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Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby Ozark Flip » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:15 pm

There's a blast from the past!

Obi has been trying to get in touch with Sierra Mel. Any HST folks ever hike with her? Anyone know any recent contact info for her? It was three years ago the last time I hiked with her and all contact info I have is no longer valid. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby obiwan canoli » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:19 pm

Thanks, Flip, for posting this... and thanks for the welcome, too...

I've been hoping to find a BP forum that stuck to its theme, and appreciate your inviting me to walk - nay, HIKE - in the door.

And yes, I've been wondering about my old friend Mel... when I first began to take interest in the backcountry, Mel was one of my first contacts - don't remember how that happened - when I was seeking information on hiking the JMT. She was instrumental in providing a huge amount of information which perhaps saved me a couple of years of experiance on the trail.

There's a longer story, of course, but I lost track of Mel many years ago, and was simply trying to reconnect. Sure do appreciate anyone with current info. - THANKS!
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby ERIC » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:53 pm

Welcome, obiwan!

That name sounds really familiar. Wrote a backcountry cook book, right? I think she registered an account here a few years back before the forums were hacked. I don't have the old database anymore to look up the email address, but I was able to do a quick search of the Interweb and found the following:

EDIT: Content deleted for privacy reasons...


Hope it's useful.

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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby Ozark Flip » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:08 pm

Thanks Eric. That's the same info I had except for the Atwater (wierd) address and the facebook account. She used to have a regular internet site and yes produced a highcountry cook book. My plan was to contact John and go from there. Last word I heard she was living in SoCal. Thanks again.

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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby Hikin Mike » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:30 pm

Ozark Flip wrote:Thanks Eric. That's the same info I had except for the Atwater (wierd) address and the facebook account. She used to have a regular internet site and yes produced a highcountry cook book. My plan was to contact John and go from there. Last word I heard she was living in SoCal. Thanks again.

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...and I live in Atwater. :-k


Haven't seen her personally in about 6-7 years.
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby hikerduane » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:43 pm

Welcome.:) Over on TT too, right? One of the other sides.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby obiwan canoli » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:00 pm

Yessir, hikerduane... Seems I'm diving back in, immersing myself, as it were, and seeking all manner of info., friendship, comradeship, companionship, stewardship, and most any other ships that said the backcountry. So to speak.

I ran across those addy's too, but I'm betting nothing gets forwarded any more... best bet is Flip's contact with John, if it be so... got me wondering though... are they not still together?
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby sierramel » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:51 am

Obi Wan! Sweetheart!
Just saw Flip and he said you were looking for me. John and I are back at the house in Crowley Lake.
I had to take some time off the trail for health reasons but I was back out again for a limited time this summer. I"ve been thinking about you and a few others from the TT days.
Let me know where you are and how your hiking schedule has been the last few.
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby obiwan canoli » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:21 pm

MEL!!!!

Hiya Sweetie!

Got an email from Flip today with all your particulars... nice to re-connect, in fact, it's great. Missed you a lot, and hope your sabbatical was both therapeutic and energizing.

Got your number, gonna call you soon!

Love Ya, OWC
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby obiwan canoli » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:44 am

Hi, Mel! Again!

It was great to chat with you and John this past week, you sound great. Glad to know you're on the mend, and things are looking up!

I think we need to consider a hike next year, if you're up to it. We'll call it Reunionpalooza! see if we can maybe get a few friends from past hikes in on the deal, whadya think?

I'll see what interest I can stir up, and get back with you soon, OK?

Hope you and John are enjoying your Fall Season. Look forward to seeing you soon!

MJ
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby sierramel » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:43 am

Honey...
You know me, I'm always up for another (ah-hem). I had some thoughts as to somethin' on the "easy" side for both you and me in case I don't get my back surgery out of the way this year (now mind you this is just my first thought - I have others).
The Piute Pass Trail, out of North Lake (and Bishop) starts high up, has a small campground at the base, has lakes for fishing, and it isn't far to the top of Piute Pass. It's also close to my house - always a plus since I have drag a llama and trailer along.
Give me some input when you have time. Maybe we can interest some of the other geezers from the Trail Talk group, and Topix.....?
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Re: Welcome Obiwan Canoli

Postby Ozark Flip » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:07 pm

It would be very nice to organize another palooza hike, or rama, or whatever you want to name it….Reunionpalooza sounds perfect. I recently spent a night at John and Mel’s place. Hanging out around the fire ring, overlooking Lake Crowley, catching up, downing a few cold ones. Mel looks great!!! She is sweeter than the dew on a honeysuckle vine. And John is interesting as always. I really enjoy visiting with John. Anyway, add a dozen or so tents to the front yard and it would have been just like old times….back in the TT days….hiking with the JMT authority…..Sierra Mel style!

I just went over Piute Pass from North Lake this year. But it is an easy pass and the fishing is really good… You two figure it out and please keep in touch. I’m in.
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