2012 Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest

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3:37 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Turboherb


Joined: Aug 12, 2010
Posts: 3

enlightened by lite released at last burdens gone miles fly quickly by

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2:54 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

Marmot Aura tent,

if you were not so orange

you would be perfect.

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2:33 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
s1xty7


Joined: Feb 22, 2012
Posts: 6

Through snow, brush, and wild,

On gear and skills we rely,

That others may live.

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2:29 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

Again, the filter

needs to be scrubbed. But at least

we have clean water.

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2:12 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Aumanji


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 1

Beautiful Osprey

Pink, three thousand cubic inch

Mauled by a bear

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2:10 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Rick-Pittsburgh

Ex-Member (Deactivated)
Joined: Nov 20, 2009
Posts: 3980

Water for my trek.

Packs light, bladder has a leak.

Mouth is full of sand. 

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2:01 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davebks


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 2

strange seed on the hill

looking over the hard wind

summers coming fast

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3:02 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
EmperorSevs


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 1

Hiked Mt. Carrigain
Ass-sledding: the best way to
descend a mountain

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1:44 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
giftogab


Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 1530

Blisters rip at soles

so calouse are angry heels

Insoles will make peace

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1:28 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

Sweat drips, breathing hard.

Rubber soles protect from rocks.

Climb the upward slope.

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1:21 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
grltrvlr


Joined: Jul 13, 2010
Posts: 2

Just the two of us

Sharing millions of stars

Best birthday weekend

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1:06 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
vrk613


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 2

Breath and heart in sync

Trekking poles help this high up

Mountain made my day

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1:01 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
stephanie_wwf182


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 1

Splash goes the river

My kayak weaves through rapids

Nature take the reigns

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12:55 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Capow21


Joined: Mar 25, 2011
Posts: 80

Packed to its fullest

Weight lifted off my shoulders

Escaping life's stress

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12:44 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

Beep. Whiz. GPS.

There goes the mysticism

of the wilderness.

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12:41 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Capow21


Joined: Mar 25, 2011
Posts: 80

Half-moon lit night sky

Spark from a flint, it ignites

Everything's just right

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12:12 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Psyentist


Joined: Feb 29, 2012
Posts: 5

My boots are wet and muddy

The cold and rain don't relent

My smile warms my soul

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12:00 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Capow21


Joined: Mar 25, 2011
Posts: 80

New Spring day is here

Behind the rain and clouds

Tarp tent, have no fear

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11:33 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
AaronHarrell


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 1

A Bunch of cool gear

For escaping these four walls

Let me get out there!

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11:30 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Threedbb


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 4

Mr. Cooper hikes

oops! upside down, turtle-like

now called Coopsydaisy ridge.

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11:25 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Threedbb


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 4

Mr. Cooper hikes

opps! upside down, turtle-like

now called Coopsidaisy ridge.

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12:58 a.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
Red Rover I


Joined: Dec 29, 2011
Posts: 8

Bear mace just in case

Wild animals attack me.

Will it work on mice?

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10:58 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Mary Ann


Joined: Apr 6, 2011
Posts: 3

  Oh, MY Dragontail

 

Oh, my dragon tail

No rain, snow, or wind, or hail

Can find me within

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10:37 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
thetentman


Joined: Jul 16, 2008
Posts: 51

I love to backpack

I leave tomorrow afternoon

And we need the rain

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10:13 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Bob Ferrari


Joined: May 14, 2011
Posts: 2

Naked, no, yet birthed.

Couloir, Fall Line, Virgin, Light.

Push, now silent breath.

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10:05 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Bells


Joined: Feb 9, 2008
Posts: 2

Lovely orange box

Saved me when I tripped and fell

My Spot called for help.

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9:36 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
cpetrie


Joined: Jul 6, 2011
Posts: 2

The soft mud ahead -
The gift of the winter thaw... 
Ugh, my boot is stuck 

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8:46 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
overmywaders


Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 581

This bog is all wrong,
the map has it a mile west.
Conclusion: bad map.

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9:00 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
recluse


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

My pack is heavy

covered in fresh morning dew

alone at this hour

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8:46 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
efb115


Joined: Jun 21, 2007
Posts: 1

boots are my mode of travel
the trail is my road
i seek the road less traveled

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7:26 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Peyton


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 7

My puple wool socks keep my feet dry and warm. My purple wool socks keep my feet in the norm!

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3:08 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
jhunter


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 5

Screw technology

Let's hike in the wilderness

Without our iPods

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3:01 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
pnortner


Joined: Oct 2, 2009
Posts: 3

Warm and fuzzy, Packs so small, Mid layer or pillow he does it all

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2:54 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
badbrad007


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 2

Winter Deep Melts From Warmth

Snowshoes Back On Cabin Wall

Catch and Release Time

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2:49 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
B-groupLizard


Joined: Jan 13, 2007
Posts: 22

In the Backcountry Dot com no more now Trailspace Oh great out of doors.

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1:40 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
charolastra


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

Oh those damn gear snobs

I should have paid them some mind

Wet cold night unkind

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2:25 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Guanabana


Joined: Apr 28, 2011
Posts: 2

Each mountain brings forth

Joyful music in my heart

My soul's symphony

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1:30 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Trailkruser


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 1

Happy flowing trail

wandering focus presents

restored youthful joy

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12:38 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
zalmen_mlotek


Joined: Nov 5, 2009
Posts: 98

Morning Dove calling.

Twilight lures me from sleep.

Wilderness awaits.

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12:35 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Stardog


Joined: Mar 9, 2008
Posts: 1


I love Big Agnes.I could be in her all nightAnd be dry and warm.

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3:19 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
ConstableJoe


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 5

Take away my watch,

My map, raincoat, backpack, food...

But Lord, leave my boots.

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12:26 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Scoop Newsworthy


Joined: Sep 8, 2010
Posts: 2

Freeze fry mountain test

Midnight start carries me up

Singing with angels

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12:23 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Threedbb


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 4

Walking down the path

Day to night to day to night

Walking up the path

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12:11 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
diggdatt


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 2

Snow Falls On That Which Cannot Be Described, I Ride

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12:09 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
steved1


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 1

My Spirit is on Fire

Memory's Embers

My heart climbs there too.

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11:48 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
doggymcnuggets


Joined: Jun 17, 2009
Posts: 60

Hrydration pack...check No dehydration for me That's not how I roll

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6:06 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2287

I’m falling! Falling!

HEY! GRAB THE ROPE, I’M FALLING!

HEEEEYYYY! (yank) Never mind...

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4:30 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
wildutah


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 1

I look at the stars

My sleeping pad is so soft

I can not go back

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3:34 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
ahenleben


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 1

The most important

piece of gear you should carry

wipes your bum. T.P!

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3:18 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
ConstableJoe


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 5

The fanciest drinks,

In my Nalgene, still taste like

Iodine and dirt.

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