Outdoor photography is an ongoing challenge

What I learned most from these and other photographers was that for them, it's all about light. They are obsessed with it.

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My love of nature began early

I have often written about my respect for nature and my connection to it, but I think it’s a feeling most of us share.

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Healthy lifestyle works as “preventative medicine”

There is a seldom-discussed panacea, albeit not perfect, that could reduce health care costs. It’s called preventative medicine.

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Winter sun-seeking is fun-seeking

Winter sun is a guaranteed energy and morale booster. Even on short December days, a person can still feel some heat from our glorious sun.

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Moving into the New Year

Dick doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions and neither do I. They never worked, I think, because they were not affirming in any way. 

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Gold Star Peak becomes pilgrimage for hundreds over past two years

And over the past two years, more than 400 have made the pilgrimage to 4,148-foot Gold Star Peak on 46 separate hikes.

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Bear Mountain transit is short, but rewarding

The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.

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Lost Lake in the Fall is an Alpine Paradise

Alpine Paradise: People have described the Lost Lake area as a “touch of heaven,” and it’s easy to understand why.

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A hiker’s search for weather windows

Rarely have I ever been able to beat Mother Nature at its weather game. But on September 17th, I came as close as I ever have.

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Good comradery makes rigorous hike enjoyable

I thought the smoky air might cause irritation, but it didn’t bother the group as we worked our way upward and past the April Bowl’s tarns.

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