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As a college student, your kid has a lot on his mind. From going to classes to holding down a part-time job, juggling his responsibilities can…

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I lay awake, alone in my tent. It’s very late by hiker standards and I have a big mileage day tomorrow with another exhausting mountain pass t…

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Words cannot describe the beauty of the Sierras in California. Every day on this section of the Pacific Crest Trail brings new beauty that mes…

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All my life I have been uncomfortable with heights. I like my feet on solid ground. I enjoy outdoor activities, though I am not an extreme adr…

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Before starting the Sierras, hikers stop into the small town of Kennedy Meadows. The anticipation among hikers on the trail runs at an all tim…

When I started hiking the Pacific Crest Trail through desert at the Mexican border six weeks ago, I imagined I would be hiking flat terrain th…

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Hiking through the desert requires creativity and thinking ahead about how to make it as doable as possible. When hiking during the day, most …

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While the Pacific Crest Trail has new sights every day, the aspect of life on the trail that has surprised me most has been the strong communi…

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With preparation for my journey well under way and only three days until I take my first step on the trail, I feel like I am racing against ti…

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All five starters from the sixth-ranked Ellensburg High School girls basketball team earned all-league honors on either the first team, second…