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Nature Is Never Closed.   Mountains have no governments, no restrictions, no shutdowns.   They have seasons, mysteries, and legacies.   Mount Hood, Oregon (originally named Wy’East) features the longest ski season in North America. Olympians, X Games stars, up-and-coming rippers all congregate at Timberline to come shred at the only place with rideable snow in the Western Hemisphere mid-summer.   On August 2nd, many of us were twiddling our thumbs in quarantine, biting at any opportunity to get out and about at a safe distance. A friend and I rented touring gear to ski up and down the Palmer...

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[Blog Beats] *click & listen while you read* Happy Thanksgiving pomies! It’s that time again to gather with family, eat a large plate of food once..twice..maybe three times and take a midday nap. The classic tradition of Thanksgiving has evolved for many of us into a new form of the holiday, called “Friendsgiving.” What is this newfound holiday everyone speaks of? Simply, Friendsgiving is the celebration of Thanksgiving, with your friends! When able, most surround themselves with family on the actual day of Thanksgiving; while Friendsgiving is usually held a day or two before or after the traditional holiday. For those...

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