I know i'm a little late to this, but man...I am so pumped up after reading all the good things here. I was also one of Damon's old ABQ buddies. I sit here with tears welling, but also a great feeling of happiness when i remember the guy. He truly was the "real deal". I stayed with him in Durango a couple of years back while i was out traveling around and visiting family. He had a bedroll on the floor, a lamp by his side, maps on the wall, and his bag packed...ready for the next adventure. My idea of traveling was nowhere near Damon's idea of traveling, but thats one of the many reasons i loved the guy. He was the one we lived vicariously through. He was the one that pushed it to that edge. Whenever i got an email from him from some forgotten corner of the world, i felt like i was along for the ride. His love for life, for friends, and for adventure is something i will always strive for, even though i know i can't match it. He saw places and did things most mortals can't comprehend. I have always had the deepest respect for the dude and for his family. It's a severe blow to lose a loved one, but knowing the Miller boys i don't think its going to slow them down much.
It's good to hear what an impact he had on his other buds and how much everyone appreciated him, his courage, his comraderie and his life. My only regret is that i didn't get to spend more time with him in the past few years. I have a feeling he's up there charging it, and keeping an eye on his family and friends down here on this little blue planet.
Rock on, brother...