Thank You, Viggo tribute pages: poems, photographs and stories full of thanks to Viggo Mortensen

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Desert Road Trip 2014

Time for another lesson. Because of all the sand bars & the speed of the river around the bend, we had chosen our landing spot from half a mile up river, as soon as we could see it. I had said "Id rather land early & have to keep going than go past it." But I didnt listen to myself. We did not bother to keep looking & make sure we were heading for the best spot. We kept our blinders on & headed for the spot wed picked. At 12:27 we made a very clumsy landing... & found it was the wrong spot. Not just the wrong spot, but down river through a pretty powerful current from the right spot. So much the wrong spot that it would have been a half mile haul through nasty sticker weed to get to the lovely campsite I remembered. I felt responsible (why didnt I make a note in my map that it was the first rock ledge?? there is a triple underlined note there now!) & gave myself a chewing out that made my own ears burn. There was nothing for it, wed missed it. So much for my favorite camp. Wed have to move on & find another. Dirks Head, Green River, Canyonlands National Park, 13 October 2014  -- photography by Sienna M Potts

Time for another lesson. Because of all the sand bars & the speed of the river around the bend, we had chosen our landing spot from half a mile up river, as soon as we could see it. I had said "I'd rather land early & have to keep going than go past it." But I didn't listen to myself. We did not bother to keep looking & make sure we were heading for the best spot. We kept our blinders on & headed for the spot we'd picked. At 12:27 we made a very clumsy landing... & found it was the wrong spot. Not just the wrong spot, but down river through a pretty powerful current from the right spot. So much the wrong spot that it would have been a half mile haul through nasty sticker weed to get to the lovely campsite I remembered. I felt responsible (why didn't I make a note in my map that it was the first rock ledge?? there is a triple underlined note there now!) & gave myself a chewing out that made my own ears burn. There was nothing for it, we'd missed it. So much for my favorite camp.
We'd have to move on & find another.
Dirks Head, Green River, Canyonlands National Park, 13 October 2014

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