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Swift Creek Séance at Washington’s Mt. St. Helens

Though not a technical climb, and comparatively smaller even before its catastrophic 1980 blast than its Cascade neighbors Rainier, Adams and Hood, Mt. St. Helens is no slouch. Like all Cascade peaks St. Helens is a weather maker, and remains unpredictable as moist air, fresh off the Pacific, is jammed up several thousand feet by the spine of the Cascades, super-cooled, and condensed. This results in a gamut of meteorological goofs, including sudden storms at high altitudes any time of the year.

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Trail Philosophy With Guidebook Author Craig Romano

An avid hiker, runner, kayaker and bicyclist who has written articles and features for dozens of magazines and publications, guidebook author Craig Romano talks about allowing yourself the opportunity to connect with the wild, wilderness values and ethics, multiple use, growing up in New England, and writing about the outdoors. The author of nearly a dozen books, Craig has written a series of day hiking guides for the Mountaineers Books, including titles on the Olympic Peninsula and North Cascades, and a just-released volume on the Columbia River Gorge.

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