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Brief book/blog plugs (July 30, 2013)

I don’t do it often, but I feel the need to promote a few items briefly.  So that was the upfront disclaimer.  If you’re not inclined to continue, feel free to move on to the next post. Otherwise… If you … Continue reading

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Top 5 Outdoor Activities to See/Do While You Still Can

Everyone seems to like lists.  I suppose that shouldn’t be surprising.  They’re easy to digest (assuming they’re written on a banana), quick to read, and they don’t require much thought.  Although lists sometimes feel contrived and there are already loads … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Crag at the Happy Boulders

We had driven down from Lake Tahoe for a few days to do some bouldering.  And although we had only climbed a few sessions, we knew we needed a rest day.  As such, we were pleased to find out that … Continue reading

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National Parks – Fun Facts

National parks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are so iconic that you could show a picture of either park to anyone across the solar system and they would probably know what the picture was of.  But did you know … Continue reading

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National Parks – Fee-Free Days in 2013

Two years ago when I visited Joshua Tree National Park, I unknowingly showed up during National Park Week, a week during which no entrance fees are collected.  I entered the visitor center, as I always do my first time at … Continue reading

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The Hunt for Lava – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Our Hawaii trip started with an oceanography conference which my girlfriend attended in Kauai.  At the beginning of the year, neither of us had planned to vacation in Hawaii.  But when the opportunity arose and one of the flights was … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Caverns

We had entered the caves several minutes earlier and were now out of view of the daylight that shown in through Carlsbad Caverns’ natural entrance.  Although an elevator runs all the way down to the main chambers, those spectacular formations … Continue reading

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