The Bark of the Cony

The Bark of the Cony

by George Nash Smith, and Sons
The Bark of the Cony

The Bark of the Cony

by George Nash Smith, and Sons


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George Nash Smith, age 92, tells of a traumatic childhood accident and key life experiences that led to his attitude of challenging himself and the development of his unique life philosophy, Not If, But How. Through mountain climbing he learned a love of nature and imparted his life philosophy to his four sons. In 1969 they finished climbing all 67 peaks over 14,000 feet in the contiguous 48 states while forging strong family bonds, learning important values, and setting records along the way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735820323
Publisher: Not If, But How LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

George Nash Smith was born in Denver in 1928 and is a third-generation Coloradoan. Due to an accident George's right arm and hand were severely injured before he was four years old. This event was life-changing, but because he grew up in an emotionally supportive environment, he learned not to use his injury as an excuse. Instead, he developed his philosophy of "Not if, but how," and had an attitude of challenging himself.
George joined the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout at age 14. He further developed his life philosophy and love for nature through mountain climbing, which began when he and his good friend, Warren Pulis, first climbed Longs Peak while attending college at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins.
George married Marilou Milano in 1951 and they raised four sons, Flint, Quade, Cody, and Tyle. George became a square dance caller in 1948 at college and, in 1961 built a dance hall called The Outpost, where he continues to teach dancing and hold private parties.

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