I find stuff

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I find stuff

Post by bluefintu » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:12 pm

I find all kinds of stuff on and off trail. The things I find are mostly, "trash", but, my Son and I find/found some valuable things. Such as, a camera, a watch and many sunglasses, that were returned to the owner, except for one pair of glasses that we found at the trailhead.(I called and left messages from the sunglass case) I find things that are considered mine, empty beer cans/ bottles, wine bottles, cigarette butts, used tissue, buried wet wipes, just trash, etc... Sometimes, I do find things that maybe personal property that is of value and I will do my best to find the owner. So, if you were at Muriel Lake out of Piute Pass Trailhead, my friend found two things of value and we like to return it. Let me know ,what , where and when and it's yours.








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Re: I find stuff

Post by bobby49 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:23 pm

Recently I went west over Piute Pass and down the canyon. Suddenly I realized that I had stupidly left my good camera somewhere along the trail, so I left my pack and went dashing back up the hill looking for it. After two miles, I had found nothing, so sadly I returned to my pack and continued my trip. I got home several days later and reported the lost item to the forest service offices in both Bishop and Prather. Two days later, there was a small package mailed from Kansas ( ? ) and I received it. It was the lost camera. I sent a reward check back to the sender.

I usually find stuff in the places where I camp, usually small change. For a while, my average take was 37 cents per trip.

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Re: I find stuff

Post by astrogerly » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:25 pm

@bobby49 - thanks for mentioning contacting the Forest Service. I need to do that regarding our lost sleeping pad. I'm still holding onto a tiny bit of hope that maybe someone found it and turned it in somewhere...

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Post by astrogerly » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:31 pm

@bluefintu - just sent you a PM. I think my husband just realized he left another item, which might be something you found. :(

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Re: I find stuff

Post by bluefintu » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:56 pm

Hi astrogerly,

Yes I found a brand new Jet Boil !!! At your campsite and will return it ASAP. Give me your address and I'll send it next week.

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Post by astrogerly » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:44 am

Hey bluefintu!

Just sent you a PM! Thank you so much! We're both shocked we didn't notice it missing until now, but I guess that's what happens when you havent been backpacking as much as normal this summer.

-Tiff

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Re: I find stuff

Post by rlown » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:10 am

Kudos bluefintu for the find and return!
astrogerly, amazing to leave a stove. I guess it happens, as i found stuff not meant to be left (fishing lures in their container twice by the same person I was backpacking with; A couple of rafts in a rubbermaid stash; A nice knife or two which i found while searching for a lost tent stake. Trade-offs are funny.

I now have an packing order and a place in my pack for everything. Allows me to find stuff in complete darkness.

Glad you got your stove back!

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Re: I find stuff

Post by balzaccom » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 am

Rain fly at Lower Young Lakes, just spread out on a rock drying. We checked with all the local campers, and then
turned it in to the rangers at TM. Fully packed tent halfway up the Snow Creek switchbacks...left it there assuming it belonged to rock climbers who were coming back for it. Three sweatshirts in various locations, all packed out. Our current cook pot, left dirty in a fire ring in the Hoover Wilderness...we cleaned it up and still use it. A Boy Scout pocketknife near Yellowhammer Lake with a troop number and name on it. We tracked down the owner and returned it about five years after it was lost.

Two different bags of tent stakes, one by Evelyn Lake out of Mineral King, one at Echo Lake in Yosemite.

Three different toiletries bags found in various campsites, and recycled. Too many mylar balloons to count, all packed out. Same with energy bars wrappers.

One pair of reading glasses way off trail below Ediza Lake...rusted but still functional.

Two pairs of hiking boots, one in the depths of Cherry Canyon, the other below Crown Lake. We left those, mainly because they were too damned heavy to carry.

And one ugly mess of a food bag above Lower Indian Lake that was so destroyed by animals that we left it. Sigh. I still regret that because it was such and ugly scene in that beautiful area...but we just couldn't face the clean up...
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Re: I find stuff

Post by astrogerly » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:42 pm

@rlown - we thought we had it as I thought I remember seeing it at home after the fact, but we tore our place apart last night and couldn't find it. We haven't been backpacking every weekend like we normally do, so just now noticed it sadly. :( First time we ever left anything behind - and we even looked around the site and didn't see it (blaming the heinous skeeters). I guess there is a first time for everything... :( My husband is beating himself up over it.

Super glad bluefintu found it! Our main plans for this weekend were axed with the slide on 168 - which opens tonight, but too late for us to do Evo in two days.

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Re: I find stuff

Post by rlown » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:58 pm

heck, sometimes I can't find everything in the garage. :derp: I have 3 kits (rubbermaid tubs.) One is backpacking, one is abalone diving, and one is fishing gear. I throw everything on the dining room table for a trip, and do the same when I get home when I empty the pack. Maybe a little OCD but I like to know where my stuff is... :)

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