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Speaking of parkour- the Sam Capra series by Jeff Abott is a shout out at the James Bond kinda ranger. He's CIA, practices parkour and is a smooth criminal in a pinch. I'm adding this to the list- good for those who want an action thriller with a good lead protagonist- plus Sam is a bartender. Sold.

Does being a bartender, and a good one at that exemplify rangertude? I guess charisma goes a long way no matter what class you fall under.

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I AM ADDING PAPER BAG PRINCESS  BECAUSE DEFEATING DRAGONS! :D

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TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!!!    \m/

 

 

Also, thanks to Goodreads I was able to locate some mythology books from my childhood days and finally get a name on that illustrator: Severino Baraldi

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I think he's the main reason I ended up being a nerd, loving the fantasy genre, playing RPGs and listening to metal. Look up his artwork.

 

 

In other news, dat scenery porn...

*runs off to watch the Qatsi trilogy*

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Holy smokes! I'm listening to this right now and it's.. Awesome! It totally is a hand guide to achieve badrangerassery, well put Pheonix! When he first mentioned parkour, I suddenly became so intrigued I forgot to do work stuff at work....

Did you add it to the list? [emoji4]

Wolf

"Let the Boomstick do the talking."

Yep. Already on the Goodreads list.

I should get a commission on all the people I have referred to this book. I'd be rich.

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Life before Death

Strength before Weakness

Journey before Destination

 
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In other news, dat scenery porn...

*runs off to watch the Qatsi trilogy*

 

Hey! A lot of that video is from my state! (Not the volcano or Ship Rock, but) Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Sedona, Wupatki, San Francisco Peaks. Painted Desert, Petrified Forest...

 

They missed Grand Canyon, Havasupai, Fossil Creek,

 

Ranger Camp, Ranger Camp, Ranger Camp and Tour...

 

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area, the Lava Cave, Grand Canyon Caverns, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, Hassayampa Nature Preserve, Montezuma Well...

 

And that's just the northern part of the state. Southern Arizona - Dizz's stomping grounds - has Saguaro National Park, Organ Pipe National Monument, the Chiricahuas, and much more...

 

 

It's a beautiful drive to the Grand Canyon:

 

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Jonathan Zander

 

 

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All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity:

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands,

flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. 
~John Muir

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You might also check out My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George.  It's a young adult book about a boy who goes to live in the woods.  I loved it when I was a kid.

I was just about to post that this book was the first I remember reading as a kid that captured my ranger-imagination. I wanted to run away and live in the woods just like Sam. 

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Amazing images SL! I discovered that the cinematographer of the Qatsi trilogy also did another one. The names of the movies are "Chronos", "Baraka" and "Samsara" for anyone interested, they seem to feature a lot more natural scenery. As a matter of fact, I think most of the video I posted previously has scenes from those three movies.

 

In other news, trees were climbed today. Here's a little teaser until the full report is up

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Amazing images SL! I discovered that the cinematographer of the Qatsi trilogy also did another one. The names of the movies are "Chronos", "Baraka" and "Samsara" for anyone interested, they seem to feature a lot more natural scenery. As a matter of fact, I think most of the video I posted previously has scenes from those three movies.

 

In other news, trees were climbed today. Here's a little teaser until the full report is up

 

YESSSSS more tree climbing!  You have some pretty substantial trees, not like the branches-way-up-there I've got around here..

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"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

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...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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I already posted this on my personal thread, but I'll repost it here because IT IS A THING THAT HAPPENED!

 

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Yessss!  Ranger climbing is a thing, and video/photographic proof is becoming a thing!

 

Good work, Rangers!

 

Amazing images SL! I discovered that the cinematographer of the Qatsi trilogy also did another one. The names of the movies are "Chronos", "Baraka" and "Samsara" for anyone interested, they seem to feature a lot more natural scenery. As a matter of fact, I think most of the video I posted previously has scenes from those three movies.

 

In other news, trees were climbed today. Here's a little teaser until the full report is up

 

Oh man, that looks like a good time.  I can't wait to get out and climb my trees too!

 

Climbing!

 

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Now that's a hill, cutebug!  Is that some kind of established route with the ropes, or did you guys run them yourselves?  I've heard of something similar to that, but not around here.  We simply don't have the hills for that kind of heroic endeavor.

 

I already posted this on my personal thread, but I'll repost it here because IT IS A THING THAT HAPPENED!

 

 

I mentioned it already in your thread, but that is simply so cool.  I'm glad everyone is enjoying this week's Ranger skill so much!

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WOOT RANGERING!  

 

Now to raise the bar for this week!  By doing...something!  Something cool!

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WOOT RANGERING!  

 

Now to raise the bar for this week!  By doing...something!  Something cool!

I believe you mean "everything! Everything cool!"

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I climbed a thing, I climbed a thing! Miracle of miracles, I found a decent climbing tree down the road by the lake:

 

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I was probably a good 10 feet off the ground, and the bottoms of my shoes are down to slick rubber, so I was nervous even getting up that high. xD Next time, I will bring better shoes!

I was pretty sad because two of my favorite climbing trees when I was little, also at that lake, were broken. I was really hoping to climb them again. :(

Besides the tree, I also monkeyed around on the playground equipment and climbed up it the wrong way and ran up the slide and things. I discovered that I am no longer good at monkey bars. I also attempted a few lazy vaults on the fence. Only one of them actually worked out, the rest of them I chickened out on my momentum and just ended up swinging one leg over after the other. But still. I tried. :tongue:

 

Also, found a totally awesome can of Coke at a barbecue I went to:

 

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Now that's a hill, cutebug!  Is that some kind of established route with the ropes, or did you guys run them yourselves?  I've heard of something similar to that, but not around here.  We simply don't have the hills for that kind of heroic endeavor.

 

The rope was pre-existing. There are trails ALL OVER the place there. It's fairly well-trod. Still has bears, though. I saw one last time I was there :) Also saw a crayfish and caught a frog! 

 

We have lots of rocks/hills/mountains/cliffs/boulders to climb here. We're a very mountainous coastline here in Vancouver. Also, it's a temperate rainforest, so lots of trees. I didn't climb any, though, because I am afraid of heights. I can't get up more than about 6 feet and then I freeze. 

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That reminds me, since before the Coke days there's been a local imitation made out of Carob trees. Sounds a bit more Rangerly, maybe I should look into the recipe and see if it can be adopted for a home version. Not that I drink any of that stuff, but it's for SCIENCE!

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The rope was pre-existing. There are trails ALL OVER the place there. It's fairly well-trod. Still has bears, though. I saw one last time I was there :) Also saw a crayfish and caught a frog! 

 

We have lots of rocks/hills/mountains/cliffs/boulders to climb here. We're a very mountainous coastline here in Vancouver. Also, it's a temperate rainforest, so lots of trees. I didn't climb any, though, because I am afraid of heights. I can't get up more than about 6 feet and then I freeze. 

 

I haven't made it out to BC yet.  I'm a terrible Canadian traveler.  But I have a cousin on the island, and in-laws in Vancouver now.  So doubtless I'll be out that way in the near future!

 

And I always make an effort of exploring and climbing all the things when I travel.

 

After reading this thread I have a strong desire to try monkey bars again or climb a tree. I have never been able to climb a tree or do monkey bars, so I am not sure what I hope to accomplish. But I need to try I think.

 

Embrace that enthusiasm and harness that inspiration.  Go climb something, anything, and report back to us with grand tales of your successes!

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[ Level ?? ]  Rurik the Windblade, the Blade Who Dances, Warhawk of the Steppes.

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

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Current:   Cry Havoc™: Bladesong of the Warhawk

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

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I haven't made it out to BC yet.  I'm a terrible Canadian traveler.  But I have a cousin on the island, and in-laws in Vancouver now.  So doubtless I'll be out that way in the near future!

 

And I always make an effort of exploring and climbing all the things when I travel.

 

Let me know when you're coming! We can go Rangerin' together. I can also take you to the tractor tire XD Fun stuff. 

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