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Glissading : The Snow Slide

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If you have spent time in the mountains gaining elevation in snow to reach your destination whether kicking in steps with boots, crampons, snowshoes, or rotating them all you know how tiring it can be, but as strenuous as the trip up is there are opportunities that arise that make the journey do ...

Speedgoat Mid v 2.0 for 2018

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I was hopeful but concerned when I learned last year that several mid to high top versions of Hoka One's trail runner / hiker's were not being shown at the Outdoor Retailers Show, but last week I got a glimpse of the 2018 shoe line in a retailers catalog and there it was version 2.0 of the Hoka One ...

Awesome Angle : Upper Entiat Ridge

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What a view of the Upper Entiat Ridge Peaks taken from the summit of Saska 8404' located to the East of Snow  Brushy Creek and Milham Pass in Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness. Saska is one of the many 7 - 8k' peaks that form the border around the North Fork Entiat River Valley where it can ...

Douglas Creek and Canyon

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Douglas Creek originates on the upper shrub - steppe of the Columbia plateau East of the Columbia River and North of the town of Waterville, Wa.  around 3000' where area streams and creeks drain into it from elevations of more than 4000' as it winds it's way South losing elevation before turnin ...

Wildflowers Everywhere

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I have been photographing wildflowers for many years watching the seasons of wither and dormancy give way to the color and renewal of Spring and Summer. These repetitive, subconscious, and reflexive acts have resulted in hundreds of photographs of the same flowers. I recently paused to question why ...

ZION : A Place of Refuge

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  Zion, not the fictional capitol of the machines in the Matrix, but Utah's oldest National Park is a unique space within the Southwest created by natural forces over a time period unfathomable by the human mind. The plateau, the canyon, and the many side canyons some so narrow you can barel ...

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