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10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2013 - 08:24am PT
I am an Abbey fan, and came across this video filmed in 1986
http://vimeo.com/49544042
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:32am PT

"only outlaws can save the wilderness"

that's one of my favorite Abbey lines.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:42am PT
Didn't we already have an Abbey thread?

I named a beautiful tower that is not visible from a road after him.

He floated by it 5 times over the years, each time with the late Joy Unritch.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:54am PT
I think we did have one (and Abbey thread).

Today happens to be his birthday. Would have been 86.

One of my favorites is "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell." Many, many others as well.

Eric
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:07am PT
Not sure why this is off topic?

Abbey was a lovable, prickly, exasperating, imperfect, provocative, flawed, bluntly honest, highly intelligent and insightful, articulate to the point of being poetic lover of the outdoors and many other things. Almost always entertaining regardless of the subject.

Sounds a lot like some of the folks around here! Ha!

Eric

rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:18am PT
"the problem isn't the trash by the highway, the problem is the highway"
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:22am PT
http://vimeo.com/41319363

DamNation Trailer featuring a cameo appearance by Cactus Ed.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Dude was straight up amazing.


Happy Day ya grouchy old bastard!



















HHL

Trad climber
Stumpcreek, WV
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Happy B-day Ed. His books changed my life! He was able to put into words the thoughts I didn't know I even had.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:29am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:45am PT
The Coal Will Eventually Run Out

"If we want to create a long term civilization here in the west, or North America, I think eventually we're going to have to rely on renewable resources, like sunlight...and grass, and trees, surface water,....running water. But I realize that this is utopian kind of thinking. Most people in Arizona, or the United States for that matter don't take it seriously. The people that run this country assume that technology and science will rescue us each time, from our own...foolishness. And so far it might appear that they've been right. However we burn up the planet, then I suppose we'll try to export the human species into outer space. Space colonies, colonize the Moon, Venus, Mars.... That's what I would call real crackpot thinking."
Edward Abbey, 1982
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:48am PT
^^^ I hear him rolling over in his grave as lunar mining could start within two years.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Is there a cheese shortage?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Is there a cheese shortage?

What? Oh..wait....cheese...moon.....I get it.....



"I find nuclear power very unappealing. First of all because it's undemocratic. It centralizes control. It puts our lives and livelihoods in the hands of a very few people, probably one big utility, one big public agency, over which the public has very little control."
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:55am PT
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Edward Abbey
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 29, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
"Environmentalism has a very good future. The worse the environment gets, the more popular environmentalism will become."
Edward Abbey 1982
curt wohlgemuth

Social climber
Bay Area, California
Jan 29, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
"The fu&%'in fu&%er's fu&%ed" -- Monkey Wrench Gang
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Jan 29, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
My favorite author by far. I have read all of his books, many multiple times. If only we lived in the world Abbey wanted for us. I didn't know it was his bday today, awesome!

One of my college professors found his grave with his other friend. I think I was the only student he ever told that, probably because most kids would have been like "you walked through the desert for days to find some dead authors grave? WTF?." But I was really psyched when he told me. Anyways, I encourage everyone to pick up their monkey wrench gang and do some reading!

God Bless America, Let's Save Some Of It
Abbey
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 29, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
It is great that he had a clandestine burial in the desert.
He was one the few people who could piss off rednecks and hippies to an equal degree.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Jan 30, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
"if you aint a cowboy you aint shti-.......hmmmmm food for thought that........."
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