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HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 1, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
CA Timothy.
Thank you very much for the important clarification. I found it quite difficult to sort out the timetables that are posted online. It was also not clear to me where the Mammoth Shuttle starts.

I met Matthew on that first bus of the day at the Village at 7:15 AM about 4 days prior to his disappearance. He knew that he could catch the first bus at the village at that time.
This is new information to me. I must have missed it in my review of known facts.

BIOTCH
thanks for the current photo. That shows very sparse snow cover for the East side of the Minarets at this time of year.
Ron Minto

Social climber
Bethlehem PA
Jul 1, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
That bottle is a type of item that Matt would use (prob a million others as well). He did have a lot of 'OR' Outdoor Research items from clothes to hats, so im assuming he liked the brand.
He would hold on to things if they worked and wouldn’t spend a lot of money on gear just for the sake of having the latest and greatest, so a 90's water bottle fits his MO.
Here is a picture of his bike. He rode this old POS thousands of miles even though he could easily afford to get a new one. This worked for him…. We did not find a water bottle with it, even though it has a holder and he would have carried one.
Credit: Ron Minto
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 3, 2014 - 10:06am PT
Cragman has just posted a very touching trip report from his reconnaissance this week with Matthew's Father.
Apparently the water bottle and knife are not Matthew's.
http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Team-GREENE-the-search-for-Matthew-continues-in-the-Ritter-Range/t12425n.html
Ron Minto

Social climber
Bethlehem PA
Jul 3, 2014 - 11:02am PT
great TR. Someday I hope to take my kids (Bob’s granddaughters/Matts nieces) out there to experience the beauty and awe of such a wonderful place.
jeg

Social climber
center valley,Pa
Jul 3, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
Cragman.....Thank You!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 5, 2014 - 06:40am PT
Thanks for linking my TR, High Traverse....

Ron...for sure, you will need to bring your girls out here so they can see what their Uncle was seeing. The backcountry is LOADED with wildflowers, even with the low water after a paltry winter.

Thank you, JEG.
Big Daddy

climber
mammoth
Jul 6, 2014 - 12:09am PT
What kind of crampons did Matt have? I found one on Morrison yesterday.
LAhiker

Social climber
Los Angeles
Jul 6, 2014 - 12:49am PT
According to the latest flyer from the Greene family, they were Black Diamond step-in crampons.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdolc54o81pu7qc/FMG%20Spring%20Flyer.pdf?n=273786315
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 6, 2014 - 06:26am PT
Big Daddy....that is a great find!

Can you get back to us with the type....perhaps post a pic???
Big Daddy

climber
mammoth
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:49am PT
Not Black Diamond. Sorry




Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:46am PT
Thanks for posting, BigDaddy...
Psilocyborg

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
Cragman, you've got mail. Could you get back to me ASAP so I can plan accordingly? Thanks!

Oh left out important info....looks like there is an 80% probablility I will be heading out thursday after work (7-10), and heading home monday evening (7-14)
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 6, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
Mail sent....
Ron Minto

Social climber
Bethlehem PA
Jul 6, 2014 - 03:02pm PT
HighTraverse asked for a simple way to recap what we know. Here is a good site. I forget who built it but it's very well done.

https://sites.google.com/site/findmatthewgreene/home
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 6, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Thanks, Ron....I think Split Pants (Brooke) built that site.....and did a GREAT job!

Thunderstorms have moved in here today....Bob and a few of the friends from PA are out there until Tuesday. Looks like a chance of thundershowers here most of this week.

The cooler temps are MOST welcome!
Psilocyborg

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
so to drive into devils postpile before 7am or after 7pm one must have a campsite, a boat, handicap plates, weapons(?!?), staying at the resort....anyone know of any loopholes? any locals that could get me in there before 7am?

eKat

Trad climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
http://www.nps.gov/depo/planyourvisit/reds-meadow-and-devils-postpile-shuttle-information.htm

You can drive in BEFORE 7a and AFTER 7p, but it costs you ten bux.
Psilocyborg

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
EKat, the way I read that is the only way you are driving in there during shuttle season is before 7, after 7, AND ONLY if you fall under one of those listed exceptions. Correct me if I am wrong though
QITNL

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:21pm PT
At some point, we may wish to consider: the search for an object we cannot find becomes a search for ourselves.

If I were in Matthew's shoes, I would encourage this search. I don't care if you find me, I want you to find yourselves.

Enjoy the peaks and passes, summits and lakes. Swat at mosquitoes just as I did.

I would wish you solid rock, fresh water, clear skies, good luck.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 7, 2014 - 06:34am PT
Psilocyborg.....yes, just drive in before 7 a.m., park at the trailhead of your choice, and hike in.

When you come out, and drive back up the hill, if it is before 7 p.m. you will have to pay the entrance fee...10 bucks. If it is after 7 p.m., the kiosk will be unmanned, and you can head on out.

Stay safe....
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