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[pct-l] Re: PCT Risks

In a message dated 2/26/02 11:32:54 AM, payslee@yahoo.com writes:

"True, there are innumerable places where the careless step will be the
last step; and a rock falling from the cliffs may crush without warning
like lightning from the sky, but what then? These mountain mansions are
decent, delightful, even divine places to die in, compared to the
doleful chambers of civilization. Few places in the world are more
dangerous than home. Fear not, therefor, to try the mountain passes.
They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and
call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action. Even the
sick should try these so-called dangerous passes, because for every
unfortunate they kill, they cure a thousand." John Muir >>

Gee, Tom, I was going to write a rebuttal to your view of mountaineering, but 
hell, why bother now!