Summary: PE recounts a near-death experience swimming in a flash-flood during a river trip in Utah. The dramatic arrival of "cool guy" staffer Mike Denker on motorcycle. The influence of politically liberal-leaning staff members in 1968. Denker's recent passing inspired PE to donate a guitar to the Gulch in his memory.

Key words: Dick Elkins, Fred Mewhinney, Bruce Mewhinney, Dick Elkins, Dave Shilling, Dick Oslund, Virgin River, Mike Denker, Dan Murphy, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson, Tommy Henio

Peter Ehrlich
Prairie Trek Group III 1968