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Climbing Gimmewald in Switerland

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  • By Maggie Hirschauer
Climbing Gimmewald in Switerland

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....

Sunnyside Turnoff Forest Fire

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  • By William Waun

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....

Travel Guide – Mt. Kenya

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  • By Maggie
Travel Guide – Mt. Kenya

Mt. Kenya National Park, a 276 sq. mile park located only two hours from Kenya’s capital, surrounds Africa’s second highest mountain. Mt. Kenya’s three highest peaks are Batian (17,057 ft), Nelion (17,021 ft), and Point Lenana (16,355 ft). These offer a variety of rock, ice and snow climbing opportunities, as well as non-technical summits. The mountain was created about 3 million years ago, erected from many layers of hardened lava....

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro And Waking Up in the Clouds

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  • By Catherine
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro And Waking Up in the Clouds

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....