"This would be a great place to put a huge city."
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"On the other hand, it may bring in more visitors."
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"I suppose you think this is boring!"
Reaching the Summit
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"I hope you like sports metaphors."
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"When I was your age, I had to hike ten miles through the ice and snow to a porno store when I wanted to look at dirty pictures."
Tags:reminisce, reminisces, reminiscing, nostalgia, nostalgic, hard times, struggle, struggles, struggling, internet, internet commerce, e-commerce, exaggerate, exaggerates, exaggeration, exaggerations, hyperbole, hyperbolic, on demand, hike, hikes, hiking, physical media, brick and mortar, store, stores, old-fashioned
"From a man's point of view, do you think it's beautiful?"
"So how does that eightfold path get us back on the Garden State?"
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"Up here! Beef jerky, trail mix, energy bars!"
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"What, may I ask, does landscape have to do with gender?"
"The fresh mountain air is starting to depress me."
Tags:holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, mountain, mountains, fresh air, camp, camping, camper, campers, hike, hiker, hikers, hiking, backpacker, backpackers, backpacking, wilderness, the wilderness, pollution, tourist, tourists, city life, urban life, depressed, depressing, modern life, modern attitudes
"Is it my imagination, or has it been an unusually wet summer?"
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"Hey pal, what I do above the tree line is my business and nobody else's."
"How far is that in city blocks?"
"I'm poison oak. I'm pretty sure I'm poison oak.... Or is that poison oak?"
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See Manhattan . . . By Car!
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"How far is two pounds from here?"
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"I'm going to New Zealand for a walk."
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"Isn't this fun?"
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"I'm counting to three, pilgrim."
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"Don't worry! I just came to tell you I'm not like other grizzly bears."
"First you forget the flag! Now you tell me you don't know how to yodel!"
"Boy, are we glad to see you."
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"F.Y.I., sweetie, bears are attracted to drama."
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Peak and off peak.
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