I haven't been on this board in a long time, but in a slow moment and on a whim, I hopped on this morning to have a look around. The first thing I saw was this thread about Bob R.

I only met Bob in person briefly once - at the Portal Store following a hike here.

Bob was an amazing guy with a kind heart and a lot of stories to tell, and was always a wealth of information for those of us who were far less experienced than he was (which was most of us).

I know I'm a couple of months late to this, but the hiking/climbing/BP community has lost an icon, and Bob will be greatly missed.


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)