Motivational Pic Thread v2.0

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I highly recommend going to Pearl Harbor for anyone that hasn't. Very powerful and moving. I was able to meet one of the survivors there in 2012. Worth the effort to see.
I was there in ‘04. I waited in line 45 minutes just to get in the gate. A woman in line behind us was complaining that it was her husbands idea and she would rather be shopping. But she supposed it was the American thing to do. I turned around and looked at her at the same time my wife is telling me to just keep my mouth shut.
It was very frustrating to wait 3-4 hours to get on the dingy to cross the harbor but then to be told before I’m even off the damn thing that our boat was leaving in ten minutes. I asked the captain how the hell Do you pay your respects to these men I’m 10 minutes or less... VERY Touching though. God Rest Their Souls.
 
Dec 24, 2013
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How do you go from this:

To this in the very next post???

This will be the first year since WWII that there will be no survivors of Pearl Harbor attending the ceremonies remembering those who died in the attacks on December 7th 1941.

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Well done sir, well done. 🇺🇸😎
 

Mooncake

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I have spent so much time in swiftwater just for fun, extra rescue time was good practice.

We boated a lot of wilderness canyons, so rescue was up to us.
Running class V, most of those boaters skills surpass the rescue guys.
I quit whitewater cold turkey when I had kids. All of the top 10 times I almost died were in (or just out of) a kayak. I don't ski in the bc anymore either. It's not my life to risk now.
 
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I quit whitewater cold turkey when I had kids. All of the top 10 times I almost died were in (or just out of) a kayak. I don't ski in the bc anymore either. It's not my life to risk now.

I just run class III now and some very familiar class IV. Mostly class II in a raft with kids and the Queen riding up front.
I did some swimming and never had a kayak moment where I thought I was going to die

My time to BC ski is so limited and I still go out occasionally. I was always very very conservative (its a trend in my life) and in 700 days of BC travel, never was in an avalanche. Couple good sluffs and caused a few cutting cornices and such.

I wont question the decision to be more safe once the responsibility of parenthood settles in.

My “I am going to die” moments have either been on I-70 as a traveller or fireman and at the range being covered by some tool with their finger on the trigger.
Way scarier for me than “me vs the power of nature”.
 

Mooncake

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My “I am going to die” moments have either been on I-70 as a traveller or fireman and at the range being covered by some tool with their finger on the trigger.
Way scarier for me than “me vs the power of nature”.
I'm lucky enough to be able to avoid two of those scenarios altogether. The last -- thank you for fighting fires. Something I've never felt a compulsion to do but I damn sure appreciate that someone does!