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What Birds Can Tell You

What Birds Can Tell You

Seeing animals along the trail is challenging. We hike rapidly, with eyes on the ground most of the time, the heels of our boots pounding loudly. This behavior would scare every wild animal away if it weren’t for one thing: they are often used to us, accustomed to our incongruous way of moving through the wilderness.

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Earth
The Rebirth of Mt. St. Helens Part 1

The Rebirth of Mt. St. Helens Part 1

The first thing to understand when looking at a reborn Mt. St. Helens, is that the recovery has been a patchwork. Different environments and locations within the mountain have benefited in different ways depending not only on the intensity of the blast at a given location, but also dependent on topography and what the conditions were like before the eruption, as well as what new conditions have evolved as time has progressed.

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Earth
A Geologic Perspective on Granite Mountain – A Peak at Bedrock

A Geologic Perspective on Granite Mountain – A Peak at Bedrock

Bedrock is known to be beneath the ground and when perched atop a summit it’s always a geologist’s treat,

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Earth
Getting to Trails Without a Car

Getting to Trails Without a Car

It is possible to be a backpacker without owning a car.

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Earth
Bear Attacks

Bear Attacks

Are there bears? Where are the bears?

by December 9, 2010 0 comments Earth
Take Only Photographs- The Importance of Conservation

Take Only Photographs- The Importance of Conservation

What does conservation have to do with me?

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Earth