Larry Wright, 69, of Oakland, said he was hiking with his son, grandson and others in September near Milestone Mountain in Sequoia National Park when he discovered a small, metal canister container a note from a 13-year-old boy, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
"Tim Taylor climbed to this peak, Thursday, August 17, 1972. Age 13 yrs. Anyone finding this note please write," the note reads, giving an address in La Canada Flintridge.
Wright said he is hoping to be able to return the note to Taylor.
"I thought he would find it interesting that 40 years later somebody found his note," Wright said. "I had my 14-year-old grandson with me. If he wrote a note like that, he'd be interested to have somebody respond decades later."