Thursday, June 30, 2011

Third Peak Summit Register


On a lot of the "minor" Organ mountain summits, I cannot find an old summit register. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this old film cannister on the top of 3rd Peak back in May. The 3 tiny sheets of paper in it date back to the 50s. Nothing more recent than 1972, wow!



2 comments:

Frank Heide said...

you should have left that piece of history up there.

Aaron Hobson said...

I understand Frank's concern, and I think I share it in many respects. That is why I transcribed the summit register I found and placed a copy of the transcription back on the peak. IN my view, this preserves the historic messages, but keeps them legible for many more years to come. I;ve run into many a ruined summit register and lamented the fact that the history was lost due to the passage of time. Hopefully, my contribution can keep the history alive for a little bit longer.