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Postby talberta » Fri May 11, 2007 12:04 pm


I was also thinking of Mt. Arvon later this summer for TalusMonkey! Wish I could make it this weekend, but have a great hike!!


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Postby krz2fer » Fri May 11, 2007 12:08 pm

I'm not sure what it is, but I really can't shake this event from my mind. I'm almost upset with myself for not hopping aboard for a hike with TM sooner. All of his TR and stories are amazing.

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Postby norseman » Fri May 11, 2007 12:20 pm

I'll be doing Mt. Washington in New Hampshire in June, Talus Monkey will be there as well. We have a similar version of for the Northeast called VFTT. Talus Monkey is on a thread there under General Backcountry, he was supposed to do Ranier later this year with the son of a woman from Vermont I believe. Text below.

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The guy that died is a friend of a friend. (I lived in Colorado a while.) I was talking to my co-worker the other day, who is the mother of said friend. Pretty sad story. I guess he and my co-worker's son were planning on Rainier this summer.
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Postby Skip Perkins » Fri May 11, 2007 12:25 pm

I'll take care of Timm's Hill in Wisconsin.

I'm imagining the signature "Talus Monkey" on peaks all over the country and all of the hikers wondering, "Who is this person?" Bill, I think you should get the trademark and start marketing the t-shirts, gps devices, Capt. Morgan cups, etc.

Anyone who would read USAKeller's tribute would absolutely understand.

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Postby doumall » Fri May 11, 2007 1:13 pm

Caroline, I will look forward to seeing your names on the Mauna Kea summit register in June :wink: Happy Trails!

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Postby Skitch14 » Fri May 11, 2007 1:55 pm

So...who is climbing Denali this year? :wink:

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Postby Mel McKinney » Fri May 11, 2007 3:33 pm

Good one Skitch!
Maybe we can post a trip on the Climbing Calendar. :lol:

Seriously, would be awesome to get in touch w/ someone who would be willing to carry a memento or something in Talus Monkey's honor.

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Postby FromNO2CO » Fri May 11, 2007 3:49 pm

I found this when I climbed Driskill Mtn. last year...I wonder if David had been to this one...


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Postby shanahan96 » Fri May 11, 2007 4:18 pm

Skitch14 wrote:So...who is climbing Denali this year? :wink:

i'm your huckleberry! could you do me one small favor and fund the trip please? not really asking much :wink:


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Postby Darryl Dunlap » Fri May 11, 2007 4:48 pm

shanahan96 wrote:
Skitch14 wrote:So...who is climbing Denali this year? :wink:

i'm your huckleberry! could you do me one small favor and fund the trip please? not really asking much :wink:


If now one makes it this year, what about trip a year from now....... Trip in honor of TalusMonkey....
hmmm...any takers, I'm up for it....
"A great loss of a wonderful person clouds us tonight, Rest In Peace David...."

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Postby jeffro » Fri May 11, 2007 5:01 pm

I was considering offering up Denali myself. I have the same issue as Jamie however.

I'd seriously consider it for next year, though...

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Postby PA Jen » Fri May 11, 2007 6:01 pm

I'm heading to Mt. Hood next week. Though I never met David, I like many feel as though I know him through this website. Hopefully if all goes well we'll get that highpoint for him next weekend.


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