Matt Messick
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  • Deer Park, WA
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Risky Business
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sirima Svastisalee Jul 17, 2013.

Why hike?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Gibbs Sep 22, 2013.


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My first experiences with extensive hiking were in the Marine Corps. I summitted my first mountain (elev. 9,494 feet) in the lower Sierra Nevada range near Yosemite. Since then, I've enjoyed standing atop glaciated summits throughout the Cascades, and look forward to the next challenge, be it an alpine ascent, or a traverse through a forest or desert plain.

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Crater Lake Consumes Car

On the evening of September 11th, 2010, a young couple from Ashland was visiting Crater Lake National Park and stopped near the North Junction Scenic Overlook to view the lake. Early investigation indicates that the vehicle operator failed to engage the emergency brake on the 1993 Volkswagen Passat when he exited the vehicle. The vehicle rolled backwards out of the parking area and over the edge of the caldera plunging more than 1,100 feet to the lakeshore. There were no injuries but the…


Posted on September 18, 2010 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

When Recreation and Religion Conflict

Unless you’ve seen the 1970’s film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, chances are you haven’t witnessed the spectacular igneous intrusion…


Posted on August 1, 2010 at 7:00am

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