June/July 2018

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Carmen M. Alex is a scientist, writer and photographer. She is especially concerned with the sustainability of our natural resources and the preservation of wilderness areas in the U.S. and abroad. Alex received a bachelor’s of science in geophysics from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in earth science from UC Santa Cruz. After 20 …

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Trekking through the pale mounts

I slipped out of our room at Rifugio Carestiato hours before breakfast was served. I didn’t want to miss it. The lightning close enough to touch, sonorous thunder and toad choking rain enveloped the rifugio.

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