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one thousand awesomes

Tonight I had the pleasure of hanging out with my good friend Carson. One of the few consistencies in my life is that this man has new and unforeseeable learnings for me each time we meet. Today’s lesson was spectacular: … Continue reading

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getting hawt and whet

Just south east of Portland there is a wonderful rift in the earth through which the hot water bubbles. The journey to Bagby Hot Springs is an easy drive down paved Forest Service Roads. Once parked, the walk in a about … Continue reading

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hole lotta lake

8000 years ago this was the tallest mountain in Oregon. 7700 years ago an eruption swallowed the peak leaving only the rim. Snowmelt eventually created the lake while residual liquid hot magma created a small island in the lake. The … Continue reading

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Liquid hot magma

Lava Beds National Monument is the most understated park I have ever visited. It should be named Gnarly Lava Tunnels That You Climb In And Have Your Mind Blown National Gnar. Alice and Phil discovered this place. Why doesn’t everyone … Continue reading

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Planet Vulcan

I was in a gambling mood this morning. Fortunately I found myself on the outskirts of Reno. A stop at a gas station provided the slot machine I craved. I dropped in $5 and left with $10. It was 8 … Continue reading

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On a pilgrimage in the prominence land

In the Sierra mountains there is Tioga pass. It is one of the most altitudiness places in the country and seemed a good place to start a hike. The pass includes the watershed that serves San Francisco but it got … Continue reading

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Yo! Smite!

This park’s reputation is well earned. This was the dinner view last night. And breakfast this morning…. Yup, it’s the halfdome.

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