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  •  ok then, RiveroftheWest. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    the others will send you their pictures. I think my knees, after, oh, some 8,000 (and I didn't purposely inflate the 0's) of backpacking are at the point I best stick to my bicycle and a bit of trekking. Oh well, better to rust out than wear out, wouldn't you say? Now I wonder if the boss at the field institute will find this admission out and fire me! Oh well, maybe I can do a skateboard on the canyon trails and entertain the entourage that way. Do you think? HA!

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

    by richholtzin on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 02:56:50 PM PDT

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    •  Ha! Let's not encourage such behavior! n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  your lead. . . (1+ / 0-)
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        I will follow. Mea culpa. I sometimes forget I am approaching 70 and here I'm thinking I'm still pounding the trails with students behind thinking I am . . . well, what the hell do students and clients think and feel when signing up for this or that tour? Ha. Life sure is humbling, though. Don't you think? Still, I also think I have earned my trail spurs and now I get to share all of those miles and learning curve experiences with the DKos community. Can't be all bad, can it? I mean, the aging process and having some 40 years in the guiding and educator's field. Thanks for watching out for my back, RiveroftheWest. . .then again I sometimes think of myself as a spry and aerobatic raven, and less the worn out trail-eagle sort. Ergo, I wouldn't trade my life and present day reality for love or money.

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

        by richholtzin on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:17:39 PM PDT

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        •  Better to be approaching 70 (0+ / 0-)

          than watching it recede behind you! (I speak from experience.) I'd like to be out on the trail, but your great posts are  full of not just knowledge, but experience and enthusiasm too. Surely the next best thing to being there -- thank you, Rich!

          •  most kind. . . (1+ / 0-)
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            and a wise sentiment given the rear view aspect of life that you tout. OK, I'll agree and make the statement I find writing about such experiences a natural catharsis and it gives me both pleasure doing it and pleasure making others happy. It's not quite like I'm on the trail with my charges, teaching, guiding, sharing, and enjoying the gestalt experience, but it's another way of going about it. And that's why I find writing these missives for our community a joy, and never a lot of hard work as some commentators say and think. So here's to you and all the rest in our community, RiveroftheWest, and lots of other similar tours to different places forthcoming in this series. Tomorrow, for instance. . .we're all going to get our kicks on Rt. 66. That's the theme of the diary and you are the first to hear it from me.

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

            by richholtzin on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 06:04:44 AM PDT

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