Huell Howser in the Sierra


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Trad climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
really sorry to see this particular era end.


Jan 7, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
A book with 900 chapters. Chapman University needs to back them all up.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:02am PT
a friend to all of California, the best representative we've ever had.

Also someone who seemed to find the best, everywhere.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:07am PT
How many can head out of here universally mourned?
What a nice man.

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:24am PT

if all my ex-girlfriends die before me......

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:40am PT
When Huell Howser came to Tuolumne to film California's Gold, i didn't even know who he was.
Years later i finally got a television, and had fun watching a bunch of his shows.

In 2005, i got to met him in person while he was filming an episode of his show in Chico.
He was a pleasure to met, and he signed the cd copy of the show...........very nice man...

so long, Huell...)-;

RIP ...............


Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 8, 2013 - 02:11am PT
OK, only Huell could bring me out of Taco Stand winter hibernation... genuine, enthusiastic... he was the real deal. He was a big piece of California's Gold! This is like losing a family member. Chokes me up. I remember seeing him at the opening of the YCA's Granite Frontiers opening reception at the Autry and being too shy to go say hello. What was I thinking???? I have always said I have had no regrets in my life, but this may be an exception.

The best tribute to Huell I can think of is to be like him: Welcoming, interested in others, genuinely enthusiastic, and curious. Some of you here definitely have it in you... I've seen it! Keep the magic alive!

Here is a nice obituary from the LA Times:

Heull Howser Dies at 67


Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:15am PT
RIP Huell. At least he left behind a wealth of his work for us all to love and enjoy.

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:41am PT
His plan for the visit to Newberry Springs didn't quite work out, so Huell had to wing it. That Bagdad Cafe bit is priceless.

In one part of that visit, he and Cameron pulled off on some dirt road to look at this desert rat's abode. Huell approached this guy and it was very tense. This guy lived in the desert for a reason. He was not happy to see a dude with a microphone and a camera walking towards him. He was suspicious, a little paranoid and we thought Huell might actually be in some danger.

Within a minute, Huell had engaged this guy and had him showing off his rock and crystal collection. The dude was very sharp and knew his geology. He had a great collection, too.

It was a great episode, and showed what Huell was all about. RIP.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Yet another Taco connection


El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 8, 2013 - 09:37am PT


Trad climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Bumping for Huell. The guy seemed like a kid that always kept his enthusiam alive. RIP Huell.

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 8, 2013 - 09:49am PT
There was an episode where Huell rides along for a drop.
Here's some cool archival footage.
Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 09:50am PT
huell's brand of journalism is actively discouraged by media management. this very thread demonstrates how welcome and well-received it would be. his predecessor was charles kurault, who stayed on the road a couple years, then got kicked upstairs, then kicked out of the attic.

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 8, 2013 - 09:59am PT
His distinctive enthusiasm was inspiring... as a pup raised on Public Television, his voice still rings in my ears.

What a great sense of humor...

As a Simpsons fan, who could forget this:

Tracey Ullman clip... (love it)



Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Wow....78 posts on the taco and not one negative remark - I think that's a record? For him to have such an impact on this notoriously cynical crew speaks volumes. I had the pleasure of meeting him @ Warner Bros., a very nice man with an infectiously great attitude.

Jan 8, 2013 - 11:56am PT
That Ulman clip! If it was real, Huell should have been in the Foreign Service.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
That Newberry Springs show was the best, unrehearsed, pure road trip gold. He visited some real characters on that trip. Huell owns the Volcano house in that area, it is up for sale.

I went sailing with Huell last year, genuine guy for sure, it was a cold, wet and windy day on the bay, but he was a great sport about it!
Credit: Jon Beck
Credit: Jon Beck

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Last night my Family and I were sitting around mourning the death of Huell.

We started talking about how funny he was and how you were really laughing at him, because of his antics.

We all started laughing uncontrollability when my son started doing Huell impersonations, we went on for hours.

It was a nice night, the TV stayed off and we all had a good laugh and cry.

You are California’s Gold, Huell, and we will miss you.

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
They should put a statue of him in the new Grand Park in LA.
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