WOW….A BABY STEP COMEBACK! — UINTA BOOK NEEDS PROMOTION/MARKETING — THE 68 YEAR MAYA JOURNEY!

 FOR THE DETAILS OF THE  “COMEBACK CHALLENGE” SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LAST POST THAT TELLS THE HISTORY FOR THE LAST 9 MONTHS…..

……from not being able to walk to where I am today.

 MONTAGE BELOW IS A SUMMARY

Now, on July 27 still doing up to 300 yards   daily walking on grass with no walking cane or any kind of devise, including getting on the ground for pushups and standing up on my own!  — From July 14th on  no going to the Supermarket parking lot anymore to use a shopping cart for my daily walking, rather using this wonderful gift from my Reams friend, Paul, and with it  I did 1 mile on the 14th, then on the  15th  2 miles  all at one time, and have increased to 3.6 miles yesterday, and 4 miles today on July 27th.  

It’s fascinating to notice how an old 85+ year old taking “BABY STEPS,” ACTUALLY BRAGS ABOUT THOSE “STEPS” — as few months ago couldn’t even walk--now I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude to the Lord for those “steps” and for being able to increase my walking distances (with a walker)! It’s kind of ridiculous I guess, but I’m so thankful for even just a little progress–that for normal people is laughable–but I stopped being normal a long time ago. Maybe I’ve never been normal and the DUNDERHEAD & RODEO CLOWN labels some gave me are about right…..and I LOVE THEM!

So far I’ve learned that a rest day really sets back this old guy and has me feeling cruddy, so, like they say, 

“NO REST FOR THE WEARY–or was it…….. FOR THE WICKED?” 

I’LL PERSIST AS BEST I CAN “FAKING NOT BEING A CRIPPLE,” AND SEE HOW FAR THIS “COMEBACK” WILL TAKE ME at least by next summer hoping to actually do a little hiking in the High Uintas.–NO BACKPACKING as my back can’t handle any weight. —

But, at least right now I feel so grateful that I’m actually feeling sore muscles in my legs–the right one especially as since last November it has been DEAD and A FEW MONTHS AGO THE MUSCLE HAD DISAPPEARED–as part of the 32 lbs. of weight loss– & HAD MY LEG REMINISCENT OF THE PICTURES OF THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS!!!!

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PROMOTING & MARKETING THE HIGH UINTAS BOOK

If you know of a business capable of promoting/marketing the book, please contact me:  cordellandersen@hotmail.com

NOTE:  I frankly have not known how to promote it properly, and have to admit I have age problems that now make it difficult if not impossible. I just want it to be promoted properly and get into the hands of those who can appreciate it, blessed by increased enjoyment in the Uintas, and have it continue to SAVE LIVES!

Recent comments about the book:

ONE HIGH UINTAS FRIEND SAID:   “I just wanted to tell you that what you have done making this book is an incredible accomplishment.  Excellent job!  The Uintas are a funny thing, because you spend a lifetime living right next to them (55 years for me) and you rarely use them.  We always seem to follow the crowds and go to Yellowstone or Jackson Hole or Glacier or somewhere like that when we have an incredible gift right in our back yard……….Your book reminded me of the treasure we have here in Utah and I am going to focus my fly fishing/hiking/camping on the the incredible gift we have in the Uinta Mountains and document it on my YouTube channel.  You have inspired me and many others.  Thank you!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJdvB276yg 

ANOTHER, AMONG MANY THINGS SAID :  “Your most recent email got me thinking about your great book…..I pulled it out and started going through its pages, getting the thrills of its beauty, and began to recall my own experiences in the Uintas……Thanks for all the work you have done to publish this book! I have a physical copy, and I have given my sons and daughters all the thumb drive with this book on. It is full of great information! Best of luck on your trips this [next] year!” 

ANOTHER HIGH UINTA FRIEND RECENTLY SAID:I have your book and it is great!

So if you know of a business capable of promoting/marketing the High Uinta Mountains book, please contact me:  cordellandersen@hotmail.com

In the meantime, you can get the online book clicking on

INFO to decide about the PURCHASE OF THE BOOK 

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NOW TO THE MYSTERIOUS MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA

Finally the BOOK 

A FIFTY YEAR “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” AMONG MY PEOPLE  IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA

It’s finished….I promise.

A COUPLE OF THE FINAL ADDITIONS:

NEW:  page 3:  My 68 year journey really began with a 22 year long 

VISION QUEST 

“It basically taught me that I didn’t want to wait around for life to happen, rather reacted positively to the key spiritual experiences of my life THAT POINTED TO A CAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY and  SAVE LIVES, and by the end of my QUEST when 22 years old—I decided TO GO FOR IT!
“In most of our lives about everything else that happens to us is BACKGROUND NOISE. But, I strongly suggest to each of you that in the case of this QUEST and HISTORICAL FULFILLMENT: All the innumerable crisis, miracles, dangerous adventures, experimentation, hard work, scary life threatening episodes, frequent coincidences, risky dedication to literally attempt to apply correct principles, and controversial conflicts with powerful people, ARE ALL MORE THAN “BACKGROUND NOISE,” rather KEY PIECES OF THE PUZZLE OF THE ANDERSEN FAMILY LIFE that you have to FOCUS ON CAREFULLY—or YOU WILL MISS THE POINT OF THIS ENTIRE UNIQUE HISTORY. So, read on cautiously with a prayer in your heart so you’ll have a chance of UNDERSTANDING.

NEW:  page 440  Last of all a  HUGE ADDITION to Part 3: MEMORABLE EFFORTS, EVENTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Us Andersen’s were “laughed to scorn” by “friendly fire”— but not friendly at all, for our attempt to help the Mayans, and criticized for  our kids being  “DUNDERHEADS!”  So, the  new CULMINATING item is:

33. OUR GREATEST BLESSING OVER 50 YEARS WAS  OUR “DUNDERHEAD KIDS”  

So, meet the “dunderheads”—all  15 of them!

NEW:  I have recently added  one last key item—a  critical “life or death” one on page 386to  what now is a completed 552 page free online book with well over 1,000 color photographs of…….

 ” THE JUNGLES & MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA  WHERE COLOR WAS INVENTED”

Final words of wisdom from

ALBERT EINSTEIN and the OUTLAW JOSEY WALES!

IMPORTANT: 

 Read the Home page, and then scroll down examining the  first 6 pages & for sure the first 10,  and you will know if it is of your interest to read carefully the entire unique history from  THE HAUNTINGLY MYSTERIOUS LAND OF THE MAYAS

The free print download will have page numbers.

To learn more & access, click on……

The history of the Guatemalan Foundation and the Cordell Andersen family
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A NEW “COMBACK” WITH “BABY STEPS” & A GIFT TO HELP THE COMEBACK — GET THE DIGITAL BOOK TO ENJOY MORE THE UINTAS SAFELY

 THE PRICE OF 2,000+ MILES OF THE HIGH UINTAS WILDERNESS PROJECT & NEVER GIVING IN…..EASILY!

THE BEGINNING IN 2003 AT 67……. to November 2020 at 84–I wore out my back and now unable to walk with a bad back and DEAD RIGHT LEG–the one with the “football ankle” that was reconstructed in 2007 with a tendon transplant & 3 screws, and the “motorcycle knee” rebuilt with titanium in 2008, but still not GIVING IN….EASILY. 

I must add that “I’M HAPPILY PAYING THE PRICE” as I’m not sorry in the least for my 16+ years of exploration in my “Golden Years” in the High Uintas–rather INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL, and would do it all over again–but would focus a little more on keeping my loads “lightweight” as much as possible. See CHAPTER 5 in my book as a guide to do that.

SO, in November 2020, my 3rd back surgery as I basically couldn’t walk anymore

Then another surgery in December 2020–the 4th on my spine!

A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR “LITTLE ANDY!” Walking for the first time in two months!

JANUARY 2021 SETBACKS WITH A COUPLE OF FALLS…

.…and A FRACTURED SPINE!

FROM JANUARY to JUNE 2021 I COULDN’T SIT FOR MORE THAN 1 MINUTE AT MY COMPUTER, THEN HAD TO LAY BACK DOWN TO NOT FEEL PAIN SO MUCH, BUT FINALLY MOSTLY FINISHED MY BOOK, A 50 YEAR “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” AMONG MY PEOPLE IN THE JUNGLES & MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA …….

…… only needing a bit more tweaking with some of the greatest adventures of my life!

ON JUNE 28th DR. FABER PERFORMED A “SPINAL RADIO-FREQUENCY ABLATION” TO HOPEFULLY GIVE ME PAIN RELIEF…..and it helped some but only about 20% effective leaving both legs numb, but I could sit up and work, so on July 16th, 2021 I COMPLETED MY MAYA BOOK with the following last addition on https://www.guatemalanfoundation.org/

   “I’M GETTING NEGATIVE ALERTS ABOUT MY REPUTATION! THAT’S GOOD NEWS, BECAUSE……..THERE SHOULD BE POSITIVES ONES TOO—FROM  THOSE  TRULY FAITHFUL, LIKE HAROLD BROWN, WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO READ CAREFULLY THE ENTIRE RECENTLY EDITED BOOK & THEN DO SOMETHING!” 

THAT WILL GIVE ME HOPE MY LIFE WAS NOT IN VAIN!

NOTE: Said Maya Project is now in the hands of the Lord & my friends–a few of which hopefully will do something about it. I will now “FADE AWAY” maybe into the High Uintas!

SINCE I DON’T GIVE UP….EASILY! NOW TAKING BABY STEPS TO MAKE ANOTHER COMEBACK….like done in the past. Do you remember? “FAKING…NOT BEING A CRIPPLE!”

Below is a link to  a great review of the HIGH UINTA PROJECT:

#16 COMEBACK Part 5: Challenges….for 10 years!

BABY STEPS….

TWO MILES A DAY AT THE FRESH MARKET PARKING LOT USING SHOPPING CART AS WALKER — WITH A DEAD RIGHT LEG…..HOPING TO FORCE MY LEGS TO COME ALIVE & FUNCTION AGAIN! 

Starting July 7th–NOW WORKING ON LEARNING TO WALK ALL OVER AGAIN WITHOUT A WALKING CANE….

…..at the parks on grass to cushion a fall if it happens…..

…….and learning to fall like a baby does without breaking anything.

Now learning to get back onto my feet with only strength in my left leg.

Then standing up without help of a cane or walking stick.

Next, like a baby, carefully taking steps and learning balance, always remembering my right leg is mostly dead and so step with it stiff or it will collapse and I’ll go down like a rock!  I have now stopped using the walking cane, and learning to do it on my own and walking so far 200 yards/daily, and increasing some every day, in addition to the 2 miles a day with a shopping cart, etc.……

Then on July 13 had a wonderful visit from PAUL, one of my 400 customers, whose names I memorized. from Reams Supermarket in Springville from 2009 to 2012 as a “shopping cart herder,” & “restroom scientist,” and after a several hour visit he gave me a gift to help in my COMEBACK…..

On July 14th no going to the Supermarket for a shopping cart, but I did 1 mile with this wonderful gift. Yesterday, July 15th I did 2 miles from my mobile trailer–home, all at one time, and today did a photo shoot showing how I can also use it to sit for rest stops and a bit of refreshment.

NOTE: I will still daily be doing gradually increasing distances on grass with no walking aids–with my BABY STEPS!

WOW! THANKS, PAUL, for the wonderful gift that will help me in my COMEBACK!

…..IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO HAVE WEIGHT ON MY BACK, BUT AROUND MY WAIST & I WILL EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO HIKE SOME….WHICH I WILL CALL MY

2021 COMEBACK IN MY 86th YEAR!

This is not new for me….rather a great tradition of

NOT GIVING IN …… EASILY!  

In the MENU on the home page you can click on Videos and scroll down to find a whole bunch of my COMEBACK VIDEOS–the one mentioned previously a good review of most of the Project. 

GET MY BOOK TO SEE  THE WHOLE STORY & INCREASE YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE WONDERS OF THE HIGH UINTAS….and do it SAFELY!

NOTE:  A printed book is now very expensive up from what 50 of you paid $140 for, and up from the $170 quoted recently. I will now have to charge $200 or more if I want a small profit.  Best to get the…..

…….digital book for $19.95

If you then want a printed book you can put it on a thumb drive and find a printer of your choice. 

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