Date: 11/11/20 9:07 am
From: Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Duane,

Thank you for sharing this story. I don’t know Roger, but it still touched
my heart. I am sorry for your loss.

Cinnamon Bergeron

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
wrote:

> Birders,
>
> 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.
>
> Rest in peace, friend.
>
> Duane Nelson, Las Animas, CO
>
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