RIP Turtleggjp

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RIP Turtleggjp

Post by seanr » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 am

Some sad news to pass along-- https://www.ktnv.com/news/california-ma ... ional-park

Matt was an enthusiastic, kind, authentic explorer who loved to take videos of his many adventures, especially when he could capture his Sierra Challenge friends in some of the footage. He helped invent and champion a new element of Sierra Challenge, the Aqua Jersey, as extra encouragement to live life to the fullest by jumping in as many Sierra lakes and creeks as possible. He became known more recently for grilling awesome feasts for everyone at camp. A loving son, he encouraged his mom, sister, and nephews to join him in the Sierra and will be dearly missed.








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Re: RIP Turtleggjp

Post by c9h13no3 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:57 pm

Yeah, saw this last night. Sucks, I watched a ton of his videos on Vimeo.

Be safe out there.
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Post by srb » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:56 pm

I too have appreciated his many videos. The Sierra Challenge, and the mountains in general, won't be the same without him. Sad, sad, sad.
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Re: RIP Turtleggjp

Post by copeg » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:56 pm

Sad news. Never knew him personally, but his videos had a charm to them that made me revisit them again and again, and at times made me feel like I knew him. Condolences to his friends and family.

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Post by Gazelle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:52 pm

thank you sean for posting! Sierra challenge is such a close group of people it is hard to lose one.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein

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Post by Iris » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:41 am

Matt will be dearly missed. :tear:
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Post by maverick » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:28 pm

Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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: RIP Turtleggjp

Post by commonloon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:37 pm

Watched and loved his videos. Sad to hear this. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Post by davidsheridan » Mon May 06, 2019 7:36 pm

RIP Turtleggjp. Very sad to hear this. Never met him, but he inspired me for sure. Condolences to friends and family

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Re: RIP Turtleggjp

Post by rightstar76 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:20 am

I'm surprised I didn't see this post until now. Turtleggjp was very generous on HST with his videos. Such a pleasure to watch! A gift to the world to cherish. His loss a reminder of the preciousness of life.
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