Found Camera - Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

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Found Camera - Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by Dirt4dinner » Feb 18 2008 10:57 am

Yesterday while crossing the Reavis Creek, I looked down and saw a camera case stuck in a branch in the creek. My guess is the camera probably didn't survive the swim, however the memory cards appear to work and one of them is a LARGE memory card! There are only two photos on it though, here is the one that apparently is the owners of this camera. Do you recognize them?
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by djui5 » Feb 18 2008 4:50 pm

Do you have a better one where I could see the face of the guy in the middle? He looks a little like Jack Carlson.

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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by joebartels » Feb 18 2008 5:09 pm

Not enough pepper in the beard
Somehow I never really pictured him as a purple pack kind of guy :-k

Carlson dead ringer shot here with matching occupation and triplogs to follow, minus the city
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by djui5 » Feb 18 2008 6:27 pm

haha, you're right, didn't look at the purple pack, but that is definitely not Jacks.

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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by big_load » Feb 18 2008 8:31 pm

This is probably of no help, but I met a group that looked somewhat like those three at the Ranch in November. If they are the same, the only clue I can add is that the younger guy with the red/purple pack was wearing several SAR/EMT patches.

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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by Dirt4dinner » Feb 18 2008 8:39 pm

After popping the camera apart today I found out that it has been in the creek longer than a day or two. It might very well be from November! There is a lot of erosion and rust in the camera case. However, those memory cards still work so I will keep a little hope alive. I might try to send the photo to the SAR/EMT and see if they recognize. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by Dirt4dinner » Feb 18 2008 9:01 pm

Well, I looked at that guys profile...then I did a google search for his screen name and found him on Backpackinglight.com. There is another photo there of him...but from a long ways off. In the fore ground I see what appears to be a blue or purple pack. Could it be?!?!?!? I even know the guys name...but he doesn't have an email address listed on Backpackinglight.com, and he hasn't logged a hike on HAZ in several years.

I also emailed the photo I have to Superstition Search & Rescue. The commander got back to me within minutes and was going to send the photo to all 30 members of the team. We might find the mystery hikers yet!

.....only to tell them their camera is ruined. :) Oh well.
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by te_wa » Feb 18 2008 9:15 pm

joe bartels wrote: Carlson dead ringer shot here with matching occupation and triplogs to follow, minus the city
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that dude's name is Dan Moline.

Not the same dude as seen in the camera's memory card Im sure. Chances of that would be one in a google.
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by Dirt4dinner » Feb 18 2008 9:19 pm

Yeah I figured it was a long shot...he was active on the other site on new year's day with a review on a sleeping bag. However, he doesn't have an active email address associated with his account.
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by te_wa » Feb 18 2008 9:29 pm

Dirt4dinner wrote:Yeah I figured it was a long shot...he was active on the other site on new year's day with a review on a sleeping bag. However, he doesn't have an active email address associated with his account.
it shows an available link for sending email via BPL but you have to be a BPL member to see the link. did you join?
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by Dirt4dinner » Feb 18 2008 9:31 pm

Nope I haven't joined that site. I will do it in the morning, and then send him an email. Thanks Mike.
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by te_wa » Feb 18 2008 9:33 pm

lemme take that back, the link is a PM which will go to his email as a notification. 6 to one, half dozen to the other. Did you get that GG orange line?
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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by Dirt4dinner » Feb 18 2008 9:45 pm

Nope, haven't gotten the line yet. I haven't figured out a use for the rest of it. I only need 6-8 in. of it. I might just have you use black. Then again....I might have you make a bunch of stuff sacks....in which case I will buy the orange line. :)

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Re: Digital Camera found in the Reavis Creek near Reavis Falls

Post by djui5 » Feb 19 2008 2:16 pm

That picture isn't Jack Carlson, I'm 100% sure of it. His pack isn't purple :)

I'll post around and see if anyone recognizes those people.

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