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Yosemite National Park

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Meteors in the mountains

“Did you see that?” As Bryon and I headed out to meet some friends, a brilliant burst of light streaked across the dark sky.  In the blink of an eye, it was gone.  But seeing it reminded me of the vastness of the universe and how glorious our night skies…

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Place Names

Out on a hike with my good friends Linda and Larry, we stopped to take a break.  As we snacked on power bars and trail mix, we gazed upon the high peaks that seemed to surround us in each direction.  We pulled out a map to look up the names…

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The joys of backpacking

The sun sparkled against the crystal clear sky.  I hiked further up the rocky trail, looking forward to eating lunch next to the alpine lake.  I enjoyed the solitude of my hike, seeing nary another person during this weekday in July.  As I rounded the corner, I encountered a group…

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Measuring life…

Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away As mentioned in a previous quote, my cousin and her boyfriend have set out hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year.  As I follow her journey through her Facebook quotes,…

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