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Leslie’s Redemption on Mt. Huron

I don’t like to fail. And I’m not a quitter. Because of this, I overly prepare for most physical quests I undertake. When I hiked the John Muir Trail in 2005, I spent nine months hiking every spare minute I had. This included 60-minute stints on an inclined treadmill wearing…

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Quotas for Wilderness?

What is wilderness? When I think of wilderness, I think of rugged natural settings, primeval forests, wildlife and most of all serenity. Wilderness is an escape from civilization and the bustle of every day life. I still remember the first time I climbed Pawnee Pass. It felt like the I…

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Rocky Mountain Rescue on Cougar Run

The first sign of trouble was the EMS truck driving by our house. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the flashing lights. “An EMS truck just drove by coming from the west, that seems weird.” The first thing that crossed my mind was a fire. But I…

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Sleeping on the Continental Divide

Tramping down the winding trail, the Rocky Mountains surrounded us. Given Colorado is home to sweeping panoramic views, that in itself, wasn’t particularly different. But the trail itself provided a unique experience of actually walking North America’s Continental Divide. Many visitors to Colorado confuse the Continental Divide with the crest…

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