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  Posted by: PJC on Sep-04-13 8:50 PM (EST)

Ya' know... One of the first times Darryl & Ginny and I spent some time together (though we were busy) was on the Namekagon (a "scenic & protected" river) trying to bring attention to the 150' power lines American Transmission Company were then trying (and succeeded) in putting up every 250' along a section of that river. BLM opposed it, the tribes opposed it, a half dozen citizens groups opposed it - It was near where Muir and Sig Olson had roots. Gaylord Nelson himself was there. It got all kinds of news coverage.

And still we lost. Scenic and Protected indeed.

Darryl and Ginny worked like champs landing canoes at the shallow steep-banked Springbrook landing, helping folks in the 70 some canoes we had on the river that weekend to publicize the situation. It all happened at the next landing upstream from where we'll be camping.
Beautiful memories, good people trying to do good work... on a beautiful river.

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