Finding footsteps past……or just a good excuse to burn gasoline

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Easy-Z, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Been there, done that - and it is every bit as beautiful as you'd imagine. Spent many a day chasing elk up the bottom of Kiger and McCoy, all the way to the big bowl shaped head of each canyon. Most of that brush that looks so short form the top is actually way over your head (even on horseback) when you get down in there.

    Some purty good fishing to be had in the bottom of Big Indian as well :clap. That part of the state is truly God's country.
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  2. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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    I got to see Gramps 2 weeks ago in the dialysis unit. Still sharp as a tack but weak. It was time. He simply didn't wake up this morning.

    I guarantee my Grandpa was tougher than yours. :cry

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  3. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Sounds like a great person, and he was lut'ren to boot:clap

    Sorry for your lose.
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  4. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    My condolences Zach. Theirs was the "Greatest Generation".

    Also nice to revisit that trip report. I NEED to do that trip!
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  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Your grandfather must have been a very special man. Being married 71 years really says something especially in this age of disposable relationships. I bet you have tons of good memories of your grandfather. Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing this report and a little of your family.
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  6. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    My condolences Zack.. I lost my Grandfather at age 94 many years ago. Still think of him often and feel his presence around me. If we were as tough as our grandfathers this world would be a different place.
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  7. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Raggamuffin Super Moderator

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    Sorry for your loss Zack.

    Sounds like he led a rich & long life!

    Be well my friend.
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  8. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Great RR, sorry I missed it the first time. My condolences on your loss.
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  9. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Your Gramps was a great guy Zack................Thanks for introducing us to him.


    Sorry for your loss.
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  10. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Oregon Outback is awesome! Its fun to see my back yard through another person's lens really great pix Z. I totally got a history lesson too! Grandpa's leave you with good memories!
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  11. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'm glad you took the oportunities to get to know who he is.
    Married 71 years. Awesome!!
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  12. 81forest

    81forest ADDRider

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    Really enjoyed this report, thanks for sharing the photos and the story. I have ridden through some of that area on the way to Bend and had no idea what I was missing!
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