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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    I'm glad you had a great time with your sons. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Cookie,

    Glad you and your boys were able to get some time to be together. Great place to do it too. This time around, that loop was a little easier I bet. Plus you didn't have to worry about Hanging Burrito upping the stakes either...

    I know you must be extremely proud of your sons and I thank them for serving their country, and the sacrifices they and the family(s) make while they do so.

    Hope to see you again soon on the trail, Dave.

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    Great report Cookie!

    I'm really glad you were able to share the time and the gorge with your sons. The time is the important thing, but the gorge was a good place to spend it. Thanks your sons for their service for us all. We are proud of them too!

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    Great report Cookie

    Blessed are the times we can spend outdoors in the beauty of nature with family

    TZ
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    But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting,
    Woo Hoo!....What a Ride!

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    Thanks everyone, your kind words have been forwarded on to my boys.

    I forgot to mention you Slowhike. Your excellent directions got me through the first time I hiked this trail. Thanks again, I still remember not to turn left off the top of Shortoff!

    Mtncmpr, it was one tough hike the first time we tried it and it still is! Just not quite as worried about getting lost. Hope we can hike together again soon.

    Shug, great meeting you my first time in the Gorge, That trip really introduced me to a lot of nice folks.
    "Sometimes only nature felt real, while all human monuments and actions seemed to be the settings and the plots of dreams"

    "So many people live in the past or the future and betray the present."

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    Cookie, great trip report and pics!
    I have no doubt your sons will return to the Big Ditch.
    Tell your sons thank you for their service.
    Looking forward to hikin'/hangin' with you again soon.
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

    "Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)

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    Thats a Great TR Thanks for sharing sounds like a great time and again please thank your sons for their service to this great country!

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    Cookie,the Cooks live large!
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    Cookie thanks for sharing your pics! and many thanks go out to your sons. "This journey has been a nice read"
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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