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rockhopper
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4/5/2022
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Greetings fellow explorers. I found this camera last week while on a solo 3-day backpack into the Santa Rosas. It was in a random remote gulley on the east side of the Rosas near Martinez canyon. Looks like maybe been there a few years. It has been flooded with the seasonal rains and was destroyed but the memory card may be good. I need to round up a card reader for this size when I have some time. It has an 8-gig microchip. Wife says to put on you tube. Would be neat to find the owner. So, if you know somebody who knows somebody who lost this camera message me, please. Should I open the photos? What say the brain trust? I will post the backpack trail report when I get a chance.
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I have found a few cameras over the years, one had owner info inside the battery area and the others I looked at the photos and never gave any info to the owner. I would say if someone can contact you and identify the photos that would be enough proof of ownership.

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rockhopper
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dsefcik wrote:
I have found a few cameras over the years, one had owner info inside the battery area and the others I looked at the photos and never gave any info to the owner. I would say if someone can contact you and identify the photos that would be enough proof of ownership.



Hi Daren,
No identification anywhere on the camera. It becomes more of a mystery to me. I am curious to see where they went more than finding the owner. btw How many cameras have you found in the wilderness? Any cool photos from them?

P.S. I told my Wife: No way I am putting the Santa Rosas on YouTube. This is our secret place. Hehe
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3 come to mind. No cool photos on any, in fact all of them only had a few except the one with owner info, it was a fireman and had lots of firetruck photos...he did not want it back, time had past and he had moved on from it. His name is in the stifereno spring register many times....actually that was a blackberry phone now that I am thinking about it. I found a go pro in the sierras one year that survived a winter and had only a few snow pics before it was bounced out of someone's pack...it needed a new battery and I still have it. I have found probably a couple dozen knives over the years, the last one being a Gerber folding knife I found on the great sand dunes national park in Colorado, it has been clipped in my pocket very day since...great little knife.

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Rocko1
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4/5/2022
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Open the pics and see what's in there. Also more interested in your 3 day trip report wink.

FWIW I just found a fixed blade knife and sheath in Smugglers canyon this weekend. Prior to that I found a down jacket in the stuff sack in Cuyamaca-still have that.
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4/6/2022
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Not my camera. I would check the photos out and see if they could help ID the owner in case they wanted the memory card or gear back. Looks like the camera is destroyed though.
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4/6/2022
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Not my camera, either, or anyone I know.


You should definitely investigate the photos to possibly find a clue to the owner.

Maybe post a few photos if there are people someone might recognize.

I did lose a Garmin GPS somewhere below San Ysidro East if anyone finds one there.
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tommy750
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4/6/2022
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The Canon PowerShot SX150 came out in 8/2011 so it could have been up there a while. Hopefully you can view the pics.
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4/7/2022
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Also examine the exif data on the camera. It may have some clues as to whose camera it is. If you really want to dig there are apps that can read deleted images off the card as well. May have more clues. Recuva is the free app.
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5/21/2022
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Greetings. I finally had some time to retrieve the data from the SSD card from the destroyed Cannon camera found in the Santa Rosa Wilderness. The camera was lost 9 years ago in 2013. It was lost on 3-30-2013 and found on 3-30-2022. 9 years to the day! All the files were in great shape. There were 427 photos on the memory card from multiple trips, adventures and outings. These folks were hikers! I am not going to post any personal photos but posting a few scenery photos from their adventures is definitely worthy. I put my Wife on the case to track down the owners. There was enough information on the data to find a name and general location of family members. SoCal locals. Stay tuned.

Here is a sample.

9-16-2012 Spitler peak PCT



11-4-2012 Cactus to clouds trail. Palm Springs to San Jacinto Peak. 10,300-foot gain. Thats one tough day hike!



3-23-2013 Johua tree?



3-30-2013 Martinez Canyon ( Lost Camera here )



On the last photo. They took a picture in 2013 of one of my day hikes in 2022 along the Native trail along the bajada. In addition to finding the camera 9 years later to the day, we also found out the owners have same name as my Mother's maiden name. Oh my!
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Nice work...!
Hope you find the owner...keep us posted.

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5/21/2022
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Cool! Nice sleuthing.
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5/21/2022
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Now I want to go back to Martinez Canyon. Counting the days until it's desert season again. (I know for some it still is)
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5/23/2022
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Tommy was right. The camera was out their longer than I thought at first. Camera came out in fall of 2011, purchased in 2012 and lost in spring of 2013. Judging where the last photo was taken, the camera was moved by flood water down the mountain wash a distance during each monsoon season. It probably would have kept going every year. I caught it out of the corner of my eye while x-country.
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5/26/2022
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rockhopper wrote:
Tommy was right. The camera was out their longer than I thought at first. Camera came out in fall of 2011, purchased in 2012 and lost in spring of 2013. Judging where the last photo was taken, the camera was moved by flood water down the mountain wash a distance during each monsoon season. It probably would have kept going every year. I caught it out of the corner of my eye while x-country.

Fantastic sleuthing! I hope you find the owners and share their response if so. I would be blown away to be contacted this amount of time later.
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Great story!

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