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Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon [Found]

Posted: Nov 20 2013 9:41 pm
by Mr_Squishy
Please forgive the repost. I am back in AZ and am hoping someone may have stumbled upon this camera.
On 2/19/12 I lost my Pentax Optio W90 camera in Red Hills Needle Canyon between Bull Pass trail and the "#5 Finally 4/16/1966" rock. The camera is black with green trim and has a short black webbing strap with a single orange stripe. I think I took my last photo at a pour-off .11 miles up-canyon from the rock. However, I searched the area intensely for two hours without success, so it may be further up canyon toward the Bull Pass Trail (I started at Bull Pass trail and traveled down canyon). I'm offering a $100 REWARD for return of the camera - it has my Battleship Mtn hike photos on it (among others).
If you find it, please contact me at yellowporcupine@gmail.com
Oh, and it is an underwater camera, so if it's lying at the bottom of a pool, it's still good.
PS - I think I also lost my map in the canyon, probably thrashing through brush along the stream bed. This was just not a good route for me that day........ :(
I'm here until 11/25 - then I'll be back in January.
I'd still like to find this camera - the reward is still offered. Heck....keep the camera, I just want the darn memory card with the photos.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Jan 08 2014 5:38 pm
by RowdyandMe
@Mr Squishy
Wow I hiked it last Saturday and did not see a camera. But then again I wasn't looking for one. Hope someone finds it, do you think it will still work?

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Jan 08 2014 7:20 pm
by RowdyandMe
@Mr Squishy
By the way do you know what # 5 Finally 4/16/66 is all about?

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Oct 29 2014 5:45 pm
by Mr_Squishy
@Mr Squishy
I am still hoping this camera will be found.......

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Oct 30 2014 7:44 am
by wallyfrack
@WidowmakerFinally #5 is a mining claim. See attached copy.
19660053612.pdf
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@Mr Squishy - I should be in that area sometime in November. I'll watch for the camera.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Oct 30 2014 8:32 am
by RowdyandMe
@wallyfrack
Thanks

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Jan 11 2015 8:58 pm
by Mr_Squishy
Still hoping this camera will be found.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Nov 02 2015 5:44 pm
by Mr_Squishy
Anyone happen to find this camera? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Nov 02 2015 7:04 pm
by wallyfrack
I went through a few times but didn't see anything. I entered/exited the canyon before finally #5 as I was passing through.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Nov 02 2015 10:05 pm
by nonot
I had a bush pick my pocket and steal my camera last time I went through this canyon, had to backtrack a half mile to find it hanging from a limb at hip level.

STILL Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Jan 06 2017 2:19 pm
by Mr_Squishy
I am returning to AZ on Jan 13 - the camera is waterproof, so I'm hoping it still may be found - all I want is the memory card with my Battleship Mountain pics.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Jan 06 2017 7:04 pm
by Sredfield
Let this thread be a reminder for everyone to put a photo on their camera card of a document with your contact information.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Oct 24 2017 7:24 pm
by Mr_Squishy
Sredfield wrote:Let this thread be a reminder for everyone to put a photo on their camera card of a document with your contact information.
Amen! Still hoping this camera will be found........The Eternal Optimist

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 21 2019 9:25 am
by Mr_Squishy
The camera has been FOUND! Unbelievable! The finder was able to track me down because of a patch on my pack that was visible in my Battleship Mtn summit selfie. The patch was the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group - the photo was posted on their Facebook page and a friend of mine saw it and tagged me.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 21 2019 9:39 am
by RowdyandMe
@Mr_Squishy
So are your pictures still good on the disk?

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 21 2019 1:14 pm
by Sredfield
@Mr_Squishy
That's awesome!! Bravo to whoever tracked you down.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 23 2019 10:51 am
by Alston_Neal
Hey Mr Squishy I tried to send you a PM and you don't exist. Anyhow I noticed that you are from Kodiak. My step father lived up there at Brookers Lagoon off the Chiniak road and I summered up there. A lot of family history good and tragic on Kodiak. I'm even a member of a couple of Kodiak FB groups. Someday I'll return. Ciao, Alston.....oh BTW congrats on the camera.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 23 2019 1:57 pm
by Mr_Squishy
@Alston_Neal
I do indeed exist - don't know why a PM would not have gone through. Hope you can make it back someday. You won't recognize Narrow Cape - there's a frickin launch complex out there now. Ruined it.
Mike S

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 23 2019 1:58 pm
by Mr_Squishy
@RowdyandMe
I think it has to do with a mining claim, but I can't really speak with authority on it.

Re: Lost Camera Red Hills Needle Canyon

Posted: Apr 23 2019 5:26 pm
by RowdyandMe
@Mr_Squishy
I was just wondering if your pictures were ok?