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Sunnyside Turnoff Forest Fire

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:26:51 PM America/New_York

My eyes open. I look around wearily, seeing Jenny next to me, and Emma in the back, both passed out. Todd and Matt are outside, talking in hushed whispers, doing their best to keep from drifting off. The dark sky on the reservation would typically be full of stars on a clear night like this, but through the smoke not even the moon was visible. The fire all around is more than bright enough to make up for it though. My eyes close again....

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Posted in Employee Travel Stories By Keith Miller

Climbing Gimmewald in Switerland

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:23:23 PM America/New_York

We were looking for a quaint town in the Swiss Alps for our vacation, one that was off the beaten path but still offered big adventures. We found it at Gimmewald, Switzerland. The town is accessible by a one-lane road, but most travelers and locals use the cable car to transport themselves up the cliff side on which the village precariously sits....

Schilthorn summit

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Zach Kayaks Through Upper Elkhorn Creek

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:17:54 PM America/New_York

On July 9, 2013, I received the following text message from a co-worker: FLOODED OUT 2,390cfs; hopefully one more day!

This text message was in regard to the first kayaking trip I had ever taken in my life. The plan was to go kayaking on the upper section of Elkhorn Creek on July 10 and had been put into place several days prior to an immense downpour which lasted roughly three days....

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro And Waking Up in the Clouds

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:47:28 PM America/New_York

Although it may sound like I’m describing something you see in a Nyquil induced slumber, this was actually what I got to enjoy every day of my seven day journey of climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. In September of 2011, I was lucky enough to join my father, Robin Mountain, on his third trek up the mountain....

Kilimanjaro 3

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