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  •  Your memories (3+ / 0-)
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    of the Hole-in-the-Rock route, princesspat. . .and thank you for sharing this information. I purposely had to leave out all the added research, the historical stuff, from this narration, because the original manuscript that has this part's offering is something like 90 pages. Anyway, if would like I can send you that history via your profile's email. Just contact me at my profile email and it will happen. I, too, hiked part of that route, seeing where the 'blowers and blasters" (from Whales) dynamited the wall to help cantilever those heavy wagons down that scary, steep precipice. I'm telling you. . .those in-transit Mormon settlers were stalwart, and here the roughest part of their sojourn was ahead of them; across the river.

    Anyway, I am so happy that you and so many other DK community members find these missives enjoyable, albeit lengthy. There is SO much to tell and share regarding this truly one of a kind canyon abode that should never have been inundated. Besides the famed Mormon crossing, are you familiar with the 1776 Escalante and Dominquez crossing of the Colorado, in what is now called Padre Bay (and formerly the Ute Crossing)? I also left that FYI out of this diary, so if you would like I can copy and paste its brief background and send it to you (or anyone else who desires this) in an email. Again, thank you for your lovely comments. Keep dreaming. I mean, the Glen Canyon return some day.

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:08:18 AM PST

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    •  Check your kos mail..... (0+ / 0-)

      Thank you!

      Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

      by princesspat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 10:12:44 AM PST

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      •  yep, and so I did (1+ / 0-)
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        and now you know quite a bit about the story and your ancestors. That makes you a part/time historian at least, do you think?

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:06:33 PM PST

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        •  I think you are the historian! (0+ / 0-)

          It is interesting to know, and in a small way be able to share the experiences of those who came before me. Thanks again.

          Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

          by princesspat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 05:04:15 PM PST

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          •  In my line of work. . . (1+ / 0-)
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            princesspat, you have to have a love for human history, because it goes well with geology and natural history and why people live where they do. When I'm leading trips from the North Rim Mormon history also comes in handy, because that's the Arizona Strip country (and of course Mormon settlements are in abundance on that higher side of the canyon, starting, say, around Fredonia. Anyway, I find trekking with students (field institute, NAU, Yavapai, and all the others) is a good time to share the regional history and sometimes I've been known to tell such and while my back was turned the students would hike off and leave me alone. Oh well. These things happen sometimes. HA. Thanks for writing, again.

            Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

            by richholtzin on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:38:21 PM PST

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