Stanley Ware Stetson

Profile Updated: November 22, 2020
Residing In Hayfork, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Becky Stetson
Occupation RETIRED
Children Foster Kids-- 3
Strays, numerous
Nieces and Nephews, a bunch of really good ones.
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STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Four years at Sequoia prepared me well for life. I enjoyed many different experiences and real diversity in the staff and student body. Many friends I don't see often, or not at all, still fill my thoughts. Bob Anderson played a big role in my junior year; he took me duck hunting, and forced me to box, keeping my head on straight during a rough time for our family. Marino Mangiola taught me soccer, and I went on to play goalie at Humboldt State.

I worked summers for the US Forest Service during college and spent a summer commercial fishing. After graduation I was accepted to the Teacher Corps to get a Masters and credential. Life in the mountains of Trinity County and the lure of wildland firefighting all over the west made me decide to make my stand in Hayfork, California. Forty-eight years later, I think I made a good choice.

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Young Life!. Going to Malabu Canada with Andy Elliott and coming back and starting Young Life at Sequoia. At 16 you just didn't know vespers, at the overlook, was the best place to get to know girls. Not necessarily, in the Biblical sense. Still have a relationship with a girl,family and God. Organized religion, not so much. Tim Hansel and Pam Givens were great role models and mentored many of us during those formative years.
I ran a Young Adult Conservation Corps program for two years for the Forest Service. I tried to pass on some of the life lessons and guiding wisdom I learned from folks like Pam and Tim to the 16-23 year old kids I took into the woods each day.

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Did anyone else view the history channel special on D.B. Copper on Saturday nite? Mark Meltzer once again presented expert testimony, talking about material found at a possible LZ that may have been from a chute. Mark, I was really impressed how you stirred everyone from the fact that you are the person smart enough and skilled enough to make that jump. Shhhh..mumm's the word buddy.

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Just thinking about life and what younger people will some day learn. To be a winner, you have to experience what it is like to be a loser. To be successful you need to learn from failure. To be happy you have to know sorrow. To be loved, you must love. Life is a gift, don't waste it.

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Skiing Northstar January 2020.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Love is having a best friend! Pudelpointer Bailey and the barn cat Weezee. Animals are big part of my life. The height of crazy was 50 cows, 4 horses, 1 mule, 3 dogs, 4 cats and some chickens. Gives meaning to; I WORK FOR FOOD!!!
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Finally got it done Feb 2007, Smith River Ca.
20lb plus Steelhead on a glo bug I tied myself.
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Beartooth Mountains out of Red Lodge Montana.
Becky and Stan on Doc and River
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 12:41 PM
Still smiling after forty years.
Becky and Stan 12-22-76
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 9:39 AM
Salvage logging wind thrown timber, Nice Sugar Pine log for boards, for homes, for dreams. Stan explaining to cat skinner why he should take care in protecting the baby trees.
It's different now, they just let it all burn up. More trees burnt in the last 20 years than we have logged since 1910. Hell of a deal?
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM
Cruising big timber in the snow. Cruised my last sale in 2005 on the same mountain I cut fire lines and fell hardwoods in 1968. Over time the ground got steeper!!!