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LOST on Whitney

Postby fireresq21 » Sun May 26, 2013 8:07 pm

I just took 15 of my firefighter buddies up for a one day assault on Whitney. With us we carried a large 5'x4' flag with our association logo and number on it for a summit shot. I lost this flag on our rapid decent of the Chute next to the switch backs. This happened on the 24th. If anybody comes across it, I would greatly appreciate its return!
We also lost some crampons from Elevation if those are found. In the same area.
Thanks again!

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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby fireresq21 » Wed May 29, 2013 1:41 am

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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby Bob Burd » Wed May 29, 2013 3:11 am

Check the Whitney Portal Message Boards. You're more likely to get a response for Whitney-related stuff there.
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby clmbr » Wed May 29, 2013 5:20 pm

fireresq21 wrote:. . . I lost this flag on our rapid decent of the Chute next to the switch backs. ...We also lost some crampons...

How this was even possible??? :shock:

Hope you find everything.
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby iHartMK » Thu May 30, 2013 4:48 pm

clmbr wrote:
fireresq21 wrote:. . . I lost this flag on our rapid decent of the Chute next to the switch backs. ...We also lost some crampons...

How this was even possible??? :shock:

Hope you find everything.


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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby Burchey » Thu May 30, 2013 6:41 pm

iHartMK wrote:
clmbr wrote:
fireresq21 wrote:. . . I lost this flag on our rapid decent of the Chute next to the switch backs. ...We also lost some crampons...

How this was even possible??? :shock:

Hope you find everything.


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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby fireresq21 » Thu May 30, 2013 8:00 pm

It's possible because the flag was only bungee corded onto the top of a backpack. Not the smartest more for the poor soul carrying the flag. The ride down the hill was a little bumpy in the afternoon slush, so. . . . that's how that went down.

Anybody find it yet?

here is a photo of the flag! http://mtwhitney2013.shutterfly.com/pictures/110#84
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby clmbr » Thu May 30, 2013 10:50 pm

fireresq21 wrote:It's possible because the flag was only bungee corded onto the top of a backpack. Not the smartest more for the poor soul carrying the flag. The ride down the hill was a little bumpy in the afternoon slush, so. . . . that's how that went down.

Anybody find it yet?

here is a photo of the flag! http://mtwhitney2013.shutterfly.com/pictures/110#84

Man, that’s a very nice flag. Unfortunately, I’ve not been to Whitney for a few months. I see WPS people did not find it as well. Did you contact Ranger Station? The wind could relocate the flag anywhere. There is still hope, however. Good luck.
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby fireresq21 » Fri May 31, 2013 12:23 am

Thanks Clmbr.
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby fireresq21 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:59 am

FLAG HAS BEEN FOUND

en route back to the fire house! thanks to all that put eyes out there for me and helped along the way!!!
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby clmbr » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:50 pm

fireresq21 wrote:FLAG HAS BEEN FOUND

en route back to the fire house! thanks to all that put eyes out there for me and helped along the way!!!

See...

All right! Congrats! Just make sure next time you secure it properly to avoid stress. You don’t want to lose such a beautiful flag again. :D
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby Yury » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:21 am

fireresq21 wrote:FLAG HAS BEEN FOUND
en route back to the fire house! thanks to all that put eyes out there for me and helped along the way!!!
How and where was it found?
Could you please share this story?
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Re: LOST on Whitney

Postby fireresq21 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:27 pm

It appears, by luck of the draw, a CalFire Firefighter found it during his ascent of the Chute. He saw who it belonged to and contacted us through our Association website. Not very exciting, but to have a fellow Brother firefighter be the one to recover it is pretty cool. When I receive it in the mail I will post some more pictures of it.

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