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I think it’s easy for most of us to support our local search and rescue teams, but it’s tough to grasp the level of effort required for a rescue. Last weekend some friends and I played mock victims for a large avalanche training exercise and witnessed firsthand the amazing skills and dedication of these volunteers.

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Exploring alpine lakes is perfect for summer or when higher peaks are snowed in. Check off one or more of these four lake lists and if you’re a Mountaineers member, you can earn some cool awards! I’ve barely been to any of these, so I have my work cut out for me this year!

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Need a fun way to challenge yourself this year? Consider tackling one or more of these 8 Washington State Peak Lists. Some can be completed in a season and others might take your whole life, but whether you’re a hiker, scrambler, or mountaineer, each one has something for everyone. Get out there in 2016 and get your challenge on!

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Solar power sure has come a long way! Need a lightweight, portable, rugged little charger to keep your small devices powered on the go? Check out my review of the Goal Zero Nomad 7. It’s packed with great features!

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WA State Fire Lookouts

I’m currently on a journey to visit and document all 93 remaining fire lookouts in Washington State!

Lookouts Visited 50
Trail Miles 254
Road Miles 8,478
Paddling Miles 17
Elevation Climbed 73,350′
And Jake dog has 34!🐾

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