2012 Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest

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5:30 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
Juniper Tree


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 6

Home upon my back

Drawing arms and legs and head

Into my Half-Dome

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5:24 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
Juniper Tree


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 6

Boots transport my soles

Andes to Rockies to roam

Step by freeing step

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5:22 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
Juniper Tree


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 6

Trusty companions

You have never let me down

Fred and Ethel Leki

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4:58 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
naturehippie20


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 1

Boyfriend Hasn't Camped

Coleman Double Sleeping Bag

Guess Who Gets Lucky

 

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4:50 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
JKJenn


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 1

Water, shelter, light

I pack the ten essentials

Backcountry, I come.

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11:52 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
rob5073


Joined: Oct 8, 2010
Posts: 570

Serrated teeth grip
Float on snow, they won't let go
Need them for winter

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9:55 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

Ski tracks deep and straight

moonlight full, frost's wintryscape.

Igloo slumber waits...

 

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8:46 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
CDen


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 1

Arise new day in glory,

zipped, buckled, tied and packed up.

Glow near horizon

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3:25 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

I place my sky hook

While my legs sewing machine

Hoping it will hold

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3:03 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

Heating tea in tent

Suddenly a stove event

Then no more dome tent

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12:43 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
Bunion


Joined: Jul 4, 2011
Posts: 118

Night comes with its chill

Leaks and aches, wind a'howling

wool wrapped snug to earth

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12:19 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

 

Trailwise, Rivendell,

Class 5, Gerry, Holubar...

retro potpourii!

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11:04 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
PNW_John


Joined: Apr 9, 2012
Posts: 47

sleep under the stars
western mountaineering joy
love my ultralite

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10:43 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
Lindy


Joined: Apr 9, 2012
Posts: 4

Gorp in plastic bag

     On kitchen table at home

Stomach is growling

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10:21 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

Snow pack sparkles bright

Under a full moon lit night

My skis know the way

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10:21 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

Monkeybutt chafing?

Dip your cheeks in a river,

Nature's fresh bidet.

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10:17 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

Hope he makes it home

The fading flash light up high

Below looming seracs

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10:14 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

Mice ate my jerky.

Shelter Food Reversal is

I eat spicy mice.

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10:08 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

In Denali’s night

A beacon below beckons

A warm bag awaits

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9:27 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
Raiders99999


Joined: Dec 18, 2009
Posts: 27

Try meditation?
Fat chance. Climbing is my path.
serene state of mind

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8:39 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
ocalacomputerguy


Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 913

Left foot right foot left
Appalachian trail is long
I must keep walking

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8:31 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
ocalacomputerguy


Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 913

Left foot right foot left
Appalachian mountain trails
Better views not found

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8:04 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
MRK


Joined: Apr 9, 2012
Posts: 1

Trekking poles make holes;

but my knees thank me for it.

Self-preservation

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7:06 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

 

Trip Log--journeys massed,

 

etched printings, time's prismed glass.

 

Days of future past!

 

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12:48 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

Cliff bars are gross,

but Honey Badger don't care,

because he's nasty.

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5:57 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
PowderHigh


Joined: Apr 9, 2012
Posts: 1

Muddy Ski Boots Dance

Under the Tram, with the Band

Closing day, Jackson

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5:43 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
nugget


Joined: Feb 25, 2012
Posts: 14

Hole punch has my pack!

Dyneema, one tough cookie.

Ornament for now.

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5:25 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
nugget


Joined: Feb 25, 2012
Posts: 14

Where are you Hoopla?
Patagonia 'venture
Hoopla, you are there!

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4:53 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
isawtman


Joined: Apr 9, 2012
Posts: 2

Raining steadily All Day

And with every step

Water gushing boot laces

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4:52 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
RangerAnna


Joined: Apr 9, 2012
Posts: 1

Flame gently glowing

Warming the chilly night air

Stove hiss, food bliss, hissssssssss.

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4:33 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
Jake W


Joined: Jan 9, 2011
Posts: 628

My old Pivetta's

What have you seen in your life?

Fifty years, old boots!

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1:54 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

Supercold on A.T.

is snow drifts covering melt;

wet snow post-holing.

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1:04 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

Not buffalo chips

Or magnesium and flint

Compare to pinecones.

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1:03 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
giftogab


Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 1530

Patagonia

Warm me Fitz Roy Hoodie Please

Heart and Mind at Ease

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1:03 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
Performance


Joined: Sep 21, 2009
Posts: 78

Thrashed by wind and rain
The storm did not abate me
Oh but dry within

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1:02 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

The best fire starters

lay among pine's tanned needles.

Strike a match and blaze.

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12:59 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

Swingers of birches

Climb to heaven then drop back.

One couldn't do worse.

.

Should I cite Robert Frost for inspiration?

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12:56 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
diggswl


Joined: Feb 21, 2012
Posts: 11

wildflowers at hand

do more impress me now than

flowers in a stand.

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11:30 a.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
FromSagetoSnow


Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Posts: 1329

"Take! Holy sh!# take!"

"What is going on down there?!"

"Whoops, I was eating."

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9:44 a.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
giftogab


Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 1530

Himalayan Snow

me and my Hangfire Hoodie 

It did Shelter me

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9:30 a.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
Arson


Joined: Oct 29, 2008
Posts: 124

Thanks Swiss Army Knife

You Saved Me From Disaster

I Have Faith In You

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4:48 p.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1238

Trailspace friend, family

Imparting thoughts of wisdom

Absorbing it all

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7:13 a.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
giftogab


Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 1530

Everest Base Camp

Loud and wind howling at my door

Summit Series Holds.

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6:28 a.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
giftogab


Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 1530

Everest Base Camp

Wind does scream loud at my door

Summit Series Holds.

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6:20 a.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
giftogab


Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 1530

Searching for Yeti

He is not on that mountain

I have looked myself.

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4:36 p.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1238

So Jeckle and Hyde like

Reversable anorak

Chameleon cover

 

 

 

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9:14 a.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1394

Mystery Ranch home

Chose my golite pack instead.

My legs say Thank You.

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8:54 a.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1394

Strange frog-like footwear,

My stride and ground feel improved,

Why not called five toes?

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8:48 a.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1394

Stops wind and water

And breathes. Love how you work, but

Hope I don't need you.

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4:31 p.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

Winds rage, chaos reigns,

shelter from the hurricane!

Oval InTenTion!

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