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    Asia

    The hike to Vasundhara falls was only another five miles but after the long trek earlier that morning I was moving slowly and tired. Arriving, I dropped my pack and sat in the dirt exhausted. Over my shoulder and up the hill a voice invited me to tea. Sitting on the rocks was a shaggy haired man wrapped in a blanket motioning me to come up and join him. I grabbed my bag and hiked up to his stone shelter and took the hot flower tea that was prepared by his attendant. I smiled and nodded at him also. He pointed at the flowers that the tea was made from.

    I sipped the brew, sitting on the rock bench next to him and marveled at the towering peaks and the valley that snaked far into the mountains. I asked the name of one peak and he la...

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    India and the Four Abodes

    The hike to Vasundhara falls was only another five miles but after the long trek earlier that morning I was moving slowly and tired. Arriving, I dropped my pack and sat in the dirt exhausted. Over my shoulder and up the hill a voice invited me to tea. Sitting on the rocks was a shaggy haired man wrapped in a blanket motioning me to come up and join him. I grabbed my bag and hiked up to his stone shelter and took the hot flower tea that was prepared by his attendant. I smiled and nodded at him al...

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    Travels on the Char...
    By Kim Eugene Hood
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    Tibet

    A dream of mine was to complete the Kora around Mt. Kailash in Tibet. In 2010 I was successful and have included images from that jouney

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    Nov 13:

    Mt. Baker Climb

    After two years of pleading I finally agreed to guide my daughter Hillary up Mt. Rainier. I recruited my good friend and climbing partner of 28 years Tim Hagan, whom my daughter had known her whole life. Even though Tim and I had shook hands and agreed that we would not climb Rainier again (which we had done on a couple of occasions once reaching Rainier's summit) he was more than willing to help with Hillary's goal. I set up a hiking training program and over several months Hillary and I were in the local hills quite extensively. After teaching her the basics of glacier travel and ice axe arrest we needed a mini Rainier and Mt. Baker was perfect. We invited another friend Ken Kisch to join us and on June 4th the four of us drove to the...

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    Mt. Baker Climb