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John Muir Trail 2015: Day 3

5:30 AM, and well rested. I emerge from the tent to pink clouds above. It’s beauty lasts only a few moments before the color washes away.

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Skiing: A Reflection on Trying New Things

I can remember two times before this season that I skied. When I was a kid, my parents took me night skiing at Snoqualmie Pass. I snowplowed the bunny hill all night, scared to death. […]

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John Muir Trail 2015: Day 2

Rain ceased for a few hours after bedtime, but we wake in the morning with the sky once again pouring and the wind howling. We prepare to hunker down an extra day at Lake 4. […]

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John Muir Trail 2015: Day 1

The day has finally come. Horseshoe Meadows, resting at 10,000 feet is the trailhead for the Cottonwood Lakes Basin. This is where we exchange beds, showers, and toilets for the endless beauty of California’s high […]

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John Muir Trail 2015: Intro

In July and August Laura, her brother Brian, and I hiked the John Muir Trail. I documented the trip with photographs and daily journal entries. Eventually I compiled a book with my writings and photos […]

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