"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." - H.G. Wells
Oh I didn’t mean to bag on the guy’s writing. It was a nicely written article and raises a salient point about getting though a dark winter when spending times indoors with friends is not recommended because of the virus.Some of the comments, opinions and critiques here about this nice bit of writing only signal the sense of self interest that seems rampant of late...Across the breadth of this country(others, with experiences and opinions) the experiential ain't what all of us think and feel. Thanks for the great bit of writing.
It was a comment to the general timbre of the comments...not to any one individual.Oh I didn’t mean to bag on the guy’s writing. It was a nicely written article and raises a salient point about getting though a dark winter when spending times indoors with friends is not recommended because of the virus.
I was just legitimately curious about where he was fishing in October. I just got back from a trip to Twisp and didn’t fish at all, thinking the rivers were closed.
Maybe the author is planning on staking a claim in a future version of Early Winters Ski Resort and is looking for financial eyeballs?Sorry to say, alot of people are willingly and sadly putting some very special places on the chopping block for a little personal gain and/or a pat on the ass.
Maybe the author is planning on staking a claim in a future version of Early Winters Ski Resort and is looking for financial eyeballs?
Painted a nice picture. That’s what writers are supposed to do. I enjoyed it.
Also he kind of exaggerated the deer herds to start out with which have been struggling for years.Great piece of writing! It is only overwrought if you have never spent a long, cold winter in isolation, apart from the friends and small community that help you survive the seemingly endless days with your sanity intact. Sure, there are still lots of outdoor activities. But imagine if you weren’t on vacation and that was all you had. For months on end. With very little human interaction. Not everyone is cut out to be a (romanticized) Dick Proenneke.
My biggest problem with the article was the poetic license with regard to the fishing season. I suspect that he was fishing the Methow on 9/30 or before even though it was written as if he were fishing it in October. Either that or he exaggerated the few small creeks that are still open.
I'm curious. This is a bit tangential, but since you seem to have some direct knowledge.... I remember when this ski resort was proposed and ultimately rejected. I was under the impression that the main pushback was from Wetsiders wanting to preserve the wild remoteness of this particular corner of the Cascades. Part of the project would have involved keeping SR20 open throughout the season IIRC (have fun with that.)Maybe if said communities weren't so opposed to Early Winters ski resort they wouldn't be complaining about the lack of people, revenue, income and seasonal stability during the so called off season.
I had front row seats and executive privileges to Early Wnter's resort, in 1986 or 1987. So disappointing it didn't happen, I could've had so much fun!!!