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I'm here!

Postby gdurkee » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:17 pm

Campers:

More than a few of you have written wondering if I've been abducted by aliens. I'm happy to report I have no memory of that being the case. It's kind of a dog-ate-the-homework excuse, but I've been in a long and depressing struggle with federal worker's comp and have not worked backcountry in a year. Sigh.... . I need a new hip. No excuse for not checking in occasionally, but there you have it... .

But, kind of a new thing: I'll be working as a ranger at Channel Islands NP (Ventura, CA) at Santa Rosa Island. Very new and different and looks like a cool place. I'll send updates and will try to weigh in here more often.

Everyone have a safe and terrific hiking season! I was there in the '76 & '77 drought years and the high country is still every bit as outstanding!

George



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Postby Eiprahs » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:23 pm

Dear George:

I'm really happy to hear you are still with us. You have brought new perspective to many issues discussed here--always a most valuable contributor whose presence has been missed.

Thank you,
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Postby rlown » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:29 pm

glad you're back George. Missed you!

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Postby markskor » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:05 pm

Been doing any ironing?
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Postby freestone » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:09 pm

Santa Rosa Island? You are on our way to Valhalla.
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Postby Shawn » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:25 am

Sure hope this is the real George and not some alien clone. :D

Good to see you back George.
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Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:35 am

Uh oh you mean Miles will be back at Leconte? Lol maybe I will get a ticket this year for coming through with a permit I picked up at the Devil's Post Pile. :D
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Postby k9mark » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:45 am

...."depressing struggle with federal worker's comp"....Say no more.
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Postby maverick » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:55 am

Great to have you back George! =D>
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Postby sparky » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:49 pm

welcome back :thumbsup:
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Postby giantbrookie » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:53 pm

Hi George,

Good to see you back. I'm very sorry to hear that you need a new hip. Best wishes to a speedy recover once you have the surgery. I know some folks far older than you who bounced back really quickly and were back in the High Sierra within a year after surgery so I hope the same will apply to you.

Cheers,

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Postby Vaca Russ » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

George,

How many people who read this forum know that you are a famous celebrity? :D :nod:

You and your wife are referenced in this book "Final Flight".

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9947

Hope you get well soon with your hip issue!

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