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#184940 - 05/07/14 08:29 PM Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself...
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Loc: Arizona
Pleased to meet you, new here smile

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#184943 - 05/07/14 09:23 PM Re: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself... [Re: HikerDancer]
billstephenson Offline
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Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
Welcome to the forums!!

One of these days I might get to AZ again. I've spent a little time there hiking and camping, but mostly just driving through frown
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#184945 - 05/07/14 09:33 PM Re: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself... [Re: billstephenson]
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You should, smile

Ozark country huh, bet there's some great hikes there.

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#184950 - 05/07/14 10:54 PM Re: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself... [Re: HikerDancer]
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Welcome aboard! Pull up a seat and stay a while.
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#184968 - 05/08/14 04:04 PM Re: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself... [Re: HikerDancer]
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Hi!
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#184984 - 05/09/14 10:55 AM Re: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself... [Re: HikerDancer]
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Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
The Ozarks are my favorite place to hike and camp, but it's a lot different than out West, which is truly spectacular. I lived in CA as a teen and young adult but grew up in No IL. The first time I went to camp out by the Colorado River, near Laughin, with friends who grew up out there I compared it to a creek in the mid-west and that didn't go very well. They got really offended by that.

I tried to compare it to the Mississippi River and started by saying they couldn't throw a rock across it and they all thought I was lying. A couple years later one of them, who grew up in Phoenix, took a road trip with me and when we came to a view it from above Davenport, IA I told him "There it is". He called me a liar again, said "That's a lake". He was stunned when we got on the bridge to cross it.

I was no less stunned by the Grand Canyon. Photos and descriptions don't really describe it well. You have to see it to believe it.
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