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Re: Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

HistoryDigger ·
I love Japan and hiking. This gives me a great place to go to escape the crush of Toyko on our next visit. Thanks for this. I didn't know about it when we lived in Japan.
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the trip, PortMoresby, it looks like a fascinating place to visit. Those Romans certainly knew how to build a city..
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PHeymont ·
Pompeii has never attracted me, for a number of reasons...but I think you have just sold me on Herculaneum. It sill have to wait a while, sadly, but it is on the list.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier(L) and Mt. St. Helens (R background). Washington state

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

TravelandNature ·
This is MY kind of Thanksgiving image. Thnx
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Re: View of Mt. Rundle, Bow River and golf course from Tunnel Mountain

Jonathan L ·
Brings back memories. I lived in Canmore AB for a year as a Fulbright exchange teacher. It was an a amazing experience.
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Re: View of Mt. Rundle, Bow River and golf course from Tunnel Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
Canmore is on the far side of Mt Rundle, not more than a few miles from where this photo was taken. It is a beautiful place and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay there, Jonathan!
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Re: View of Mt. Rundle, Bow River and golf course from Tunnel Mountain

Jonathan L ·
I taught at Canmore Collegiate HS. Mt. Rundle was the view outside my classroom window. The Three Sisters was the view out of my living room window.
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Re: Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting this piece on one of my favorite areas of the world. Lovely photos. You capture the beauty and majesty of this sacred region that is changing so fast. May they recover from the earthquakes.
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A springtime hike on the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
After a rather long winter I was ready for a pleasant dayhike.  While I’d rather head up to the mountains for a stroll in an alpine meadow, there’s way too much snow up there in April.  Fortunately in the Northwest there are some...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 4, 2013: Sunset and Sunrise, Western Icefields, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy watching sunsets and sunrises whenever I can, mostly because of their beautiful light.  This particular sunset (above) was partially blocked by a thick convoluted mass of clouds below us, but the diffused and changing light were...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 23, 2015: Dawn at Sheffield Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable mornings I've ever experienced was at Sheffield camp on the Shira route of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  When the sun set the night before, we were on a dry desert plateau around 15,000 ft above sea level.  When we awoke...
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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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December 14, 2017: Snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane

DrFumblefinger ·
A winter wonderland, DrFumblefinger shares photos of snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane after a fresh snow-fall.
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June 14, 2020: Smart Deer, Mt. Rainier National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
These deer are safely grazing beneath a sign that says "no hunting".
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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 1) Ascent to Shira

DrFumblefinger ·
(Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, viewed from the Shira plateau) Mt. Kilimanjaro has fascinated me ever since I read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro“.  Little did I know as a schoolboy that I would...
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 2) Ice and Snow

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Fresh snow at sunrise, Sheffield Camp) We had ascended the western base of the volcano this past half week, had hiked through jungle and moorland, as I’ve described in a prior blog post here, and were now entering Kilimanjaro’s...
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Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable places I've ever visited was the Khumbu region of Nepal, home of the friendly Sherpa people.  The main town in this region is Namche Bazaar, the solution to this week's travel puzzle.  Congratulations to...
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Hiking Mt. Takao in Japan

Travel Rob ·
            View from Mt Takao             Takao-san Guchi  Station- near base of Mt Takao    Tokyo is unfairly viewed as a...
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After 60 years, hotel still waits for opening day

PHeymont ·
Talk about plans gone wrong! A hotel in Sicily that started construction over 60 years ago and was completed over 30 years ago, has still had no guests except the local pigeons. The story is one of those "truth is stranger than fiction" tales.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2014: Highway 395

PortMoresby ·
    My favorite stretch of lonely road in the world is the 200 miles of Highway 395 south from Topaz Lake, where it enters California from Nevada, where these pictures were taken, south through Bridgeport and the turnoff to Bodie , past Mono...
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April 15, 2019: Mt. Fuji, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares some photos of iconic Mt. Fuji
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Mt. Shasta, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spent a lot of time enjoying the views of beautiful Mount Shasta while on a recent road-trip to California.
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Kluane National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits remote Kluane National Park in the Yukon territory. The park is home to most of the largest mountains in Canada, including it's tallest peak, Mt. Logan. It is home to hundreds of glaciers and forms part of the world's largest non-polar ice cap.
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Mixed signals: Cell tower in Sequoia Park

PHeymont ·
Cell service may be coming to parts of Sequoia National Park, but not everyone thinks it should.
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Swiss "Jetman" Buzzes Mt Fuji

Travel Rob ·
Yves "Jetman" Rossy has recently flown 9 times around Japan's Mt Fuji.Previously he's flown over the city of Rio de Janerio, the Grand Canyon and evenCrossed the English Channel. Read about it  and view a video of his latest...
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Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PortMoresby ·
    As a visitor to Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside, it’s hard to disregard the presence of Mt. Vesuvius looming everywhere one goes.  For example, should one forget for a moment, we have only to step onto the...
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Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington
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Re: Rome getting unwanted new attraction: Active volcanoes

DrFumblefinger ·
We hear similar warnings here about Mt. Rainier and the Yellowstone hotspot. Hopefully we'll all be long gone before anything of consequence happens.
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Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
Seattle is a great city — a world-class travel destination!  Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it has much appeal as a several day (or even week-long) stop especially when part of a circuit through other great sites in...
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Montane Moorlands, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some memories and photos of visiting the montane moorlands of Mt. Kilimanjaro's Shira plateau.
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Three more free days in U.S. National Parks

PHeymont ·
U.S. National Parks have free entry several times a year; three more days are coming this summer and fall
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Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

PHeymont ·
Narada Falls, In Mount Rainier National Park, creates its own rainbow.
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Nature's Calendar: Tree Rings

PHeymont ·
An ancient Douglas fir in Mount Rainier National Park counts the years from the 13th century in its rings
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Mount Rainier's Trail of the Shadows

PHeymont ·
A short and easy trail in Mount Rainier National Park offers insights into a living environment as well as a small slice of human history.
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