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Celebrating Hats Every Day December 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

January 15 is National Hat Day, but Pat Griswold of Carlin, Nevada, doesn’t wait until January to celebrate. Pat has collected more than 500 hats dating from 1912 to the 1960s, so any day is a great day to wear...


Give Credit Where It is Due December 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

When putting your signature on another artist’s work, be respectful and add value I remember walking into a café in Arizona and being met by a large photographic print of the Grand Canyon. What struck me first was not the...


Add a Little Spice to Your Outdoor Routine December 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Once in a while, it’s fun to add a change of pace to outdoor workout routines to break up the monotony. One way to do that is with orienteering. Orienteering is called the “thinking sport” because it combines mental challenges...


Bridges and Angels December 25th, 2016 by Denise Porter

Embracing traumatic life experiences, David LaBelle captures quiet moments and humor in pictures David LaBelle knows first-hand how grief can shape a person’s life. He also knows the power a positive mentor can hold over an unruly teenager. He has...


Journey to the End of the Earth December 25th, 2016 by Kathy Ursprung

Ron Carpenter of The Dalles, Oregon, wasn’t always certain where the next road would lead, but he learned uncertain roads often yield unexpected rewards. That’s the way it is with adventures of a lifetime. Ron’s adventure was a 17,000-mile motorcycle...


Christmas Morning in Mackay November 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

Since 1925, local elves have ensured that Santa visits this small Idaho town For nearly a century, children in the central Idaho town of Mackay have known Santa Claus will not only come to town on Christmas morning, but he...


When in Doubt, Stick With the Basics November 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Kids are easy to buy for, adults not so much—especially if they are serious about their outdoor pursuits. It’s not that they don’t want or need anything. Rather, their wants and needs are very specific. They prefer a particular brand,...


Photographing Fog November 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s gray or blue. It rolls. It crawls. It blankets. It’s annoying. It’s dangerous. It’s beautiful. It’s fog. While I understand the temptation to stay inside and curl up near a cozy fire on gray, foggy...


Embrace the True Spirit November 25th, 2016 by Pam Blair

Abandon the holiday shopping madness and limit materialistic gift-giving Advertisements fill the airwaves, creating a spend-spend-spend and shop-’til-you-drop mentality that plays with our emotions and our budgets. Children clamor for the latest toy. Teens insist the newest electronic gadget is...


Close to a Dream Fulfilled October 25th, 2016 by Scott Laird

Thirty years after his discovery of Woody Guthrie’s lost songs, Bill Murlin collaborates on recording Folk music has been a defining thread in the tapestry of Bill Murlin’s life. He started performing while in college in the 1960s. Today, at the...