Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

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Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by fedak » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:09 am

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Re: Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by T. White » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:25 pm

Wow. What a story, and great article. Curious about the winds, though, as I flew past this bowl in a Cessna on Saturday... conditions were stellar all weekend.

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Re: Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by Bob Burd » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:37 am

"The elevation gain from the trailhead in the high desert to the summit is the greatest of any peak in California."

Who makes this stuff up?

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Re: Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by Scott M. » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:17 pm

The Sierra Wave reporter here in Bishop also informed us that the approach for Williamson is from Onion Valley. Bob, I think that should be part of the Sierra challenge next year.

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Re: Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by Tom Kenney » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:17 pm

I've got a book of Norman Clyde essays, and I recall there being an incident where he went out with a partner that had a weak heart (unknown to both). Guy died somewhere near camp in bad weather. I don't remember if Clyde buried the guy...I'll see if I can find the story, and report back.

EDIT: Close Ups of the High Sierra - Norman Clyde - P 157 - A Tragedy in the Sierra Nevada

Different location (Piute Pass), and Clyde doesn't discuss recovery. Sad, sobering story, but I got a chuckle from (paraphrasing) "...had to ski half a mile for some breakfast..." I wish somebody had made a bio-pic of Clyde starring Burt Lancaster!

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Re: Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by fedak » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:06 pm

Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

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Re: Skeleton unearthed beneath Mount Williamson

by mrchad9 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:12 pm

Pretty wild story... does sound like a good lead on it though.


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