Big Bend Conservancy
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The BBNHA stores in the park should have it soon.
I'm glad that everyone is liking the book. If it keeps even one person from doing something stupid or careless, I'll feel well-rewarded. I just got back from climbing a couple of fourteeners in Colorado. For all of you stuck down here in Texas in August, I have to tell you it was a lot cooler up there. In fact, I could only stay on one peak summit for about 20 minutes--a cold wind was chilling me down fast even wearing fleece and a Gore-tex shell. I do try to follow my own advice, especially after writing the Big Bend book. I did have a space blanket, lighter, wind pants, gloves, and other items with me. Rather than put on the extra clothes, though, I did something even better. Storms were building, so I got the heck down the mountain. I didn't want to be the subject of someone else's book.
the Douglas Pappas story has me thinking. a hiker passed him and noticed he wasn't prepared. i too have passed people i thought weren't prepared and at least a couple on the way too and from cattail falls that might have in trouble. next time i am going to offer water, and see if they are ok. c.t. falls attracts a lot of what i call nos. no hat , no sunglasses, no boots, no pack, no water!
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