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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:38 am

matt pierce wrote:I agree with some of the posters here. Should have left the cache alone...

Just because you got lucky and found the owner doesnt mean this couldnt have turned out differently.

Kinda reminds me of people taking quickdraws off of project routes. They are left behind for a reason...


Wait, I thought those were just free quickdraws? I got my entire sport rack in one weekend thanks to the giveaways at Rumney...

I still haven't heard a realistic, valid scenario where someone would leave a snowboard, earbuds and a single glove at 13,500' on the standard Mt. Bierstadt trail for a week -- on purpose? When we were up there, working with actual observable information to process (rather than Internet speculation), it was hardly even a debate.
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:44 am

SurfNTurf wrote:I still haven't heard a realistic, valid scenario where someone would leave a snowboard, earbuds and a single glove at 13,500' on the standard Mt. Bierstadt trail for a week -- on purpose?


An offering to the avalanche gods.
Valid? Totally.
Realistic? Maybe not, but you've doomed us all 8-[ :twisted: 8-[
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:50 am

SurfNTurf wrote:I still haven't heard a realistic, valid scenario where someone would leave a snowboard, earbuds and a single glove at 13,500' on the standard Mt. Bierstadt trail for a week -- on purpose?

Maybe Aron Ralston is working on a new project, with sherpas to haul his gear.
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:56 am

Jim Davies wrote:Maybe Aron Ralston is working on a new project, with sherpas to haul his gear.


I flirted with an amputee reference, but backed away. Thank you sir, for stepping into it...you know, for the good of the thread =D>
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:02 am

SurfNTurf wrote:I still haven't heard a realistic, valid scenario where someone would leave a snowboard, earbuds and a single glove at 13,500' on the standard Mt. Bierstadt trail for a week -- on purpose?


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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Dave B » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:21 am

matt pierce wrote:Kinda reminds me of people taking quickdraws off of project routes. They are left behind for a reason...


In this instance it would be more like finding an overcammed #1 stuck in a crack. By all laws of ethics that's considered booty!

Oh, and here's a delightful discussion on the forgetting/leaving of property in the mountains.
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Dex » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:27 am

matt pierce wrote:I agree with some of the posters here. Should have left the cache alone...

Just because you got lucky and found the owner doesnt mean this couldnt have turned out differently.

Kinda reminds me of people taking quickdraws off of project routes. They are left behind for a reason...


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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Dex » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:31 am

Dave B wrote:
matt pierce wrote:Kinda reminds me of people taking quickdraws off of project routes. They are left behind for a reason...


In this instance it would be more like finding an overcammed #1 stuck in a crack. By all laws of ethics that's considered booty!

Oh, and here's a delightful discussion on the forgetting/leaving of property in the mountains.


Wasn't there a thread here awhile ago about stashing equipment. It came to the conclusion that except for technical climbs if you can't carry your equipment up and down the mountain, you shouldn't go up.

I think several people stashed their equipment on the way up but could not find it on the way down - hilarity ensued.
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:08 am

Dex wrote:http://www.dpmclimbing.com//climbing-videos/watch/climbing-gear-thief-cauight-video


"They are almost worn through"

"Those are my draws"

*soooo akward*
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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby speth » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:43 am

aboynamedmargrette wrote:
Dex wrote:http://www.dpmclimbing.com//climbing-videos/watch/climbing-gear-thief-cauight-video


"They are almost worn through"

"Those are my draws"

*soooo akward*


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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby matt pierce » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:26 pm

I guess some of you are hypocrites.

How many of you leave/stash your snowshoes at treeline?

I can see the next thread here being from a newb: "Hey look at these cool showshoes someone abandoned at treeline on Quandary! I heard it was OK to take them - yay me!"

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Re: Found: Odd Cache on Bierstadt

Postby matt pierce » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:32 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:I still haven't heard a realistic, valid scenario where someone would leave a snowboard, earbuds and a single glove at 13,500' on the standard Mt. Bierstadt trail for a week


1. You didnt know they had been there for a week
2. That s**t didnt belong to you - period. It's not the same as picking up a dropped Clif bar wrapper and bringing it down off the mountain...

But I'll answer your question:
Maybe the other glove was picked up by a Marmot or Pika and carried off - or hell it's Bierstadt - it probably blew away...
Maybe someone was ferrying gear up there because they got permission to build a memorial on the peak/trail...

It was someone else's GEAR - you should have left it alone - you dont know why it was there/when someone was coming back to get it etc...

Or you could have taken a pic and marked your GPS and THEN come and posted about it...

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