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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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    Dec 11:

    North Peak of Mt. Index-Washington

    [caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignleft" width="400"] Photo by Tim HaganMt. Index in winter[/caption] In the late 1980's I climbed with Kevin Wood, a person of unique personality. He suggested we climb the Northeast Spur of the North Peak of Mt. Index which he had climbed a couple of years prior. It was a late hot summer weekend. We arrived at the Lake Serene trailhead Saturday morning and hiked the old trail which if anyone remembers was rather steep in sections. The lake was free of day hikers and Kevin decided to swim to a large rock and began doing naked yoga poses. I found a smooth rock and stripped down for some superb sun bathing. It wasn't long before I heard a voice and noticed a single woman walking up the shore trail. S...

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    North Peak of Mt. Index-Washington