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A trip to Mt. Damavand by kamran

In my recent trip to Iran I decided to summit Mt. Damavand. July and August are the most popular months to climb Damavand through different routes. During this period of time the mountain is very crowded specially in the weekends. On Monday (August, 17) afternoon I traveled to the village of Polour, a beautiful village on the foot of Mt. Damavand about 60Km to the NE of Tehran. When I got there, I went to the office of MSFI (Mountaineering & Sport climbing Federation of Iran) which is the base camp for the south route. Many years ago they constructed a road from base camp (camp1) to camp2. Therefore, you don’t have to do any hiking to get to camp2. You can just ask for a ride to get there!!! It is very unfortunate that they ruin the nature to make some money. There are a couple of SUVs and some old pickup trucks that you can hire to get to camp2. Each car charges 80,000 toman (about $25) to take people to camp2. If you are by yourself and nobody else is there you have to pay the whole money yourself. If there are more people you can share the charge.

Eldorado East Ridge by keeganray

I got off of work around 10pm and frantically packed before leaving Seattle. We ended up getting to the trailhead around 2:30am and took our time getting up. We finally started the climb at 10am. The trailhead is pretty hidden. Luckily I had loaded a gps track. To get to the start of the trail, you have to walk back on Cascade River Road about 100 ft. until you reach the sign on your left and the logs to cross the river is on the right. They're pretty slippery, so be careful crossing. The trail started pretty overgrown, but opened up after a short while. It was a lot steeper than I had expected. Eventually the trail lead to a large boulder field. It was pretty slow going.

Mount Daniel in Two Days by awilsondc

I don’t get the opportunity for overnight trips much anymore, but I wanted to make sure I got one good trip in this year. I had planned on doing Mount Constance on the Olympic Peninsula around Labor Day, but poor weather forced me to cancel those plans. I decided to go the following weekend but for some reason Constance was seeming less appealing for no reason in particular, just a feeling. I was being drawn to another destination on my list… Mt. Daniel in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness! I’ve found that when it comes to the mountains it’s best to listen to your gut instinct, whether it’s turning around due to weather or poor conditions or deciding which line to take when route finding, I’ve never been let down by listening to my gut. This time as no exception!

Mount Cleveland from Glenns Lake by cmajerus

I recently had an opportunity to attempt a summit of Mount Cleveland, and since it was a successful trip I thought I'd share what I learned. I found suprisingly little information about the route when preparing for this trip, so hopefully my report will help fill in some of the gaps. Instead of the typical backpacker-friendly Waterton Lake/Goat Haunt approach, we rode horses up the Belly River from the Chief Mountain trailhead. We also spent a few days fishing and riding near Elizabeth Lake before heading over to Glenns Lake, but I estimate a round trip summit of Mount Cleveland from the Chief Mountain trailhead to take three days, even with horses.

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A rebel plant - Helleborus niger A rebel plant - Helleborus niger by selinunte01

Autumn and winter is coming to central Europe and to the Alpine regions and with them the dying of the plants, the falling of the leaves, the decay of all what is sprouting, blossoming and producing fruits and seeds during spring and summer. Soon enough there is the first snow, covering the ground, giving a definite stop to plants life. Light your oven, prepare your skies and wait till springtime for the first tiny blossoms to reappear…… You are wrong!

The necessary and sometimes black art of getting down The necessary and sometimes black art of getting down by ExcitableBoy

Standing on top of a summit, after congratulatory hugs and handshakes, I make it a point to say out loud, ‘We’re half way there.’ I say this not necessarily for my partner’s benefit, but for my own. Statistically, more accidents occur while descending mountains than climbing up them.

An interesting comparison between the driest year (2014) and the wettest year (2011) in Yosemite national park An interesting comparison between the driest year (2014) and the wettest year (2011) in Yosemite national park by kamran

On September 5th, 2011, a friend of mine and I climbed Mt. Conness in the eastern part of the Yosemite national park. The year 2011 was the wettest year on record in the north of Sierra-Nevada range. The scenery was spectacular. I don’t think anybody had ever seen that much snow in the month of September in Yosemite national park.

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I've met him on a touristy path in Bucegi Mountains - Romania. He was very calm and cooperative from photographic point of view

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