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Remembering Some Guy
#58180 10/29/20 11:20 AM
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A year ago today, Some Guy's last climb...

Hope you are enjoying Heaven's mountains, Bob.

Our world misses you.

Sheila, my wife and I hope you are doing well during these times.


Journey well...
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+ @ti2d #58183 10/30/20 07:22 AM
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Gary,
Thanks for remembering Bob. He was the most influential member of the Mt Whitney climbing community. When he spoke or wrote, everyone listened. His passing is truly a loss.

When he climbed Whitney and signed in the book, he would put "xxx" after his name, indicating that his number of times on the summit was in the three figures. He was also a member of the CLMRG, the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group, and had participated in dozens of rescues and recoveries in the southern Sierra.

"Some Guy" was the best.

Edit: "Some Guy" was how he identified himself in the hike pictures he often posted.

A picture from 2014, caption: "Really old retired guy"
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Bob's picture album

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Steve C #58188 10/31/20 05:14 PM
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Hey Steve, did Bob keep hiking up until he passed away?

We encountered someone who looks very similar (although thinner) going up via Shepherd Pass a year or two ago.

He was talking about Golden Trout fish size records and difficult/secret to get to fishing spots... and that it was cheating because Rainbow Trout were introduced and they intermingled.

Fun chat on the trail, but the next morning as I was packing my gear I swear I saw the same guy hiking up again through Shepherd Pass, this time with a partner.

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futbol #58191 11/01/20 09:28 PM
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Bob had to stop hiking about 5 years ago. Heart surgery -- valve replacement -- didn't go as well as hoped.

Bob wasn't much interested in fishing, so you likely met another old guy.

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Happy birthday, Bob...


Journey well...
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To Bob...remembering Some Guy's passing on this day 2 years ago.


Journey well...
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Happy birthday, Bob.


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Some Guy is gone, but not forgotten three years ago today.

Time to let it all go, and move on.

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+ @ti2d #59825 10/29/22 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by + @ti2d
Some Guy is gone, but not forgotten three years ago today.

Time to let it all go, and move on.

I'm 73 years old. I've seen too many family and friends go. While I never met Bob, I knew him from the Whitney boards and an email exchange. I deeply admired him.

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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+ @ti2d #59834 11/04/22 01:46 PM
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I'm an old man now, I can't do nothing
Young folks don't pay me no mind
But in my day I sure was something
Before I felt the heavy hand of time

I'm an old man now, I'm bound for glory
Time to lay these burdens down
Had enough of this old world
Of worry
Gonna trade my troubles for a crown

I will make my way across the fields of cotton
And wade through muddy waters one last time
And in my dreams I come out clean
When I reach the other side
Waste away the sunsets
Where rainbows never die

I've got on last thing to do
One more mile before I'm through
Casting off these earthly chains
Going where there's no more pain

I will make my way across the fields of cotton
And wade through muddy waters one last time
And in my dreams I come out clean
When I reach the other side
Waste away the sunsets
Where rainbows never die

I'm an old man now, can't do nothing
Young folks don't pay me no mind


Songwriters: Christopher Stapleton / Mike Henderson


Journey well...
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+ @ti2d #59836 11/17/22 03:54 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB

Miles from nowhere
Guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
Look up at the mountain, mmm
I have to climb
Oh yeah, to reach there
Lord, my body has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end

Miles from nowhere
I guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there
I creep through the valleys
And I grope through the woods
'Cause I know when I find it, my honey

It's gonna make me feel good
I love everything
So don't it make you feel sad
'Cause I'll drink to you, my baby
I'll think to that, yes, I'll think to that

Miles from nowhere
Not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but it's alright
I have my freedom
I can make my own rules
Oh yes, the ones that I choose

Lord, my body has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end

I love everything
So don't it make you feel sad
'Cause I'll drink to you, my baby
I'll sing to that, yes, I'll think to that
Oh, I'll think to that

Miles from nowhere
Guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Cat Stevens
Miles From Nowhere lyrics © Salafa Limited, Salafa Ltd


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