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Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby heide » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:13 pm

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Red Eagle » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:46 pm

I hiked Crestone Peak and Humbolt Peak last weekend. For me the most magical experience was around 6:30 am when the sun rose through the distant eastern horizon and struck the Crestones with a warm light. Both my hiking partner and i stopped for about 10 minutes on the slopes of Humbolt overlooking the valley and witnessed a beautiful light show...at first deep pinks and then glowing to yellow. Then suddenly the sun filtered through a cloud on the horizon and the miracle of light suddenly went to the dull normalcy that we usually see mountains with. There is a magic moment and oh that we would stop to appreciate it because it is so brief and fleeting.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Project Ralphie » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:29 am

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby 81trucolors » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:52 pm

I donated $50 to the Custer County S&R in Chris and Rob's memory. May you find strength.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:48 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby Kitten » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:33 am

We did not have a sign with us but had special thoughts for both (Rob and Chris) on our summit to Capitol Pk. last weekend. May they rest in peace.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby unclegar » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Unclegar & Johnson 09/06/12

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby unclegar » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:13 pm

Unclegar & Johnson 09/06/12

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby gonzalj » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:15 pm

The least I could do.
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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:36 pm

Beautiful!!!

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby HarknessHooligans » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:16 pm

Chris has been in my thoughts every day since his accident. We were on the Crestone Peak 3 days prior to his trip. I have been greatly affected by this tragedy and wanted to make sure you know that he is remembered and has been an influence in my life. My hike up Missouri peak was dedicated to him and Rob this past weekend.

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Re: Climber Deceased On Crestone Peak

Postby axbauer » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:55 pm

WOW

Thank you so very much. Love this

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