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Author Topic: What's the Big Deal?  (Read 48063 times)  

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  • Sitting on the South Rim enjoyin the sunrise.
Re: What's the Big Deal?
« Reply #120 on: April 01, 2012, 05:19:42 PM »

Here I am reading St. Augustine's Confessions on that great boulder in Cattail. That is one of my favorite places. I've seen Hinkley's Columbines blooming there and that bigtooth maple brilliant yellow. This picture says it for me. It doesn't have the expansive majesty of the South rim, but it's subtlety immediately relaxes.

Big Bend and St. Augustine's Confessions! It doesn't get much better than that!  :13:
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Re: What's the Big Deal?
« Reply #121 on: April 30, 2012, 01:38:56 PM »
You can challenge yourself in a gym, but not like the challenge you face out on the Dodson.  The combination of stark beauty (not appreciated by everyone) and being responsible for your own well-being (also not widely appreciated) is my Big Bend buzz.
I am a minister of the Gospel, the father of two great sons (who I have not yet coaxed into backpacking) and the husband of the single most patient woman in the world.

 

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