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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby x15x15 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:57 am

MoapaPk wrote:[The hatred that some folks have for registers seems to come from a very basic, territorial part of the brain. It is such a strong reaction... it seems related to dogs and cats pissing on some other animal's territorial marks. I've heard all the usual arguments for register removal, which seem to have some rational basis; such as "they are garbage" spoiling the outdoors. But then the same person (who hates the register garbage) will justify leaving slings and hardware all over the mountains. There is something deeper, more visceral here, which people try to dress up in the clothes of higher purpose.


hmmmm.... registers are garbage. i don't take them. and i take slings when i come across them...

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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby SeanReedy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:49 am

I've noticed some missing registers recently, but I can't recall many details about which ones. I think some were DPS peaks. I do clearly recall pleasantly laughing when I found a jar with matches, rolling papers, and some really dry weed near a summit register this spring. I left it for the next party, but took the message written with it to heart for the rest of the day:

"You must not take life too seriously. You only live when your eyes are open."

The timing was great; I had an unusual amount of troubles pestering my thoughts that day, and I just laughed about the find and enjoyed the views whenever annoying thoughts tried to creep back in.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby Kahuna » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:24 pm

Summit Register = EGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!







Reminds me of the "Dead Gook" trophy collectors during "Nam": Ears, Noses, Fingers, Toes etc etc etc.





Anyone know if Ribbon Falls, The Big Stone, The Column, Watkins or any of those "Ditch Walls" has a REGISTER?
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:42 pm

x15x15 wrote:hmmmm.... registers are garbage. i don't take them. and i take slings when i come across them...
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Do you ever leave slings? There are places that have a new sling every week; but they still have a slings nearly all the time. Next.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:51 pm

A5RP wrote:Summit Register = EGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:22 pm

Sorry for your plight, but I was TOLD by the management to "shape up" by NOT taking (and eating?) those registers ..

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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby dan2see » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:47 pm

lcarreau wrote:Sorry for your plight, but I was TOLD by the management to "shape up" by NOT taking (and eating?) those registers ..

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Barak was shrunk somewhat. Alright that bear is pretty big, but the scale isn't quite right.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby Greg Enright » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:39 am

A5RP wrote:Summit Register = EGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!







Reminds me of the "Dead Gook" trophy collectors during "Nam": Ears, Noses, Fingers, Toes etc etc etc.





Anyone know if Ribbon Falls, The Big Stone, The Column, Watkins or any of those "Ditch Walls" has a REGISTER?


I found this register on top of Morrison today. I looked through the glass, and there was one of those rare signatures.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby Kahuna » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:04 am

Greg Enright wrote: I found this register on top of Morrison today. I looked through the glass, and there was one of those rare signatures.
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HA! Yo Greg, Allow me to post what it said:

6-1-06

Rick the Chief

Who stole the box... peace.


Ironically, this was my fourth ascent of the East Slope Route that season in less than two weeks, with friends and family. Could not find the box either time as they all wanted to sign the register. Some were pretty bummed. I finally found that jar with a pad of paper in it, stuck in between the rocks some 50 feet on the western slope. That was my last register signing up till last year when I tossed my parents ashes on Carillon. As I recall, this was the first register I signed in over ten years actually.

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KathyW wrote:In the end, a summit register does nothing to enhance a climb.


.....I have "really" only signed a dozen or so registers in the past thirty plus years. My longest was a four liner which was last July when I dispersed my parents ashes on one of the peaks (that I will not mention) in close proximity of the Whitney region. All previous signings, except this particular one, were Name and Date.


Thanks for posting.

Is there still a small ammo box up there? I returned a week later and put one on the summit of Morrison.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby Greg Enright » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:03 pm

Hey Rick,

I did not see any other register, but I did not look for one, so it may be up there.

Personally, I enjoy reading a good register. Finding a friend's entry is always cool. I shoot an email or chat with folks about the hike the next time I see 'em.

I can't imagine how someone could feel the need to remove the registers, but there are just some messed up folks in this world.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby johnm » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:02 pm

A5RP wrote:
HA! Yo Greg, Allow me to post what it said:

6-1-06

Rick the Chief

Who stole the box... peace.


Ha! my first glance at that through the glass and I thought it said Rick & Mr. Chad,

Now that would have been the surprise team of the year! :lol:
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby MoapaPk » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:51 pm

I was thinking of this thread as I ran down a mountain today, trying to escape a storm. Twice people have yelled at me for running on the trail, arguing that I was disturbing their sense of wilderness. Most folks with dogs are incredibly considerate; but after all, it is a wilderness area, and dogs are supposed to be leashed. But occasionally folks have yelled at me for scaring their unleashed dogs, on the premise that dogs should be free.

Years ago, when BC skiing was fairly new, there were letters to the NYS Conservationist, arguing that BC skiers were ruining the wilderness experience for snowshoe folks, by messing up their tracks, and going by at unsafe speeds. I was quite jarred by this, as in 1981, I was among the few using skis.

Different strokes for different folks. Today I saw another register with 3 pieces of food in it.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby Kahuna » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:18 am

MoapaPk wrote:I was thinking of this thread as I ran down a mountain today, trying to escape a storm. Twice people have yelled at me for running on the trail, arguing that I was disturbing their sense of wilderness.


To which you should of then taken off your clothes, except your shoes, ran back up to their location, did some circles around em, then ask them if that was more akin to the wilderness feeling they were after. Of course the asking part would have been done while running in place directly in front of em.
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Re: LA Times piece on missing registers

Postby simonov » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:42 pm

Greg Enright wrote:I can't imagine how someone could feel the need to remove the registers, but there are just some messed up folks in this world.


The more time I spend at SummitPost (and other climbing forums), the more imaginable this becomes.

Some really crazy inflated egos out there in those mountains.
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