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groundhornet41
08-20-2020, 07:46
A friend sent me this tattered journal from Thomas Knob Shelter with scores of entries from April to August 1999. Written in the front is the following:

Please send to
1154 N 18th
Laramie WY 82070
I.C.O. Matt Zeimens

I did a little poking around and I'm having trouble finding anyone by that name living in Laramie now. Does anyone know Matt? Should I just mail this to the address and trust the universe?

Pringles
08-20-2020, 08:20
Geeze, I thought this was going to be about a log that was part of the shelter. My mind went all kinds of places with trying to figure out how someone identified a log from 1999, and why that would be important.

Maybe the ATC could help you find that individual.

Gambit McCrae
08-20-2020, 08:27
I would possibly mail a letter to the address confirming if they still live there first. If he does, and he calls you then you could mail the log. Otherwise it may just get thrown away.

It looks like this residence is an apartment....Apartment dwellers often do not stay for 21+ years....

This came up under a google search:

Matt Zeimens
403 Walker Ln, Cheyenne, WY, 82007
(307) 632-2249


Also Found:
Matt currently lives at 3310 Myers Ct, Cheyenne, WY 82001. Matt Zeimens's phone number is (307) 389-0109 (tel:(307) 389-0109).
Also:
Po Box 451, Carpenter, WY 82054

possibly 73 years old now

Alligator
08-20-2020, 09:59
It's a shelter log from Thomas Knob? If so, I would recommend inquiring about sending it to the Mt. Rogers AT Club (http://mratc.pbworks.com/w/page/8862374/FrontPage) or the ATC. Although I am unsure of what club and ATC policy is on archiving these, shelter logs are pieces of pieces of AT history. Which, come to think of it, I wonder of the AT Museum collects these?

JNI64
08-20-2020, 10:16
What about sending it to the AT museum in Pa? Ooops already been mentioned.

soilman
08-20-2020, 11:43
The AT museum has an online section with old shelter registers. I am sure they would welcome it.

groundhornet41
08-20-2020, 13:08
I would possibly mail a letter to the address confirming if they still live there first. If he does, and he calls you then you could mail the log. Otherwise it may just get thrown away.

It looks like this residence is an apartment....Apartment dwellers often do not stay for 21+ years....

This came up under a google search:

Matt Zeimens
403 Walker Ln, Cheyenne, WY, 82007
(307) 632-2249


Also Found:
Matt currently lives at 3310 Myers Ct, Cheyenne, WY 82001. Matt Zeimens's phone number is (307) 389-0109 (tel:(307) 389-0109).
Also:
Po Box 451, Carpenter, WY 82054

possibly 73 years old now

Thanks for working on this. Both those numbers are out of service. I'll keep trying.

Lauriep
08-21-2020, 13:09
The A.T. Museum has a collection of shelter registers and very much welcomes new additions. (The Appalachian Trail Conservancy entrusted their collection to the museum and sends along any received to the museum.)

I would suggest sending a photocopy to the person who left the register and the original to the A.T. Museum, as these have so much value in documenting not only the culture of the Trail, but trail conditions, weather conditions, trail/shelter visitation, and any number of things of interest. They provide a fascinating and unique snapshot in time.

To contact the museum manager for the best way to mail the register or a copy, email [email protected]

Laurie P.
ATC Staff/A.T. Museum Board Member

groundhornet41
08-21-2020, 17:22
Thank you, Laurie, and everyone.

Matriarc
08-21-2020, 23:09
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I sent a screen shot to Cathy Zeimens and emailed it to Matt Zeimens.

Matriarc
08-21-2020, 23:15
Found him!!! He responded and said its him!

Matriarc
08-21-2020, 23:23
46714

He has provided his address.

groundhornet41
08-22-2020, 11:21
HEY, fantastic! Thanks so much, Matriarc. I'll stick it in the mail Monday. Really appreciate it.

groundhornet41
08-22-2020, 11:30
The A.T. Museum has a collection of shelter registers and very much welcomes new additions. (The Appalachian Trail Conservancy entrusted their collection to the museum and sends along any received to the museum.)

I would suggest sending a photocopy to the person who left the register and the original to the A.T. Museum, as these have so much value in documenting not only the culture of the Trail, but trail conditions, weather conditions, trail/shelter visitation, and any number of things of interest. They provide a fascinating and unique snapshot in time.

To contact the museum manager for the best way to mail the register or a copy, email [email protected]

Laurie P.
ATC Staff/A.T. Museum Board Member

Look what I found. :)46716

Matriarc
08-22-2020, 13:36
I will let him know!