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    Holly Bradbury Mr. Snelgrove English 12 9/20/2015 The Trail of Transition “I, in my state of self-discovery, am fulfilled. The Trail echoes this as each footstep knocks, proclaiming ownership of my fate. The way is mine as my beliefs pave the lengths before me. They are not smooth, yet mine.” These are the words in which one could find themselves repeating as they conquer a long rigorous thru-hike over the Sierra Nevada or a pilgrimage across Vermont. Often, we find ourselves in transition. This…

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    Columbia Sportswear Born in Portland, Oregon in 1938 as a hat maker, Columbia Sportswear has been outfitting adventures for generations. Led by the mother-and-son of Gert and Tim Boyle, Columbia remains a family-run business, but one with a global reach as products are sold in approximately 100 countries. For many years, Gert Boyle was portrayed in the company’s advertising as “One Tough Mother,” defining the company for many people. In fact, “the current ‘tested tough’ campaign borrows from…

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    set our sights on the summit. The trail to the Chief begins climbing almost as soon as you leave the trail head. As your heart rate starts to quicken, it doesn’t take long to realize that this will not be a casual stroll in the park. The sound Shannon Falls roars beside you and encourages you to keep going. Secretly, I hoped that the roar of the falls would cover the sounds of my huffing and puffing. BC Parks does a fantastic job maintaining the park and trail. The route to the peaks is…

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    Death Valley national park has a location at California near the end of it near the southeast area on the border of Nevada. Death Valley as of now has the largest national park south of Alaska recognition. Death Valley national park puts itself as the lowest elevation in the United States it has an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is the hottest, driest place in North America. The park has an average rainfall is 2.36 inches of rainfall yearly according to the national whether…

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    Nestled on the border between Arizona and Utah, Lake Powell is an exciting destination for millions of visitors every year. The Bear's Den B&B in Page, Arizona, overlooks this stunning lake and is within easy distance of over 15 state and national parks. As Trip Advisor's fourth highest-rated bed and breakfast in the United States, The Bear's Den B&B is proud to introduce visitors to the countless things to do in the Lake Powell area, which includes guided tours. Here, The Bear's Den B&B…

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    to its stunning 300-foot sandstone rock formations set against a backdrop of towering mountains. Garden of the Gods offers 15 miles of hiking trails, including a 1-1/2 mile paved trail that’s stroller and wheelchair accessible. Biking trails are available as well, if you prefer…

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    Have you heard of Providence Canyon before? It is located somewhere between Colombus and Albany, GA, (Georgia). Providence Canyon Is somewhat 1,003 acres of cliffs, rocks steep valleys, and almost everything a canyon. People sometimes call it little Canyon. Many years ago the canyon used to be just like any regular grew up, untended and outrageous land. That's until many farmers later. It was farming land, but the farmers didn't know about crop rotations and the latest technology. All the…

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    Driving though the small rural town of Wildomar, California, plenty of cars and motorcycles are regularly speeding down the streets. What you will likely not observe is a person riding a bike. Not unlike many cities in the region, automobiles are the transportation of choice. Driving a car is generally more time efficient, comfortable and you can haul more people and items at one time. The negative aspects to so many people choosing automobiles as the only form of transportation for…

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    from shop to shop. A great place for souvenirs is Steamboat Apparel and Gifts, this shop has many great souvenirs, like t-shirts and hats, to take home. During the winter Steamboat is a great place for winter sports. Where are walking and biking trails turn into skiing slopes right after the first snow. Many Olympic skiers have come to ski at Steamboat. Actually the oldest ski club west of the Mississippi River is located in Steamboat. Even if you're not an olympian you can still enjoy the…

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    shortage of camping, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hunting, and hiking opportunities. The Fumee Lake Natural Area, just outside of Iron Mountain, has miles of trails to enjoy scenic views, wild life and flowers. Piers Gorge Rapids offers kayaking and class IV-V rafting opportunities as well as hiking trails, and is always worth the trip. If the wild isn’t your thing, plenty of other outdoor activities are available right in town including downhill Skiing at Pine Mountain,…

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