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Sawtooth Mountains and the Tetons, 1972

In the summer of 1972, Harvey Carter asked me to substitute for him as a guide for the Iowa Mountaineers, on a trip to the Sawtooth Mountains, in Idaho. I gladly agreed, as it would be the first time that … Continue reading

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Southwest Outward Bound School, Gila Wilderness, NM, 1977

  In 1977, I went to work for the Southwest Outward Bound School, in the Gila Wilderness, in southwest New Mexico. I was already familiar with the Gila from having run programs there for New Mexico Tech, earlier in the … Continue reading

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We Have a Son! – Berkeley & COBS, 1967-1968

My wife, Karen Holdaway Miller, gave birth to our son, Ethan Isaac, on May 16, 1967, in Oakland, CA. Meanwhile, I was hard at work at UC-Berkeley. In the summer of 1967, Karen, Ethan and I relocated to the new Colorado … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Elves Chasm, Mile 116.5

Elves Chasm is one of the very special places in the river corridor. Many river runners are content to do the short walk to the first falls, and then return to the boats. The first falls may, indeed,  be the … Continue reading

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