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  •  now that is the highest compliment. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    LakeSuperior, but I just don't think I earn it. I mean, are talking about the two biggies in the eco business. I am flattered, though, that you would endorse such. I will continue to flaunt the open spaces via my lifelong experiences with the outdoors, particularly working the national park, monument and archeological beat. And I hope to continue earning your admiration for doing so. You, like this engaging DKos community we're part of. . .it's been the idea godsend for me to publish works I generally keep to myself. Now I have a reason to share these writings. Again, thanks to you and for your support and confidence in me as a writer and pro environmental type.

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

    by richholtzin on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 12:24:34 PM PST

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    •  I once ran out of water on a 2 day wilderness hike (0+ / 0-)

      in the Painted Desert National Park.....I hiked to and climbed the butte in the NW portion of that park, but ran out of water during the wilderness jaunt back.....had a 6-7 mile hike without water....desert wintertime conditions.

      •  something tells me. . . (0+ / 0-)

        this was one of your most memorable outings, mainly because the element of suspense and surprise was with you every step of the way. Those are the most outstanding memories of all, because you know you were alive every minute and you put it all on the line. Such a lovely place, the Painted Desert, and certainly a mysterious and enchanting place. Thanks for posting this comment. I think it was fun, but I don't mean to downplay the adventure. . .yours, LakeSuperior. You have lived and you may be lucky to have more experiences like it.

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

        by richholtzin on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:41:23 PM PST

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        •  Most memorable outing was in New Mexico (0+ / 0-)

          I was hiking in the black mountain wilderness area just west of truth or consequences and I hiked to a peak 5-6 miles from the road at the pass.....but then I was trapped in a giant snowstorm in an abandoned ranger cabin for 5 continuous days of snow.

          After it finally stopped snowing, I had waste-high drifts to content with only boots and gators to get back down to the road on the trial which was completely obliterated by the snow.

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