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HF

climber
I'm a Norwegian stuck in Joshua Tree
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 5, 2017 - 03:21pm PT
Hello friends,

I came across this photo on Robert's laptop. The shot is as many of you will recognize taken at his favorite spot "The Ranch" on 8/25/2013. As it happens, the rainbow is arching over the spot where I almost a year ago scattered his ashes and set him free at the place he loved the most.

The photo is too nice to not share...

Hope to see some of you here in JT soon. Ron if you need an excuse I can always make up a strawberry job.

Hilde

RLF's Rainbow      CREDIT: Robert Fonda
RLF's Rainbow CREDIT: Robert Fonda
Credit: HF
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 5, 2017 - 03:27pm PT
Very sweet share Hilde!
Two pots of golden memories for you.
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 5, 2017 - 03:46pm PT
Hard to believe it's been almost a year.

Thanks for the beautiful photo.
Mike.

climber
Oct 5, 2017 - 03:51pm PT
Thank you for the beautiful image and prose.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 5, 2017 - 04:00pm PT
Makes me smile.

Thank you
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 5, 2017 - 04:23pm PT
Thanks for sharing that Hilde. Made us smile.
grover

climber
Castlegar BC
Oct 5, 2017 - 05:25pm PT
Thanks for that Hilde, it made my day.

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Oct 5, 2017 - 08:15pm PT
That's awesome!!! Thanks!!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 5, 2017 - 08:37pm PT
Oh Hilde, missing you and Roberto. Thanks for this post!

This year Tioga Pass Resort literally fell apart. My special place for 8 years as well as so many others. We hung out, climbed, hiked and had a whole TPR/Tuolumne culture of friendship. This year was the end of an era.

When Robert left us it too marked the end of an awesome era. He conjured up life and fun for so many. End of an era, yes.....but Robert will forever remain in our hearts and minds. Hugs and Love to you, Hilde!
Richard

climber
Bend, Oregon
Oct 6, 2017 - 08:15am PT
NICE!!!!

Hi Hilde
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Oct 6, 2017 - 12:47pm PT
Sitting here with a HUGE smile Hilde! Robert would always invite me out with, "strawberries are ready Gomez!" Thanks for carrying on the tradition. Miss him so much.
Peace
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA/Joshua Tree
Oct 6, 2017 - 05:39pm PT
Beautiful Hilde. Glad to know his spirit is always there.
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 7, 2017 - 08:00am PT
What a wonderful post to wake up to this morning!

Thank you Hilde
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 7, 2017 - 08:14am PT
Im also here, what a fabulous picture, a tribute.
having not met any of those or theses fine souls,
I am at once struck, and sadly proud of this saga.
The tribe's coming together, while apart.
the honest pathos that rides in the back seat of the climbers ride
I've used the way and the story to be a better person,

RLF, has struck a cord that runs around the globe
I'll not say more . . . oh only this:

blessings of peace and healing light
may RLF bless all those that seek. . ./ The . . What?
He was the stoic prince, a guide, a model . . . the answer?

A Hero.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 8, 2017 - 05:11pm PT
Tucker expounding, The Bird can't believe what he hears, Robert transl...
Tucker expounding, The Bird can't believe what he hears, Robert translating.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

From left to right: Ron Gomez, RLF, Tucker Tech, Wendell Smith in green, Jim Bridwell and Dave Yerian with the camera.

Now it's Jim's turn and Tucker Tech is not impressed.
Now it's Jim's turn and Tucker Tech is not impressed.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Fonda and Yerian....."whatever, let's have a beer."
Fonda and Yerian....."whatever, let's have a beer."
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Oh Dang!!!!! Miss it, Miss it, Miss it!!!!

Treasure the moment.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Oct 8, 2017 - 05:31pm PT
Oh man Lynnie, that group use to flow the Schit! Those times are gone forever, the way they existed back then. Robert created a very special place for bonding to happen and friendships to flourish!
Peace
HF

climber
I'm a Norwegian stuck in Joshua Tree
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2017 - 07:04pm PT
Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for all the kind words and greetings. I am happy that you all seem to like Roberts photo as much as I do.

Lynne, Thank you for posting the photos from the ranch campground. How I wish I had the ability to turn back time. In the mean time (until I can figure out how) the memories will have to do, and you are right that Robert will always remain in many peoples hearts and minds. The captions you added to your photos made me laugh out loud; creating a strange feeling of happiness caused by the good memories, and a sadness that comes with sad memories and a sense of loss.

It feels good to read all the comments, hearing from friends from all over and knowing that this post brought a smile to many faces.


Thank you all,

Hilde

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2017 - 07:19pm PT
Oh Hilde, your post about Robert's picture in the place he...we all loved meant so much to each of us. Thanks for keeping the love alive. Huge Hugs from lynnie.
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