Huell Howser in the Sierra


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Trad climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
I had the honor to have lunch with him at the fire station I worked at in the Los Feliz district of LA, while eating lunch he asked if we ever rescued cats out of trees, we all said no, that only happens on TV, well not 2 minutes later we get a call for a cat stuck in a tree. The timing and his look were priceless. You will be missed.

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 03:50pm PT


Big Wall climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
i just heard it on the radio. damn.
r.i.p Huell

ur show's are the best when it come to Califonria's Gold.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
So sad! He was such a fixture I thought he'd be around forever. Though he apparently grated on some people, I found his sense of wonder and enthusiasm to be genuine and I loved watching his programs. I remember both the Conness piece and the one on LeConte Falls, which I still have yet to see.

Rest in peace Huell.

Jan 7, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Kind of reminds me of what Elvis's old guitarist Scotty Moore (I think) said about learning of Elvis's death: "It's like if somebody told you there weren't going to be any more hamburgers in the world."
Fish Finder

Social climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 04:54pm PT

Thanks for the memories H H

One of his episodes he interviews an elderly man that use to work and train with an Elephant, there is a reunion of the elephant and man after some 15 years.

Makes me cry just thinking about it.

That's amazing!

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Ahh man that's sad, one of the good guys. We need a Mount Huell somewhere.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Maybe someone will do an FA in the future and name it something in his honor.

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Oh my gosh! RIP Huell.

Just watched his how last night on the stage coach route over San Marcos Pass.

Trad climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
His laugh at the end of this made me weep. We could use more humans like him. RIP Huell.

Jan 7, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Will you just LOOK at those Pearly Gates? That's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can only imagine the shows you can do from your new location.

Thanks, HH and RIP.


Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
We need a Mount Huell somewhere.

yeah, maybe one of those peaks up near Conness

Maybe someone will do an FA in the future and name it something in his honor

not a bad idea

Trad climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
The Amaaazing Arete, Mt. Huell Howser. I like it. Sign me up.

from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 7, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
the best of parody is lavished upon him, the kind that brims with cheer and respect

Jan 7, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
I loved him, he was so excited about the most mundane things and then... Bam!!! With his manner, Huell will get someone to open those unknown places, like the underground station in L.A. that is truly wondrous. I don't think anyone else could sweet talk them into showing it. Only Huell because he really was interested.


Mountain climber
San Diego
Jan 7, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
I'm truly sad to hear he has left us. I've always enjoyed his shows. Truly enthusiastic and it was very contagious. The Man truly seemed to have fallen in love with California. I think I remember him saying he was former Marine and that he had spent time at Camp Pendleton.

RIP Huell

Social climber
State of decay
Jan 7, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
The show about Mt. Conness and the glacier was with my old Geology Prof, Dr. D.D.Trent. He said Huell was a hoot. He will be missed.

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
I was riffing on Huell Howser one afternoon at the bridge to the Pt. Bonita lighthouse. The docent (my victim) nearly collapsed laughing. Apparently H.H. had filmed out there a week or two prior, and I had just nailed it. R.I.P. Huell, you'll be missed.
the Fet

Jan 7, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Playing that great gig in the sky, RIP Huell.

Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jan 7, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Anyone can do a show on Yosemite or Sequoia , but Huell went to the forgotten, insignificant, and borderline mundane places in CA . I always wondered how he managed to stay so enthusiastic and upbeat when talking to some old timer or looking at some dusty old can .

I'll miss you Huell ...
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