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Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 18, 2009 - 05:25pm PT
I wonder if he's ever heard of the Howser Towers?
jstan

climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 07:13pm PT
Was out in JT earlier in the month. The neighbors there watch Huell every night. I saw the show on the amphicar. I even remember ads for that back in the fifties.

Man, what a maintenance effort to keep something like that in one piece for 60 years!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Aug 18, 2009 - 08:03pm PT
HH's gotta have one of the greatest attitudes I have ever had the prividlege to watch. A camerman I used to work with ran with Huell for years. Guy's supposed to be a workhorse. Always loved his show because he almost immediately works up an intimate relationship with folks and the viewers. That takes great emotional skills.

"Queer as a football bat" is something Huell would probably howl at because I'm thinking the guy just rolls like that.

JL
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 18, 2009 - 08:16pm PT
"How you doing, sir, my name is Bob!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImpGsMenmSs

bouldering88

climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 08:36pm PT
He has a home in 29 palms. Many say he is a real primadonna, and since his breakup with louie, he has been cranky. He kicks ass, though.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Aug 18, 2009 - 08:37pm PT
Say it ain't so!
kevsteele

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 18, 2009 - 10:00pm PT
I had no idea who Huell was when I took this (don't watch the tube)and I was trying to get a nice shot of the SB Solstice Parade Director when this really friendly guy put his arm around her. Of course after chatting (needed their releases) I learned he did a series - he was not filming, just having fun before the parade kicked off.

Now that YouTube link above is just magic - I see what I've missed!
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 28, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
Huell is retiring! Rumor is that he is very ill.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-1128-huell-howser-20121128,0,6710999.story

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
I went sailing with Huell earlier this year, he was looking old but seemed hail and hearty IMHO. Got to talk with him quite a bit, he is a genuine guy, no facade on camera.

He did an episode in the meadows once, waterwheel falls.

Credit: Jon Beck

Credit: Jon Beck
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:23am PT
Oh myyyy. Just LOOK at this LAKE! It's amazing! And the snow! It's even more amazing!

God I love Huell Howser.

I've seen him a few times at the Saturday morning Joshua Tree farmer's market. Many folks at the market recognized him. As a big a celeb as we've seen there. I think he kind of wanted to be left alone but he's Huell Howser, a California treasure! He was polite enough to all his well wishers but never stayed long.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:06am PT
How can anyone stay that friendly and enthused all the time?
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 08:15am PT
He did an episode in the meadows once, waterwheel falls.

That was a good show. Inspired me to want to go there.


Really going to miss the shows.
billygoat

climber
Pees on beard to seek mates.
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Aww man, that sucks. I grew up on that show. Then, when I lived in Okinawa, my homesickness was cured by watching his show on AFN.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:18am PT
Gonna miss you Huell!

DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 7, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Huell Howser has passed away.

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2013/01/huell_howswer_dead.php

That's too bad. Who didn't like Huell?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 7, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
RIP
Loved that guy!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 7, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
That sucks, really a cool human being, who we need more of on this planet. Rest in Peace Huell. Your memory will live on.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 7, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Goodbye Huell Howser. Love you dude.

DMT
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 7, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
I met him when he visited San Onofre.
He was taken by the beach culture, surfing history, and natural beauty of the local state park.
He became a vocal opponent to the proposed toll road that would affect the park and surf spots.
Here he is narrating a PSA for the Surfrider Foundation.


I'm going to miss that guy's voice and childlike sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
well, that is really sad.
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