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Surf’s Up On Inland Waterways

The bow of the boat is slowly sinking down into the water as my friend Chris fills the internal ballast tanks of his 2008 Malibu Wakesetter with river water.  “We need about 1,000 pounds of weight to get the wave ...

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Book Reviews

Climbing Dictionary: Mountaineering Slang, Terms, Neologisms And Lingo — An Illustrated Reference To More Than 650 Words Matt Samet Mountaineers Books, 2011, 250 pages THE CLIMBING DICTIONARY by Matt Samet brings together all the terms, phrases and lingo that climbers ...

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Book Reviews

Run!: 26.2 Stories Of Blisters And Bliss Dean Karnazes Rodale Books, 2011, 272 pages DEAN KARNAZES TAKES a whole new approach with his latest book simply titled RUN! His first book told his story about becoming an ultramarathon runner, and ...

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Book Reviews: February 2012

MURDER IN THE HIGH HIMALAYA Jonathan Green Public Affairs, 2011, 304 pages (Winner of the John Whyte Award for Mountain and Adventure Literature, 2011 Banff Mountain Book Festival) IN 2006, AN IMPULSIVE, young Tibetan nun and her best friend—both yearning ...

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Book Reviews: October 2006

K2: The Price of Conquest Lino Lacedelli and Giovanni Cenacchi Mountaineers Books, September 2006, 127 pages. K2: The Price of Conquest, critically examines the successful 1954 Italian expedition that put two climbers atop K2. In doing so the authors join ...

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Book Reviews: January 2006

Black Hole Charles Burns Pantheon, October 2005, 368 pages. What are the creepiest things ever to come out of the Pacific Northwest? David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks?” The American re-make of the The Ring? The first Green River record? Slade Gorton? ...

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Book Reviews January 2012

Freedom Climbers Bernadette McDonald Rocky Mountain Books, 2011, 352 pages Once again banff festival Director turned author, Bernadette McDonald, wowed the Banff Mountain Book Festival jury. Her latest book, Freedom Climbers, garnered the Don and Phyllis Munday award for Mountain ...

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Book Reviews

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Craig Romano The Mountaineers Books, 2011, 288 pages I am writing this book review as I travel by train through the Columbia River Gorge. Every time I visit this area I am reminded of its ...

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Book Reviews

Northwest Foraging Doug Benoliel Skipstone Books, 2011, 220 pages If you have any outdoorsy inclinations and you live in the Inland Northwest, then you’ve probably ambled along a trail leisurely picking and plucking huckleberries until the purple juices stained your ...

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Welcome to the Dirtbag Diaries

Way, way back, during the fascinating craze of the iPod but before the launch of the iPhone, Fitz Cahall initiated a truly genius idea. In 2006, he worked as a freelance journalist for several publications, and spent his weekends and ...

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