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Old 12-19-2012, 02:48 AM   #1696
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Great stuff Thanks to all involved for the time and effort to post!! Looking forward to more
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:03 AM   #1697
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:42 AM   #1698
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These trips are freakin' awesome! Thanks so much for letting us come along. DVD is ordered :)

I hope I can get there some time in my life..............
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:35 AM   #1699
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Just loving this RR, well done!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:07 AM   #1700
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It dont get no betta that this---(unless of course I was there also) Great story and adventure----thanks
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:28 AM   #1701
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These trips are freakin' awesome! Thanks so much for letting us come along. DVD is ordered :)

I hope I can get there some time in my life..............
Just for good order's sake ... the only DVD currently available is the 2009 trip DVD. The one from this trip will still be a few months from being ready
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #1702
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Yea that was a great place and a fine evenings drinking ,with the beer,vodka, good friends and the sound of the river,i slept real good that night....zzzzzzz
NO doubt Terry... my idea of a perfect end to a perfect day too...


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I thought it stood for Keep The Manual.
Noooo KeepTwo Mechanics Of course juuust kidding.

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #1703
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My labrador dog had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in the back of her throat a few weeks before I left and a test had revealed it was a very aggressive type of cancer. I could have chemo and radium treatment for her, but even with that the prognosis was maybe as long as 15-16 months, at worst 2 months. I lost my sister to lung cancer and having seen what the treatment does to people I truly wouldn't put put a dog through it.
She'd been fine until the day before, since when she'd gone downhill very quickly. My wife was going to take her to the vets to be put down but I didn't feel it was fair to ask her to go alone and I'd be there in a few hours.
I got home every late on the Friday night and the dog was asleep and doped, so my first task on the Saturday was to take my faithful pal to her death. It's still hard to think about it.

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All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #1704
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that's odd - there doesn't seem to be any cell phone towers or windmills on top of any of those mountains. I guess all the people that live around there must be rich. NIMBY!

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #1705
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Amazing region

Rod - sorry about your pup.... she looked just like a sister of our Leo (black lab), you are da man!
To all - great pics. & story ...keep them comin'
And to Walter & others ( who chimed in) thanks for "vodka scientific report" - now we all know what to order
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #1706
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Amazing RR

I have spend days reading your RR's - it's amazing, wonderful and a very nice way to get inspired.
Thank you for your great story and adventure
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #1707
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This is one I don't thinK Rod has seen yet. Took it a day before I met up with Walter & Terry. I know he misses that pup. I know that just being around Djinn for the few weeks that I was, made me miss her!
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She was feisty & fun even very close to the end. Rod...give Rowen a pat for me.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:44 AM   #1708
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@Rod, so sorry to hear of your sister and pup. :(
I just lost my bro to lung cancer last month and a few years ago my puppy to anal sac cancer.
My heart goes out to you in this difficult time.

@Walter and company, fantastic report.
Thank you all for sharing your great adventure stories in such beautiful terrain and in good company.
I look forward to the DVD.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #1709
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Not only do I want to be there on my bike, but I want to run that river in my kayak as well.
Ha...same here. In every pic I'm checking out the rivers for the best line!
I do that on every RR. Maybe we need to organize an ADV ride(motorcycles) and run(the river) trip to the region.

As everyone else has said, I too check this RR everyday. Thanks again (everyone on the trip) for taking the time to post up!!!
I know it is time consuming.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #1710
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Truly jaw dropping scenery

That valley looks spectacular, it's going on the "To Do" list.

Thanks for sharing and keep it coming! I'm enjoying the input from all the group.
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