Mt. Shasta, Kevin, Dave, and Darcy

THE BEST ADVICE

"Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast...a

part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of

yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not

enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it.

While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and hunt

and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and

explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag

the peaks. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid

air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness,

that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep

your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body,

the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise

you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound

people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes

hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will

outlive the bastards."

-Edward Abby

 

 

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Taken on June 14, 2005