Saturday, March 9, 2024

MY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - NEW VISIONS of NATURE BOOK - HIGH UINTA themes & Spanish writings on BOOK of MORMON GEOGRAPHY & LDS HISTORY IN Alta Verapaz, Guatemala....ESCRITOS ESPECIALES de la GEOGRAFIA del LIBRO de MORMON y HISTORIA SUD en Alta Verapaz, GUATEMALA

                  ESPAÑOL Para bajarlo a su computadora, tableta o celular, hacer CLIC abajo en:

  GEOGRAFIA del LIBRO de MORMON y
HISTORIA de la IGLESIA SUD en A.V.

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HIGH UINTAS BOOKS
&
MY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
and my new  VISIONS BOOK
CLICK to see.....  part of CHAPTER 1...

The book will be finished with 6 chapters this Fall once the growing season is over and I have made the book complete with all plants identified, with photos showing the life cycle of each, and their medicinal and edibility  benefits, as well as clear identification of  all those that are poisonous and the precautions all should take. The last chapter will show the miracle of creation and how the Lord has blessed all of us with His wonders.
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For MAYA BOOK - y -  VIDA ENTRE MAYAS

Un reportaje disponsible--One report available:
En Español 51 paginas extraidas del libro 
...mi vida entre LAS MONTANAS de los MAYAS
Ahora esta traducido al espanol con informacion critica para comprender mejor el Libro de Mormon, y la importancia de Valparaiso, Coban y el Templo SUD en la historia antigua y moderna
Para bajarlo a su computadora, tableta o celular, 
hacer CLIC abajo en: 

In English 15 pages extracted from the Maya book
CLICK below to download it
NOTICE - AVISO
Quite a few of my Spanish speaking friends have now been asking how they can get my MOUNTAINS of the MAYA book....
Bastantes de mi amigos de habla espanol ahora han estado preguntando como podran consequir el libro....
LA SOLUCION
Lo mas pronto posible voy a simplificar el libro....porque es muy grande, pero traducirlo a espanol seria demasiado tardado y dificil para mi.  Seria mas facil que todos Uds. Chapines aprendieran ingles!!!  Quizas a la version simplificada voy a agregar unas explicaciones breves en espanol para que sea mas util a mis amigos interesados.  Siempre les aviso cuando ya este hecho y disponible para bajar a sus computadoras o aun podran verlo en su celular o en su Internet Cafe. 

ENGLISH BELOW...after Spanish.
El libro de mi historia en LAS MONTANAS DE LOS MAYAS, y MI ULTIMO MENSAJE, ya tiene tiempo de estar disponible, y los quienes tenian necesidad de recibir el mensaje han contestado con SILENCIO, asi que se va a retirar publicamente.  
Los aspectos historicos de la Fundacion estaran siempre disponibles en esta primera pagina. 
De mi ultimo mensaje  solo va a quedar el ALBUM de 
haciendo clic en ese enlace
Voy a agregar fotos de vez en cuando.
SEGUIRAN ABAJO MIS  ACTIVIDADES EN LA NATURALEZA Y INFORMACION DE MIS LIBROS de las UINTAS y de VISIONES DIVINAS......y quizas otro si logro mantener despiertas mis piernas y sea posible evitar mas mini-derrames.
Uds. mis queridos hermanos y amigos Guatemaltecos siempre estaran en mi corazon y en mis oraciones diarias. La bendicion mas grande de mi vida eran los 35 anos dedicados entre Uds. y 15 anos mas manejando como voluntario la Fundacion desde aqui hasta cumplir en 2017 mi mision de medio siglo en las Montanas de los Mayas.  Estoy agradecido por los muchos colaboradores quienes ayudaron a hacer posible lo que mi hermano, amigo y Lider Regional SUD, Harold Brown, explico:
 
"Miles de vidas fueron salvadas, y muchos decimos de miles ayudados a recibir una educacion!" 
Que el Senor siga multiplicando las semillas sembradas!
Nunca se borrara de mi alma la preciosa y 
bendita epoca feliz que pase entre Uds. 
Les amo con todo mi corazon!
Siempre, mientras que pueda,  aqui voy a reportar mis actividades y
 tambien en mi pagina de Facebook.  
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The  MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA book and FINAL MESSAGE
 have been available for enough time.
Those needing to hear it have had their chance and responded with a deafing silence.  Sadly they will one day realize how important it was for them...but it will be too late. 
So now that book and final message will be publicly retired, but the incredible more than half a century dedicated to save and provide effective education for as many as I could...what my brother, friend,
  and long-time LDS Regional Leader, Harold Brown, described as:
"Thousands were saved, and many tens of thousands 
aided in receiving an education!" 
 
All remain in my heart and soul as the 
GREATEST & MOST BLESSED 
period of my life. 

 The only thing remaining will be the HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF THE GUATEMALAN FOUNDATION AVAILABLE ON THIS OPENING PAGE,
and with a CLICK you can access the  
of 
THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING 
 that I will add to once in a while.  
My beloved Guatemalan friends & family are always in my heart and in my prayers 
as are all of you who helped make possible the realization of an
 "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" but GRATEFULLY REALIZED!
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My OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES and BOOKS
 will be reported on here and on my Facebook page.  God bless. 
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                         NEW ONLINE BOOK NOT FINISHED...

...and daily I persist with hikes to keep alive and I find new VISIONS & learn more that is added daily to the book.  SO UNTIL THE BOOK IS FINISHED IN THE FALL ...
.... will be available, which you all should read to know what is required of maybe my last....
"IMPOSSIBLE DREAM!"
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IMPORTANTLY...
....there will be updates through the 2024 season to finally conclude the online book later this year.  Some of said "updates" will  be 
"the mysterious world of MOSSES" ......
.....and  the story of germinationof the plants be it each year the sprouting of each plant, or in the case of perrenials, them coming to life again in late winter, or early spring which I didn't show in most cases last year as I started too late ...March 15th.  
But this year...2024...I kept hiking all winter long bringing my total hikes to 140+ in the last 12 months, for example just today, February 24, 2024, I photographed the germination of 6 plants I missed last year as I didn't start this project soon enough and I didn't even have a clearly defined purpose yet of it becoming a book. 
So I will keep at it as best I can  and photograph and report on as many as possible of the wonderful beginnings of the 200+ plants photographed so far.....and in that effort I am discovering more amazing Visions of Narture, and finally will....
...make as complete a record of the Foothills of Timpanogos as has ever been done before.  
For each of them I will include the edibile and medicinal benefits of each, and make sure all know about those that are poisonous, but always emphasize their beauty.....as some of the poisonous ones are absolutely magnificent....like a couple below!
THE FOOTHILLS DEATH CAMAS......

.......and below SPREADING DOGBANE!


........all parts of these two beautiful plants are poisonous, along with others, but knowing how...they can also be medicinal....my book will explain.

ONCE I HAVE IT FINISHED & ONLINE....
......I will then go to work to convert it to a printable online book 
with page numbers and index  and likely be forced  to make it a commercial venture to recover  at least a tiny portion of what has been invested....like at least for gasoline and car repairs...making possible getting to the Trailheads 300+ times. 

The Introduction in Chapter 1 of the
 book documents my story as a cripple who towards the end of 2020  couldn't walk, my leg muscles disappearing. I then briefly tell  the story how 
I NEVER GIVE UP...WITHOUT A FIGHT 
and that's not a joke....and I became a
"recovering cripple."  
Eventually my painful therapy progressed to hiking the foothills of Mount Timpanogos and motivated me  to accept the persistant pain as the VISIONS of NATURE I found everywhere inspired  me to document those "visions" with my camera and share with the world,  first online as outlined below, that will eventually become a printed book with color photographs like no one has seen before.

CLICK for:  Chapter 1: VISIONS of NATURE   (half of chapter)

The following are on hold until book is finished in the Fall of 2024


FOLLOWS AN IMPORTANT PREFACE to the
 INTRODUCTION of Chapter 1:
  I have now basically finished  all 6 Chapters of this my 5th book: DIVINE VISIONS....but as explained above only part of Chapter 1 is available until the book is finished in the Fall ...but it will be   an inspiring,  informative and  wonderful gift to all of my friends, and a testament to the CREATOR, who we learn from the BIBLE book of John 1 was  Jesus Christ:
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
ADDITIONALLY.....
....an ancient prophet in America said we are to serve Jesus Christ,
"who is the God of this land."  Ether 2:12
With this understanding  Christmas, Easter and our daily worship for many of us will have  multiple  meaning: 
Our "SAVIOR,"  the "CREATOR,"  and the "GOD OF THIS LAND!" 
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ONE REACTION AFTER ONE OF MY SPEECHES
A friend, after one of my speeches to the 
Utah Valley Historical Society, 
said, 
"WHAT A LIFE....WHAT A COUPLE OF BOOKS!"
...The two:  
"My Life in the Mountains of the Maya" 
and the one about my
 "life long love affair with the  High Uinta Mountains"

I'll be the first to confess that I can't hardly believe I was blessed
 with the realization of two dreams in one lifetime, and now almost finished with 
the third "Impossible Dream"  entitled the 
DIVINE VISIONS of NATURE from TIMPANOGOS

Now, the MAYA BOOK, as explained
 in the opening paragraphs in Espanol and in English, has been retired. 
Yet, since this announcement, many on my Facebook page are now asking 
how they can get the book?

SHOULD I GIVE IT TO THOSE REQUESTING IT?  
Maybe for those requesting it, I'll have to relent and send them a link to download it, but with a plea that they not judge me until reading the entire book that is only in English.  
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 The original
 HIGH UINTA MOUNTAINS book....
....called by some,
 the "ENCYCLOPEDIA of the UINTA MOUNTAINS" is 
available through information CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.  
It has now been divided into two books, available in paperback and a beautiful hardcover version on AMAZON.COM. Scroll down to see it along with excerpts showing it's beautilful color reproduction. 
 IMPORTANTLY every section is prefaced with HISTORY,
 LEGENDS, SURIVAL STORIES and why some were lost, and 
MY 8 SURVIVAL EXPERIENCES and WHY I SURVIVED 
and
YOU CAN TOO.........SAFELY & ENJOYABLY
No other High Uinta book has all of that, 
 the details...BELOW:


First:
The  book on the right is a guide for an incredible 856 mile auto-loop tour of the High Uinta Mountains.  All those who have done this rave about the experience that shows the Uintas equal to or better than many National Parks.
 THE "856 MILE AUTO-LOOP TOUR" GUIDE BOOK 
plus the crucial Chapter 5, and 15 Appendices, as seen below: 


Second the:
 "HIKING, BACKPACKING, HORSE or GOAT PACKING" 
GUIDE BOOK complete with up-to-date information on all Trailhead areas, and color topographical maps with distances marked to all the drainages and lakes: 



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  Below I'll insert a few photos taken from the books showing excellent color reproduction that no other Uinta books have as they are all in black & white.








At AMAZON.COM  ask for "books by Cordell Andersen"  There you can see the first sections of each book.

Each book about 370 pages in large format (8.5" x 11.5") with wonderful color reproduction of the more than 1,400 color photographs and topographical maps of each Trailhead area, as well as the history, the legends, and the survival stories and why many were lost, but also my 8 survival experiences and why I survived, as can all who pay attention and learn the lessons I share. Many lives have been saved with the guidance given for backpacking, and hiking and enjoyment enhanced.

THE GUIDE BOOK FOR THE  
"856 MILE AUTO-TOUR OF THE UINTA MOUNTAINS"  
is complete with maps and distances, plus options for a mostly pavement tour or a more adventurous tour with 4x4 vehicles recommended but this book also has .... 
A CRITICAL  CHAPTER 5 on LIGHTWEIGHT --JOYFUL & SAFE BACKPACKING ANYWHERE 
that first explores WHY WE EXPLORE, and even a section on why one outdoor expert from the East on BYU Radio talk show called me a...
"BAD ASS BACKPACKER!" 
Plus an  explanation about what to some might sound "bad" and 
"vulgar" needing to be bleeped out by BYU, but it is clarafied as "a good thing"  for outdoor lovers!  You'll have to decide for yourself....good, or bad?

Plus 15 Appendices in the Auto-Tour book with all kinds of additional information unique to this book, listed in the graphic, but if you had trouble reading the fine print, I'll list them below: 
High Uinta Project in Backpacker Magazine 
and 
A full-page spread color photo & article from
The Salt Lake Tribune, 
plus articles on: 
Giardia, 
Personal Locater Beacons, a 
Tie Hacker Museum in Wyoming
Another article about me  in 
Combat Handguns magazine, 
The Legend of Big & Little Foot,  
The Central Utah Project
Visions of Nature, 
Mosaic of hundreds of High Uinta Friends,  
High Altitude Sickness
and a big section with all my secrets on the 
AGING CHALLENGE, 
with  pictures below used in that story of my struggle to remain active and useful, which likely will enhance your life too!  

Just for health and longevity purposes 
THE PURCHASE PRICE IS A STEAL! 
&
Bill does have a lot more hair than me, but also too much other stuff!

Only the original book also has a  14 page index.  

 HOW to ACQUIRE THE BOOKS?
For either of the books below:

Above we see the hardcover version that has better paper and wonderful color reproduction. Both hardcover and paperback are  large format 8.5" x 11.5".  Go to Amazon for details.  


If, for whatever reasons you still want the original that has the advantage of a 14 page index,  follow the instructions below.


To acquire a digital copy of the 730 page ebook, send me $30 and your email address to:
Cordell M. Andersen
444 Elm St.
American Fork, Utah 84003
On receipt of your order I will immediately email you a link to download the book to your computer along with my permission to share the link with one other friend.

PRINT COPIES 
For a print copy in two volumes as seen above the spiral version 
is the most practical as pages will remain open.  
The other version is mainly for libraries with a place to list call numbers.  Every library in the U.S. should have this book as 
there is no other book  about the 
HIGH UINTAS 
or 
SAFE, ENJOYABLE BACKPACKING ANYWHERE 
 that even comes close. 

I do not personally handle orders for print copies anymore as I did in the beginning for about 60 more than willing to pay big bucks to get it, but now suggest my favorite printer below.  Prices in the beginning were relatively low as I got a quantity discount for the 60 who were willing to pay almost anything, but prices have risen a lot, so you will have to talk to the printer....but for a single copy you can expect the cost  to be around $200.  They do excellent color reproduction with great paper.  
Also they can do a black & white version that will cost about 1/3rd of what color will cost.  

Of course you can get it done at your favorite printer by first purchasing the online book, then taking it to the printer on a thumb drive with the book.  If you go to Office Max, remember my experience is that they printed all the pictures too dark, so give strict instructions to avoid that and get better color reproduction.  
Best call COPYTEC.

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