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To Be Brave, Take Small Steps and Be Careful

“When you want to do something brave you should take small steps and be careful.”  LS These are the words that came out of my three year olds mind yesterday at dinner and they struck me as the wisdom one … Continue reading

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Campsite Selection Hits Home

Recently there was an article about a boulder that crashed into a home in St. George, Utah.  This struck me as an excellent example of a lesson in campsite selection. When hiking the trail and looking for a “home” for … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Child

My daughter knows that when I go to “work” I go to the mountains that are visible from our home.  She occasionally comes to visit me at my office and we go for walks or just lie around looking at … Continue reading

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In The Footsteps of Dave Rust

Through our life’s adventures, we come across a few people that make a difference in the direction we take.  The obvious people are one’s parents or the inspirational professor.  I recently added a new person to my list, Dave Rust. … Continue reading

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“The American Camp Movement”

Consider this statement regarding the current state of society. If this rings a bell, consider that it was written nearly a century ago.  The Camping Ideal: The New Human Race, Henry Wellington Wack, F.R.G.S., The Redbook Magazine, Department of Eduction … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Desert DAWN Blog

Welcome to the Desert DAWN Blog.  Join us as we discuss matters relating to Classic Camping and Nature Awareness. We define Classic Camping as recreational camping methods used between the 1870’s and 1920’s.  After the American Civil War, people started to … Continue reading

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