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IN THE ARMS OF GIANTS

Staring at the massive banks of rocks and sediment deposited by a long-gone river of ice, I inhaled the freshwater breath of the 10,000-year-old lake and heard an errant seagull’s cry. In a way, this could be an inland lake in my native Midwest. But then I looked higher, and honestly, it couldn’t be anywhere but Colorado.

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CINDERELLA OF THE PACIFIC

She’s called the “Cinderella of the Pacific, and she’s a city worthy of the title. Not only is the city home to world-class boating and fishing, myriad cultural attractions, and diverse recreational opportunities, it lies adjacent to the Valle de Guadalupe, a wine-growing region celebrated throughout Mexico and garnering increasing attention worldwide.

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REMEMBER THE 844

Gentle hands remove the rope from her small body. Her fair hair cascades forward, dripping, revealing a pale, fragile neck. Her fine dress is ruined, and her little stockinged legs are crumpled beneath her.
This could be anyone’s daughter, dressed in her best for an eagerly anticipated day of picnicking with her working-class family. Instead, her hopes, dreams and very life vanished in the murky, cold Chicago River on one anguished summer morning.

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MOUNTAIN TIME

It’s a study in contrasts, this sunburned landscape. Eroding sandstones, limestones and shales to the west, the pinnacled remnants of a long-ago volcanic eruption to the east, thunderheads rapidly retreating over the sagebrush-dotted high mountain desert to the south — and right here, sunset’s golden light suffusing our crescent beach with an otherworldly pink-and-peach glow.

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GRADE-A SPEED

The cockpit was tinier than I thought. As the team tightly buckled me into my safety harness, I took a deep breath and tried not to mind the squeeze of the capsule against my shoulders — or the fact that the water seemed startlingly close to eye level.

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