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"We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." C. Bukowski

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

When the cure is worse than the disease...


A couple days after our Camp Bird Road exploit, Leon wants us to ride our bikes over to Log Hill and race each other to the top. Oh how he loves to beat me up on that ascent.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Macho-Geezers Tackle Camp Bird Road


"There are no limits, only plateaus. And you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." Bruce Lee

Friday, August 24, 2018

Martha drops by, and Leon swims two lakes on one hike...


Last week a longtime friend, Martha, came up from Albuquerque to spend a week with her daughter in Montrose. It had been a while since Martha had hiked a mountain, let alone above timberline. So she called Bobbie. Who better to call for an alpine "fix?"

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Minnie Gulch


Imagine skimming along at 13,000 feet, an undulating path underfoot. You're alone, above timberline, above the urban fray of political bullshitters, tedious Face-bookers and mass murdering psychopaths...above all the sordid megalomanic news of corporate greed and corruption. I tell ya, folks, now more than ever, depleted spirits cry out in desperate need of a wilderness recharge. Nothing—not drugs, alcohol or money—fills empty vessels with peace and contentment quite like a lonely alpine trail.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Tale of Two Hikes: Conclusion...


This planet is becoming too populated. Just as birds have wings to fly a crowded nest, man has legs to seek out solitude and wilderness.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Lost and Found on Shaky Ground: A Tale of Two Hikes...


Maybe it's time for a hearing test, or maybe a listening test. Whatever. Who am I to point a finger...