Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by Harlen » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:18 am

Damn, this book is currently nearly $50.00 from the Sierra Historical Society. Inflation? Oh well.

Thanks to Karl for putting us onto it. We'll check the libraries.

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by gregodorizzi » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:19 am

I read this book last year when I first saw chatter about it on HST. I was fortunate that my university library is part of a wider sharing network throughout Colorado (where I live). Two municipal libraries had a copy of the book, so I was able to borrow it like I would if it were at my home institution.

What a great story! It made me wish I was a backcountry skier like you, Harlen.

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by druid » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39 pm

Harlen wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:18 am
Damn, this book is currently nearly $50.00 from the Sierra Historical Society. Inflation? Oh well.

Thanks to Karl for putting us onto it. We'll check the libraries.
Odd, I just bought one for $20 (+ $8.15 tax and shipping). I know that oil companies and Amazon have variable pricing, but the Central Sierra Historical Society?

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by Harlen » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:25 pm

Druid, thanks for the heads up- I had mistakenly ordered two copies instead of one. I've ordered it correctly now.

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by druid » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:08 pm

Harlen wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Druid, thanks for the heads up- I had mistakenly ordered two copies instead of one. I've ordered it correctly now.
Thank you for resurrecting this interesting thread.

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by fishmonger » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 am

Harlen wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:18 am
Damn, this book is currently nearly $50.00 from the Sierra Historical Society. Inflation? Oh well.
wow. I got my copy for $3 about 5 or 6 years ago on eBay \:D/

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Re: Orland Bartholomew's 1929 High Odyssey

Post by gdurkee » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:39 pm

I'll check with Gene and see if he has any more copies. He's doing a new book on the history of the snow survey in California. Slow going but we're ever hopeful. Publishers for such specialized books are almost impossible to find anymore.

About 10 years ago, friends skied the same route (well, except for the brutal slog out of Lone Pine -- before the road to Horseshoe was built. They were going to do a book w/photos but, alas, moved on... .

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