I hope you are all staying busy and getting
ready for your next event. There is not a lot going on in our
Association at the moment. I keep hearing good things from Jay
Webb back East of the Big River. Thank you Jay, for your
ongoing, energetic efforts. We have nothing official scheduled
here in the West until our yearly Rendezvous at Hollister,
California in November.
We will be continuing to remind folks as time
As always, I am encouraging members to keep
working on their requirements and to plan and carry out small
encampments wherever and whenever possible. Being a
mountaineer in our day and time is a state of mind as much as
anything else. During slack times, continue to work on your
skills as well as your gear and other equipment. Get out and
shoot if you can.
There is always something to do or build or a
new experience to enjoy.
It seems that our people are forgetting
their history. When I teach school, I am appalled at the level
of ignorance of the students. For example, most do not know
what the Civil War was, much less what it represented. Most
have never heard of Daniel Boone, Jed Smith, Kit Carson, or
any of the men and women whom we who are involved in living
history strive to emulate. I believe the old saying that if a
person or a country fails to learn from their mistakes, they
are destined to repeat them. We need to attempt to educate
those we come into contact with, by example, what our
forefathers dealt with on a daily basis in order to feed
clothe, and protect themselves and their families.
'Nuff said. See you on the trail.