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The Power of Water

The power of water rushing down a steep streambed or launching into space to crash in spray at the base of a waterfall is tremendous. It reminds us of the power and wonder of this rich world of which each … Continue reading

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The Earth is Moving

As we look across the landscape from a viewpoint, the earth seems to go on and on without a sense of curvature. However, we know that we actually are standing at one point on an immense sphere–much too large to … Continue reading

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Sierra Clouds

This July, my cousin and I took six good day hikes below the Sierra crest east of Tioga Pass and Yosemite. We looked far up to 12,000 foot summits and hidden basins while walking beside lakes and meadows. We experienced the … Continue reading

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Windy Ridge

Browsing through library copies of old Sierra Club bulletins, I stop at a picture of a vast canyon. Its sides are massive rock from top to bottom. Something about those walls, even in a picture, seem to radiate energy and … Continue reading

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The View from the Edge

When I come to the edge of a cliff there’s an emotional rush. The mountainside at my feet falls away into thin air. What was solid rock in front of me is no longer there. In its place is hundreds or … Continue reading

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Massive landslide

This morning I saw a short notice in the newspaper and followed it up. A huge chunk of mountain and overlying ice, starting near the summit of 11,200 foot Lituya Mountain in Alaska, came loose and spread itself 5.5 miles down … Continue reading

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New Zealand – The Darran Mountains

Continuing our tour of New Zealand’s South Island–we’ve toured Milford Sound by boat and have just landed. On the walk back to the car an interpretive sign caught my eye. It told me that annual rainfall here averages 6.76 metres (over … Continue reading

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