edevart wrote:Hi All,
A recent posting by a fellow SPer got me thinking.... where do summit registers go to die? Or what happens to them when they are all full and there is no more room to store them on the summit? I know that many registers from the Sierras and other prominent CA peaks like Shasta end up at the Bancroft Library at Cal Berkeley. But how about the rest?
Basically, the recent poster pointed out that he took the register home with him once he saw that it was completely filled up, and that he was looking for somebody to send it to.
Personally, I think they all belong at any library that'll take them, and if not that then a local nonprofit or stewardship organization that has long ties to that particular area and that can make them available to the public as necessary. Leaving them in the hands of a single individual for any extended period of time, no matter who it is, just seems wrong to me.
edevart wrote:Actually, last I heard Shasta's goes to Bancroft.
Gary Schenk wrote:Registers belong on mountains and should remain there until disposed of by nature. Where's the thrill in seeing Norman Clyde's signature in a library?
MoapaPk wrote:Gary Schenk wrote:Registers belong on mountains and should remain there until disposed of by nature. Where's the thrill in seeing Norman Clyde's signature in a library?
I come across many registers where the older names (and paper) are so degraded that they are essentially unreadable.
Matt Worster wrote:In the end, I realize that it is a transient mark I or anyone else leaves. It can burn, fall off, get struck by lightning, or somehow offend a climbing ranger. I've made my peace with the fact that they go away (but that took a lot of therapy to get there).
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