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Last month I decided I needed to shake up my exercise routine, so I signed up with a trainer to come up with a personalized program. I thought he would help strengthen my weaknesses. And I thought having a different schedule would force me to break out of my rut and, maybe, improve my speed …

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The stock market is down, then up and then down again. Our president’s behavior is increasingly erratic and frightening. There are wars going on, and psychopaths in control of nuclear weapons. The world is heating up, promising environmental devastation and economic chaos. Plants and animals…

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“No Parking” signs sprouted like weeds this autumn around the weigh station pullout on the west side of Teton Pass along Highway 22. Suddenly a coveted 10 to 15 parking spots for skiers and snowboarders were gone.

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I remember the first time I tried skate skiing. I was living in Lander, and the only groomed track at that time was off the north side of South Pass. The trail meandered away from the parking lot through some willows before beginning a steady climb that went back through the lodgepole for a …

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In Jackson, you can’t miss the Grand Teton. Every time your gaze goes toward the northwest, the peak looms, dominating the skyline and drawing your eyes upward. It’s an iconic image that’s stamped on almost every item that says Jackson Hole, from T-shirts to jewelry to paintings, photography…

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The scene opens with a Native American man paddling his birch-bark canoe across a tranquil stretch of water. At first he appears to be in a pristine setting, but then you begin to notice trash along the banks. He pulls his canoe to shore and walks up to a busy highway.

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This winter I took part in a nutrition challenge at my gym. Part of the recommended diet included whey protein shakes before or during workouts and a helping of casein protein before bed. The challenge worked. I lost the weight I wanted to lose and felt fit and energetic at the end of the th…

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We rolled around the corner to see the trail stretched out ahead of us. It climbed steeply beneath an incised pink cliff. A couple of logs lay across the trail, blocking our way, and in one section we found spring flooding had destroyed the path, leaving behind a deep, loose gully that we ha…

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I don’t remember how many times I called out, “It’s so beautiful!” to my fellow bikers the other day. Around every corner something caught my eye, but the scenery didn’t stop me in my tracks until we crested the rise by the bench on the Wally World trail on Munger Mountain. Snow-capped mount…