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Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
By all means.... on 11/17/2013 16:49:56 MST Print View

... please tell me how difficult your backpacking trip was.

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Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Madame Dorion on 11/18/2013 09:22:07 MST Print View

My kids and I saw this marker when we were out geocaching. I only knew of her name because of this park but didn't know her story until I read this. As difficult as it would be to survive a winter in the Blue Mountains unsupported, I'm beyond impressed that she kept her children alive while living off of the land.

Hilgrand Oregon is only a couple hours away from where I live. I'm making plans to head down there later this winter to see if I can find any more information from the library as to where she lived during the winter.

Reading stories like this always helps me to put life into perspective.

Here's the wiki entry on her for those who may be interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Aioe_Dorion

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: By all means.... on 11/18/2013 09:32:37 MST Print View

Very moving story. Thanks for the post.