1977 Airplane Crash in Yosemite


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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:13pm PT
But he has an El Cap route named for him.

Is Lucky still at this?
This horse is dead and stinking.

Ice climber
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:38pm PT
Ric and I are working on commemorative lapel pins that look like this. We can accomodate specialized engraving if a large lot is purchased.

For example:

Honor the Unsung

How many can we put you down for Reilly?

BTW, anybody ever see the Dean Paschall interview?
paul roehl

Boulder climber
Jan 28, 2019 - 02:01pm PT
Speaking of plane crashes: I remember, sometime in the 1950s, as an eight year old or maybe a bit older kid, a plane coming down near Curry Village on the side of Stoneman Meadow. I still remember the sound of the plane sputtering and then a pile of yellow wreckage in the middle of the street. Any body remember this or is it just a manifestation of old timer's syndrome. Just curious.

Mountain climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 28, 2019 - 03:18pm PT
Thanks for the photo edit gnome :)

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2019 - 03:43pm PT
I was there living in the valley , we went up after the first group but we'll leave it at that but what an adventure. I'm remember the first group made pretty good , cars , climbing trips out of the country. Anyway good luck with your story . Matt
Sid Mo

Mar 12, 2019 - 09:17pm PT
Six months and no word(s) from licky, despite the last message tease about completing his research. After some lame disclaimer about his lack of experience or expertise in making words flow on paper (despite previous defensiveness when criticized on same topic) TrickyLicky practically promised manuscript completion THAT year, 2018. He wrote in his last post : "I'm used to writting reports, getting the bottom of the line quickly."
I guess when tech writers like lick get to the bottom of the line (contrasting, I suppose, with getting to the bottom line) they do so without concern for proper spelling while doing their "writting."
So by his own schedule, he's over two months behind schedule. Licky, if you did receive an advance for publication you're a month away from getting collection calls from some thuggish skiptracers. Better hope they're not mobbed up with some members of whatever familia paid for the plane weed in Mexico back in '76. Now I'm worried. Say it ain't so, Licky. We're all praying that you're safe.

Ice climber
Mar 12, 2019 - 09:19pm PT
Last seen on the
Sierra High Route!

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Mar 12, 2019 - 10:40pm PT

Ice climber
Mar 12, 2019 - 11:53pm PT
^ Ric has heard much worse here

He can stand any heat

And he knows I totally support his book efforts

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Mar 13, 2019 - 02:14pm PT
Ill write a book on the crash before Lick publishes.

And I have no intention of doing it.

Trad climber
Mar 13, 2019 - 03:03pm PT
Ill write a book on the crash before Lick publishes.

The book is this thread. Distill it down and there's the book.

Ice climber
Mar 13, 2019 - 06:38pm PT
I suggested this years ago and Ric could still do it.

Serialize his work in progress and publish as magazine-like articles.

Could even earn some money.

Or just follow BVB's take on the whole thing.

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Mar 14, 2019 - 08:26am PT

Mar 14, 2019 - 03:54pm PT
Am I really the only person on this 11 year plus long saga of butthurts that remembers ol' hippy hustler, Sid?

Nope. No the only one. (Though he has no idea who I am).

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
Mar 14, 2019 - 04:10pm PT
Am I really the only person on this 11 year plus long saga of butthurts that remembers ol' hippy hustler, Sid?

Valley scammer. Boystown bottom feeder. King of the derelicts. A public nuisance, as I recall.

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Mar 14, 2019 - 08:33pm PT
The book is like the mueller report . Will America ever see it . Did the boys town bottom feeder play trombone ?

Trad climber
Tel Aviv
Mar 15, 2019 - 01:38pm PT
He won't remember me either. I was seventeen (my girlfriend was 18) and I had a few climbing friends in Boystown and The Terrace. I can well recall the time that somebody showed me an old army foot locker with some goldlines and antiquated hardware on the side of a tent in The Terrace. They told me that it was Sid's stuff and that he climbed at The Apron a lot. They further elaborated about him. There were a few occasions when he was present that confirmed our feelings.

Former YNP VIP Ranger
Mar 18, 2019 - 09:11am PT
I recall a light plane crash the summer I worked as a backcountry ranger in 1986. It might have been up near Tuolumne Meadows. No MJ (that's our story and we're sticking to it).
Sid Mo

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:58am PT
Are you guys jealous because I had more to spend than you did and rarely worked? I sure didn't make a dime off you or anyone in Yosemite, unless you paid too much at a Stones concert or a Lakers game in the 70s. Sorry to bust your bubble but that was my scam, my only hustle. I wished I had more sometimes but I didn't. I came to the valley to spend my money I "hustled" in the big city. Helped curry pay your check. And the only goldline I ever had was in LA. I used it for a winter in 73 to top rope at Stony Point. If you were trespassing in some other guys stuff and saw a goldline it wasnt mine, you f*#king idiot.
Sid Mo

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:03pm PT
You guys crack me up. Why would I care if you remember me? Or if the bitch I dumped after stabbing me with a pair of scissors went for a pathetic hit by my good friend Handy? Or if you think I'm wrong to burn Licky? Or if you think I'm right? Why would I care at all? Even if I saw you every day, why would I care what you think of me, or anything else? How in the world do you think your insults hurt me? What makes any of us so pretentious that we believe anyone cares what we think now? Again I ask all the anonymous accusers, what, exactly, did I "hustle" you out of? Nothing in Yosemite. I scalped tickets in LA and the bay area, my only "hustle." Never closer to Yosemite than Mountain Aire in Angel's Camp
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