Ember: “Hey Sugar, do you see any chukars up here?” Sugar: “No, I think that fall, two draws back, when our master-guide hit the ground as his shotgun flew through the air, must have thrown his thinking off.”
Sugar: : “Hey Ember, I think I got some chukar dust in my ear, did he say we had to go up again?”
Sugar: ” Ember, don’t look now, but do you see those two elk behind me?”
Sugar: “Ember, do you remember reading that chapter in our chukar book about what it means when you see more elk than chukars?”
Ember: ” Ya, I think it said that when elk are found bedded down in the high country, it is time to get a book on psychology for your master-guide, because he might not know up from down.”
Ember: ” I’m starting to get a fear of heights. Sugar, whadda think about getting ourselves down off from here?”
Old guides axiom: When big rivers look small, it means you are too high up and have entered the oxygen deprivation zone.
Warning: Hunting chukars in this zone can cause delusions of grandeur.
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