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Talusmonkey June Birthday / Memorial Hike

Threads related to Colorado mountaineering accidents but please keep it civil and respectful. Friends and relatives of fallen climbers will be reading these posts.
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Postby roozers42 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:01 pm

swturner - didn't Kiefer just look ADORABLE? You're definitely not getting away that easily, Mr. Skasgaard.

del_sur - pleasure to meet you! I'll supply another cheesecake when hike together next!

Dave - nice job on the driving! WERE you going to get me with that bottle of whipped cream???? It does look a little scary.

Jamie - thank you very much for organizing the hike, it was great.

It was great to meet everyone!
We miss you, David.
Marmot Picture taken by David Worthington, 7/3/06

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Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:29 pm

lordhelmut wrote:rockymtnhigh69,

You have a great dog (even though he barked at me in the TH, he was probably just trying to tell me its too early to be up right now or maybe cause I'm a die hard O's fan, pathetic I know), Labs are the best, yours is friggin enormous, we've got one back home 122lbs, thing is a walrus.


:lol: :lol:
Thanks! He is a great dog, he just wants to love and play with everyone..
I was a little worried that he was becoming a nuisance to some.. I understand now, that he ate somebody's cheesecake.. I am truly sorry! I had no idea.. :shock:

Great job with the Needle on Sunday.. I am going to venture a guess that was a great climb!
On my first take-off, I hit second gear and went through the speed limit on a two-lane blacktop highway full of ranch traffic. By the time I went up to third, I was going 75 and the tach was barely above 4000 rpm....
And that's when the Ducati got its second wind. From 4000 to 6000 in third will take you from 75 mph to 95 in two seconds - and after that, Bubba, you still have fourth, fifth, and sixth. Ho, ho.

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Postby CODave » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:52 pm

ATTN: For any of you who have emailed photos to webmaster@talusmonkey.com could you please resend? I goofed and that email address was not a valid address in my system. It is now setup correctly.

Thanks,
Dave

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Postby roozers42 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:59 pm

Rockymtnhigh69 - it's okay! It could have been a "crisis" but we got to the cheesecake before he did much more than lick it. And we ate it none-the-less (well, astrobassman got most of the doggie-licked part). :lol: Way to take one for the team, Colin!
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Postby jamienellis » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:13 pm

I'll take a stab at it! :wink:
Going L to R. I'll go around the outside (standing) circle first, then the inside.

Standing L-R:
Guitmo233, roozers42, CODave, swturner, astrobassman, kurty[B], del_sur, jamienellis

sitting L-R:
USAKeller, teufel, Kate, astrobassman's friend Jon, Kevin (?),sdkeil, highmountaindrifter, rockymountainhigh69, Jeter (the lab)

In the center (green & blue jackets): Scott & Chris P

(Skasgaard is the photographer)

Did I call anyone the wrong name???
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Postby Matt » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:22 pm

Edit--I had an ADD moment.
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Postby rj2000 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:19 pm

Sorry I did not make it everyone. Not only was it Father's Day and I wanted to be with my little ladies, but I am still having issues with my back and I am not fully prepared for a 14er yet...I thought I would be.

I am glad all of you had a great time and the photos are outstanding. What a fitting way to give tribute to a great man many of us did not know.

Cheers!
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Postby Chris P. » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:59 pm

It was great meeting all of you and the climb was a blast. Merlin, Thanks again for the ride up the road. Hiking that thing would have really sucked.

Jamie, I think you got all the names right, but I believe you left out one. Who is in the red jacket sitting behind sdkeil?

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Postby jamienellis » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:07 pm

D'oh! Thanks Chris. I didn't even see him behind that party hat. :lol:

That one's going to be trickier...

My best guess is Kevin (denalibound's roommate)?
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Postby stevevets689 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:44 pm

TR is now posted, it's in the Trip Report Section.
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Postby Merlin6803 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:58 pm

[quote="Chris P."]Merlin, Thanks again for the ride up the road. Hiking that thing would have really sucked. quote]

No problem man, I am just glad my truck is still running and in one piece after that!! Thanks for spotting me on the way down. Rockymountainhigh69, how did your jeep fair on the way back down?? I didn't think it was near as bad as the way up, but my knuckles were still white on the steering wheel!!! Hope you did well!! Thanks again to everyone for such a great time, I'll never forget it!!

DAMN RACOONS AND PEOPLE SHOOTING AT 2 AM!!

Kiefer

Postby Kiefer » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:09 pm

CODave, I'll be sending you a bunch of pics real soon. These are the last two I'll post here. I'll let Dave use the others.

On the summit...
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At the saddle on Humboldt...I apologize, I don't know the two people with question marks. :oops:
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Check out this Pan. of the Crestones I pieced together from Humboldt's summit. It came out flawlessly! I didn't upload the pic here because you can't enlarge it. :YY
Crestones and Broken Hand pass

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