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Balloon Tree Loop by Jaynee L.

Three wise cross-country skiers escaped possibly infected humanity by cross-country skiing in the fresh, clear air along the Balloon Tree Loop route from the Woodland Sno-Park in the Blues. We carpooled in a large van, sitting far apart. We skied at least 200 feet...

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Igloo Building by Forrest H.

Despite numerous delays due to weather and personal schedules, this trip finally went through. Upon arriving at Andies Prairie, the crew found that the snow conditions were good for igloo making with the top foot or so of snow being consolidated, compact snow. Under...

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Red Top Mountain by Steve G.

After a frustrating February in which all of our snow trips were cancelled, five I-MAC members finally enjoyed a day on the snow. Jaynee, Antoine, Nancy, Anu, and Steve followed the road from highway 97 up Red Top Mountain and then glided back down. This was not an...

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Deep Creek Loop Trail and Bowl & Pitcher by Terry K.

It was great weather for hiking! Eleven of us left the Tri-Cities at 7:00 a.m. to meet three other hikers at the Deep Creek Loop trailhead in Riverside State Park. Our goal was to hike the Trail 25 Loop. Luckily, Jane and I had both uploaded the trail map using...

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The Value of Hiking

What is the economic value of hiking? Here is a 2007 report prepared by Jeannie Frantz, at the time an intern with the Washington Trails Association, and the University of Washington Political Science Department. The Value of Hiking It's seven pages of reading with...

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Horseshoe Prairie by Chris W.

There wasn’t enough snow for an expedition as originally planned, so the January 11 trip was postponed until January 25. An absolutely wonderful day was had by thirteen participants as we hiked over 3 miles in the Blue Mountains at Horseshoe Prairie Nordic Ski Area. A...

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Gold Hill Cabin by Jim L.

The I-MAC trip to Gold Hill Cabin had 10 people, 6 members and 4 guests. The highway had not been plowed from the recent Thursday night-Friday storm so there was about 10" of fresh powder on the road. This caused problems with one car which finally needed some...

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250 Uses of the Ice Axe

250 Uses of the Ice Axe

1 self arrest 2 somebody else arrest 3 walking stick 4 running stick 5 resting stick 6 sitting stick 7 just a stick 8 can opener 9 can closer 10 firewood 11 tent pole 12 tent stake 13 wind break 14 back scratcher 15 rear scratcher 16 leader poker 17 self defense 18...

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