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Last Dispatch from Iran

Harvesting mint on Damavand. // Photo Jon Snyder. Sunday was the day before we flew back home. We spent the day driving to Damavand Mountain, the 18,000 foot peak a couple hours northeast of Tehran. The day was very cloudy, ...

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Planting Trees

Bijan and the Tehran cyclists at the tree planting. If you’ve ever seen Tehran traffic you know they put the hard in core. Photo Jon Snyder. On Saturday we had two Peace Tree planting ceremonies. The first was at a ...

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Gaining Elevation

Breakfast before hiking. Friday. A great day with Nasim and Jafar in the mountains north of Tehran. We saw some amazing rock climbers, including some young women bouldering. You try doing that in a scarf! We also saw a Iranian ...

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Persopolis Rocks

Tuesday May 13 In a book you can’t tell how big it is. It’s like 20 ancient archeological sites in one. Tombs, palaces, collumns, and some really cool rock animals. Persopolis is the third ancient site we’ve seen today. We ...

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In The Middle of Nowhere

Eating lunch at the old fort outside of Kashan. 5/8 Day 4 It is very hard to find the time to write and post entries. When I do theInternet speeds are usually like dial up. Sorry I can’t do more. ...

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Live from Tehran, Day 1

Sign in window of leather goods store in North Tehran. Sign is turned sideways. It’s hard for me to get online and the connections are slow here so this blog entry is kind of long. Check my Twitter entries too ...

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On Our Way To Tehran

This beauty is an Iranian 10K Rial note. Despite it’s elegant engraving and nice colors it’s only worth about one dollar. Right now Pam, Tom, Zach, Shahrokh, Jackson and I are all in the Denver airport waiting for our flight ...

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Sherman Peak Trip Report

Lush creek along the Sherman Peak Loop, Kettle River Range, Washington. // Photo Tanner Grant Tanner Grant is one of our favorite local trekkers here at OTM. His trip reports are always interesting and give you a great look at ...

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