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2012 Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest

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


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 5

We may never know:

Do sleeping bags smell like sweat,

Or the opposite?

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3:17 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
ConstableJoe


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 5

My sleeping bag has

Glow-in-the-dark zippers:

Nighttime pee saviors.

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3:15 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
ConstableJoe


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 5

My raincoat has mold,

Absorbs water like a sponge,

But has been my friend.

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2:03 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
charolastra


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

how the simple things

are worth their weight in gold bond

sunset, food and floss

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4:03 p.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1236

suspended midnights

amongst the aboreal fauna

grizzlies piñata party

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11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

 

Rouse, browse, pack and scat!

Like hike, munch lunch, miles of smiles!

Whew! Stew, sleep---repeat!

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1:11 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
KickyFeet


Joined: Apr 17, 2012
Posts: 5

'Tis better to ride

Through the forest eyes anew

Life springs forth around

 


Little-Hiker.jpg

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11:27 p.m. on April 17, 2012 (EDT)
KickyFeet


Joined: Apr 17, 2012
Posts: 5

'Tis better to ride

Through the forest eyes anew

Life springs forth around

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11:39 a.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
rick n


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 1

Canyon walls agleam,

Dust rising from sandalled feet,

Sandstone solitude.

 


img_0093.jpg

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11:28 a.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
debaser42


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 1

Away from city

Civilization is not

Time is illusion

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10:53 a.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
AHC


Joined: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 1

In the meeting, time

Drips like a leaky faucet.

I hike in daydreams.

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1:20 a.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
Ben Cerise


Joined: Jan 19, 2011
Posts: 68

Rock, dirt, mud and sand

Wash, scrub, rinse and hang it up

Clean gear is ready

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10:08 p.m. on April 17, 2012 (EDT)
streeker


Joined: Apr 17, 2012
Posts: 1

Ten toes in glove shoes Wade through sand and climb rough rocks My ten happy toes

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7:36 p.m. on April 17, 2012 (EDT)
rhans84


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 1

Rocks tumbling down,
Helmet and Goat shield my head,
Up the hill I climb.

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5:25 p.m. on April 17, 2012 (EDT)
Peter Huber


Joined: Apr 17, 2012
Posts: 1

Loaded up with gear

Cycling sixty miles or more

Touring on my bike

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5:56 p.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1342

Tossing and turning,

I blame my flimsy foam pad

For the rock beneath. 

 

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5:49 p.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1342

Hiking down at dusk,

My headlamp dies.  My rear end

Poised for the wipe-out.   

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5:32 p.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
Thompson Sowash


Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Posts: 1

Shredding snow so deep

Sun in the sky reshuffles

I’ll climb Mt. Sneffles

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4:46 p.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
Alan38


Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Posts: 1

Early morning Sun

French press coffee in thermal

Click, Clank, off we go

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4:02 p.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
byronsays


Joined: Apr 16, 2012
Posts: 1

spring sun melts the snow

river moves through red canyons

lift oars, go with flow.

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3:44 a.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2223

The bug net protects

But a buzz keeps me awake

Forgot my earplugs

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2:57 a.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
Ben Cerise


Joined: Jan 19, 2011
Posts: 68

Google earth in hand

Now you can see everything

Without leaving home

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2:52 a.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
Ben Cerise


Joined: Jan 19, 2011
Posts: 68

Backcountry online

When online I'm not outside

Need to get offline

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12:48 a.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
Red Rover I


Joined: Dec 29, 2011
Posts: 7

Fortress from the world

Freedom a zipper away

Folds into my pack

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8:37 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
ArmadaJohn


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 1

It's time for the cold What better way to fight it Some Backcountry gear

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6:51 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

17.

clif cherry shot blocks // caffeinated rice syrup // treats that help you go

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6:44 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
jhunter


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 5

Saving Wilderness

Conservation Alliance

We thank you so much

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6:38 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
jhunter


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 5

Backcountry dot com

The awesome gear company

You so rock - thank you

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6:25 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

16.

vibram five-fingers // comfy but silly looking // barefoot running shoes

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6:06 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
lrex


Joined: Apr 15, 2012
Posts: 1

This trail is so steep

My flip flop strap broke in two

Need some hiking shoes

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5:45 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

15.

my mountain bike is // nothing fancy but it works // and runs without fuel

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5:27 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

14.

blackrock gear hadron // the ultralight down-filled hat // cozy for your head

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5:14 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

13.

it's never too cold // too hot too wet or buggy // it's always just right

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5:13 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

12.

who needs gps? // the maps are spendy and wrong // just follow the trail

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5:07 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

11.

patagonia new fleece colors each season why so overpriced?

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2:34 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

10.

skiing by moonlight
tree shadows, tracks - black and white
the glittering snow

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2:34 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

9.

will this pepper spray
keep mountain lions at bay?
help me get away?

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2:34 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

8.

clean dry socks one two
it's time to rejuvenate
dirty tired feet

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2:33 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

7.

what did i forget?
toothbrush eyeglasses backpack
don't leave it this time

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2:33 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

6.

which tent shall i bring?
will it rain or snow or not
above the treeline

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2:33 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

5.

quicker to inflate
this air mattress takes a while
to roll up again

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2:32 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

4.

titanium stove
mellow flame burning slowly
renewable fuel

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2:32 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

3.

golite jam backpack
i thought a pack should weigh more
but then i met you

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2:32 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

2.

lithium-ion
rechargable batteries
you chase the darkness

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2:31 p.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
phraber


Joined: Aug 16, 2009
Posts: 61

1.

lighter than feathers
800 fill-power down
you keep me so warm

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7:09 a.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
BigRed


Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 665

The Great Gulf headwall

Skinny skis and leather boots

No falls top to bottom

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6:40 a.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2223

(Title attributed to a great rock group: Little Feat)

 

A stone in my boot

But have no time for that now

Chased by cub and sow!

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6:37 p.m. on April 14, 2012 (EDT)
eileensd


Joined: Apr 14, 2012
Posts: 1

nature sings my name
trusty friend firmly in hand
blade upon the earth

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1:04 a.m. on April 3, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

  Surrounded by skeets,

  merciless attacks, I weep.

  Salvation in DEET!

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10:59 a.m. on April 14, 2012 (EDT)
Arson


Joined: Oct 29, 2008
Posts: 121

GoLite Pinnacle

You Rest On My Back So Well

Hold On For The Ride

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