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A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby tdg119 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:53 am

This is Matt's sister. I want to thank you all again for the time and effort you put in to search. It's people like you who restore ones faith in humanity when so many bad things are going on in the world. Not to mention you all remind me of my brother and his passions in life. When I visited Mammoth and hiked up to Ediza it was easy to see how the beauty and peace capture you.

Your search came at a great time. My dad returned home from Mammoth at the beginning of the month, having hiked and searched to the utmost of his ability all summer. I'm so glad to have him back, though admittedly having him out there was a comfort in that we knew someone was looking. Knowing that other people care and are looking and keeping their eyes out means more than I can express. Thanks again - Tiffany



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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby Jimr » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:09 am

This brings tears to my eyes.
Tiffany, my heart goes out to you and all of Matthews family and friends.
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby Jimr » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:57 am

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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby shan1203 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:55 am

Thanks to all who participated in the search - good on you! This is a great community.
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:56 am

Hi Tiffany,

Appreciate you taking the time to log on, and especially thank you for your kind
words for all the searchers involved!

Everyone in our group understood your loss, and the pain you, and your family is
going thru at some level.

We are all mountain people here, and as VC wrote, Matt is one of us, a mountain
brother whose family yearns for closure.

We all understand that magnetic draw of the mountains on Matthew's soul, it's a draw
that keeps you going back as long as you can physically go, and then one continues to
visit those specially place thru the memories, and wonderful forums like HST.

Will continue to go back to look Tiffany, and am sure that some of my fellow
mountain people from HST will join me in my effort to bring you and the family
some peace and closure.
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: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby kpeter » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:31 pm

The spirit of community comes through all of these posts. I so admire each of you for searching. This thread captures very well the relationship between the lonely beauty of the wilderness and the sense of connection it inspires in all who experience it.
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby oldhikerQ » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:05 am

Thanks to everyone for putting in the effort on this search. It makes me feel good to know that you are all out there.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby Jimr » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:01 pm

Rather than string my TR over several posts, I added to the original. I have most of the shots initially processed and hope to get this and the rest of the TR done before the end of the weekend. There are some nice shots so far.

It may be a bit awkward to have to jump back and re-read a prior post, but I think it's better than having to jump around to put the darn thing together.
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby sparky » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:56 pm

Glad you guys made it back safely !
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: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby Jimr » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:16 pm

TR finished, just need to add some shots. I'll add those at the bottom.
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby Jimr » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:56 pm

Here's a group photo. The only people shot I'll ever take with on camera flash
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The rest may be viewed here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/118305124 ... 784720712/
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Re: A Search of the Minarets 9-10 to 9-14

Postby JustBrenda » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:00 pm

Thanks for the great trip reports. It was nice getting to know all of you (Maverick, Russ, Jim R, and Oleander.) What an awesome effort by all of you. You too Artrock23.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
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