it has been a good year for the NAF so far. I was able
to attend the National NAF Rendezvous in June, near
Hollister, and visit with old Companeros from the Tres
Pinos Company and make a few new Friends such as
Sharon Daugherty and Dan Miller.
had a fine time at the NAF Apache Canyon Summer
encampment in July. Many of us were more than
pleasantly surprised at the site at Apache Canyon. We
will be returning there often. Actually, we will be
going back to Apache Canyon November 1-4. Hope to see
a lot of you there.
report is not a long one this time. I need to hear
from Factors from other than California. Please let me
know what you and your members are doing, where you
are going, and any and all events that have transpired
as well as those that are in the planning stages.
brings me to request that you give me any and all
information regarding the Rye, Colorado National
Encampment that is set for June of 2013. Randy Bublitz
sent out a fine evaluation of the last camp that was
held at that site. He is possibly planning a canoe
trip in the foreseeable future. He stressed the
importance of planning ahead and complete commitment
to the success of the trip. This is where experience
shows. Randy has been on numerous canoe trips of
varying lengths and various times from a day or two to
a week or more. The planning ahead, and commitment are
of prime importance. That his success rate is 100% is
testimony to the validity of these preparations.
closing, I would most assuredly be very pleased to
hear from any or all of you regarding ideas and plans
for gatherings, trips anf other NAF related endeavors.
In the words of “Ol” Rex Allan Norman , “Hyers