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tdg119

Social climber
Northampton, PA
Jul 24, 2015 - 10:04am PT
Ahh, that poster gave us particular issues putting it up - about a year ago on the dot. Was the tape holding better on the others, I hope? I don't want them becoming litter in landscape.

Thanks everyone who continues to think of us. We do follow along, we're just the quiet type.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 25, 2015 - 06:15pm PT
Thanks Cragman and everyone else involved.
DataJunkie

climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 28, 2015 - 12:33am PT
Was the tape holding better on the others, I hope?

Yeah, the others look great. Someone must have put up new ones, I am imagining around the 17th, because they did not look weathered at all. The poster in the pic I showed looked like it was in a plastic protector sleeve that fell apart. I didn't notice any litter from tape or anything.

On a side note, this forest is a nice place for solitude for me, but I always can't help but feel the secrets that it holds. Matt's case being the most recent and the one that I am interested in seeing resolved, but also Steve Fosset's plane crash (found), and the slew of skiers and boarders that have gone missing in the Red's Meadow Valley (most lived to tell their story, one didn't).
DataJunkie

climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 4, 2015 - 11:36am PT
Has anyone seen this?

Credit: DataJunkie
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Sep 4, 2015 - 11:40am PT
"hobnails" makes in unlikely to be connected to this case.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Sep 4, 2015 - 12:10pm PT
It is a good time of the year, especially with low snow last year, to find clues in the back country. I hoped to participate on a couple of those this fall. Unfortunately, I fell and won't be healed enough in the bear future. Good luck. I hope some information is discovered.
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 4, 2015 - 12:31pm PT
The smoke in the search area has really been brutal this summer. It has also been a VERY windy summer, so where I have been searching has been quite cold. All the ice I've encountered is bulletproof.

Had surgery two weeks ago, so won't be back out there until next week. Hopefully by then the Rough fire won't be such an issue.

The hobnail boots were an interesting find.
10b4me

Social climber
Sep 4, 2015 - 12:33pm PT
Has anyone seen this?

Interesting, though. Wonder how long they have been buried?
maverick01

climber
Sep 4, 2015 - 12:51pm PT
Yes, heard of this report several days ago, but have not gotten confirmation on whether they were the same La Sportiva Nepal Extreme boots Matthew had on 7/17/13, but from the description, it sound like they are from a earlier time.
maverick01

climber
Sep 4, 2015 - 01:07pm PT

All the ice I've encountered is bulletproof.

Great, blue ice like last year, will make things interesting during our search next week.
maverick01

climber
Sep 4, 2015 - 01:23pm PT

Confirmed: They are not Matthews, unfortunately.
LAhiker

Social climber
Los Angeles
Sep 7, 2015 - 02:57pm PT
Cragman, thanks for searching despite the smoky, windy, and dangerous conditions. I hope you recover quickly from surgery. Please take care.

Maverick, thanks for working to get more information about Matt's likely route and for organizing the upcoming search. I hope it goes well and that y'all stay safe.

(Though I've been lurking lately, I think of Matt often and hope some sign of him is found soon.)



Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 7, 2015 - 03:11pm PT
Just an FYI....above where the hobnail boots were found is a plaque memorializing climbers lost on the peak long ago....I forget the exact date.

The boots are quite possibly from that incident.


EDIT: Thanks LAhiker.....I am doing well, and heading back into the backcountry this week. Sadly, the smoke is still very heavy.
WBraun

climber
Sep 7, 2015 - 03:18pm PT
Spring ... 1971?

We pulled 4 bodies off Banner the fifth guy (leader) walked the wrong way west and lived .....
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 7, 2015 - 03:19pm PT
Good luck, heal up and stay safe Dean.
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 7, 2015 - 03:24pm PT
Thanks, Tad.....two tumors removed from my right wrist two weeks ago. Stitches are out now.....I'm good to go.

Credit: Cragman
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 7, 2015 - 03:55pm PT
^^^
Gnarly Dean,
I can relate, had carpal tunnel surgery done on both wrists 15 yrs. ago,
no problems since. :)

Your search for Matthew is a noble and selfless act,
yer gunna find him or clues this time out I can feel it. ;)






Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 7, 2015 - 04:02pm PT
Thanks for the positive vibes, Tad.

Glad the carpal tunnel surgery was successful for you. I had two nerve tumors removed....painful little buggers.

Benign, thankfully......

#kickingcancersass!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 7, 2015 - 05:53pm PT
Heal up, Dean! No doubt you'll be hand jammin' in a few weeks.
The Chief

climber
Lurkerville east of Goldenville
Sep 7, 2015 - 05:57pm PT
Go get to it Dean.... Suppose to clear up on Friday, maybe.
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