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Sequoia National Park

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Nederland Commuter Speed

Off I went, driving the big county van down the canyon.  Sitting high, and driving a county vehicle, I had to be much more careful than my usual drive down the canyon.  I actually ended up driving the speed limit, and being mindful of a controlled navigation of the many…

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Bears Forever Wild

Weary from the day’s backpack, after setting up my tent, I popped open the lid on the bear canister and wandered over to a rock to plop down.  I needed a moment to rest my aching back before pulling out my food and beginning the dinner routine.  With the sun…

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Wilderness Trail Patrol

“She looks like she’s in charge — let’s ask her!” I immediately feel I am on the spot.  I am out on my first solo “wilderness patrol” as a volunteer with the US Forest Service and Indian Peaks Alliance.  Wanting to make sure this first hike goes well, I choose…

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