I got a surprise wake up call this morning from author Robert C. Likes who wrote From This Mountain Cerro Gordo. He's home from the hospital and on the mend after his stroke several weeks ago. He wanted to be sure I got the word out that he got all the cards and e-mails, in fact he got over 200 of them! Thanks to all of you who took the time to do so - this meant so much to Bob, to his family, and to me! I don't think he believed me when I told him how important his works were, and that there were so many of us that go out and explore the backcountry today, but now he has no reason to doubt what I have been telling him all along. You all made a difference, and helped in his recovery!

Bob's goal is to get a second book out, and to get back to California and see the desert and mountains one more time - I think he's gonna make it with the positive attitude he has and all the good energy that has been sent his way!

Thank you!!!!