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Mar 27, 2016
[Edit: THE SHOE HAS BEEN FOUND! A big thank you to Russ for grabbing it and for Brandt and Chris for looking. We're very grateful for all the help.]

My girlfriend lost a running shoe on the side of the road in Yucca Valley this afternoon when we went to raid the trunk for snacks. We didn't notice it until we got home to Los Angeles.

I know the exact location where we stopped and I'm quite certain it's there. I'd be very grateful if someone could grab it and mail it back to us. I'd be more than happy to Paypal you $50 for your trouble.

The loss of the shoe is unfortunate, but she had prescription insoles in it which are super expensive to replace. So it'd be a huge help if someone could grab it.

I've attached pictures of the shoe, insole, and the probable location. We stopped at a dirt pullout on the side of 62 in Yucca Valley just before heading down the big hill toward Morongo Valley. It's a women's Brooks running shoe, white (at one time) with pink highlights, size 9.5.

[Edit: Apparently I do not know the exact location. This area has been searched--thanks Brandt!--and the shoe was not found. Additional theories include Echo Cove parking area and a one-legged homeless dude in Yucca Valley.]

Thank you, everyone,

Pete


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Pete Bohler
Joined Jun 4, 2007
25 points
Mar 27, 2016
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Locker!11!! Burcheydawwwwwwg
Joined Jan 9, 2012
1,271 points
Mar 28, 2016
I looked all around at the site for a while this morning. No shoe to be seen. Brandt Allen
From Joshua Tree, Cal
Joined Jan 12, 2004
307 points
Mar 28, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Russ
Maybe call the Visitor Center and ask... or Nomad Ventures.

Seems unlikely there is a one legged homeless dude with lady feet cruising around all filled with joy, so maybe she lost it somewhere else?? Where else were you?
Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Joined Oct 5, 2004
3,664 points
Mar 28, 2016
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Russ Walling wrote:
Seems unlikely there is a one legged homeless dude with lady feet cruising around all filled with joy


LMAO, dude it's Yucca Valley=highly possible!
Chad N in Central CA
From Central California
Joined Jan 30, 2010
1,426 points
Mar 28, 2016
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Burcheydawwwwwwg
Joined Jan 9, 2012
1,271 points
Mar 28, 2016
Brandt, thanks so much for looking. I really appreciate that. And sorry about the bad beta.

The shoes came off at the Echo Cove parking area. Seems unlikely but maybe this one escaped before it even made it into the car. Russ, thanks for your suggestions.....we'll call the park and Nomad.
Pete Bohler
Joined Jun 4, 2007
25 points
Mar 28, 2016
Man we walked right by it on our way out from Echo Rock on Sunday evening. It was right there in the parking lot all alone. Had no idea what to do with it so left it alone. Thought owner might come back. Chris Massey
Joined Oct 1, 2012
16 points
Mar 28, 2016
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Normally, when I see stuff like that I put in an obvious spot, or somewhere where the looser can find it... like on a fence post or on the no parking sign or on a cairn or on the campground info sign. Something like that.

It's probably still there... waiting... for the one legged man with the lady foot. I'll try to swing by in the AM and see if I can find it.

Another shot in the dark is maybe one of the sewer suckers or a ranger grabbed it... that is why the Visitors Center or Tool Shed™™ is a good place to call.
Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Joined Oct 5, 2004
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Mar 29, 2016
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The Golden Fleece!



Found it in the bushes over at Echo!

Send me your address and I'll ship it back and I'll cover the shipping charges.

Send your "fine" to these guys:

mbhumanesociety.com/donations....
Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Joined Oct 5, 2004
3,664 points
Mar 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: I'M THE F***ING KING OF INTERNET CLIMBING BRAJ
Russ Walling wrote:
Found it in the bushes over at Echo! Send me your address and I'll ship it back and I'll cover the shipping charges. Send your "fine" to these guys: mbhumanesociety.com/donations....


Haha, Russ - you are the man. How cool.
Burcheydawwwwwwg
Joined Jan 9, 2012
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Mar 29, 2016
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I love a feel good story. Send that man a bottle of tequila. dahigdon
From phoenix, Az
Joined Jan 5, 2015
199 points
Mar 29, 2016
Wow--we're totally blown away by all your help. My girlfriend is thrilled by the news and I'm sure the shoes are glad to live to hike another day.

Russ, the donation has been made and I'll PM you my mailing address.

Chris, thank you for reporting your shoe sighting.

And a big thank you to everyone else who looked for the shoe. We're feeling very grateful for such an awesome and supportive community right now.

Pete & Celia
Pete Bohler
Joined Jun 4, 2007
25 points
Mar 29, 2016
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Ha ...this thread rawks!
Russ the animal shelter "fine" was a classy move!!!!+11
BigB
From Red Rock, NV
Joined Feb 18, 2015
311 points
Mar 30, 2016
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and there I was driving around looking for it at THIS location:

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Great!

Thanks for sending me on a "Wild goose chase".

LOL!



EDITED:

I was in town anyway and was more than happy to check.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Mar 31, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Two Shoes
Two Shoes


Reunited and it feels so good. Thanks again to everyone!
Pete Bohler
Joined Jun 4, 2007
25 points
Mar 31, 2016
Good folk in the high desert... we just take some getting used to sometimes. simplyput
Joined Nov 30, 2013
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