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BEST WISHES TO LARRY SWANSON: FRIEND OF WILDERNESS

Many of you, we hope, saw the story in the Salt Lake Tribune about the annual late winter climb to the top of Kings Peak by a number of true elders in the conservation movement in Utah. The bona fide instigator of the climb, Larry Swanson, has logged probably hundreds of thousands of air miles, flying many of us around the state to take pictures or get us to meetings. On more than one occasion he has regaled folks with tall tales, often with a deeply sly look on his face. Always a decent person, generous to a degree that few of us will ever match, Larry started the Kings Peak ascent in 1971 and missed it this year because of illness.

Larry, our deepest hope, prayers and wishes of all of the luck that we can muster are with you as you confront your illness. Your support for a wild Uintas, wildness throughout Utah, for that matter, has always been a profound inspiration to us. Get better and find the joy you so deserve. Know that we are moved by your goodness and that we can imagine only hope for you and another trek to the summit of Utah next March!

The High Uintas Preservation Council


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