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Actor Julian Sands missing — Part Two

Here’s the story of a cute, but stupid, hiker who just had to be rescued from My. Baldy. He left the same day Sands did and he didn’t have appropriate equipment for the terrain and wrap.

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by Anonymousreply 291February 3, 2023 7:18 AM

Tragedy on Mt. Baldy

by Anonymousreply 1January 25, 2023 12:30 AM

Maybe he was cast in an upcoming live-action version of Disney's "Frozen" and was just being a "method" actor.

by Anonymousreply 2January 25, 2023 12:31 AM

Annie Wilkes got him!

by Anonymousreply 3January 25, 2023 12:33 AM

Stupid young man. He's lucky.

by Anonymousreply 4January 25, 2023 12:35 AM

Who, R4?

by Anonymousreply 5January 25, 2023 12:37 AM

There’s also been no word about the other hiker who went missing in the Crystal Lake area. He was reported missing about three days after Sands.

by Anonymousreply 6January 25, 2023 12:39 AM

Here's a nice look at the area posted near the top of the thread, so everyone can get a good look at how steep and rocky the area is. Those gray stripes are avalanche chutes.

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by Anonymousreply 7January 25, 2023 12:53 AM

Hope they find his boday at the least.

by Anonymousreply 8January 25, 2023 1:04 AM

Perhaps he’s in the ski hut?

by Anonymousreply 9January 25, 2023 1:05 AM

Bodacious boday.

by Anonymousreply 10January 25, 2023 1:06 AM

Do these massive searches with air and rescue, etc. happen for the random 6 yr olds from the sticks?

by Anonymousreply 11January 25, 2023 1:09 AM

Simplified view.

by Anonymousreply 12January 25, 2023 1:10 AM

I can’t believe they closed the previous thread while he’s still missing.

It’s like a major coverup is underway.

by Anonymousreply 13January 25, 2023 1:14 AM

I think a thread is closed when it reaches 600 posts, r13.

by Anonymousreply 14January 25, 2023 1:35 AM

OP Tack Sappington exhausted me.

by Anonymousreply 15January 25, 2023 1:38 AM

Threads on Datalounge are limited to 600 posts R13. All threads - without exception.

After 600 posts someone starts a new thread like this one. There's no coverup. Get a damn grip.

by Anonymousreply 16January 25, 2023 1:38 AM

R16 Jesus, they were kidding, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 17January 25, 2023 1:42 AM
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by Anonymousreply 18January 25, 2023 1:48 AM

Many years ago, an acquaintance of mine was cross country skiing on Mt Shasta. He went up higher than what was allowed, and he slipped into an icy ravine and broke an ankle. He wasn't able to climb out due to the ice and the broken ankle, and he died of exposure. It took weeks for search crews to find him because they didn't think to look in regions that were higher up than what was allowed.

Sometimes people do foolish things.

by Anonymousreply 19January 25, 2023 1:50 AM

R7 On the last thread there was a post that said Mt Baldy was 4,000 ' Maybe it was meant to be meters, because the summit is at over 10,000'. I've summited a couple of times; the summit is "bald" and not particularly steep... but that is almost more disorienting... I can imagine in the wind in winter it would be easy to get lost or confused at the top, and the trail up the bowl is steep...with an icy trail you could easily slip down, break a leg, etc.

by Anonymousreply 20January 25, 2023 1:50 AM

There is not reason to believe he went up Mt. Baldy. He could be dead in a canyon.

by Anonymousreply 21January 25, 2023 1:51 AM

Yes. Yes. I'm new here. I've been a paid member since 2004 R17.

by Anonymousreply 22January 25, 2023 1:54 AM

This is the best online guide I’ve found for Mt. Baldy hiking. There is a good photo of the trail near the summit, showing how precarious it is and how it looks blanketed in snow. As the text notes, if you fall from this area, it’s to “a pcertain death.”

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by Anonymousreply 23January 25, 2023 2:09 AM

“a pcertain death.”

Thanks, Mr Pfeiffer.

by Anonymousreply 24January 25, 2023 2:12 AM

R24, is the “f” not silent?

by Anonymousreply 25January 25, 2023 2:15 AM

I have vertigo and the backbone is horrifying I had to skip that part in the video.

by Anonymousreply 26January 25, 2023 2:16 AM

What is a primitive bathroom?

by Anonymousreply 27January 25, 2023 2:17 AM

The second hiker who was missing on My. Baldy has been found safe!

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by Anonymousreply 28January 25, 2023 2:17 AM

A hole, R27.

by Anonymousreply 29January 25, 2023 2:19 AM

He says there is no shame in crawling the devil's backbone on your hands and knees.

by Anonymousreply 30January 25, 2023 2:20 AM

that would seem to be even more dangerous. I can't believe they let thousands walk across that every year. But I guess it's nothing too dangerous if you don't have vertigo.

by Anonymousreply 31January 25, 2023 2:22 AM

People get hooked on hiking, it is a natural high. For some, hiking is conducive to their good mental health. They need that time out there ALONE and away from the mobile devices. Sands more than likely has hiked alone even in precarious conditions without a problem many times before until this one time where he cannot make it back.

Last summer, a couple went out unwisely during the heat of summer with their dog and infant, they were quickly exposed to insanely hot temperatures and died. This is the sort of experience the couple had made many times previously and documented on their social media accounts. They did not have a death wish, they made a miscalculation that cost them their lives.

by Anonymousreply 32January 25, 2023 2:22 AM

what kind of name is Tack?

by Anonymousreply 33January 25, 2023 2:25 AM

[quote]I can’t believe they closed the previous thread while he’s still missing. It’s like a major coverup is underway.

I know, right?

Just like with Dyatlov Pass!

by Anonymousreply 34January 25, 2023 2:26 AM

What’s Dyatlov Pass?

by Anonymousreply 35January 25, 2023 2:27 AM

R35 It is a Russian seduction technique, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 36January 25, 2023 2:31 AM

I only hiked once or twice with a few buddies. It was not treacherous and we had a great time.

by Anonymousreply 37January 25, 2023 2:31 AM

That other hiker who was found safe is ten years older than Julian Sands. He spent two nights in freezing temperatures. Unclear what kind of equipment he had with him but it probably wasn’t much since he was supposed to be in the area for only half a day.

by Anonymousreply 38January 25, 2023 2:32 AM

R37 Was it winter, and during a snow storm?

by Anonymousreply 39January 25, 2023 2:32 AM

R37 = the good time had by all.

by Anonymousreply 40January 25, 2023 2:34 AM

Maybe Jin Chung is an assassin.

by Anonymousreply 41January 25, 2023 2:36 AM

I meant, I have only hiked very casually once or twice in non treacherous conditions and had such a great time I understand why people pursue this more intensely. They don't have a death wish, they love that high.

by Anonymousreply 42January 25, 2023 2:39 AM

I was the one who said the summit was 4000+' and I was going off a Google search bc even when i skimmed the wiki article, I didn't see a height for the summit.

I kind of thought that sounded low; pretty sure I'd heard of people jumping off the summit and parasailing a looooooong way down.

by Anonymousreply 43January 25, 2023 2:40 AM

Also, I love hiking and have done a lot of it. But I don't favor hikes that are up very steep mountains; the closest I've come is doing an 11 mile hike up Mt. Tam on the Marin Headlands. If I was in better shape, I could see doing steeper hikes, but that one was pretty tiring. (FYI, it was an out and back hike). I prefer ones that are not so tiring and allow me to enjoy the views instead of just wanting it to be done and over with.

by Anonymousreply 44January 25, 2023 2:45 AM

Still?!?!?!?! At what point do you give up and go home? To quote the blacks, “He dead.”

by Anonymousreply 45January 25, 2023 2:48 AM

Julian Sands: Are you an assassin?

Jin Chung: No, I'm an errand boy with your Kung Pao Chicken.

by Anonymousreply 46January 25, 2023 2:48 AM

So no more hot skinny dipping?

by Anonymousreply 47January 25, 2023 2:51 AM

I hadn't noticed this before.

Cell phone pings from the actor's iPhone showed evidence that he was nearing Mount Baldy's summit at the time of his disappearance, according to the sheriff's office.

by Anonymousreply 48January 25, 2023 3:01 AM

[quote]There’s also been no word about the other hiker who went missing in the Crystal Lake area.

I said it before and I’ll say it again.

Jason got these people!

by Anonymousreply 49January 25, 2023 3:01 AM

[quote]The second hiker who was missing on My. Baldy

Is that what you kids are calling it now? We just used to call it trimmed pubes.

by Anonymousreply 50January 25, 2023 3:03 AM

I wonder if there are any good cruising spots on Mt. Baldy?

by Anonymousreply 51January 25, 2023 3:12 AM

Apparently on the last thread someone speculated there were bears up there. I guess if that’s your thing. Personally, I prefer jocks and twinks.

by Anonymousreply 52January 25, 2023 3:16 AM

I heard that L.A. bears can be very aggressive!

by Anonymousreply 53January 25, 2023 3:17 AM

You cruisin' for a bruisin' fatal fall?

by Anonymousreply 54January 25, 2023 3:18 AM

Thank you for the geolocalisation info. I was hoping he had not headed up there. But anyway its moot now because he's dead.

by Anonymousreply 55January 25, 2023 3:19 AM

Maybe he’s met a wild man who’s chopped off his arms and legs and is keeping him locked up unable to escape

by Anonymousreply 56January 25, 2023 3:22 AM

So much craziness on Mt. Baldy. This really happened in December 2021: Two hikers slid 150 feet down the mountain. They needed rescue, but they both lost their phones. However, they landed near a phone that was left behind when ANOTHER hiker slid at the same place 5 days earlier. They were able to use that phone to call for help. The battery was at 1%.

by Anonymousreply 57January 25, 2023 3:25 AM

here's an idea. Since thousands of yahoos are walking that tightrope, why don't the put a guideline. Or some nets. Because it would kill the natural aspect of it? Is there signage - warning inexperienced hikers to be more careful at the peak? Maybe not to attempt it but take a safer, amateur route?

by Anonymousreply 58January 25, 2023 3:29 AM

Holy cats, r57. One of those hikers was obviously needed on earth to start the ripple which would eventually culminate in some major event that has, or will, take place.

by Anonymousreply 59January 25, 2023 3:29 AM

[Quote]Tragedy on Mt. Baldy

A working title for the Joey Lawrence biography.

by Anonymousreply 60January 25, 2023 3:37 AM

R57 That is a weird coincidence. It just wasn't their time yet.

by Anonymousreply 61January 25, 2023 3:38 AM

r60 you got the ROFL award from me tonight. Bravo!

by Anonymousreply 62January 25, 2023 3:49 AM

Tack Sappington, the young guy who was just rescued on Mt. Baldy, is an actor.

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by Anonymousreply 63January 25, 2023 3:50 AM

An actor? How tacky.

by Anonymousreply 64January 25, 2023 3:50 AM

[quote] Tack Sappington, the young guy who was just rescued on Mt. Baldy, is an actor.

Given his prominent mole, I'm surprised they made any effort at all to find him.

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by Anonymousreply 65January 25, 2023 3:52 AM

Tack Sappington’s ordeal:

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by Anonymousreply 66January 25, 2023 3:55 AM

Is hiking the new AA for L.A. actors?

by Anonymousreply 67January 25, 2023 3:58 AM

[quote]what kind of name is Tack?

I love it!

by Anonymousreply 68January 25, 2023 3:59 AM

His arm bruises remind me of carpet burns,

by Anonymousreply 69January 25, 2023 3:59 AM

They are scabs not bruises.

by Anonymousreply 70January 25, 2023 4:04 AM

Tack seems fake.

by Anonymousreply 71January 25, 2023 4:06 AM

[quote]r65 Given his prominent mole, I'm surprised they made any effort at all to find him.

It’s how they spotted him from the aircraft.

by Anonymousreply 72January 25, 2023 4:16 AM

[quote] Tack Sappington went hiking Friday, Jan. 13…

Mistake No. 1

by Anonymousreply 73January 25, 2023 4:19 AM

R21 Yep, I think the more likely scenario is he slipped into one of the canyons, broke some bones and couldn't get back up.

R58 I've been to the summit twice, and it's not as perilous as some of those pics (and stories) might suggest. You don't have to do a loop; many if not most just go up and back the same, relatively safe trail. Even at that section at the top people are saying is so dangerous, the slope on each side isn't really that steep... except in a couple of places if you slip and step off the trail... you, well, step back on the trail. Gravity and physics, your friends. HOWEVER, ice and wind and ice and wind... yeah, changes everything.

by Anonymousreply 74January 25, 2023 4:26 AM

These are all the people the family thanked in their recent statement.

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by Anonymousreply 75January 25, 2023 4:31 AM

Tack sho is ugly

by Anonymousreply 76January 25, 2023 4:32 AM

This could do wonders for his career. His IMD list is pretty undistinguished.

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by Anonymousreply 77January 25, 2023 4:37 AM

The mole will hold him back, R77.

by Anonymousreply 78January 25, 2023 4:43 AM

Julian Sands: Are you an assassin?

Tack Sappington: No, I'm a fanboy.

by Anonymousreply 79January 25, 2023 4:43 AM

He's got a face for radio, and my God, you couldn't ask for a name with more zip and zing! I could see an FM morning show in his future.

"Tack Sappington and the Rise 'N Shine Zoo Crew"

by Anonymousreply 80January 25, 2023 4:50 AM

Was Julian Sands tapping Tack Sappington atop the peak when things went sideways?

by Anonymousreply 81January 25, 2023 4:50 AM

That's a different movie, r81

by Anonymousreply 82January 25, 2023 4:54 AM

This is a very good documentary about an Andean climb that goes very wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 83January 25, 2023 4:58 AM

Yes R81, he was so sapped after tapping Tack Sappington, that he dropped his backpack of snacks, which led to a fatal bear attack.

by Anonymousreply 84January 25, 2023 5:02 AM

DL in good form tonight!

by Anonymousreply 85January 25, 2023 5:08 AM

maybe he was attacked and killed by a mountain lion - like in Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 86January 25, 2023 5:11 AM

He was a booze bag. Should have tried AA.

Some alkies “bottom out” by sliding headfirst to the bottom of a mountain.

[italic] A young boy darts to the back door of a local pub and roots around in the bins, trimphantly retrieving an armful of empty wine bottles. ‘I would always take a swig to see if anything was left…’

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by Anonymousreply 87January 25, 2023 5:20 AM

I did that once r87. Except all the bottles were piled up on my counters and I figured I was still too drunk to drive to get more wine.

So glad I'm over that now.

by Anonymousreply 88January 25, 2023 5:25 AM


by Anonymousreply 89January 25, 2023 5:32 AM

"There is so much more about Sands’ love of wine to share: geographical areas not touched on; his penchant for drinking from silver goblets; [bold]his habit of decanting fine red into plastic containers to take hiking…[/bold]"

Guess he really* did* die doing what he loved!

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2023 6:15 AM

Someone pointed out on Twitter that Julian appeared in a film called The Survivalist (2021) but he had a supporting role.

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by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2023 6:18 AM

I just learned from the other thread that he had 4 brothers. God bless his parents.

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2023 6:18 AM

He's not in the trailer for the film.

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2023 6:20 AM

Yes apparently one brother was a sexy bachelor but I couldn't find a pic.

by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2023 6:23 AM

I’m sort of amazed that we have 700 posts on this. I think “missing hiker” is a definite DL sub-genre.

by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2023 7:03 AM

Yeah, I think the missing (then found dead) Pleasanton Hiker was also a longer one. Also, Gaby Petito kind of fits this too. Then they found that cute missing hiker (dead) at around the same time as Gaby was missing and he'd been missing for awhile. As I recall, that was a smaller thread. Then Sherry Papini, who was a "missing" runner...and wasn't really even missing.

And did they ever find that hiker in Washington who went out alone in a National Forest a few months back?

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2023 7:14 AM

R95, it's not that surprising that this story is getting a lot of interest on DL -- it involves the disappearance of an actor in the mountains, plus many DLers have fond memories of Julian's naked scene in "A Room With A View":

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by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2023 7:41 AM

^^ That’s probably what “paradoxical undressing” looks like. How eerie.

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2023 7:48 AM

[quote] Jin Chung

Elderly Korean hikers are hardcore, man. (No, I'm not kidding). They're all geared out and prepared as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2023 7:53 AM

[quote] Is hiking the new AA for L.A. actors?

Hiking for actors and actor-wannabes usually means Runyon Canyon and the Santa Monica Mtns, but maybe they're branching out eastward into the San Gabriel Mtns?

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2023 7:56 AM

Is Tack Sappington gay?

by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2023 7:59 AM

These videos of people getting lost while hiking are addictive!

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by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2023 8:02 AM

Maybe his real name is Sack Tappington but that sounded too gay so he transposed the first two letters.

Is it possible that Julian was Tappington Sack?

by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2023 8:02 AM

A misunderstanding over a game of hacky sack at the top of the Baldy stack saw Tack Sappington throw hands with Julian Sands!

by Anonymousreply 104January 25, 2023 8:08 AM

[quote] There’s also been no word about the other hiker who went missing in the Crystal Lake area.

If someone is lost in the Crystal Lake area, they almost certainly went up to Mt. Islip via the Windy Gap Trail. Or more like Mt. "I Slip" considering the snow up there right now.

by Anonymousreply 105January 25, 2023 8:08 AM

This is pretty interesting…..

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by Anonymousreply 106January 25, 2023 8:11 AM

Mountain climbers lost in Alaska……

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by Anonymousreply 107January 25, 2023 8:13 AM

Tack Sappington definitely pings to me.

by Anonymousreply 108January 25, 2023 8:15 AM

Dumb guy gets lost in the Sierra Nevadas in Fresno county…..

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by Anonymousreply 109January 25, 2023 8:18 AM

Tack Sappington as Julian Sands in the Lifetime movie - Sands in the Snow: The Final Hike.

by Anonymousreply 110January 25, 2023 8:21 AM

He's already drafting the script for a Lifetime movie to star himself as himself. It's the part he was born to play.

by Anonymousreply 111January 25, 2023 9:21 AM

There seem to be conflicting reports. One says the ground searches for the second hiker had provided an opportunity for secondary sweeps. But another says fresh searches on higher ground are still not possible due to poor conditions.

by Anonymousreply 112January 25, 2023 9:28 AM

R109 Sorry, I can’t help it. Not an “Oh, Dear!”, just my obligation as a lifelong Californian:

It’s either “The Sierra”, or “The Sierra Nevada.”

by Anonymousreply 113January 25, 2023 9:32 AM

For any latecomers who want to get caught up. Here is the link to Part 1 113 replies later...

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by Anonymousreply 114January 25, 2023 9:50 AM

I've only been lost while solo hiking once, and it was in the high Sierras near Lake Tahoe, and I realized I was lost and realized a storm was moving in at just about the same moment! Of course since I'm me, I didn't panic, I was in a valley with a lake in the middle, and I just looked around and picked out the area where the trail had entered the valley. Sure enough, I was right, the trail was where I thought it was, and I made it back to my car before the rain got me too wet.

A couple of years later, a co-worker started talking about the single most terrifying experience of her life, when she'd gotten lost in the same region with the same weather conditions! She wasn't even alone, she was with a more experienced hiker, but she'd panicked anyway. If she'd been alone she'd have probably gotten herself lost.

by Anonymousreply 115January 25, 2023 10:05 AM

Well, smell you, man of steel r115

by Anonymousreply 116January 25, 2023 10:10 AM

Really expected R115 to be Greg.

by Anonymousreply 117January 25, 2023 10:18 AM

When I was a boy I hiked from our beach cottage to a state beach to spend quite some time dallying in the nude changing house and showers. When I arrived home after many hours I explained that I had been lost in the pine forest and had been scared and I was relieved to be home.

by Anonymousreply 118January 25, 2023 10:35 AM

I hope you came across some Penis Radiata on your adventure, R118!

by Anonymousreply 119January 25, 2023 10:40 AM

[quote]It’s either “The Sierra”, or “The Sierra Nevada.”

R113 r109 Interesting. Always thought saying “the Sierra,” instead of the Sierras, was due to 70s activism, & a little misguided. We say the Rockies, the Alps, and the Andes, it’s how English speakers nickname mountain ranges. So even though sierra means mountain range in Spanish, the Sierras oughta be acceptable in English, ¿verdad?

R115 if visibility had been reduced by snow or rain, you might not have made it out of there just to get minced in a DL thread.

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by Anonymousreply 120January 25, 2023 12:25 PM

Are there not pervs and predators along these California mountain trails? Or are there always just so many people out that there is no opportunity for foul play? I am now a fat whore but even at the peak of my fitness I would never go alone on a weekday hike in most of the Appalachian ranges except in the most touristy areas.

by Anonymousreply 121January 25, 2023 2:05 PM

"It’s either “The Sierra”, or “The Sierra Nevada.”"

People who live within driving distance of the Sierra Nevada mountains call them "The Sierras". Tough beans if that's grammatically incorrect.

by Anonymousreply 122January 25, 2023 3:02 PM

[quote]Are there not pervs and predators along these California mountain trails?

Not in the snow. It’s too cold.

by Anonymousreply 123January 25, 2023 3:58 PM

Is he still missing? Asking for a friend.

by Anonymousreply 124January 25, 2023 4:08 PM

R119 Penis rigida, dear, East Coast.

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by Anonymousreply 125January 25, 2023 4:08 PM

Given that there are mountain lions living in the Los Angeles hills, I’m assuming there are sufficient megafauna to take out a human in more outlying areas.

by Anonymousreply 126January 25, 2023 4:13 PM

I had frostbite on my penis, why aren't you talking about ME and my struggles instead of this C-lister?

by Anonymousreply 127January 25, 2023 4:18 PM

R126 Yes, there are mountain lions in that area. I remember one of the most popular postcards available for sale in Mt. Baldy Village was of a mountain lion sitting on a boulder near the mountain’s summit.

by Anonymousreply 128January 25, 2023 4:23 PM

R126 Mountain lions prey on mule deer which are prevalent in the San Gabriel Mountains. In winter, the deer migrate to lower elevations, so I think the mountain lions would also do so. However, if there was a lion on the upper mountain and Julian was the only edible available, a lion could have gotten him.

by Anonymousreply 129January 25, 2023 4:31 PM

I heard he was distraught about being so unpleasantly bald and went to Mt. Baldy to finish things right.

by Anonymousreply 130January 25, 2023 4:31 PM

Thank you hallowed perv at R123.

by Anonymousreply 131January 25, 2023 4:52 PM

R120 That was an interesting article, thank you. I am a native Californian who has hiked in California mountains for over 50 years. Checking my own usage: I do say "the Sierras", but also say, "the Sierra Nevada", and where I go a lot, I'd say "the Eastern Sierra", singular.

No question that English usage has put pressure on form, and "Sierras" is common, if not "standard" yet.

I wonder if some of the critics in that article - who say it's a violation of, and disrespect for, Spanish, would also say Latinx. I am a left wing, Spanish speaker, and although I get the political impact and intent of Latinx, no Spanish speaker I know outside the Academy uses the term.

And, last, to bring this post back to the topic of the thread.... I have hiked in the mountains around Baldy since I was a kid. We would call that range "the San Gabriels" - plural.

by Anonymousreply 132January 25, 2023 4:59 PM

I think plural nicknames for immense mountain ranges make the mountains sound more individual and therefore “friendly” to hikers. On the other hand, “the Sierra Nevada” sounds more intimidating than “the Sierras.“ It’s a colloquialism, so I don’t understand the debate over its usage. I’m more concerned about Californians calling “San Pedro” “San Pee-dro.” What’s up with that?

by Anonymousreply 133January 25, 2023 5:52 PM

R121, the California trails are safe when it comes to other human beings. It also would have been really hard to move a dead body away in those treacherous conditions.

by Anonymousreply 134January 25, 2023 5:53 PM

[quote] Are there not pervs and predators along these California mountain trails?

The most dangerous thing about the San Gabriels are how steep they are. Unprepared city people do so many dumb things/don't realize the danger.

by Anonymousreply 135January 25, 2023 5:57 PM

R133 Because they are speaking English. For example I bet you say Pear Ess, not Pah Ree for the capital of Frances. I bet you say Mex - ee- coh, not Meh - hee - coh... because you are speaking English.

Even Los Angeles... to apply your frustration with Pee-dro... you'd recommend the largest city in CA be pronounce. Lowz - An - He - Les.

by Anonymousreply 136January 25, 2023 6:09 PM

Here's the fine Mr. Sands with his four brothers. Two of them are quite handsome. I still think Julian's hot, even as a crazy-eyed old man. (RIP)

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by Anonymousreply 137January 25, 2023 6:29 PM

[quote] Tragedy on Mt. Baldy

Is this a euphemism for something else?

by Anonymousreply 138January 25, 2023 6:32 PM

[quote] for the capital of Frances.

Isn’t the capitol of Frances his noggin?

by Anonymousreply 139January 25, 2023 6:34 PM

Re: the Sierra debate. It’s not about grammar, or respecting language. It’s about redundancy. Sierra means “mountains”, therefore Sierra Nevada is already a plural name. Adding an an S to either word is unnecessary and redundant. Other place names such as the Rocky Mountains, Cascade Mountains, become the Rockies and Cascades to refer to the entire range. I understand the urge to do the same with the Sierra. But Sierra Nevada means “snow-covered mountains”. The extra S wouldn’t even make sense.

by Anonymousreply 140January 25, 2023 7:17 PM

How did Julien refer to the mountain range? That’s what matters here.

Show some RESPECT.

by Anonymousreply 141January 25, 2023 7:25 PM

He was such a cool guy

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by Anonymousreply 142January 25, 2023 7:41 PM

[quote]IIsn’t the capitol of Frances his noggin?

[quote]—Oh dear

Her noggin. And capital.

by Anonymousreply 143January 25, 2023 8:46 PM

[quote]IIsn’t the capitol of Frances his noggin?

No, silly, it’s F.

by Anonymousreply 144January 25, 2023 9:28 PM

[quote]Here's the fine Mr. Sands with his four brothers.





Oh, wait, there’s five of them.


by Anonymousreply 145January 25, 2023 9:29 PM

[quote] It also would have been really hard to move a dead body away in those treacherous conditions.

Who said we’re moving a body? We don’t care if it’s found.

by Anonymousreply 146January 25, 2023 9:30 PM

He was a mood

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by Anonymousreply 147January 25, 2023 9:46 PM

We do not require any more week-old news reports that contain no new information.

by Anonymousreply 148January 25, 2023 10:13 PM

R148 I meant only to post the (to me) sexy pic, but the article link came with it. I know we all know as much as there is to know at present.

by Anonymousreply 149January 25, 2023 10:38 PM

R136 The difference between “San Pedro” vs. the other mispronounced words and phrases you mention is that “Pedro” is a common name in California, pronounced correctly in all other contexts, which is why it’s so weird that San Pedro is an exception.

by Anonymousreply 150January 25, 2023 11:19 PM

I haven’t noticed any comment in the news from James Ivory. He gave Julian Sands one of his first roles in A Room With A View. That’s actually the only really good film Sands was ever in. Sands was due to play the title role in Maurice, Ivory’s next film. He backed out at the last minute and James Wilby got the part. That was one of the stupidest career decisions any actor has ever made. Does anyone know why Sands backed out? Afraid to play a gay character?

by Anonymousreply 151January 26, 2023 12:13 AM

Room With a View is a favorite. Daniel Day Lewis is very funny in it. Julian Sands? Never looked better.

by Anonymousreply 152January 26, 2023 12:31 AM

In a 1987 interview, Ivory said Sands had backed out of "Maurice" "for personal reasons." Sands' first marriage (to the journalist Sarah Sands) was unravelling and they were divorced in 1987. By coincidence, Sarah's brother, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, was chosen by Ivory to co-write the screen adaptation of "Maurice" when Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Ivory's regular collaborator, said she considered the novel to be minor Forster and didn't want to adapt it.

by Anonymousreply 153January 26, 2023 12:41 AM

I’m a native born Californian. They’re called the Sierras.

by Anonymousreply 154January 26, 2023 12:52 AM

I call them the Eastern Sierra if I'm traveling up the 395.

by Anonymousreply 155January 26, 2023 12:54 AM

I grew up in California and most people usually refer to them as the Sierras, as in, "I'm going hiking/camping/etc in the Sierras."

I live in Northern California and grew up in Southern California. Pretty much uniform no matter where I live(d).

by Anonymousreply 156January 26, 2023 1:06 AM

Lay-Z boy here but did anyone mention if drones are being used in the search?

by Anonymousreply 157January 26, 2023 1:06 AM

R157. Yes, drones and helicopters.

by Anonymousreply 158January 26, 2023 1:13 AM

UPDATE from the San Bernandino County Sheriff: The search for Julian Sands continues by air only. The California Highway Patrol –Valley Division Air Ops from Auburn, California, is currently assisting us in the search using a RECCO device RECCO - Be Searchable. RECCO technology can detect RECCO reflective material, electronics, & in some cases, credit cards. We are hopeful our partners, Officers Hertzell & Calcutt, can pinpoint an area where we can focus our search efforts, and we thank them for their assistance.

by Anonymousreply 159January 26, 2023 2:05 AM

Maybe the aliens took him

by Anonymousreply 160January 26, 2023 2:08 AM

In tribute;

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by Anonymousreply 161January 26, 2023 2:09 AM

[quote]R159 San Bernandino County Sheriff: We are hopeful our partners, Officers Hertzell & Calcutt, can pinpoint an area where we can focus our search efforts, and we thank them for their assistance.

Does this strike anyone else as mildly passive aggressive?

by Anonymousreply 162January 26, 2023 2:12 AM

R162 See, Linda sang Sierra.

by Anonymousreply 163January 26, 2023 2:16 AM

I watched the movie Everest and there was one scene where a helicopter was initially unable to land because of high winds, though it eventually did. I think Tack mentions the same thing in the first attempt to rescue him.

by Anonymousreply 164January 26, 2023 2:20 AM

Tack in in TikTok but DL won't let me attach his videos.

by Anonymousreply 165January 26, 2023 2:26 AM

[quote]R163 See, Linda sang Sierra. —no s

Like r156, I’m from California, and we say Sierras. It’s not a word that comes up in conversation very often, so we don’t think it through or dwell on it.

We all know it’s the Sierra Mountain Range, but if someone said, “I’ll be away this weekend, in the Sierra,” we’d look at them oddly, wondering if they meant a car.

by Anonymousreply 166January 26, 2023 2:52 AM

More specifically a hearse.

by Anonymousreply 167January 26, 2023 2:53 AM

If you really want to be correct, you must roll the Rs, for example: “I will be vacationing the SIERRRRA.”

by Anonymousreply 168January 26, 2023 3:26 AM

Actually it's pronounced "throat warbler mangrove".

by Anonymousreply 169January 26, 2023 3:29 AM

…and don’t forget to stomp your feet and do air castanets every time you say “the SIERRRRA!”

by Anonymousreply 170January 26, 2023 3:32 AM

...while following it up with shouts of Ole! Andale! Arriba!!!

by Anonymousreply 171January 26, 2023 3:36 AM


by Anonymousreply 172January 26, 2023 3:37 AM

R129 I live in one of the foothill cities at the base of the San Gabriels and I just received an email notification from the city about a mountain lion sighting about half a mile from me (on a residential street.)

by Anonymousreply 173January 26, 2023 4:12 AM

… and France.

by Anonymousreply 174January 26, 2023 4:18 AM

[quote]R173 I just received an email notification from the city about a mountain lion sighting about half a mile from me (on a residential street.)

Does it look full, like Julian might be in its belly?

by Anonymousreply 175January 26, 2023 5:52 AM

He kind of looks like a mountain lion — maybe he was adopted by a pride and they’re sheltering him in a cave somewhere en las Sierra.

by Anonymousreply 176January 26, 2023 5:58 AM

R155 knows what's up.

by Anonymousreply 177January 26, 2023 7:19 AM

Is there any chance he's still alive?

by Anonymousreply 178January 26, 2023 7:34 AM

If he's faked his death and started a new life somewhere else, R178, he might still be alive.

But if he's still on Mt. Baldy, he's dead. They're just looking for the corpse, at this point.

by Anonymousreply 179January 26, 2023 7:39 AM

Maybe he didn't have his credit card with him so that technology is not going to work.

by Anonymousreply 180January 26, 2023 9:28 PM

Are there no grizzled mountain men who could have found him half dead, carried him by sled to their off grid cabin, gotten him into a steaming bath and nursed him back to health?

by Anonymousreply 181January 26, 2023 9:45 PM

[quote]Are there no grizzled mountain men who could have found him half dead, carried him by sled to their off grid cabin, gotten him into a steaming bath and nursed him back to health?

It’s San Bernardino County, so he might have been picked up by a biker gang, and they’re training him how to cook meth at their secret compound in the woods.

by Anonymousreply 182January 26, 2023 10:51 PM

Are they bumping uglies?

Cause that would be hawt.

by Anonymousreply 183January 26, 2023 11:15 PM

Authorities say the use of RECCO devices by air crews is part of the scaling back of efforts to find the missing actor.

by Anonymousreply 184January 26, 2023 11:21 PM

Yes R176. The actually happened to me.

by Anonymousreply 185January 26, 2023 11:52 PM

[quote]Authorities say the use of RECCO devices by air crews is part of the scaling back of efforts to find the missing actor.

Sounds like it's way for them to continue the search, r184.

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by Anonymousreply 186January 27, 2023 12:23 AM

I think the scaling back is that they won't do any more land searches even in passable weather.

by Anonymousreply 187January 27, 2023 12:26 AM

I dragged him back to my cabin, where I gave him a full body rubdown before we made passionate love.

by Anonymousreply 188January 27, 2023 12:28 AM

My read was that they had ceased searching entirely, r184/r187, and using RECCO was a way to continue, but maybe you're right.

by Anonymousreply 189January 27, 2023 12:32 AM

Friend actor Kevin Ryan speaks on video.

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by Anonymousreply 190January 27, 2023 2:02 AM

Kevin Ryan

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by Anonymousreply 191January 27, 2023 2:04 AM

So Julian Sands has hiked in Runyon Canyon. Any of you WeHo guys seen him there?

by Anonymousreply 192January 27, 2023 2:07 AM

Hot friend!

by Anonymousreply 193January 27, 2023 2:15 AM

R193 Tack Sappington could play his younger brother.

by Anonymousreply 194January 27, 2023 2:20 AM

For his family's sake I hope that they find his body someday. It must be torture to have a loved one disappear.

by Anonymousreply 195January 27, 2023 2:27 AM

If Caitlyn Jenner is shown on TMZ with a new gal pal named Julia Sanders in the convertible with her, I'm going to start wondering.

by Anonymousreply 196January 27, 2023 2:52 AM

"Authorities say the use of RECCO devices by air crews is part of the scaling back of efforts to find the missing actor."

Like I said, they're just looking for the corpse at this point.

by Anonymousreply 197January 27, 2023 4:04 AM

[quote]Maybe he didn't have his credit card with him so that technology is not going to work.

But he still had NATURE'S credit card.

by Anonymousreply 198January 27, 2023 5:44 AM

On the positive side, Julian has gone out with a dramatic bang. After years of a declining career, this is the most attention he has received since "A Room With A View".

by Anonymousreply 199January 27, 2023 8:20 AM

Here’s a good summary of rescue efforts for all of the missing hikers in the Mt. Baldy area.

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by Anonymousreply 200January 27, 2023 4:50 PM

While we’re waiting for Julian’s body to be found, we could watch a movie. Gripped - Climbing the Killer Pillar is a recent movie about mountain climbing. It’s pretty good. I talked to the lead actress, Amanda Maddox, several times a few years ago. Between acting jobs, she worked as a waitress at Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills, where I’d occasionally eat lunch.

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by Anonymousreply 201January 27, 2023 9:18 PM

It certainly would be a romantic way to go.

by Anonymousreply 202January 27, 2023 10:01 PM

The main actor in Gripped is Kaiwi Lyman. Never heard of him, but he’s HOT. You can watch the movie free on Tubi.

by Anonymousreply 203January 27, 2023 10:03 PM

And the Lifetime Original Movie rights belong to his survivors, which is nice.

by Anonymousreply 204January 27, 2023 10:03 PM

^^ in response to

[quote]r202 It certainly would be a romantic way to go.

by Anonymousreply 205January 27, 2023 10:04 PM

My brother and I are currently in Big Bear, and skiing at Snow Summit. Conditions are nearly perfect, with three to four feet of snow and bright sunshine. However, I’m not fully enjoying myself since the snow can be fun to ski, but it would be awful to be injured and helpless in freezing weather. I keep thinking about Julian Sands and hope that if he’s met his end, it was quick and as painless as possible.

by Anonymousreply 206January 27, 2023 11:39 PM

Actor Julian Sands is due to join his four brothers for their regular weekly pub meeting in their native Yorkshire in two days. But there is little doubt now — even as the family’s mood oscillates between hope and fear — that he will be absent.

Each week, the four UK-based Sands brothers: Nick, Robin, Jeremy and Quentin — who live a short drive from each other in Yorkshire — meet for a drink, and sometimes a meal, near Gargrave.

‘And at least three times a year, bless him, Julian makes sure he comes home to see us, just for the one night,’ says Nick. ‘He gets the train up from London to Skipton, then never wants a lift to Gargrave. Instead, he walks the five miles over our local hill, Sharp Haw, which looks down on our village, then breezes through the front door of my office there.

Nick had been scheduled to meet Julian in London this week, where he was due to discuss a film project followed by their Yorkshire trip.

For now, his fellow Monday Club members wait in hopeful anticipation. Nick has a bottle of claret his brother gave to him and he wants nothing more than to see him ‘striding down our hill, in defiance of all of us, into Gargrave, to share it with us.’

by Anonymousreply 207January 28, 2023 12:25 AM

Yeah, he’s gonna need a rain check.

by Anonymousreply 208January 28, 2023 12:28 AM

[quote]My brother and I are currently in Big Bear

Remember some years back when Stephanie Forrester and Brooke Logan had a huge confrontation at Big Bear?

by Anonymousreply 209January 28, 2023 8:19 AM

R209, are you referring to the Valley from where that slut Brooke Logan is from?

by Anonymousreply 210January 28, 2023 8:29 AM

R207 where is that from? If true, that's really sad for those brothers.

by Anonymousreply 211January 28, 2023 9:30 AM

From the Dailymail.co.uk.

by Anonymousreply 212January 28, 2023 10:56 AM

R207, I wouldn't bother pouring that fifth glass.

by Anonymousreply 213January 28, 2023 11:15 AM

His body may not be found till spring/summer, if ever. How long before they legally declare him dead? How is that done?

by Anonymousreply 214January 28, 2023 6:58 PM

R214 In California, a missing person can be presumed dead after five years.

by Anonymousreply 215January 28, 2023 9:59 PM

I’m fucking SICK of Julian Sands teasing this out indefinitely.

[italic]Show your face, demon!

by Anonymousreply 216January 29, 2023 12:22 AM

One can only hope that he got caught in an avalanche, and is found intact with the spring thaw.

by Anonymousreply 217January 29, 2023 2:48 AM

Well, since he already looked like beef jerky, when they find him he'll probably be mistaken for Ötzi' the Iceman's older American brother.

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by Anonymousreply 218January 29, 2023 3:33 AM

Rose Red ate him.

by Anonymousreply 219January 29, 2023 10:39 AM

Julian Sands has three children. His disappearance is very sad.

by Anonymousreply 220January 29, 2023 10:53 AM

[quote]R119 Penis rigida, dear, East Coast.

Sorry to derail things, but I used to catalogue forestry reports in northern British Columbia. My favourite tree was [italic]Pinus contorta[/italic], or lodgepole pine, R125!

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by Anonymousreply 221January 29, 2023 11:40 AM

[quote]and is found intact with the spring thaw.

I think it’s a little late for that.

If he was cut or uncut, I’m sure it’ll remain the way it was.

by Anonymousreply 222January 29, 2023 3:14 PM

Ha ha

by Anonymousreply 223January 29, 2023 5:39 PM

It looks like everybody has given up hope now.

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by Anonymousreply 224January 29, 2023 7:33 PM

You mean there was hope?

by Anonymousreply 225January 29, 2023 7:34 PM

R224 State the fucking obvious.

by Anonymousreply 226January 29, 2023 7:40 PM

[quote]A close friend and hiking partner of Julian Sands said it is obvious "something has gone wrong" after the British actor's disappearance in California's San Gabriel Mountains.

The kind of astute observation only a close friend could make.

by Anonymousreply 227January 29, 2023 7:41 PM

Is said close friend's name "Captain Obvious?"

by Anonymousreply 228January 29, 2023 7:49 PM

R222, Julian is cut. His cut cock can be observed in his nude scenes above.

by Anonymousreply 229January 30, 2023 7:58 AM

Do there's been more winter weather going through California, snow at moderate evelations, cold, and wind.

If there had been any hope before this weekend, it'd be gone now.

by Anonymousreply 230January 30, 2023 1:27 PM

“Julian is a male human,” longtime confidante has revealed

by Anonymousreply 231January 30, 2023 1:42 PM

It's pissing rain now, which means more snow at Mt. Baldy.

by Anonymousreply 232January 30, 2023 3:01 PM

Bless your heart, r229.

by Anonymousreply 233January 30, 2023 6:28 PM

Yet ANOTHER hiker rescued from Mt. Baldy, but still no sign of Julian Sands.

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by Anonymousreply 234January 30, 2023 9:12 PM

Why not just rename it Suicide Mountain?

by Anonymousreply 235January 30, 2023 9:25 PM

This is an interesting article on why Mt. Baldy is so enticing but also so dangerous.

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by Anonymousreply 236January 30, 2023 9:42 PM

[quote] Yet ANOTHER hiker rescued from Mt. Baldy, but still no sign of Julian Sands.

That poor man Juliette Sand, he’s so polite, he keeps letting other people get ahead of him in the line to get rescued. He might regret that!

by Anonymousreply 237January 30, 2023 11:18 PM

"Why not just rename it Suicide Mountain?"

I prefer "Damn Fool Mountain".

by Anonymousreply 238January 30, 2023 11:48 PM

"Mt. Baldy" is an ugly, offensive name.

by Anonymousreply 239January 30, 2023 11:49 PM

Its better than mt hairy

by Anonymousreply 240January 31, 2023 12:07 AM

Oh, someone had to invoke how it's sad because he had three children.

How important to add.


by Anonymousreply 241January 31, 2023 12:20 AM

Should be renamed Mt. Julian!

by Anonymousreply 242January 31, 2023 12:36 AM

I’ll start the petition.

by Anonymousreply 243January 31, 2023 12:58 AM

Mt. Julian is a beautiful name.

by Anonymousreply 244January 31, 2023 2:22 AM

Mount Julian first, then mount Rupert Graves, then mount Daniel Day Lewis, etc.

by Anonymousreply 245January 31, 2023 2:44 AM

He must’ve been a weak ass bitch if everyone else can get rescued but he can’t

by Anonymousreply 246January 31, 2023 3:11 AM

Julian is a mountain town in San Diego County. I used to live about 8 miles away from it growing up and it was still somewhat quaint up there, known as "apple country" where people would drive to in the Fall for a weekend day getaway to get some apples (or famous Julian Apple Pie) and walk around the very small town. If you drove a little East of it in the winter, you could go sledding sometimes as well.

I know it's changed a LOT since I moved away in the late 80s and now has fast food places; it's apparently nothing like its former self.

by Anonymousreply 247January 31, 2023 3:13 AM

[quote]Should be renamed Mt. Julian!

Mt. San Antonio (aka Mt. Baldy) is named after a canonized friar who devoted his life to helping the sick and the poor, so renaming it after a Hollywood actor who thought hiking was fun might not be such a great idea.

by Anonymousreply 248January 31, 2023 4:08 AM

He was 65, so at least he lived a good life, even though he was still fit and could have probably gone on another decade or two at least. He had to understand the risks of his hobby, especially after almost dying once. I don't think it is so terrible to go out doing what you love, as long as the suffering wasn't too prolonged. I hope it was a fall that killed him instantly.

by Anonymousreply 249January 31, 2023 7:39 AM

He loved being at one with nature.

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by Anonymousreply 250January 31, 2023 8:24 AM

While we’re waiting for what will undoubtedly be sad news, here are some pictures to look at documenting the last few years of Julian’s life, primarily at events in Los Angeles.

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by Anonymousreply 251February 1, 2023 2:45 AM

[quote]I don't think it is so terrible to go out doing what you love, as long as the suffering wasn't too prolonged.

It's that sort of idiotic attitude that leads to more and more deaths like this. You are a fool.

by Anonymousreply 252February 1, 2023 2:54 AM

R251 Are you reeling in the years?

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by Anonymousreply 253February 1, 2023 2:55 AM

Someone must have objected to his Wiki page having Julian described as WAS because he is now back to being IS.

by Anonymousreply 254February 1, 2023 4:46 AM

It's actually a bummer that this is how the story ends. I forgot how much I liked the guy and his disappearance reawakened a lot memories for many of us. Now I'm feeling nostalgic for the guy, and sad about his demise. It's just a weird-ass situation. I hate the lack of closure, too.

by Anonymousreply 255February 1, 2023 4:51 AM

[quote] a weird-ass situation

His muscled arse has gone.

by Anonymousreply 256February 1, 2023 7:29 AM

He had a muscled ass, but he couldn't hike forever.

by Anonymousreply 257February 1, 2023 10:03 AM

Do they lavish this amount of attention when a Black goes missing?

by Anonymousreply 258February 1, 2023 10:08 AM

[quote]I hate the lack of closure, too.

Oh, Jesus.

There’s closure: dude’s dayd.

by Anonymousreply 259February 1, 2023 3:53 PM

[quote] Julian is a mountain town in San Diego County. I used to live about 8 miles away from it growing up and it was still somewhat quaint up there, known as "apple country" where people would drive to in the Fall for a weekend day getaway to get some apples (or famous Julian Apple Pie) and walk around the very small town. If you drove a little East of it in the winter, you could go sledding sometimes as well. I know it's changed a LOT since I moved away in the late 80s and now has fast food places; it's apparently nothing like its former self.

I was there a few years ago and the downtown area is still very charming. I didn't see fast food stuff but that may have been away from town itself. It seems very charming (if somewhat limited in scope) and I've wanted to go back for a while, but it's just sort of in a weird spot that isn't easy to get to from where we're usually traveling (either along the cost or to the "inland empire").

by Anonymousreply 260February 1, 2023 4:02 PM

During the 19 years I lived in San Diego, I used to go up to Julian occasionally. A challenge, even in the best weather, because there were only 2 different routes to drive up there, both very steep and twisting. Accidents are frequent.

Apart from that, it's a pleasant getaway, cooler in summer. And its apple pies are justifiably famous. In addition, after a season of wildfires, it was found that daffodils thrived in the area; so residents went about planting them everywhere.

Daffodils are my second favorite flower, after Hawaiian plumeria. Since moving west, I missed them. But, somehow, I never got around to driving up there to see them.

So now they’re famous for apples and daffodils.

by Anonymousreply 261February 1, 2023 6:06 PM

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by Anonymousreply 262February 2, 2023 12:29 AM

Did they find him yet? Any updates or have they given up?

by Anonymousreply 263February 2, 2023 1:16 AM

No, he hasn’t been found. They’re still searching by helicopter and drones. There are dangerous winds and threats of more avalanches on the upper slopes where Sands was hiking. Local authorities say conditions on Mt. Baldy are now “seriously treacherous.”

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by Anonymousreply 264February 2, 2023 1:29 AM

Thanks for the update R264. The media is very quiet about this. He must be dead after all this time.

by Anonymousreply 265February 2, 2023 1:32 AM

I’d rather die doing what I love best, relaxing in a comfortable safe place while pleasantly stoned,

by Anonymousreply 266February 2, 2023 1:37 AM

I’ve just returned from skiing at Big Bear, which is about 50 miles east of Baldy. There was a tremendous depth of snow at Big Bear, the heaviest in years, so it must also be very thick at Mt. Baldy. If Julian Sands fell and was injured or killed, the heavy snowfall would have easily covered him, making his body undetectable by aerial surveillance. Even worse, there have been avalanches at Big Bear and Mt. Baldy. If an avalanche buried him, his body probably wouldn’t be found until Spring.

by Anonymousreply 267February 2, 2023 1:49 AM

I keep saying this and I think I might be right - Annie Wilkes got him.

by Anonymousreply 268February 2, 2023 2:16 AM

He didn't get in the cockadoody car!

by Anonymousreply 269February 2, 2023 2:18 AM

Are you hoping that it gets funnier with repetition, R268?

by Anonymousreply 270February 2, 2023 2:18 AM

Yes. Yes I most definitely am R270.

by Anonymousreply 271February 2, 2023 2:20 AM

R271, slightly off topic, but I love people like you who don’t take things too seriously and can roll with a joke.

You make this place a pleasant experience.

by Anonymousreply 272February 2, 2023 2:29 AM

Fucking Mercury Retrograde strikes again

by Anonymousreply 273February 2, 2023 2:59 AM

Can't they send in an Imperial Probe or something?!

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by Anonymousreply 274February 2, 2023 3:55 AM
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by Anonymousreply 275February 2, 2023 8:37 AM

“Stop hiking up Mt. Baldy. It’s dangerous.”

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by Anonymousreply 276February 2, 2023 4:03 PM

He’s having a train run on him by a gang of Sasquatchs as we speak

by Anonymousreply 277February 2, 2023 4:18 PM

When they find him, what state of decomposition will he be in?

Remains identified by dental records

Clothing matches that worn on the last day he was seen

Recognized by searchers

He waved and said, “finally, motherfuckers”

This should have been a poll

by Anonymousreply 278February 2, 2023 6:37 PM

[quote]When they find him, what state of decomposition will he be in?

Advanced, I'd wager, unless he was deeply frozen, like a caveman in a glacier.

by Anonymousreply 279February 2, 2023 6:58 PM

Leave his corpse up there like they do on Mt. Everest. Let him be slowly absorbed back into the earth (or whatever is left after the local wildlife had their fill). I think he'd like that.

by Anonymousreply 280February 2, 2023 7:11 PM

[quote]When they find him, what state of decomposition will he be in?

California, I’m guessin’.

by Anonymousreply 281February 2, 2023 7:54 PM

More stay-away-from Mt. Baldy opinion.

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by Anonymousreply 283February 2, 2023 11:52 PM

Dangerous and possible record breaking windchills in northern New England for Friday and Saturday. The winds are going to be strong and the chill on Mt Washington may reach minus 50 degrees. Hikers are being warned not to hike above treeline on any mountain in the Whites for those two days. I hope not to hear of any hiker deaths.

by Anonymousreply 284February 3, 2023 12:09 AM

P.S. Ski areas are closing and that is extremely rare.

by Anonymousreply 285February 3, 2023 12:15 AM

Boy, is he gonna be surprised when they finally thaw him out, r279.

by Anonymousreply 286February 3, 2023 12:23 AM

They really ought to close trails like Mt. Baldy during winter snow conditions or summer heat waves, but it's hard to effectively close a hiking trail - determined hikers feel totally free to walk around any "DO NOT ENTER" sign or climb any fence, and are fit enough to get around any sort of barrier the forest service has available. Even if the road to the trailhead is closed, people like Sands would be fit enough to park downhill and walk a few extra miles, and get themselves in trouble in spite of the official attempts to save their fool lives.

Every corpse on Everest was once a highly motivated and extremely fit individual, after all.

by Anonymousreply 287February 3, 2023 12:34 AM

Another good, and depressing, newspaper article about the folly of climbing Mt. Baldy in winter conditions.

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by Anonymousreply 288February 3, 2023 2:24 AM

Hot friend, hiking partner and fellow actor Kevin Ryan updates his concern. "Julian is beyond experienced and I'm hoping that he's tucked away somewhere and can pull through."

Ryan said the severe weather was 'something that Julian would have seen as a challenge'.

Still, he admitted that 'each day that does go by puts more pressure and I guess brings a lot of doubt in.'

by Anonymousreply 289February 3, 2023 3:28 AM

I am also concerned

by Anonymousreply 290February 3, 2023 4:05 AM

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