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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:05 pm

LuLuLuv wrote:Ian didn't you find the owner of camera on here once??

Yes, I found a camera that fell down the Cristo Couloir and posted it on here. The owner, who was from out of town, responded and was able to stop by on his way back through Denver on his way to the airport.
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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:14 pm

MonGoose wrote:Personally, I'd rather see photos from a camera lost on the beach of South Padre during Spring Break.

That would be good, but at least there should be people dancing on a summit!
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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby lafutura » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:20 pm

the owner of the camera already posted in the comments on the 9news page. i was hoping for a moment that it was my lost camera!

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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:45 am

OK, what is this hole? A meteor crater?
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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby cougar » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:57 am

Jim Davies wrote:OK, what is this hole? A meteor crater?


North Korean nuclear test, or something bigger related to Project Camelot:

http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2011/08/nuclear-explosions-hit-us-military.html

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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby ElFuegoDelaMuerte » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:59 am

I think the woman is Ellen Ritt. I Climbed some of the Blanca group with a CMC group years ago and we gave her a lift back to Denver.

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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:48 am

A little more detail on how the connection was made:
http://www.gazette.com/news/vogrin-150947-facebook-ellen.html
Ellen Ritt thought she’d never see her camera again after it plunged down the side of Little Giant Peak near Silverton in September 2006.

After all, Ellen and her husband Aaron Johnson watched as it tumbled hundreds of feet down a scree-filled gully toward a crater near the abandoned Shenandoah Dives mine far below.

“My husband started to run down the gully and I was screaming: ‘You are going to kill yourself.’ It was very treacherous and very loose,” she said. “So we headed down the ridge and gave up on it.”

But Ellen, who works for Wells Fargo in Denver, didn’t count on state mine inspector Bruce Stover spotting the silver digital camera amid the talus in August 2012.

And she never dreamed the power of social media would deliver her photos back to her.

That’s what happened Tuesday after Marti Liebowitz, a certified hypnotist at Harmony Through Hypnosis in Colorado Springs, saw a photo I had posted on my Side Streets Facebook page. It was a picture of Ellen and Aaron atop the mountain taken from the memory card in their camera.

“I saw the photo and I recognized Ellen’s face,” Marti told me. “It’s amazing. I was like: ‘I know that face.’ So I wrote her on Facebook. It was so funny.”
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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby Voodoo302 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:58 am

Jim Davies wrote:OK, what is this hole? A meteor crater?
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Looks like a dry kettle to me. Glacial ice breaks off and is covered by till; when the ice recedes/melts it leaves a hole like that. They're more common in the midwest but they can form anywhere there's glacier-like activity (cirques, etc.).

Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby MonGoose » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:15 am

Jim Davies wrote:OK, what is this hole? A meteor crater?
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Impact craters typically have raised edges around the corners (see image below). In the photo, I am noticing what appears to be a tailing pile just to the right of the hole. My guess is that the feature may be a collapsed mine that is slowly filling in but honestly, I have no idea.

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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:21 am

Yeah, joking about the meteor crater... I thought it might be some kind of sinkhole. The melting glacier remnant sounds right, as it's sitting in what appears to be a cirque and maybe a rock glacier. The lake between Castle and Conundrum might look like this in another decade.
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Re: Who's Camera? 9news link

Postby MonGoose » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:42 pm

I'm proposing a field trip to investigate this phenomenon.

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