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Book Review: The Last Season by Eric Blehm

We were browsing the shelves of Boulder Bookstore just before the holidays, and my wife handed me a copy of The Last Season by Eric Blehm. I’d never heard of the book, but it looked intriguing, with a photo of a man clinging to a cliff face while walking a very narrow trail, and the text “Randy Morgenson was legendary for finding people missing in the High Sierra…Then one day he went missing himself.” That …

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Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

One of the West’s classic hikes, Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim is an epic walk that takes you through the heart of one of the most geologically interesting areas on Earth. At 22 miles (35.4 km) long and with 10,310 ft (3142 m) of elevation change and often hot temperatures, this is a tough hike for most people. It is usually recommended to break it up over the course of two or three days, using the designated …

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Fossil Springs

Fossil Springs

I went for a beautiful, brutal, and much-needed overnight hike this weekend. The water was amazing, warm, and the air temperature was just warm enough (80s?) to make me want to swim. However, even after I filtered some of the water for drinking, the minerals made me feel unwell. The calcium carbonate in the water gives it a blue-green hue and leads to the rapid formation of travertine dams, with fallen branches, moss and debris. …

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