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tommy750
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8 days ago
tommy750
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On the highest point in this pic is a boulder pile overlooking the Elephant Tree Area. Yesterday, I was out following one of the various Kumeyaay trails in the area and eventually ended up at said rock pile.

Elephant Tree Area by tomteske, on Flickr

The pile contained a very nice rock shelter with rock circles both inside and out and multiple nearby roasting pits.

IMG_7696 (1) by tomteske, on Flickr

Inside the interior rock circle was a historical surprise.

Boots by tomteske, on Flickr

Anyone seen this before or know who this person is?? Now, I too really liked my last pair of hiking boots but this seems more in the infatuation/obsession range smile Wasn't quite sure what the numbers were but figured out they are elevations with 5756 being Villager and 14495 being the old Whitney elevation. Assuming all the others could be figured out as well. Did a reverse image search but zero hits. Enjoy! Tom

Plaque by tomteske, on Flickr
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Brian
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8 days ago
Brian
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Very cool find. Did you start out from the Elephant Tree area, or Hapaha Flat?
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Rocko1
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8 days ago
Rocko1
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Wow, now that is interesting. Summit elevations listed-

CA-Villager 5,756' and Mt. Whitney 14,495'
OR-Mt. Hood 11,235'
WA-Mt. St. Helens 8,363'
NV-Wheeler Peak 13,063'
CO-Quandary Peak 14,265'
HI-Mauna Kea Volcano 13,796'
Africa-Kilimanjaro 19,340'

New Zealand-Couldn't find this one.


Is it just a memorial for the boots or boots and the person? I couldn't find any obituary's for a M Miller in 2012 in the San Diego area.
edited by Rocko1 on 11/23/2021
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tommy750
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7 days ago
tommy750
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Brian wrote:
Very cool find. Did you start out from the Elephant Tree area, or Hapaha Flat?



I started out from Fish Creek. There's supposedly a trail from Elephant Tree area to Harper/Hapaha but haven't found anything definite on GE as of yet.
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tommy750
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7 days ago
tommy750
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Rocko1 wrote:
Wow, now that is interesting. Summit elevations listed-

CA-Villager 5,756' and Mt. Whitney 14,495'
OR-Mt. Hood 11,235'
WA-Mt. St. Helens 8,363'
NV-Wheeler Peak 13,063'
CO-Quandary Peak 14,265'
HI-Mauna Kea Volcano 13,796'
Africa-Kilimanjaro 19,340'

New Zealand-Couldn't find this one.


Is it just a memorial for the boots or boots and the person? I couldn't find any obituary's for a M Miller in 2012 in the San Diego area.
edited by Rocko1 on 11/23/2021



Thanks for doing the math, Rocko1!

I'm assuming the guy retired his 1984-2010 boots after an insanely long use period of 26 years (maybe special occasion only boots??) and in 2012 at age 59, hiked up to this shelter and left them as a memorial. The guy would now be 68 y/o and with all that peak bagging may be very much alive. Found an M. Miller living in Borrego Springs but have no idea if it's that guy. We've all found the RIP memorials for persons and pets out there but, your boots?? But heck, why not?
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railexplorer
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6 days ago
railexplorer
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The New Zealand Peak is probably Mount Tutoko.
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Very cool Tommy!

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Nice find..! Good chance it is the person you found.

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rockhopper
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1 days ago
rockhopper
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Nice research. I have a pair of old boots I should enshrine like that. Hiked over 19,000 feet too.
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