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Weather/Climate

The Missing Monsoon

Like many others, I followed the story of the boys’ soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand with rapt attention.  It felt crazy to think they went for short walk into the cave to explore for what they thought would be an hour, and it turned into a 2-week…

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Wildlife

A Weasely Weasel

A blur of fur caught my eye in the forest.  Just as I looked over, something tawny scooted behind a tree and perched on a log.  I walked softly ahead, hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever it was.  It couldn’t be very big — a moose, deer, or elk…

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Recreation

A Nineteenth Century Backpack

Descending the trail from Heart Lake late in the day, we kept running into backpackers.  First a young couple, moving at a fast clip.  Next, a woman who clearly struggled, greeting us with a wry smile on her face. “Is it much farther?” Old School Backpack All of them carried…

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