1. Steve Netherby
    Steve Netherby July 2, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Nicely done. Thanks for this, Ray.

  2. Kelly Fitzgerald
    Kelly Fitzgerald July 2, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Interesting post. Mahalo!

  3. Biggameken
    Biggameken July 2, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Great write up Ray. I am always intrigued by the story behind the story. Paul Harvey would have enjoyed this one!
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  4. Fred Brockman
    Fred Brockman July 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Great writing, and thank-you for the acknowledgement in the last paragraph.

  5. Darryl
    Darryl July 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Fascinating story! Thanks.

  6. Susan "Backpack45" Alcorn
    Susan "Backpack45" Alcorn July 3, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Cool! I never knew!

  7. rob
    rob July 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm


    Do you have a photo of the summit register for pages showing the Jul 2nd entries?? Someone I know is looking for that page!

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