Re: NANFA-- Upper TN Valley Fish-a-ree Update

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 30 May 2002 21:37:48 -0400

Sounds fun, Bob, I apologize I won't be able to make the trip to your
place... But I'm finally biting the bullet and getting my own snorkeling
gear. The trick for me is to get a mask with prescription lenses in it,
which a local dive shop can produce by inserting standard corrective lenses
(+/- diopters) into the mask frame. It's not cheap, but it's the only way
it'll work for me. A wet suit will have to wait for the moment. Hopefully
I'll be able to use this gear at the Casper Campout on June 22 in Monteagle,

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>I finally tried snorkeling today for the first time. That was pretty cool,
>even though the visibility was not that great (~ 2' or less). I think I may
>have to trim my mustache a little though, 'cause my mask was leaking a
>little around my nose. ;{) I saw the lampreys, banded and redline darters,
>and some kinda minners. I was really hoping to see a live mussel in its
>native habitat, but that didn't work out. A good excuse to try again, I
>I'll try to come up with more details on this trip in the next couple of
>Getting anxious!
>Ranger Bob
>Kingsport, TN
>"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
>capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."
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