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jamienellis
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Postby jamienellis » Thu May 10, 2007 10:45 am

Thanks CO Native,
Those are all great points to keep in mind. I was going to let the topic fizzle out a bit until the media attention is away from the site.

I hope that you are able to join us...um, oops, I'm mean accidentally be there at the same time some of us happen to be there!

I may PM you about some of these issues in the coming weeks if that's ok...

Thanks again,
Jamie
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Postby KenE » Thu May 10, 2007 2:01 pm

Plan on one more unexpectedly showing up at the trail head on August 15. I look forward to meeting y'all.

KenE
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Postby Lhotse » Thu May 10, 2007 3:21 pm

I had already planned to climb Humbolt on August 15th? Guess I won't be the only one there.
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To all from the Springs.....

Postby wildbrookie » Thu May 10, 2007 3:51 pm

My truck said it's going as far as the trailhead...from there we have to walk.....+1 and transpo for 15.
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Postby walder » Thu May 10, 2007 7:53 pm

My Father is an Engraver and I'm learning this skill from him, so if you need a plaque we would be happy to make one for David. Please let me know what you have in mind.
Since we can't put a plaque on top of a mountain, maybe we could carry a stone to the top with a little plaque with his name on it. We could all share carrying it to the top.
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Postby ajkagy » Thu May 10, 2007 7:58 pm

i could pick up a few hitch "hikers" in my jeep and maybe take a wrong turn and accidentally show up at the trail head...hehe
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Postby jamienellis » Thu May 10, 2007 8:21 pm

Hey walder,
Thanks! I think that would be so meaningful to have someone that we know do the engraving. The game plan right now is to come up with a few options of what we would like the plaque to say and take a vote on the forum.

We'll definitely be in touch. Thanks so much for your offer.

-Jamie
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Postby elkheart22 » Fri May 11, 2007 2:35 pm

Word from the top is.....

No Plaques of any kind on National Forest Property.


Like I stated before,

Didn't seem to stop the folks on Silverheels......
Lakes below the mountains
Flow into the sea
Like oils applied to canvas,
They permeate through me. --- Jimmy Buffett
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Postby gsliva » Fri May 11, 2007 5:02 pm

You guys need to go silent and build the plaque or plaques. I think that a memorial plaque would be perfect and it doesn't have to installed on Humbolt. It can be David's favorite peak. No one has mentioned that peak so keep it secret. Friends and Family can be the only ones who know and it can be installed secretly so that Big Brother doesn't know or care. Enough said just get er done. This guys deserves some kind of memorial somewhere.

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Postby Darryl Dunlap » Fri May 11, 2007 5:06 pm

Yeah, what he said....^^^^^^^^^^^^
"A great loss of a wonderful person clouds us tonight, Rest In Peace David...."
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Postby paully » Fri May 11, 2007 6:03 pm

I think I may somehow find myself in South Colony Basin that weekend as well. I have tentative plans to be backpacking up Sand Creek that wee,k so that could work out nicely. I'll have to start looking at a map and figuring out how to get from point A to point B without hiking out.
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Postby Bogart » Fri May 11, 2007 7:10 pm

I think I may find myself in the area that weekend also.

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