Long Live TalusMonkey

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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby CorduroyCalves » Mon May 07, 2012 7:50 am

Can't believe it's been 5 years already.

RIP, big fella.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby USAKeller » Mon May 07, 2012 11:47 am

CorduroyCalves wrote:Can't believe it's been 5 years already.

I can't either. I re-read some old emails from him recently and it was a nice reminder of his fun personality, and even harder to believe he's gone period. Shawn raised a Mickey's in his honor on trail yesterday! Thanks for posting, Steve!
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby JTOlson26 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:10 pm

Wow, 5 years. I was still in high school at the time and i remember staying up half the night refreshing the update thread. RIP.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby Mel McKinney » Mon May 07, 2012 12:58 pm

USAKeller wrote:I can't either. I re-read some old emails from him recently and it was a nice reminder of his fun personality, and even harder to believe he's gone period. Shawn raised a Mickey's in his honor on trail yesterday! Thanks for posting, Steve!


I miss some of the old, crazy threads. Oh well, they live on in memory. :D

Rest in peace David.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby gdthomas » Mon May 07, 2012 1:10 pm

Many have tried but none have succeeded in replacing his presence on this site.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby globreal » Mon May 07, 2012 1:35 pm

Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet David. However, some of the things I do today are because of him. So he made a positive influence on me (and I am sure many others) even though we never hiked together.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby anasarca76 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:25 pm

globreal wrote:Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet David. However, some of the things I do today are because of him. So he made a positive influence on me (and I am sure many others) even though we never hiked together.


+1

I also never had the opportunity, but from his trip reports and what I have heard of him, I really missed out. RIP
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby Doctor No » Mon May 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Never got to meet him, but I think we would have gotten along well (although it seems like he got along well with everyone, so that may not be a big feat). Very glad that his spirit lives on!
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby CO Native » Mon May 07, 2012 3:11 pm

5 years. Wow.

Even though I've made plans several times to climb Humboldt again since then, for one reason or another I've never returned to that mountain since that day. I intend to, I just can't believe I haven't been able to make it happen for 5 years.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby sdkeil » Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 pm

Five goes by quickly and it seems like yesterday we were hiking Estes Cone, him in his Hooters T-shirt. He was unique in every way and his fun loving outlook on life was something that he openly shared with everyone. His was a life cut much too short. Rest in peace my friend.
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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby somethingrandom » Mon May 07, 2012 10:57 pm

I lurked for a while before joining the site and used to get a kick out of his reports/triumphs/escapades.

I am saddened I never got to meet TM, as I know we would have been friends.

He is in my thoughts every time I hike, and my prayers quite often. He will never be forgotten for so many here feel as I do.

Sorry we lost you bud. A Colt .45 and a shot of Captain Morgans in your honor.

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Re: Long Live TalusMonkey

Postby gsliva » Tue May 08, 2012 11:34 am

What would David say? David could climb like a goat.
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