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Subject: Re: [OM] Friday Firearms
From: Bob Whitmire <fujixbob@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:04:14 -0400
You could be a lost soul for a long time in Big Bend. I've given it some
thought from time to time. After my first religious experience (10-day
camping trip) there, I wrote a column for the newspaper I worked for. (In
North Carolina.) Got a phone call a few days later from an elderly
gentleman in a local assisted living facility. Turns out he was the _first_
park ranger at Big Bend, and, he said, for a while the only ranger there.
He said they used to call him the Lone Ranger of the Big Bend. He had some
stories. <g>

--Bob Whitmire
Certified Neanderthal

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Leo Wesson <leowesson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Big Bend is nice.  My first job out of college was as a peregrine falcon
> nesting researcher in Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains.  We lived in an
> abandoned school in Alpine when we weren't out in the field.  Pretty much
> camped out for a year. Longest single stretch in the field was when we
> canoed/camped out for 6 weeks straight (no shower).  Ran out of food for 3
> days thanks to some sneaky ravens.   Met some interesting people.  Lots of
> lost and hiding out souls down there at the time: no last names, don't ask
> questions...some real characters.
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