outdoors, rivers, What I'm missing right now

Do not burn yourselves out

I love this picture of the middle-fork of the Snoqualmie River because it keeps things kinda in balance.

And this writing by Edward Abbey  goes right along with the pic.

“Do not burn yourselves 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 adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, 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, the  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 those desk-bound men with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.

I promise you this: you will outlive them.”

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Jesus said it perfectly when he instructed us to come apart so we don’t come apart.

Mark 6:31 “And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while:”

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canoing, rivers, What I'm missing right now

BIG CANOE

What I am really missing right now is shown in the pictures in this blog post.

I love Arizona big time…..but I really miss the streams of missouri.

To name just a few. THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER, THE CURRENT RIVER, THE JACKS FORK RIVER and I could go on……

It is not just the rivers and streams…but the people who you connect with on them that makes them so great.

Did you know the name “Missouri” is a Siouan Indian word? It comes from the tribal name Missouria, which means “big canoe people.”….The word Missouri means “big canoe.”

Great times with some great people in “the big canoe”.

This post is dedicated to my good friend Mike Ketcherside.

Thanks for showing the “good water.”

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WHAT IS MISSING IN THIS PICTURE

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This is a camp site just along the Taylor river in Colorado.

What needs to be here is pictured below….Got to have one someday.

Why suffer in a tent when you can have a home by the river?

AIRSTREAM IS IN THE FUTURE.

 

 

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Liquid History pt. 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I can tell you is that the Holitna River in Alaska still flows in my memory to this day.

I witnessed 6 grizzlies in the Alaskan wilderness and all of them where along the Holitna river.

I spent a fantastic week at the Holitna lodge and fished one of the best rivers in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska’s Holitna River is one of the most remote southwest float trip options. Part of Alaska’s second largest drainage, the Kuskokwim drainage, the Holitna supports all five species of Pacific salmon and is the best char fishing river we have ever fished. The char are plentyful and their size and appearance is impressive by any standard. The king fishing is excellent in areas as is the sockeye and chum fishing. The river also has grayling, northern pike and even sheefish at times. One of the least used rivers I have ever floated, it is very likely that you will not see another person on this river system! It is also one of the easiest rivers I have ever floated and seems to have endless large gravel bars making for virtually unlimited camping opportunities.

We landed a small plane with our gear on a gravel bar on the upper Holitna and camped for two days and nights.

Wildlife on the Holitna River includes bears, wolves, moose, bald eagles and beavers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Rocky Mclveen of Alaskan Adventures for a great adventure and to my good friend Steve Parisi for the trip of a life time. 

This is my last “Liquid History” post….but not my last day on a river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.alaskan-adventures.com/

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