Chasing Waterfalls 

I'm coming home from my wanderings.  Briefly.  I'm sure I'll head back out soon.  I'm too restless not to.  But what a week for it.  Aside from Earth Day (if you haven't planted something yet, get on it), Friday was the birthday of my main man of the mountains, John Muir, a major advocate for …

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Exit Glacier is making her exit

The GPS read a 15 mile distance. 45 minutes. In Alaska, there's no such thing as a quick trip anywhere unless you're talking the quick trip I took over my unlaced boots. We'd driven this road eight or nine times in the last two days and my brother was growing tired of me pulling onto …

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In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

The Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Léon never found the Fountain of Youth, but he left one thing in his wake: a little town in Missouri that bears his namesake, about 30 miles south of Springfield.  Located on the banks of a tribute that feeds the James River, the town is lush in greenery, and poor …

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