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Yosemite National Park: Climbing Lembert Dome and Beachcombing Tenaya Lake

During the summer of 2009, two friends and I journeyed west to Yosemite National Park to spend five days hiking along the John Muir Trail. The second day of our trip was spent acclimating to the higher elevations and exploring Yosemite National Park. This was the only day spent entirely within the park and included

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Snowshoeing with a Porcupine at Happy Valley

The following is a report on a three hour snowshoe through the Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area near Parish, NY in the Tug Hill Region. The snowshoe kept to the northern portion of the management area centering around Churchill Road following roughly the same path as my previous snowshoe to the region on Martin Luther

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MLK Day Snowshoe on the Tug Hill

On Martin Luther King Day I decided to spend some of my day off snowshoeing up on the Tug Hill at Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area in Parish, NY. This would be my first snowshoe sojourn of winter due to numerous injuries and illness. I was looking forward to getting out of the suburbs and

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