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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 9:04 pm 
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https://ktla.com/2019/10/16/a-huge-mystery-skeleton-unearthed-in-inyo-national-forest-beneath-californias-2nd-highest-peak/

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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 10:36 pm 
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what are the odds it's either D.B. Cooper or Jimmy Hoffa? dizzy.gif

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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 6:12 am 
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Hofer described the shoes as the type worn by rock climbers

Assuming that the person who discovered the body could be relied upon to recognize climbing shoes, *and* assuming the news story did not misquote or misconstrue the statement made by the person who discovered the body; this presents an interesting piece to the puzzle.
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 9:09 am 
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Ski wrote:
what are the odds it's either D.B. Cooper or

Nope! I found him! He's alive & well

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8025828

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PostFri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Given how the media very often gets key facts wrong or omits important details, I wonder about this story.  If the person really was laid to rest, arms folded over chest and covered with rocks then that's definitely a burial.  I wonder if we'll ever hear the full story on this?

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PostSat Oct 19, 2019 9:33 am 
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Very interesting.  Based on what was reported that the remains consisted of bones, a leather belt and leather shoes, it would seem the remains had been there a very long time.    A body buried in rocks at high altitude is going to decompose pretty slowly.   It's also likely in my estimation that someone dying in the mountains anytime within the last 3+ decades would be wearing at least some synthetic garments which I would expect to have not decomposed. 

So it seems they've been there a long long time, unless they were buried naked.  But then why the shoes and belt?
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 12:42 pm 
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Could it be Edward Abbey?
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 1:14 pm 
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Could it be Edward Abbey?

Hmm.  Interesting, but I would assume he was laid to rest in canyon country in Utah or Arizona.  His spiritual home.  Can't really see the Sierras being the final resting place chosen for him.
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 1:47 pm 
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Wikipedia wrote:
Abbey's body was buried in the Cabeza Prieta Desert in Pima County, Arizona, where "you'll never find it." The friends carved a marker on a nearby stone, reading:[26][27]

EDWARD
PAUL
ABBEY
1927—1989
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 2:24 pm 
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There's actually a great book about this:   Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave by Sean Prentiss, University of New Mexico Press, 240 pages. $21.95.  'A good article here in Seven Days, a Vermont news site. 

Excerpt:  What happened, as the author recounts engagingly, was that he tracked down several of Abbey's former cohorts — all of them cantankerous, some of them initially deeply distrustful of Prentiss' intentions. The Vermonter's conversations with the keepers of Abbey's last secret are highlights of the book, as they vividly and often humorously explore the conflict between Abbey the Radical Environmentalist and Abbey the Fallible Man.

Prentiss infuses his writing with self-reflection. Finding Abbey is less about the author's search for the grave than it is about his coming to terms with his own understanding of the natural world. Even more compellingly, the book is about Prentiss' struggles to reconcile the stark contradictions that render Abbey at once fascinating, admirable and a bit loathsome.


They have this book at the Seattle Public Library.  I enjoyed reading it.  ~z
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PostMon Oct 21, 2019 4:24 pm 
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I know Hunter Thompson’s ashes we loaded into a howitzer shell and fired above the desert by Johnny Depp and others.

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PostThu Oct 24, 2019 11:04 am 
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mountain-skeleton-may-be-man-from-japanese-internment-camp/ar-AAJf95N?ocid=spartanntp
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PostThu Oct 24, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Interesting. Events have repercussions for years and years.
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PostThu Oct 24, 2019 10:17 pm 
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Kascadia wrote:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mountain-skeleton-may-be-man-from-japanese-internment-camp/ar-AAJf95N?ocid=spartanntp

Wow.

Will be interesting to see if it's really him.

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