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Recreation

Hike of the Week: Heart Lake

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As we hit the 4-mile mark, the trail begins to level out.  The forest becomes a bit more sparse, and the view open up.  And the walk through the the thick subalpine forest, and the squishing through the occasional mud bog have all been worth it….

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Weather/Climate

The Missing Monsoon

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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…

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Wildlife

A Weasely Weasel

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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…

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Recreation

A Nineteenth Century Backpack

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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…

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