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Thunderstorm over Indian Peaks
Thunderstorms gather over the Indian Peaks Wilderness, from a 2000 backpacking trip. *

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In the summers there is one visitor, however, to that valley, of which the Yeehats do not know. It is a great, gloriously coated wolf, like, and yet unlike, all other wolves. He crosses alone from the smiling timber land and comes down into an open space among the trees... here he muses for a time, howling once, long and mournfully, ere he departs.
--Jack London, "Call of the Wild"

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Phil Gavenda

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