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A World without Tigers

My friend Brian Weirum has been working for almost two decades to protect the tigers of India and Nepal through his work with The Fund for the Tiger, where I’m on the board of directors. Part of his good work has been leading an annual fund-raising trip to India and Nepal through Mountain Travel Sobek. […]

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Backpacking the Desolation Wilderness

My young daughters had never backpacked before this summer, and they were so excited when we got them real backpacks at REI. Our first test trip covered a mile and a half and climbed about 400 feet in Point Reyes National Seashore to Sky Camp. It wasn’t easy for my 8-year-old but she managed. Next […]

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Amtrak San Francisco to Seattle

At the end of July my family and I took Amtrak to Seattle for the thrill of an overnight train ride. We were on our way to visit friends in Leavenworth, Washington, a faux Bavarian tourist town that happens to be in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. I’ve put some thoughts down about the trip here.

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