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In Hollywood they say, “Mush You Huskies!” In Montana we say, “Hike You Mutts!”

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Retrospective: Day 4- Ravens at Plateau Point

After three sunny, dreamy days in the Threshold Zone of the Grand Canyon, on Day 4 we hiked into the Corridor Zone and saw the first sign of civilization since leaving the rim: Crossing the Tonto Platform, we had gone … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Retrospective: Day 3- Crossing the Tonto Bench

After a day spent detouring down to the shores of the Colorado, on Day 3, we had a long hike back up and across the Tonto Bench to our next campsite at Horn Creek. The Tonto Bench is a wide, … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Retrospective: Day 2- Monument Creek to the Colorado River

Every year for the past five years, I have climbed a mountain on my birthday. Last year,  I tackled the inverted mountain that is the Grand Canyon, where 5,000 vertical feet separate the rim from the river. I arrived at … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Retrospective: Day 1 Down the Hermit Trail

The Seven Wonders of the Natural World – the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, the Aurora, Paricutin Volcano and Victoria Falls – are not ranked in any particular order, but after … Continue reading

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Maine Winter, Revisited

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Grand Canyon: Day 4- Plateau Point

After three sunny, dreamy days in the Threshold Zone of the Grand Canyon, on Day 4 we hiked into the Corridor Zone and saw the first sign of civilization since leaving the rim: Crossing the Tonto Platform, we had gone … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon: Day 3- Tonto Bench & the Weight of Water

After a day spent detouring down to the shores of the Colorado, on Day 3, we had a long hike back up and across the Tonto Bench to our next campsite at Horn Creek. The Tonto Bench is a wide, … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon: Day 2- Monument Creek to the Colorado River

Every year for the past five years, I have climbed a mountain on my birthday. This year,  I tackled the inverted mountain that is the Grand Canyon, where 5,000 vertical feet separate the rim from the river. I arrived at … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Birthday Trek: Day 1- Hermit Trail

The Seven Wonders of the Natural World – the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, the Aurora, Paricutin Volcano and Victoria Falls – are not ranked in any particular order, but after … Continue reading

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