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Re: The Last Season

Postby Shawn » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:14 pm

I found this to be a nice compliment to the book; certainly worth the 2 bucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdDelDSi7cs



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Re: The Last Season

Postby BSquared » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:23 am

Thanks, Shawn. I'll check it out.
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Re: The Last Season

Postby zacjust32 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:09 pm

Just finished reading it. Great story that keeps you engaged to the end. Highly recommend to anyone here who hasn't read it yet.
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Re: The Last Season

Postby Cross Country » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:52 pm

"No, you (one) never gets over the addiction of going to the mountain." I don't agree. This statement doesn't apply to everyone (one). I went BP more than 500 days during 25 years and another 16 days in the next 11 years. I LOVED going backpacking in the Sierra but was nothing like addicted and as time passes have less inclination. For me it's just that I became less able and it was more diffucult than I chose to deal with.
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Re: The Last Season

Postby ERIC » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Yeah, well.. Just because you aren't able anymore, doesn't necessarily mean you aren't still addicted. You're here, aren't you? My read of you is that you long for/miss the times when you could. Otherwise, why are you here? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Personally speaking, I know I'm going to continue to live vicariously once my body says
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Re: The Last Season

Postby Cross Country » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:40 pm

Good point. I agree that I miss it a lot.
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Re: The Last Season

Postby rlown » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:44 pm

Eric,

I love that movie..

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Re: The Last Season

Postby ERIC » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 pm

rlown wrote:Eric,

I love that movie..


Ha! Caught. Yeah, I have kids... Don't ask me about any adult movies that have come out in the past ~decade. :(
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Re: The Last Season

Postby ERIC » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:57 pm

Cross Country wrote:Good point. I agree that I miss it a lot.


As you should. You've spent a lot of time in the hidden corners of the Sierra, were good at it, and bonus...you got to spend a lot of that time with your brood. Hard not to miss that. You inspire me to get my kids out there. Regret's a ****. You're lucky.
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Re: The Last Season

Postby Hobbes » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:13 am

Aside from TLS, Blehm is an accomplished (adventure) writer. He's able to spin a good yarn, whether it's the Sierra or the WoT. Actually, we're quite the minority; his biggest readership is military.

Interestingly, the same aspect of nostalgia is present in that market as well. I know it firsthand: One uncle was a career AF pilot/commander who was crushed when he was grounded. A great-uncle volunteered for WWI at age 16 (he was Canadian), he regretted being caught and sent home - talked about it as his greatest disappointment.

If a career/activity had a high adrenaline rush, required skill & discipline, and you happened to be good at it, then you can see the attraction of remembrance as you gradually 'age out'.
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