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Larry Conn Memorial

Postby maverick » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:30 pm

Fellow HST Members,

One year ago today, so hard to believe that it has been a year, is when Larry
started his trip and 5 days later SEKI posted here on HST about Larry missing
and asking members for any information about his whereabouts.
Without saying to much would like to take this time to commemorate our friend
and HST members life with his very own words and photo's.
All his TR's have been compiled by Copeg at the bottom of the page so everyone
can go through and read and enjoy Larry's delightful style of writing.

Your presence here is missed, you have left a hole in some of our souls, but your
spirit lives on in our eternal memories.



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Cottonwood Pass and Snow!

Mono/Gabbott Pass trip

Cottonwood Loop

Shepherd Pass, Williamson and Tyndall

Mt Russell and the Wall of Death

Round and Round the Ritter Range

Joshua Tree

Haechel and Wallace from Sabrina Basin

Sabrina Basin

Center Basin, University Peak

New Army Impasses

Kaweah Basin

Grinnell Lake and the Pool of Blood

Benson Lake Loop-de-Loop

Another Miter Basin TR

Summer's Kiss is Over: October Backpacks

Shepard's Delight

Brief TR - Southern Sierra Snow Storm

Olanche Peak, Snow and Adventure

The backpack to Nowhere

Summer comes to Southern California

Kearsarge to 60 Lakes Basin

Mt. Langley and Lots of Snow

Harrison Pass TR

Big Whitney, Tunnel Meadows and More Snow

Evolution Basin in November

The Station Fire 2 years later

Kearsarge Snow and Indecision

Mt. Williamson

Taboose and the lake basins
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby Vaca Russ » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:52 pm

Maverick / Copeg,

Thanks for posting all of these TRs. Too bad the Webshot sight no longer has his pictures.

My understanding is that we lost Larry on October 22.(??) What a shame!

Thanks again for all of your work!

-Russ
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby LMBSGV » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:17 pm

Thanks Maverick and Copeg. A fitting, beautiful tribute.
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby maverick » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:33 pm

Russ wrote:

My understanding is that we lost Larry on October 22.(??) What a shame!


You are correct Russ. Larry started his last trip into eternity on the 19th, which
corresponds to the 18th this calender year.
The exact date is really irrelevant, what is consequential is that we all lost a
good friend.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby Vaca Russ » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:57 pm

maverick wrote: The exact date is really irrelevant, what is consequential is that we all lost a
good friend.


Yes Maverick, you are correct. The exact date IS irrelevant. Sometimes (other who know me might say "often times") I can be a little too anal about the facts. I apologize for being so anal.

Once again, thank you for compiling such a wonderful tribute!

-Russ
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby kpeter » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:59 pm

A beautiful job putting together this tribute, Maverick. Of all those lovely shots of Larry's that you posted, none is more lovely than the last.
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby maverick » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:21 pm

Kpeter wrote:

Of all those lovely shots of Larry's that you posted, none is more lovely than the last.


Totally agree!!
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby Shawn » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:52 pm

Thank you Mav, a really nice tribute.
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:21 am

Thanks so much for posting this. Although we wish his Webshots albums were still up, his own writing and the photos you selected make a fine tribute to Larry's memory.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby austex » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:43 am

I too like the "hang loose" picture. Even though I didn't know the man; that picture speaks volumes.
The largest and most inspired memorium is the "re-Conn" form on this forum. Something inspired by his passing that we all can use with good conscious.
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby sparky » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:43 pm

RIP Larry Conn, and peace to all his loved ones
There is a million ways to be human, all are worthwhile.

True happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
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Re: Larry Conn Memorial

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:03 pm

This is a great memorial to Larry. Thanks to both of you for doing this.
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