I couldn't quite get enough of the Adirondacks and headed back up for for one weekend. The goal was to do the kayak to Hitching's Pond and the hike up Low's Ridge. I had done this earlier in the summer with people from the museum, but I managed to break my phone so I lost all my pictures. This is a phenomenal trip that's pretty easy and gets you away from civilization quickly. There's also the opportunity to see some wildlife, which is my favorite part of being out in the wilderness. Over the summer I saw a black bear, otter, bald eagles and some turkey vultures. This trip didn't have any wildlife sightings, but the possibility of there being something just around the corner makes the adventure more fun.
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by: Chester Nez
The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII-includes the actual Navajo Code and rare photos. Although more than 400 Navajos served in the military during World War II as top-secret code talkers, even those fighting shoulder to shoulder with them were not told of their covert function. And, after the war, the Navajos were forbidden to speak of their service until 1968, when the code was finally declassified. Of the original twenty- nine Navajo code talkers, only two are still alive. Chester Nez is one of them.
In this memoir, the eighty-nine-year-old Nez chronicles both his war years and his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation-the hard life that gave him the strength, both physical and mental, to become a Marine. His story puts a living face on the legendary men who developed what is still the only unbroken code in modern warfare.