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glacier-national-parkGlacier NP
100 Years and Counting

Glacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here's the breakdown, by the numbers:
5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park
1.2—Million acres
16,000—Square miles of protected land
350—National Historic registered places
131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total
700—Miles of trails
25—Active glaciers
2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear
0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly fish within park boundaries
100—Years young

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beaver_wavingWorld's Biggest Beaver Dam
Outside—Biologists recently discovered a beaver dam in Alberta's remote Wood Buffalo National Park, stretching for more than half a mile and visible from space, according to backpacker.com. Scientists think the beavers spent over 20 years building their palatial digs from sticks, rocks, and mud, and several generations have used it as a comfortable home. Biologists working in the park found the beaver dam by accident while trolling Google Earth, proving the site is a more productive waste of time than the Dancing Cat Page.
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Hunting_fashionHunting Haute Couture
Finally, hunting goes fashion forward. Woolrich Woolen Mills nails the look, with its hunting noir themed collection: "F/W 2010 is robust and deep, while extremely dark and brooding thanks to the heavy use of midnight blue, black and unwashed fabrics.  It's probably the best instance of refined ruggedness that I have ever seen presented—talk about a difficult quality to actually execute."

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glacier-national-park100 Years and Counting Glacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here's the breakdown, by the numbers:
5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park
1.2—Million acres
16,000—Square miles of protected land
350—National Historic registered places
131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total
700—Miles of trails
25—Active glaciers
2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear
0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly fish within park boundaries
100—Years young

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beaver_wavingOutside—Biologists recently discovered a beaver dam in Alberta's remote Wood Buffalo National Park, stretching for more than half a mile and visible from space, according to backpacker.com. Scientists think the beavers spent over 20 years building their palatial digs from sticks, rocks, and mud, and several generations have used it as a comfortable home.

Hunting_fashionFinally, hunting goes fashion forward. Woolrich Woolen Mills nails the look, with its hunting noir themed collection: "F/W 2010 is robust and deep, while extremely dark and brooding thanks to the heavy use of midnight blue, black and unwashed fabrics. 

eastern_risesMountainfilm Preview 2010: Eastern Rises... Up
Mountainfilm at Telluride begins on May 28. This year's showdown includes Eastern Rises, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel's awaited Kamchatka film—a mash-up of wicked trouting and Big Foot's biopic. Also featured is Chris Malloy's 180 South, retracing the 1968 Mt. Fitzroy adventures of Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores.
From The Conversation: "Now that we’re in the countdown to this year’s festival, we’re sure you want to check out what films we’ll be featuring. Instead of just listing them, we’ll be posting trailers to selected films each Tuesday and Thursday, so keep an eye out for what’s to come!"

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Club_SodaLetterman: Top 10 "Dumb Guy" Oil Spill Fixes
10. Have you tried club soda?
9. Relax, BP says it's under control
8. Shhh... "Dancing with the Stars" is on
7. Swiffer that sum'bitch
6. Ask John McCain how they handled the great oil spill of '23
5. Don't look at me, I voted for Kucinich!
4. If you got an extension cord, I got a Shop Vac Wet 'N Dry
3. Oil spill?
2. I thought Iron Man was on it
1. Invade Iraq

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eastern_risesMountainfilm at Telluride begins on May 28. This year's showdown includes Eastern Rises, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel's awaited Kamchatka film—a mash-up of wicked trouting and Big Foot's biopic. Also featured is Chris Malloy's 180 South, retracing the 1968 Mt. Fitzroy adventures of Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores.

Club_Soda10. Have you tried club soda?
9. Relax, BP says it's under control
8. Shhh... "Dancing with the Stars" is on
7. Swiffer that sum'bitch
6. Ask John McCain how they handled the great oil spill of '23
5. Don't look at me, I voted for Kucinich!
4. If you got an extension cord, I got a Shop Vac Wet 'N Dry
3. Oil spill?
2. I thought Iron Man was on it
1. Invade Iraq

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