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Summit France’s Mont Blanc!

Google Street View Mont Blanc

Do you want to summit Europe’s highest peak, the iconic Mont Blanc? Google Street View has now enabled all of us to see the top of Mont Blanc for ourselves, from the safety of our computer screen. Google has partnered with a few of the world’s greatest outdoor athletes to capture stunning “Street View” images …

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Hiking Lady’s Yosemite: A Photographic Journey

The magic of Yosemite!

Yosemite is one of the most amazing places I have ever traveled to. No wonder Yosemite is such a popular national park and has influenced writers and artists for years, inspired the sport of rock climbing, and brings peace to those who gaze upon its natural beauty. In John Muir’s words: “As long as I …

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Hiking Death Valley

Think you need to travel all over the world to experience gorgeous, awe-inspiring natural beauty? Think again! I love the U.S. national parks, and there are so many to explore. The park with the most ominous name is Death Valley National Park, a land of harsh extremes, but one of gorgeous beauty in a vast …

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Beautiful Time Lapse Video of the Pacific Northwest

Photographer John Eklund of Portland, Oregon made a beautiful time lapse video of gorgeous scenery in the Pacific Northwest! It took over 260,000 shots to make this 4 minute video. I just love the views of Crater Lake and Mt. Hood. Enjoy!

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Banff Mountain Film Festival is back!

Are you ready for some exciting short films loaded with amazing outdoor scenery of all the places we dream of exploring? The Banff Mountain Film Festival is again making their traveling circuit around the U.S. and Canada, with showings at local outdoor stores, colleges, etc. I can’t wait to see it! Here’s the full schedule

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Breathtaking Yosemite Footage

Since you are probably sitting in front of a computer right now and need some refreshing views of my favorite national park, take a moment and watch this amazing video of Yosemite. 🙂 The photographer did a time lapse collection of many of Yosemite’s remarkable features. Enjoy!

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Amazing Video of Utah and Arizona Landscapes

I was checking out the Sierra Trading Post blog, and stumbled up this breathtaking time lapse video of landscapes in Arizona and Utah. Since I just returned from an amazing hiking trip to Arches National Park and Canyonlands near Moab, Utah, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this. Be sure to click “Full Screen” in the lower …

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New Planet Earth Series called LIFE coming out March 21

I sure am looking forward to seeing this new series! If you enjoyed watching Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth, then I think you’re going to like LIFE too. Just like how Planet Earth explored the amazing world we live in, LIFE will showcase our planet’s living things. Apparently there are 30 million animals and plants on …

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Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest

A chance to win an Olympus E-3 DLSR Camera? Count me in! Plus a chance to win a trip to a Federal Recreation Area! There is a new photo contest being sponsored by Olympus and the National Park Foundation. You can enter in 2 categories, and can enter up to 3 images. A special category …

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