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A Pacific Epiphany – An Excerpt from “Crossings”

A Pacific Epiphany – An Excerpt from “Crossings”

By Michael Kew   |   Aug 8, 2012 August 8, 2012

by Michael Kew From “Jewel of Palm and Rain,” Chapter 26 It was California's autumn equinox, with its earthy browns and yellows, its wind and its chill, on the cusp of solitude, that had sent me away. A shirtless late-afternoon bike ride across the farm, down the leafy corridor of… Read More

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Beyond and Back: Fred Beckey

By Jeff Johnson   |   Mar 5, 2012 March 5, 2012

I first met Fred Beckey about 6 years ago at the Crossroads Cafe in Joshua Tree. He was sitting at a corner booth surrounded by young women (in their 40’s), empty pint glasses, and wearing an ear-to-ear grin. I was told he had more first ascents than anyone in the… Read More

Summer Reading: “My Favorite Place on Earth”

Summer Reading: “My Favorite Place on Earth”

Aug 20, 2009 August 20, 2009

In a new book from National Geographic called My Favorite Place on Earth, Yvon Chouinard talks about Wyoming’s Wind River Range, where he started climbing at age 18. For the book, award-winning writer Jerry Camarillo Dunn rounded up 75 remarkable people – ranging from the… Read More