Yesterday morning on a spur of the moment decision to escape the humdrum care and worries of our everyday life, we drove up the Santiam Canyon to hike at Shellburg Falls. While hiking in on the road from the trailhead we stopped to look at some birds, when down the road behind us two hikers approached and called out "Jim Scott". We had no idea who, and called back to that effect. Back came "John Stolting" to our utterly amazement. It was our long time friend John Stolting and his brother Michael Stolting. John has been our companion on countless hiking, biking, skiing, and camping trips on the trails, roads, and mountains throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Colorado. We continued our hike up under the falls and to the campground, enjoying the splendid beauty of the Shellburg Falls Area, regaling each other with many of the experiences of our past adventures. A perfect day!