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Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby Shawn » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:38 pm

Thank you Maverick for your leadership, skill, persistence, endurance (you and Sparky covered some serious terrain) and eloquent words.


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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby DP Hiker » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks you Maverick for doing this and for all your efforts. I means a lot to me and many others. It is very difficult to accept that Larry is not coming back. The only consolation is that he was doing something he loved.

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby copeg » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 pm

Well said Maverick. While I never met Larry in person, I knew him through his postings here and he will be missed. My condolences to Larry's family and friends. Thanks to everyone who has given their time in the search for Larry, from the SAR teams to the HST volunteer team members and organizers. And thanks for keeping every worrying and concerned person on this forum up to date as best they could through this tough time
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:31 pm

We all take the risks when we enter the mountains and sometimes they catch up with us. It is however indeed the place to go for those who love the mountains. To spend a single day traveling in them is living more then many people do in their life time.

I think we can be sure that he will not turn into a long term mountain mystery. We will find him next season.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby DAVELA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:33 pm

Say it aint so,man. ](*,)

this is really,really,really depressing...

i hope there is a miracle + Larry walks outta there.

I never met you Larry,but from recently reading some of your old posts here, you are a rockstar.I am sending best wishes wherever you may be and please walk out of there soon.

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby Timberline » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:04 pm

Been watching , praying and hoping for the best since the beginning of this episode. With all due respect and compassion for those who are closest to Larry, I want to share a thought that some good may still remain here, although to see it we may have to look on a higher plane. I've said here before that, truly for me, being in the High Sierra is where I have always felt the most alive. I imagine the same could be said about our friend and colleague Larry Conn. If so, his departure does not occur absent of that deep spiritual awareness that living to the fullest really means. I did not know you Larry, but I wish you eternal peace. Godspeed, brother of the mountains.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby hikin_jim » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:57 pm

Really sorry to hear that he hasn't been found. I know firsthand the pain of not knowing. God be with his family and loved ones.

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby LMBSGV » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:52 pm

Ever since SEKI called off the active, extensive search, I've been trying to find the right words to express what I was feeling. I wake up in the middle of the night and feel haunted. Thanks Maverick for putting those feelings into the right words.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:06 pm

If something positive can come from all of this, at least in my case it has forced me to consider a SPOT or similar device, and I think maybe others feel or are starting to feel the same. With all the tech advances, they are very small and lite, and are bound to improve. I would hate to think I would take up so much resources should I have a problem in the wilderness. Godspeed Larry, wherever you are.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby CinnamonGirl » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:43 am

Larry was one of us and this touches all of us. I am moved by the passion, compassion and concern by the members of this board. The spirit of mountaineering lives on. I had a good time hiking with you in the East Mojave, Nov 2008 Larry, and my heart breaks for the loved ones that are missing you and hurting right now. God bless you and yours.

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if i remember it correctly, this is the character from who Larry chose his trail name...

Quentin Compson is a fictional character created by William Faulkner. He is an intelligent, neurotic, and introspective son of the Compson Family. He is featured in the classic novels The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! as well as the short stories, "That Evening Sun" and "A Justice". Some of his thoughts are articulated with Faulkner's innovative stream-of-consciousness technique. In Absalom, Absalom!, he attempts to solve and reflect on a mysterious tragedy in the past. The passage in The Sound and the Fury's entry gives more information about the character.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby DAVELA » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:07 am

Thank you cg for explaining the origin of the name quentinc.I always thought it a peculiar name and was going to google it tonight.Great name,Larry.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby austex » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:14 am

I may be new to this board and didn't know Larry. But this pictures says a lot. Either thumbing a ride or a hang loose gesture... The look on his face says much of his moral soul.
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