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    Hiking vs. Skiing

    Ok..ok.

    I must ask myself, what is with all the "ski" talk in July? I love to ski, love this board...but I thought I'd rally the "hiking" legions out there before we are completely overrun.

    (This is all tongue and cheek (for fun) for all you,literalists out there.

    Top Five reasons Hiking is better than Skiing.

    5. Crowds. Take OBP on it's most crowded day and that is 1/1000 of the line at any ski lift.

    4. Lunch costs: Hiking about $5.00. Any ski area cafeteria...slightly less than a new plasma TV.



    3. I can hike with my dog.

    2. After activity libations. You know what, have to give this one to the skier inside me.

    1. There is no OB in hiking.

    Let's here your top 5...either way.

    peace.

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    Can you enlighten the uninformed . . .

    OBP = Old Bridal Path (to Mt Lafayette).

    What's an OB? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMagic
    What's an OB? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Hehe... I like your post.

    It's too hot to hike right now - or I'd be doing it. Plus the insects are out in force right now. I do my 3-mile run in the morning (it was brutal this morning, by the way - 90) and then spend the rest of the day in air conditioning.

    Skiing is my first passion though. Hiking doesn't quite get the adrenaline flowing like skiing does.. It's much more low-key.. it's cool in it's own way, but it doesn't replace skiing.

    So I talk about skiing all year 'round. Everyone thinks I'm weird, except my skiing friends.

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    Re: Hiking vs. Skiing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytrek57
    Ok..ok.

    I must ask myself, what is with all the "ski" talk in July? I love to ski, love this board...but I thought I'd rally the "hiking" legions out there before we are completely overrun.

    (This is all tongue and cheek (for fun) for all you,literalists out there.

    Top Five reasons Hiking is better than Skiing.

    5. Crowds. Take OBP on it's most crowded day and that is 1/1000 of the line at any ski lift.

    4. Lunch costs: Hiking about $5.00. Any ski area cafeteria...slightly less than a new plasma TV.

    3. I can hike with my dog.

    2. After activity libations. You know what, have to give this one to the skier inside me.

    1. There is no OB in hiking.

    Let's here your top 5...either way.

    peace.
    jaytrek, your list seems more like a list of why skiing is better than hiking to me, lol! OBP on a weekend likely feels more crowded than most areas i ski at on weekends regardless of actual numbers. for #4, you assume people eat at the cafe, you can bring your own lunch for skiing too. #3 you can ski with your dog too. apres ski is the definition of after activity libations and you can bushwhack while hiking which is kinda OB in a way. OB is where it's at any ways on skis

    okay, now that i got the literalists outta my system i will end my attempt at a humerous response with this summation of why there is so much skiing talk in july... because july is still ski season.

    best reason why skiing is better than hiking? who obsesses about hiking during the summer!
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    who obsesses about hiking during the summer!
    I do!!!
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    Skiing is better and I like being close minded. Hiking is great it just never can compete. Bugs and humidity are negitives of hiking, but i won't bring them up cause I'm Mr. postive.
    I had a little fun in this thread.
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    Hiking and biking are what I do to pass time until I can ski again. Sorry I have really gotten into hiking but it not even close to as much fun as skiing.

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    combine skiing AND hiking and now we are talking!
    -Steve
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    I'm suffering from some serious hikopause. Normally by now I'd have hiked 3 or 4 times.

    Thus far this year... bubpkis. Nadda. Not even a freakin geocache, man. I just can't get away from softball, the house, the family, the job. grr.

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