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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

In case people don't know what I mean by a Knaack tool box, this is a big, honking tool chest, the kind that gets left at a job site.  I think they're about 4 1/2 feet wide and maybe 3 1/2 feet tall.  Big.  I have no idea how they got these things up there (there are two of them), even with mules.



There were two of these, about where I've shown them on the linked topo map in my first post.  I was in a flat area just east of the two tool boxes.  I could see the closer tool box quite clearly.  Maybe I was 30 yards away.  I was above the trail even though the topo map shows the trail higher than where I was.  The topo map is wrong in that aspect.

So, the references are:
1.  Just east (30 yds?) of the two big Knaack boxes.
2.  Above the trail.
3.  In a flat area (basically a camp site)
4.  West of the outlet of Charlotte Lake.

The ring is most likely still on top of the rock that I seem to recall that I set it on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gollum has it by now I bet.

Seriously, I hope it is rescued soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Jim...

Try posting at SummitPost, in the CA forum.  Lots of locals on there, and maybe someone would be willing to run a mission for you.  If you don't have an account, I can post a link to this thread if you'd like.


Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
Gollum has it by now I bet.
 And the danged ring-wraiths are downright unruly when I don't have it.   Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Kenney wrote:
Try posting at SummitPost, in the CA forum.  Lots of locals on there, and maybe someone would be willing to run a mission for you.  If you don't have an account, I can post a link to this thread if you'd like.
 Ah!  Now, I hadn't thought of that.  I've posted stuff on the local LA forums, High Sierra Topix, Facebook, etc., but SummitPost hadn't occurred to me.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is headed out in the vicinity of Charlotte Lake this weekend, please keep an eye out for my ring.  Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A PCT Through Hiker that I know just looked for my ring earlier today, but he didn't find the two large jobsite type tool chests.  It occurs to me that maybe I just got lucky with spotting them in the trees, so I wrote up a hopefully better, more detailed description below.  I hope this is clearer.  Feedback welcomed.

MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
If one were walking west on the trail along Charlotte Lake, one would first come to the ranger station, then to the NPS bear locker, and then to the west end of the lake.   As the trail draws even with the west end of Charlotte Lake, it is some distance away from the outlet stream.  As the trail proceeds further west, it turns a bit to the left (~SW) and comes closer to the outlet stream.  If one looks to the right (~NW), there is a bit of a rise with a pretty faint use trail going toward it.  If one were to follow this faint use trail, there is a flat area, suitable for a large group to camp in on a sort of bench type area that is just above and slightly to the north of the Charlotte Lake trail.  West of this flat area there is a bit of a rise, the crest of an indistinct ridge.  In an cluster of trees more or less on the crest of the indistinct ridge are two large jobsite type tool chests.  The brand name "Knaack" can be seen on at least one of the tool chests.  These tool chests are similar in size to a NPS bear locker but are a bit lighter in color.  The eastern most of these two tool chests can be seen from the above described flat area but most definitely cannot be seen from the Charlotte Lake Trail.  I lost my ring in the flat area just east of the two tool boxes, perhaps 30 yards east, perhaps a bit less.  As I recall, I set my ring on a rock that might have been about 18 to 24 inches in height while I washed up.  I have revised slightly my topo map of the vicinity; I have now sketched in the faint use trail using yellow dots.  Note also that the tool chests are on the crest of the indistinct ridge (placement approximate) and that the lost ring location is just east of the tool chests.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE 7/6/2014: My ring was found by JMT through hiker Tim. Thank you to all who searched (especially Tim!).

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you, Jim! Are you allowed home now?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, Jim!

I'd say you beat the odds.  Glad it was a happy ending.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike P wrote:
Good for you, Jim! Are you allowed home now?
Man!  My back sure has been hurting from sleeping on the couch...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tekewin wrote:
Congrats, Jim!

I'd say you beat the odds.  Glad it was a happy ending.
Yeah, talk about your long shots.  

Tim, the guy who found it, isn't done with his JMT hike yet (probably Wednesday), so I don't have it in hand yet.  Hopefully it continues to work out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, congrats. Needle in haystack. You must be living right Jimbo.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Rico wrote:
You must be living right Jimbo.
I wish.  But God smiles upon whom he smiles.  

We had a collision with a deer while we were on vacation last week at 70 mph at 2:00 A.M.  People die in such things and/or vehicles get totaled.    I lost a right side mirror.  All things considered, that's a pretty good outcome.


Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket...  Wink

Of course the real "luck" is the gal I get to be with every day:


And the fact the we are blessed to have a daughter:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: FOUND: BD Trekking Pole Lower Section Reply with quote

I found the lower section of a BD Trekking Pole (including the tip) at the Mt. Waterman Trailhead on Saturday.  Well, the use trail trailhead I should say, not the crappy official trail head that is so oddly placed further up the road.

Let me know if you lost it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They grow up fast Jim! Enjoy these years!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Camera found near San Bernardino Peak on 7/12/2014 Reply with quote

Found a camera while hiking up San Bernardino Peak yesterday. If you think it's yours, message me with a description of the camera (brand, model, etc.) and I'll try to make arrangements to get it back to you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, Mike they do.  I look at the pictures I took a year ago, and she looks so different.

I come home now, and she crawls in my lap and says "I love you daddy."  About 10 years from now, she'll have purple hair and will hold up a crucifix (as though I were Dracula) when I come in the room.  Sigh.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject: Found Camera Reply with quote

Found a camera today (8/31) on the PCT between Vincent Gap and the summit of Baden-Powell. If you lost it, PM me with a description and I'll make sure you get it back. If you know someone who lost a camera, let 'em know I may have it. Thank y'all.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Found jacket on Mt. Baldy Reply with quote

Some time ago we found a rather nice wind shell type jacket in one of the rock rings on the summit of Mt. Baldy. If you are the owner or know the owner, please get back to me with a description so I can get it back to you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Found: Women's Running Attire Reply with quote

Did any female trail runners lose an article of clothing on the PCT going south from the Snow Creek Trailhead? Snow Creek is in the San Jacinto Mountains, a bit far afield from the San Gabriels, but I know of at least one trail runner who posts here who also does trail running out that way.

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Describe the article, and it's yours.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: Found Boots Reply with quote

If anyone left a pair of boots at the Manker Flats Trail Head contact me I have them. They could have been left Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning. Pass the word on other boards so we can get them back to the owner.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: lost item Reply with quote

I found something on the dirt road from the ski lift parking lot up to the Manker Flats dirt road today at about 3pm.  The only hint you get is they come in pairs....and the one you have is now useless to you w/o the one I found. Identify it and you will get it back.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Lost knapsack Reply with quote

Hiking pack has gone missing.  Might have been left near the top of the pavement on Mt. Baldy Road, near the sign for the ski area.  Red and gray Black Diamond.  Don't believe that's where it went but can't figure out what happened to it so figured I would try here.  Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Lost Big Anges Sleeping Pad on Icehouse Canyon Reply with quote

Hi all,
This past Sunday on 6/14/15, I believe my Big Agnes Air Core sleeping pad fell out of my backpack.  Probably came out on the Icehouse Canyon trail near the trailhead.  Its maroon and was in its stuff sack, with my name but no phone number on it.  Send me a PM if you hear anything. My hope is hikers are good people and will try to find a way to get gear back to its owner, hence this wonderful lost & found forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:57 pm    Post subject: found cell phone Reply with quote

i was hiking today in the idyllwild area and found what appears to be a perfectly good cell phone.  locked, it is, without any other owner identifying marks on it.

it will next be found at the idyllwild ranger station on friday june 26th as they are closed thursdays.

i am away and don't remember my san jacinto board password.  

would someone be so kind as to cross post this message on their board?

thanks!

bardley
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple weekends ago I abandoned a hiking pole atop Goodykoontz. Just thought I'd mention it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:11 pm    Post subject: LOST & FOUND Reply with quote

Hello all. Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong area.

This gear bag was found "somewhere" in the Mt Baldy area. If you can list the contents of the bag as well as where it was left well enough to convince me it's yours, we can make arrangements for pick up.

As tempting as it is, please don't fill up my inbox with PM's of guesses and attempts at the bag's contents, lol..  at the same time, I know I just screwed myself.

ps.. I'll be contacting the ranger station as well but any "lost & found" type information services you know about would be appreciated if you send the info my way. I'd like to see this return to it's owner.

Thanks all, and Happy Exploring
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: LOST: [blue] Gregory Jade 28 (L) day pack 6-9-17 on Baldy Reply with quote

LOST:

[blue] Gregory Jade 28 (Liter) day pack 6-9-17 on Mt. Baldy.

Probably in the parking areas in front of:
The Mt. Baldy Visitor Center
or
The Mt. Baldy Lodge Restaurant.
(Around 9-10 pm)

It could have also possibly been left at Manker Flats right next to the road leading up to the waterfall. (Much less likely)

I'm am pretty devastated...my Arc'teryx Alpha SV jacket and Julbo Monterosas were inside.   Sad

Please contact me at: 949-643-8326 if you any any information.

OR

mountainrain7@gmail.com  


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