Silver Forest Trail under Rainier
Blog 22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
Monday seems to slowly become my go-to day for taking the boys hiking this summer. The weekend is over, crowds are gone and Kirk can use some quiet time to work. This week we went up to Sunrise, at Mount Rainier National Park. As we crested the top, at 6400 feet, it was 48°, 50° […]
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The American Dirtbag Book Review
blog 22 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
Luke Mehall, head honcho at www.climbingzine.com and one of my favorite bloggers, recently released his second book titled, The Great American Dirtbags. It is a book about searching, about longing, and it is also a book about discovery and awakening. It is one part autobiography/biography and the other part musings about a lifestyle coveted by many, but only lived by a valiant few – the American dirtbags. The writing is engrossing and brutally honest. I was impressed by the openness of the stories. No details were left out (not even the incriminating ones).
The story starts with a young boy, Luke,...
Boy Scout Troop Detained By Agents, Held At Gun Point While Crossing Into Alaska
News 22 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
Boy Scout Troop Detained By Agents, Held At Gun Point While Crossing Into Alaska Boy Scout Held At Gun Point, Threatened With Jail Time Boy Scout Troop Detained By Agents, Held At Gun Point While Crossing Into Alaska Legal Nation border patrol, boy scouts, federal offense, federal agent, held at gun point Has Been Optimized A group of boy scouts from Iowa recently returned from a weeks-long trip ......
Letters From Camp – Day Two
Blog 22 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
Hello from Camp Horseshoe!
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and I’ll reply via one of the video Letters from Summer Camp this week. You can check out the live webcam too. Here’s more information about Camp Horseshoe
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The Buzz - June 2014, "National Annual Meeting"
Blog 22 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
While the name of the event remained the same, there were lots of changes introduced at the 2014 National Annual Meeting, held May 21-23 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., including: The final address from Wayne Perry, the BSA's 34th national president, and the induction of Dr. Robert M. Gates as the 35th national president....
Wilderness Refuge: Whitney Lake
blog 22 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
Independence Day kicks off the summer tourist season here in Colorado’s high country, signaling the end of quick trips to the grocery store and the start of reduced solitude for the next 6-8 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, without tourism our economy would quickly dry up. But by mid-Sunday of the July Fourth Weekend, after the parades and the fireworks and the cookouts, finding myself with an unexpected free day I unfolded a topo map of the Holy Cross Wilderness Area to selfishly plan a day of refuge in the Natural World.
Holy Cross Wilderness Area – Colorado
The next morning I...
Scout Brigade at Fort George
Youtube 22 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
The annual Scout Brigade at Fort George, hosted by Scouts Canada on Lake Ontario, features thousands of Scouts from both the United States and Canada. They gather on Canadian soil to honor those who fought in the War of 1812 and also to celebrate the centuries of peace that have followed.
It's not a re-enactment. Scouts don't live the life of an 1812 soldier. Instead, the Scout Brigade of Fort George is more like a traditional camporee at which the Scouts spend several hours each day acting like 1812 soldiers. The rest of the time, the boys (and girls from Canada;...
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Twice last week, I was greeted by one of our former Scouts in public, once at a restaurant and the other at a store.
We were having lunch and both my...