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Choosing a resting place in the Sierra

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:50 pm

I have read posts recently about people possible coming to the Sierra
to die when they feel there time is close at hand.
I know a few friends who have brought there fathers ashes to be
scattered at there favorite lake or peak.
I do not plan on checking out for a long time, if I can help it,
but unforunately everyones time will come and engaging in our
sport does have its risks, though I really believe the drive to the
trailhead sometime is the riskiest part.
Have you pondered on where you would like your final resting place
to be, if you choose the Sierra?
I personally have informed my wife and have it in writing, asking my
ashes to be scattered in SEKI at my favorite lake, how about you?



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Postby The Other Tom » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:36 pm

I'll admit the thought has crossed my mind, although if my wife found out, she would kill me :lol:

Somewhere between Donahue Pass and Island Pass on the JMT.
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Postby maverick » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:44 pm

Near the small meadows overlooking Thousand Is Lake?
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Postby markskor » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:48 pm

My wife and I discussed this same topic years ago...
The plan is to scatter my ashes at my favorite (un-named here) Yosemite lake.
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Postby BSquared » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:32 pm

A friend of mine had his ashes cast in the Gorge of Despair. Could do worse!
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Postby The Other Tom » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:42 pm

maverick wrote:Near the small meadows overlooking Thousand Is Lake?


There is a meadow after you cross Donahue (heading south). My son and I camped there two years ago. Beautiful place.

Here's a pic ( I hope )Image
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Postby Ranboze » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:52 pm

Im with Maverick... near 1000 Island Lake... it is one of my most favorite places on earth. Funny this topic should be brought up. My dad was an avid sierra fisherman and backpacker. He passed away last year and I still have to make a special trip to his favorite spot.
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Postby quentinc » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:14 pm

The unnamed peak just to the west of Wanda Pass (i.e., a little east of Mt. Goddard), if only because that's where the protagonist of my some-day-to-be-published novel says farewell to his best friend. (But if the novel never gets published, then I'd vote for the summit of Mt. Russell instead. ;) )
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Postby ERIC » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:42 pm

I have my spot picked out. Same place many of my friends and family have, and will have, their ashes scattered. The location could change as my wife and I grow old together, but should I go prematurely, she knows what to do.
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Postby SSSdave » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:58 pm

I said this before in public forums. I don't want to be cremated. I also would avoid being buried in a public cemetary even though I know not to be seems against the law in some way. The funeral people and authorities that made that law can take a flying leap. After I'm dead they aren't going to be able to do anything about where I put myself if they can't find me. And there is no crime involved in popping off like this beforehand. So yep my bones, my shriveled hide, likely fully clothed in some sleeping bag is going to reside down in the inner depths of some large talus of the High Sierra unless I am unfortunate to meet my maker during the winter. I already know lot LOTS of places no one has ever seen and no one ever will. And with a nice view I might add including our universe of stars.

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Postby giantbrookie » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:13 pm

My family scattered my dad's ashes on a spur leading up to North Peak in the Saddlebag area, probably my dad's very favorite place. For me? I suppose if my ashes weren't in a box underneath a tap at my favorite pub, Dumbbell Lakes would do in a pinch (do I want scenery or do I want some fine ale? tough question).
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Postby KathyW » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 pm

My son has instructions to spread my ashes in an alpine meadow somewhere beautiful away from the crowds - he can pick the spot.
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