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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby cgundersen » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:24 pm

Nice work Mav in tracking down the requirements. I think it should be feasible to come up with a pretty compelling proposal. From the bit I've heard about such efforts, the more support one can bring to bear the better, so maybe it would be prudent to start a petition now on HST? And, I think that input from local communities can also be beneficial, so if there are folks in the Owens Valley on up to Mammoth who would be willing to enlist support (get petitions signed?) that might be a valuable contribution, too.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby lostcoyote » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:38 pm

My condolences go out to Larry's family & friends. Much kudos to maverick and all SAR teams for all effort put into this.

Yeah, could name a peak - or have a plaque engraved and permanently installed.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby Saltydog » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:48 pm

Nothing wrong with informally naming a feature once the right one is identified and settled on. Popular acceptance could even be a more fitting tribute than official recognition.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Saltydog wrote:
Popular acceptance could even be a more fitting tribute than official recognition.


As was done with Mount Morgenson.
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: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby SweetSierra » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:41 pm

In talking with folks, I would question why 5 years? There may be a reason for that that may not apply in Larry's case. If so, yes, definitely, go for it in 2017.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby kpeter » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:10 pm

Let me echo the many remarks in this thread praising Maverick's perseverance and dedication to helping Claus and the rest of Larry's family gain closure. I corresponded with Mav offline as he pursued political support to get the permit quota lifted, and I can say that he doggedly kept at it until the bureaucracy relented. That was just one tiny part of the overall job he did, but I am sure that Mav brought the same focus to many other dimensions of this effort. In short, Mav has exhibited some of the finest qualities of selflessness and volunteerism I have ever seen, and we all should be very proud to count him among our leaders.

I posted my eulogy of Larry months ago in another thread. I believe I was born the same year as Larry. On the one hand, I would like to live for a few more decades and add to my treasure trove of Sierra memories, and the tragedy is that Larry will not have that chance. But if we were allowed to choose a place of passing, who among us would not want it to be high in the Sierra? I will feel Larry's presence with every trek through that spirit-laden region.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby Shawn » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:17 pm

My sincere condolences to Larry's family and friends.

Maverick has my deepest respect for his leadership, work, and persistence for his continued actions to help bring closure to Larry's fate. Thanks too for the dedication of the SAR teams for their tireless work and expertise.

While I did not know Larry personally, and for reasons I cannot adequately explain, his disappearance in the mountains oddly became a bit more personal for me than I would have anticipated (and frankly hard for me to admit). I suppose most of us here share a common bond, and hence there is some Larry in all of us, for his love of the mountains.

"Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. Modern man lives in a highly synthetic kind of existence. He specializes in this and that. Rarely does he test all his powers or find himself whole. But in the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out." -- Abram T. Collier

Rest In Peace Larry - We'll See You On The Summit

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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby glykon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:31 pm

I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to Maverick, to the individuals who volunteered to join this search and to those who helped in so many other ways.

To the extraordinary, dedicated members of Inyo, Sierra Madre and Sequoia SAR, I will never adequately be able to convey my appreciation. I had the opportunity last October to travel up to
Sequoia and spend time with a few of the people involved in the initial search and rescue effort.
I was genuinely moved by their commitment and the sense that it was for them truly personal.

Maverick, you entered my life a few short months ago, at a time of great pain. Your dedication
and perseverance in the effort to find Larry has helped to ease that anguish. Through our
numerous conversations and email exchanges I feel I have come to know you in some small way. And though we have never met, you have become a friend.

As Alexander and I try to find our way forward, we have been buoyed by the love and care of family
and friends and by the compassion of strangers, especially the many of you who belong to the HST
community.

Larry, you will remain a part of who we are, always.

Claus
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby artrock23 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:32 pm

I'd like to extend my sincere condolences to Larry's family and friends.

Although I did not know Larry, I was moved by Maverick's post on SummitPost.org. As Shawn stated above, for reasons I cannot fully explain, this story affected me enough to volunteer as a search party member and to register on HST. In a way, all of us who venture into the mountains share a common bond. The thought of a mountain 'brother' truly missing in those mountains affects me personally.

Maverick, you have my utmost respect for all of your efforts in this matter.

Rest in peace, Larry.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby hikerduane » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:31 pm

My condolences to the family, sorry to hear of Larry's passing.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby canukyea » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:31 am

First I want to say thanks to maverick and SAR for working hard to bring this to closure. It's proof that there are many good people in this world.

While I have never met Larry, his stories and adventures have been inspirational for me and for others here on HST. We say that hikers should practice "leave no trace" but he has left a deep impression on our community and our hearts.

Rest in peace, Larry, you will be missed.
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Re: Resuming The Search For Larry 7/30 - 8/4

Postby richlong8 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:56 pm

I did not know him, but I think he will always be remembered in this forum, and that is a good thing. Condolences and best wishes to the family and friends who are mourning.
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