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ERTHAWARE REPORT#205 "Growing to Understand True Beauty"

Dear ERTHAWARE Co-Explorers, In our last report on August 3rd we left you while we were standing next to 15’ (4.6 m) snow-drifts in mid-Summer. While much of our little planet has been experiencing record heat waves, droughts, floods, and storms this year, our small Pacific West-coast corner of the Earth has had record cool [continue reading…]

ERTHAWARE Report #191 “Light Piercing the Darkness”

 Posted by on September 17, 2010  2010, Alpine Meadows, Mountain Climbing, September  Comments Off on ERTHAWARE Report #191 “Light Piercing the Darkness”
Sep 172010
 
ERTHAWARE Report #191 “Light Piercing the Darkness”

Dear ERTHAWARE FRIENDS, In previous years I’ve sent to you photos of stunning alpine meadows filled with Avalanche Lilies or Glacier Lilies, myriads of flowers so dense in number there is no place to walk without creating a wake of crushed blossoms. These displays occur immediately after snow-melt in late June to early August and [continue reading…]

ERTHAWARE Report #190 “A Time for a Reality Check”

 Posted by on August 3, 2010  2010, Alpine Meadows, August, Mountain Climbing, Reports by Year and Month  Comments Off on ERTHAWARE Report #190 “A Time for a Reality Check”
Aug 032010
 
ERTHAWARE Report #190 “A Time for a Reality Check”

Dear ERTHAWARE Friends, On July 28th we finally journeyed into the alplands of the Olympic Mountain wild country. With my old trekking partner Dennis and my grand niece Evie, we wandered the high meadows and tundra environs with our cameras. We were excited about the significant fields of snow still hanging around in mid-summer. This [continue reading…]