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I should get a website up and running, I guess.  I've assembled just under 
12,000 photos since 2005, culled from roughly 120,000 shots.  I guess about 
5% of those 12,000 (maybe 500-600, or about 100 per year) have some 
worthwhile artistic[shudder] merit.  Time.....is....a....factor.

My fall project tentatively has a working title "20 Secret Photo Day Treks", 
a really imaginative title.  Not all of it will be pure wilderness, just the 
majority.  Hopefuly, it will be an annual thing.

Leigh


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Krupka" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Camel’sHump State Park/Monroe Trail, VT 17JAN2010


> (I *really* hate to step into this mess, but
> here it goes...)
>
> Leigh,
>
> When can we expect your guidebook to the
> "secret wild spots" around your home?  A
> website would also be ok with me.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -eric
>
> Leigh Daboll wrote:
>> Actually the exact opposite is true. For years conservationists have
>> realized that the way you protect wilderness is to expose people to it. 
>> Let
>> them know what's out there and what the experience is like even if they
>> can't experience it themselves.
>>
>> Don't try and disguise pure selfishness with some kind of BS altruistic
>> motivation.
>>
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Couldn't have said it better Tag. [Wow, Tag and I must have some kind of 
>> mutual admiration pact going]
>>
>> Although I'm sure many on the list must think I'm some kind of a 
>> burn-and-pilage capitalist (and despite the fact that my 2010 Dodge 
>> Laramie has a chrome roll bar and "a 400hp Hemi unner the hood of that 
>> thang") I've spent much of my life seeking out the same experiences as 
>> would any commited Sierra Club member.  For example, 150+ days of the 
>> off-season I pretty much spend all my spare time trail hiking, giant 55 
>> lb camera backpack in tow.  I take pride in knowing many of the "secret" 
>> wild spots within a 250 mile radius of my home like the back of my hand. 
>> I readily share the info with anyone who will take time to listen.  Maybe 
>> they wil begn to appreciate them as much as I do.  I'm a member of a 
>> large photographic club and I am booked to give a photo-guidebook 
>> presentation on these wild places to a large group later this year.
>>
>> Yep, it's the self-sanctimoniousness that really gets me, the supposed 
>> requirement "to pay your dues."  You want to pay your own dues your own 
>> way, fine.  But, really, why would you even want to give a flying c**p 
>> about what someone else's personal motivation may or may not be in this 
>> regard?
>>
>> Unless it's Gatekeeper Syndrome. Or pure selfishness. Or misplaced 
>> self-importance.  Whatever.
>>
>> BTW, how many righteously horrifed members of this list later skied in 
>> the Jailhouse Chute area? Maybe trimmed a few trees that weren't Striped 
>> Maples.
>>
>> Leigh
>>
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