And yet another newbie to the site! :)
I am a fairly new Vegan, I am coming up on 4 months now. I know only 1 vegan and he has been a tremendous help to me but I would also like to talk to other Vegans. I have been with my partner Mike for 21 years now which is quite an accomplishment in my eyes! Currently I am the 4 term star party coordinator and forum moderator for my club The High Desert Astronomical Society and I also operate the Luz Observatory at the Lewis Center for Educational Research where I am a volunteer telescope operator. I love all animals and I listen to psychedelic and neo psychedelic music. I try to go out hiking and camping twice a month. This is me in a nutshell!
Welcome stargazertony from another fairly newbie here! I dont know any vegans in my realtime life either but I know they are around where I live. At one point a few people tried to get a realtime group going in my city but it fell through.
I love hiking and camping too! I bet where you live there are some awesome trails.
Hi Tony...nice to meet you! Plenty of vegans here to chit chat with. Kudos on the 21 years!!!
[quote Here where I live in the Mojave Desert really does have incredible trails. We have the mountains around Big Bear, Death Valley, Joshua Tree and so many more. The desert has so much to offer and the wildlife is so diverse and incredible except the snakes which I stray from :)
Wow, that sounds incredible! I have never been west of the Dakotas but have been out east. Someday I hope to get out that way. How awesome it would be to have a little of everything...deserts, mountains, forest. I'll bet there are some really interesting rocks out there too. I used to pick and collect Lake Superior agates here as well as natural amethyst, jasper, and quartz. I used to read up on rocks in various places around the world. The deserts and western areas like Colorado and Arizona and parts of California are supposed to have spectacular gems and even more vivid agates than the Lake Superior ones.
Hope you are finding this site helpful!
Hi & welcome! Luckily for us, the internet exists: community abounds... & even in onscreen vs 3-D form, it's freakin' awesome. :-)
Glad you're here!
Hi stargazertony! Welcome to VegWeb and congrats on 21 years! And your dogs are SO CUTE, I am dying over here!
Hi, stargazertony! An IE'er in the house!
You're kind of in the middle - do you hike/backpack the east side (of the Sierra) or SoCal? (eta: I saw your other post. If you ever come back to this thread you should suggest desert hikes. I'm going to explore the desert this fall/winter/spring when I can't get in the backcountry.) I'm in SoCal as a transplant, but am excited we have mountains, even if they're shallow. I love the San Gorgonio Wilderness with a passion. I was injured about a decade ago and am just getting to the point of being able to hike and backpack again. My goal by the end of the summer is to take an easy two night trial trip and head to San G peak.
Do astronomical societies ever mingle? I know someone in Riverside who's in the local astronomy club there. There's so much light pollution where I am it's hard to see much, but I camped on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona this past weekend and pulled my pad and sleeping bag out of the tent to watch the stars. There were so many it was hard to see the constellations.