What a loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What can I say? Having the honor of sharing in Damons life - I learned early on who he admired and respected. Conrad was at the head of the class.
The Stikine!!!!!!!!!!! Damon wanted that river so bad! Knowing that Conrad had run it - it was enivitable that he would talk Conrad into doing it with him. And do it they did!!!!! I "believe" it was the first time that they actually ran V-drive.
All I know is that when they completed that trip - Damon was different. He had accomplished something that was important to him. Something that made him whole. I so respected him for that. But I may have missed the whole point - what was important to him was that he and Conrad had done it together. They had made decisions, taken chances and pulled the whole thing off!
Conrad - what a remarkable human being! You can't replace people like that. I will be there for his memorial.
I have nothing to offer but my presence, my heart, hugs and hopes for a future that allows all of us to follow our hearts.