There are two individuals that have influenced me heavily in their outlook; Chris McCandless and Everett Ruess. Both discovered truth in ways most will never imagine. They saw a beauty as distant and far away as the stars. It was ignited through their visions and words. Everette explains my sentiments so well and I have affinity for his thoughts:
“I have always been unsatisfied with life as most people live it. Always I want to live more intensely and richly. why muck and conceal one’s true longings and loves, when by speaking of them one might find someone to understand them, and by acting on them one might discover oneself?” — Everett Ruess
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Hi Nate. We are sort of out of it electronically. We are not on face book or my space and I don’t know what twitter is. I would like to hear from you so you can e mail us anytime. Just finished a great bike run up to Nelson B.C. We were in Wyoming last September. We may be back in Wyoming next fall but not sure.