif/Luna bars, didn't know they existed. And, I can't say I'm going to be hunting them down for sampling anytime soon!

Maybe some 10-year sticker or patches would be in order?

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