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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby sunny1 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:37 pm

Very sad.
I hadn't met Wyoming Bob, but I've enjoyed his TR's.
Seemed like a very down-to-earth guy who really loved the mountains.
Wishing his family and friends peace, healing and comfort.
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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby JosephG » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:04 am

Reiterating what everyone has said, this is very sad.
I never met Wyoming Bob, but his TRs were enjoyable, folksy, and without pretention. The few PMs I exchanged with him confirmed his positive character.

Another unfortunate, untimely loss.
Condolences to family and friends.

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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby DArcyS » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:00 pm

I met Howard five years ago on James Peak and we shared a great conversation that day.

When I learned was Wyoming Bob, I often thought of contacting him for a climb, but unfortunately, I'm a little bit too much of an introvert and too tied up with my own peak bagging concerns.

When I learned the accident on Jagged involved an attorney from Cheyenne, I immediately thought of Wyoming Bob and was nearly certain it was Howard based upon the photgraphs geojed uncovered. This was last weekend and just before I took off Monday for a week-long trip to climb, of all peaks, Jagged. Having returned now from the trip and the identity of Wyoming Bob positively revealed, I again offer my condolences to his family and friends. I thought of Howard frequently this last week. Rest in peace . . .


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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby uwe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:52 pm

Rest in Peace, Howard - aka Wyoming Bob.

[We never actually met.
However, our lines intersected in a funny sort of way.
Last August, during a CMC climb of Dallas, Roger and I retrieved WB's cam that he left on his Dallas Peak climb.
We got it back to him. He thought that was a hoot. We enjoyed a brief moment of community, mountaineering comrades.]

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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby jdorje » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:40 pm

RIP. This has just been an incredibly sad summer season.

susanjoypaul wrote:We need to do all we can to avoid any more fatalities this year. The rains lately have been torrential throughout the mountains, and the steep, saturated terrain is going to be even looser and more dangerous than usual for a while. Let's all be careful out there. And let's all try to be a lot nicer to each other, too.
-Jason Dorje Short

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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby summitwolf » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:56 am

This is so sad.

I met WyomingBob (Howard) a few weeks ago. We were both camping at the same trailhead (he was climbing Deer Mtn and I was climbing Lackawanna Peak the next morning). We chatted for a long time that evening. He was such an incredibly nice guy with so much knowledge to share. His love, appreciation and respect for the mountains was truly evident. I feel very fortunate to have met him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby smrcka » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:42 pm

RIP Howard. I enjoyed reading his trip reports as have many others. Such a tragedy. Condolences to family and friends...
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Re: WyomingBob Memorial

Postby Rcizzle » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:52 pm

Absolutely tragic! I did not know WyomingBob or have ever met him, but I respected his insight and competence as a mountain climber on this forum.
Bad decisions make good stories.

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Re: WyomingBob

Postby HikeforTurns » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:47 am

RIP Howard.

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Re: WyomingBob

Postby Hungry Jack » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:19 pm

I just now realize that the Climbing with Bob website, which I have had bookmarked for years, was Wyoming Bob's. It hits home when someone whose experiences have provided you with much entertainment and information has passed.
I need more dehydrogenase.


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