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Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 AM   #511
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 AM   #512
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:13 AM   #513
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Wow, guys! You obviously had an amazing time... I've been reading this, living vicariously like Purplereign, and grinning away to myself.

I'm not sure if I'll ever get out there... in some ways, I don't want to, just because I don't want there to be droves of people trekking out there all the time, like the ranger said. I dunno... I don't think it's selfishness. Maybe it's like climbing Everest or something... there's a safety rail or rope up there now, and while it's still dangerous, there are more people doing it, and it doesn't seem quite the same feat as the early climbers achieved, with no rope attached to the mountain and no modern equipment.
Well, that's not quite it either.
You don't want to see a little tourist town sprouting around it, although I guess if it's in a national park, that wouldn't happen anyway.
You don't want to get out there and find swarms of people only there out of idle curiosity, dropping rubbish and ignoring the silence and the beauty that I could feel through your photos.

I don't know what I'm crapping on about. I've only had 2 hours sleep last night so I'm probably not quite sane at the moment... don't mind me... I'll probably regret posting this essay tomorrow.

Anyway, glad you all had a great time, wish I could have been there, and thanks for the wonderful pictures and stories!
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:06 AM   #514
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Ali, I know what you mean. I felt like it was sort of a spiritual experience that would be ruined if everyone did it.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:23 AM   #515
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Hi Ali I know what you mean about the spot. So far though even after 25 years it has remained almost pristine. Except for that plaque, and the tube, that's it. U2 fans have managed to keep the location pretty well hidden, and unlike Mt. Everest, only rabid U2 fans are going to be the only ones interested in looking for it.
One other thing tho is it's not in the National Park (Death Valley). It's public land, which is why the ranger said the plaque is still there, had it been a Park they would have removed it long ago. I think the fans who have visited before have done a very good job keeping the place as it should be. (Martha said here before that in the past it was worse, people left "tributes" everywhere and it got messy, but with the tube there now to hold stuff like that, it's better now.)
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #516
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I think it's the responsibility of everyone who visits to keep the place as nice as possible, both for other U2 fans and for the benefit of that amazing landscape. We were very mindful and respectful when we were there, and hopefully everyone else is, too.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:41 PM   #517
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Ali, I know what you mean. I felt like it was sort of a spiritual experience that would be ruined if everyone did it.
Hi Zoo! et al whom I met!! WHAT A TRIP??!!!
I have tons of pics and short video of JT band NOT playing "BEAUTIFUL DAY" LOL if you know what I mean.. when those girls were screaming BEAUTIFUL DAYY!! I yelled back PARTY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" PLEASEE" I recorded that clip!! lol what a riot!!
Wanted to tell you all, THANK YOU!! I had a great time... hence the quote above... love you guys. ty so much for the greatest time... I am going to email ALL my pics and mpgs to BF1 lmao... I sure as heck don't know how to post the ton here
PS. I just woke up.. lol, I mean it... it took me 2 days of sleep to recoop lol!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:48 PM   #518
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(Martha said here before that in the past it was worse, people left "tributes" everywhere and it got messy, but with the tube there now to hold stuff like that, it's better now.)
I was wondering what that thing was thanks
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #519
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Sure thing

And it was great meeting you too Rita. A trip I'll never forget, we had such a great weekend.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:09 AM   #520
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Hi Rita, give the pics to BF1 and she will probably post them here.
Nice to meet you as well.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #521
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Hi Rita, give the pics to BF1 and she will probably post them here.
Nice to meet you as well.
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Hey sweetie I emailed them all to BF, and sent her a text, she was not able to check them out yesterday but said she would get them today... was busy I guess!! If you want you can PM me your email addy so I can forward them to you.

For anyone that was at the trip, BC, et al, please PM me your email addy so I can fwd to you all!! ((MEGA HUGS))))))))))))
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:39 PM   #522
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And it was great meeting you too Rita. A trip I'll never forget, we had such a great weekend.

Hi BC!! to you and MR COMET! lol!!! it was truly a much needed trip for me.. it did wonders for me
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:42 PM   #523
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Hi BC!! to you and MR COMET! lol!!! it was truly a much needed trip for me.. it did wonders for me
I'm so glad Rita I'll pm you my email
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #524
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I missed you guys at breakfast...next time...
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:16 AM   #525
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Got a few pics


The tree trek crew (champagne toasting with our Yoda cups )



zuropa_fit, dsmith2904, dgluvsU2, sycmioyo_ca, BonoFox1, Cleasai, FitzChivalry, RedRocksU2, bonocomet



great pics, bc!

after Inaugural "week" i'll return and look at the rest of the thread!
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