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Re: What Not to Do

Postby ThuChad » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:57 am

This doesn't make sense at all. If he was truly from Crestone he knew or should have known what he was getting into. Maybe he didn't plan on making it out alive.

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:49 pm

Crestone isn't the most rational town. The "locals" there aren't quite the same as other mountain towns, if you know what I mean.
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby KentonB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:47 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Crestone isn't the most rational town. The "locals" there aren't quite the same as other mountain towns, if you know what I mean.

I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment. I had my first experience driving through there this last summer... It is definitely a "different" kind of town... but hard to put into words. :-)

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:00 pm

KentonB wrote:
Jim Davies wrote:Crestone isn't the most rational town. The "locals" there aren't quite the same as other mountain towns, if you know what I mean.

I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment. I had my first experience driving through there this last summer... It is definitely a "different" kind of town... but hard to put into words. :-)

Hmm, now I want to check it out...
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby Tortoise1 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:19 pm

I've put the Wet Mountain Tribune on my favorites list - just on the strength of their one sentence per paragraph writing policy. Some newspapers will drag a paragraph out to two sentences, or even more.

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:54 pm

lol

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby ThuChad » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:55 pm

Cool article about Crestone. Maybe he was on spiritual journey.

http://mobile.usnews.com/news/sacred-places/articles/2007/11/16/a-spiritual-community-takes-root

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby DeTour » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:00 pm

KentonB wrote: Jim Davies wrote:Crestone isn't the most rational town. The "locals" there aren't quite the same as other mountain towns, if you know what I mean.

I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment. I had my first experience driving through there this last summer... It is definitely a "different" kind of town... but hard to put into words. :-)


I tried to put it into words in my trip report on KC/Challenger ...

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=11656&parmuser=DeTour&cpgm=tripuser
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby ameristrat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:30 pm

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Poor SAR having to spend so much time in the cold to find this guy. They should have arrested his friends for aiding and abetting.
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby zdero1 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:49 pm

dude...Dude....DUDE!!!! :wft:

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby MountainMedic » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:40 am

KentonB wrote:
Jim Davies wrote:Crestone isn't the most rational town. The "locals" there aren't quite the same as other mountain towns, if you know what I mean.

I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment. I had my first experience driving through there this last summer... It is definitely a "different" kind of town... but hard to put into words. :-)


It's a little-known fact that multiple scenes from the film "Deliverance," including the famous "Dueling Banjos" scene, were filmed in Crestone. The banjo player in that scene is currently serving as the mayor.

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby DaveSwink » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:11 am

MountainMedic wrote:The banjo player in that scene is currently serving as the mayor.


That is some amazing trivia. Who is it? Not Ronny Cox? Or Billy Redden (the inbred hillbilly boy)?

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