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    wynative. . .that's what I called those mule droppings when having to use either the BA or So. Ka-bob, as some folks call it. Of course, backcountry means you don't get to mess with that mess, because no mules ply such rugged terrain. Still, I did share a story with some of my classes, how that mule mess can work wonders for chap lips. I mean, if you happen to run out of the usual balm. I told them all they need do is rub in on their sore lips, and how it works is you find yourself not wanting to lick your lips any more. OK. . .now you know what kind of an instructor I really am went left out of the pen. Anyway, yes, preparing for any trip is utmost in all respects, including getting in decent shape before you hit the Grand Canyon trails. It's also high elevation to begin with, so flat-landers tend to have a disadvantage right off the...step. Still, it's not necessary to rush in or out and I find a slow, steady pace gets it every time, especially coming out. The tortoise really does beat the rabbit every time. As always, thanks for posting your comment and I very happy you find these latest missive-diaries interesting. More to come; that is, other topics. After mucking around for 40 years in this kind of country you find yourself not content with just a little, but a whole lot. See you Thursday, maybe for a tour of Wupatki National Monument, which isn't too far east from the canyon.

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    by richholtzin on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 07:14:15 PM PDT

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