Monthly Archives: February 2011

Smart Happy Bear

Canadian Rockies July ’72 Protected by nothing but our nylon tent, we hoped the bear would find his gourmet meal totally satisfying. Inside our tent we heard him slamming around pots and pans. After what seemed way too long, the … Continue reading

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Plane Of Six Glaciers

Columbian Icefield Just North Of Lake Louis Most Beautiful Place In The World Probably July 25, `72 Lake Louis was as beautiful as people had told us it would be. The lake was nestled at the foot of glacier-filled mountains. … Continue reading

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Egypt Lake Rainfire Camping

Egypt Lake Backpacking Healy Pass July ’72 It rained on us by the time we got down to Egypt Lake. It didn’t dampen our spirits though. It did, however, affect our decision to continue hiking. For the most part we … Continue reading

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Speechless And Awestruck

Healy Pass July 23, `72 Back at the hostel, Mike and I were feeling claustrophobic. They had to turn kids away because the place was getting to full. We were glad for the roof and the showers though. (In Montana … Continue reading

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The Medium–Universe, Life, Language–Is The Message

Conversation Continued Banff Bar “Oh, really,” said Mike. “So tell me, what exactly are animals capable of?” “Animals communicate. There’s was nothing new there,” Dain responded, “that is what sensation brings to experience. But the human animal apprehends sensation through … Continue reading

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Believe-A Win Win Situation

Banff Barroom Philosophy Under cloudy skies the next day we were walking in Banff’s downtown area of when we heard a ratty- tat -tat on a windowpane. When we turned to see what it was, we saw Dain’s smiling face … Continue reading

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Saving The Samoyed

Roadside Campsite Alberta, Canada July, ’72 We had heard how nice Banff was, so we planned on spending time there. In retrospect, however, Waterton Lakes National Park (just above Glacier) was beautiful. I wish we had stayed there for a … Continue reading

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Unanticipated Surprise Friend

There’s a place in the sun And before my life is done; I gotta find me a place in the sun. (Ya know, when times are bad, and you’re feelin’ sad, I want cha to always remember that) There’s a … Continue reading

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So Long It’s Been Good To Know Ya

So Long, Chief Mountain Territory I Can’t Believe Your Song Is Gone So Soon I Barely Learned The Tune So Soon So Soon Chief Mountain Service July 19 I got back late. I put my gear in the bunkhouse and … Continue reading

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Transience Teaches Patience

Glacier National Park Mountain Camp July 16 When I got packed and ready to leave the mountain for the second time in as many days, I felt like I was leaving home. I was glad that I had come to … Continue reading

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