Date: 11/11/20 5:02 am From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> Subject: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
My heart is heavy at the passing of Roger, one of my best friends. He was simply one of the most remarkable people I ever met. We first met at my house in Las Animas, CO in January of 2003, where I offered to take him see an Eastern Towhee coming to seed in a remote Bent County Canyon. He saw a dog-eared copy of Garratt and Martin's /Colorado Thirteeners /guide, leafed through it, and immediately offered to hike up the three hardest peaks I had remaining on my quest to finish climbing the Centennial (highest hundred) peaks in Colorado. The next summer, we climbed Dallas, Teakettle and Jagged Mountains.
I'm attaching a few pictures of Roger in his element, in order to show people another side to this giving, humble, and accomplished man. I last saw Roger in late January at an annual Climber's Gathering in Golden. One week later, he was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout his ordeal, he constantly updated me on his status, talked with me, and made plans for his return to climbing when he recovered.