Big Bend Conservancy
2020 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!
Quote from: "SHANEA"Maybe that should be the slogan used on the t-shirts from the contest.Well, now that you mention it, when will the contest resume so that the 3- or 4-way deadlock can be solved?
Maybe that should be the slogan used on the t-shirts from the contest.
Thanks for posting the online obituary Jeff, seems to have been very experienced backpacker, sad very sad.
Sorry for stating the obvious.
I think it is more likely that he found himself debilitated somehow by some degree of stroke or heart problem. A small, even short-term impairment in physical or mental ability can lead to disaster. There certainly are cultures where people go off into the wilderness to die when they are towards the end of life. In this case it seems more likely that an experienced hiker encountered some unanticipated problem.Several years ago I had a participant develop congestive heart failure the second day out on an eight day outing. We did not know what it was until he got home to Delaware. It made things very difficult for him. The older we get (...he said speaking from experience...) the more these things happen.
Mr. Springer wrote notes to his wife, 2 children, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren. The notes made it plain that he took responsibility for his situation and the outcome he expected.
All photographs and content posted by members are to be considered copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be used for any purposes, commercial or otherwise, without permission.