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Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

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Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby Fisching » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:41 pm

Big congratulations to Bill Wood & David Jones on completing the 14ers on Holy Cross yesterday. Despite the atrocious, blue sky, no wind weather, they persevered to finish in style - kilts, scotch, and lots of women*. A lot of fun was had by all in attendance and I was honored to spend my last day on a 14er, for a while, with two great guys on a momentous occasion. Climb on (and bring the scotch)!


*Seriously, dudes, teach me your secrets!
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Re: Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby Brian Thomas » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:43 pm

YAY CHECKLISTS! Now it's time to knock out the centennials, Bill :)

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Re: Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby 14erFred » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:46 pm

Congrats to Bill and David!!! Way to go, Mountain Dudes!!!

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Postby SilverLynx » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Congrats Bill and David! You guys are rockstars! Watching you both reach #58 was so awesome! :-D
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby jaymz » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:55 pm

From one scotch aficionado to another: Congratulations, gentlemen!
Celebrate with no younger than a 21 year single malt. It's required! \:D/

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Postby d_baker » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:58 pm

jaymz wrote:Celebrate with no younger than a 21 year.... \:D/

Yeah, that could work. Congrats, Davey Jones & Wood Bill (celebrate with a 21 yr old?)!

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Re: Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby aliciaf » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:59 pm

It was a great day!! Congrats again Bill and David. It was an honor to be there for your finisher!!! =D>

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Postby semitrueskerm » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:02 pm

Stay thirsty, my friends. :iluvbeer:

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Postby kushrocks » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:28 pm

Good times!
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" The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain
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Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:59 pm

Big congrats, gentlemen!! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby Johnson » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:10 pm

Congratulations dudes!!
In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. - Psalm 95:4

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Re: Bill Wood (WildLobo71) & David Jones - FINISHERS!

Postby Shawnee Bob » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:12 pm

Well done my friends! That's how ya get it done!
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