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illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 13, 2018 - 09:56pm PT
Credit: illusion dweller

Please join us in remembering and celebrating Peater.

DATE: August 10, 2018
TIME: 1:00pm
LOCATION: To be announced (either Tuolumne Meadows or Lee Vining)

Please bring your memories and stories to share.

Please RSVP by replying with your name here or via email to jessperrlarr@gmail.com
ATG

Big Wall climber
Santee, CA
Jun 13, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
Respects.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 13, 2018 - 10:27pm PT
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

óVerse 292, Stray Birds, 1916.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore
illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2018 - 10:24am PT
That is beautiful Buster of Tar
illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2018 - 10:28am PT
Hey, if anyone is in contact with SO CAL folks who knew Peater and might be interested in attending his memorial, please let them know about this thread. People who come to mind are DD (Diana) McCaul, Erik Erikson, Dave Evans, Craig Fry, Kevin Powell, Jim Wilson, Steve & Hoppy (Guy??), Chris Wegener, etc.
Thanks!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jun 19, 2018 - 08:29am PT
I will be there for sure....

I will do what I can to spread the word.

Guy Keesee
illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2018 - 03:31pm PT
Hey all, just a reminder, Peater's memorial will be held on August 10th at 1:00pm in the area between the east side of Tenaya L. (Tenaya Beach) and the parking lot/restrooms area for Tenaya Beach in Tuolumne Meadows.

If you plan to attend please R.S.V.P. here

See you there!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Aug 2, 2018 - 03:51pm PT
illusion dweller, have you heard from Evans, Powell etc.? They are on Face Book.
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
Aug 4, 2018 - 10:35am PT
Hi everyone! I am unsure if I will be able to be at Peater's memorial.
I'm still trying to figure that out.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Aug 4, 2018 - 11:02am PT
Is tulome open...? would be fun to see dee ee and powell even though i didn't know them that well...Hi jessica....
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Aug 6, 2018 - 01:08pm PT
Bump.
Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
Aug 6, 2018 - 02:33pm PT
Itís open but way smoky. I was up there for a wedding this weekend and felt horrible about having the kids there the whole time.
Post apocalyptic beach vacation
Post apocalyptic beach vacation
Credit: Trashman

Hope it clears out for Peaterís Memorial, he deserves that and much more.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 8, 2018 - 09:58am PT
Will definitely be there smoke or no smoke!

Jess says she is getting a Keg!

One time Peater stayed a few extra days in the Valley, he faked being sick so he didnít need to go sew up portaledges.
WHY you ask?

Because the Keg at Edís still had beer left in it!

I helped him with the task, it took 2 days!

At least there might be some open camping in TM

See ya all
illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 9, 2018 - 12:42pm PT
Yes, the Road (120) is open from the east with no restrictions. So looking forward to seeing whoever will brave the smoke. Yes, Peater does deserve it! And, no, I didnít get a keg but I DID get beer, wine (Peater loved red wine if you recall) and snacks. 1:00pm tomorrow, the 10th, between Tenaya Beach and the parking area/restrooms for the beach. See you there!
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Aug 9, 2018 - 02:44pm PT
I'm sorry that I am not going to make it but I just can't expose my lungs to that kind of smoke anymore. I hope everyone has some nice rememberences and enjoys themselves. I'll miss seeing some of you that I haven't seen in a long time but maybe next time.

Jan
Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
Aug 9, 2018 - 02:47pm PT
Ironically, lung burning aside, I think Peater would have dug the alien looking landscape up there right now. I can just hear him comparing it to listening to the same song from different recordings.
john bald

climber
Aug 11, 2018 - 09:15am PT
Thoughts and prayers sent to Peater as I paddled Lake Eleanor a couple days ago. Lucky to share time with him in our youth.
illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2018 - 08:54am PT
Greetings All,

I wanted to send a few photos of Peater's memorial on the 10th. It was a splendid send off for Peater even though the Meadows was wracked with smoke from the fire. Nonetheless, some hardy souls made the trip to share some memories, some wine and food and to send our friend Peater off the way he deserves. The group included myself and D, Max & Rita VanBriesen, Mike and Ian Graham, Misa Giesey, Mike & Sue Pope, Alan Pietrasanta, Guy Keesee & Curtis & Joyce Van Briesen. A huge thank you to those who attended!

We circled up in the forest at the base of Fairview Dome and shared stories about Peater and I read a short piece I wrote. From there we hiked up the backside of Fairview and passed a bottle of wine around to toast Peater. He would've loved that of course! Then we took turns giving Peater's ashes up to the wind from the top of the dome. I read a Native American prayer for him. When everyone had taken a turn, we laid the remainder on a flat rock at the very edge and placed a heart shaped rock on top that Rita had found. The wind will gradually take Peater up into her fold and return him to the wellspring of Life.

I feel good about the day and I think Peater is pleased as well. I wanted to share it with the rest who were unable to make it. A million thanks to all those who donated to the GoFundMe account as well!!

Peace and keep in touch
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Credit: illusion dweller
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illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2018 - 08:57am PT
So, I guess I'm not too versed in ST methods. Apparently you can only post one photo at a time so I'll post the others separately.
Peater group bottom
Peater group bottom
Credit: illusion dweller
illusion dweller

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2018 - 08:58am PT
Climbing the dihedral up the backside of Fairview
Climbing the dihedral up the backside of Fairview
Credit: illusion dweller
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