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Is This Your Hat?

By May 7, 2014

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the hatI first ran this post in August 2009 and again in July 2011, but I think it's worth a repeat. . . During my 2006 trip through the Sierra Nevada (at Stop 12 of the Subduction Tour, to be precise), I came upon a floppy water-resistant field hat lying on a dusty slope beside the road, looking like it had been there perhaps a few months. For no particular reason I grabbed it and tossed it in the back seat. When I came home I tossed it under a table in my office. Then one day I had a cobwebby job to do and clapped it on my head. I have grown attached to this foundling hat. It's a size 7-1/2, a good fit, and it has a sunburst drawn in ballpoint ink on the front edge of the brim.

They say that anything is possible on the Web . . . did you lose this hat? You'll have to fight me for it.

The Hat -- Geology Guide photo


July 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm
(1) Jeff says:

No but I did loose a similar hat in Jerusalem last month in the Old City. If any one finds it I would like it back.

May 8, 2014 at 11:37 am
(2) Eric Logan says:

That’s odd. About ten years ago I found a hat that looks just like the one in the picture. It was floating in Big Lagoon, Humboldt County, California, USA. I still have it but It’s a little too big for me.

May 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
(3) Klondike says:

How about my Geology pick? Did you find that?

May 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm
(4) Pencho Dimitroff says:

Andy: if the hat fits wear it with pride.

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