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  •  If you ever want to move beyond the desert (1+ / 0-)
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    southwest in this series...I strongly recommend the Owyhee River Gorge, separating Oregon's high desert from Idaho.

    Starkly beautiful country, and pretty good trout.  Hard to get to, or at least not easy.  You really have to want to go there to go there.

    _"Love is the rosebud of an hour; Friendship the everlasting flower."_ Brook Boothby

    by Keith930 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:13:00 PM PDT

    •  I just checked this out. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      and it's a bit out of my range but I think you're on to something Keith930. Let me look into it. I like places that are hard to get to and the kind you really want to go to. . .such as Canyonlands Maze country. If I need an extra on this, I'll be sure and look you up (on your profile). Pictures show it's all sedimentary rocks. . .we talking Cenozoic given the topography in that general area? Lava rocks to some degree? Sure is pretty country, though. Maybe fossil heaven. Anyway, thanks for posting the comment. Make sure you get to, and defend, the Swell. It's some of the scenery in that part of Utah, and maybe even the best.

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

      by richholtzin on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 05:13:54 PM PDT

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      •  I'm a member of SUWA (1+ / 0-)
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        I quit Sierra Club 20 years ago.  Too big, too diffuse, too....
        just too big.  I consider myself an environmentalist, but I support smaller, more focussed orgs.  SUWA is one of them.  American Rivers and Trout Unlimited are two others.  The Nature Conservancy gets a few bucks, when I can afford it, as does the NRDF.  Times are tight these days, but I give more to these organizations than I do to any Democrat, because these orgs promote my values more than any Democrat.

        I don't subscribe to "more and better"...I subscribe to my specific values.  I once gave $40 to Claire McCaskill, and the same to Jon Tester.  Won't get fooled again.

        I'll give, when I can, to causes, and not to liars.

        _"Love is the rosebud of an hour; Friendship the everlasting flower."_ Brook Boothby

        by Keith930 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 07:24:48 PM PDT

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        •  Thoreau, et al. (1+ / 0-)
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          stood up for what was right from the individual's POV, not the masses. And you're right, more is not better. I support very few of the larger 'clubs' based on this principle. SUWA is one of the best exceptions to the usual rigamarole when fighting the fight to save and protect the big E. . .without the health and sustainability of the environment, what else is there? Really. Thanks for posting your added comment Keith930.

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

          by richholtzin on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:13:53 AM PDT

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