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Stickers. There was a time when we were all thrilled to have stickers. Whether we were brandishing gold stars for doing well in class or plastering everything we owned in nifty decals, stickers have been a hallmark of enjoying the little things since we were children. But stickers aren't just for kids - they are powerful little expressions that make us feel good no matter how young or old we are.   The Power of a Sticker Stickers seem like a small, insignificant thing, right? Maybe at first glance, it's easy to underestimate the power of a sticker, but just like many important...

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I love hiking and the chance to get away from the mundane, the stress and the petty problems of everyday life has taken me to many wilderness locations. I enjoy solitude and hiking to Photographer's Point Overlook in Wyoming was just what I was looking for.  The day was bright and sunny in September of last year, a beautiful day for hiking. I started out from the little town of Pinedale, Wyoming, driving along Fremont Lake Road for a few miles.Pinedale is the last vestige of civilization before you enter the Wind River Mountains. It's the last place to get supplies...

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Over the last several months, Bryce Canyon NP, in southern Utah, has transformed itself from a busy summer tourist destination into a place of quiet solitude and spectacular winter vistas.  If you've hiked the trails here in warmer months, you're in for a big surprise.  Gone is the desert heat and dry undergrowth, replaced by snow capped red hoo-doos with white flocked trees.  At an altitude reaching 9,100 feet, it will receive an average 96" of snow during the year.  The Park is open year round, but some roads may not be accessible by car depending on snow fall.  December...

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Considered to be one of the best American adventure trips by National Geographic, The Narrows at Zion National Park in Utah is a 16 mile long slot canyon with over 2,000 foot tall slick walls that progressively narrow in on you, periodic water falls, diminished sunlight and an unpredictable river flowing right through the middle of the canyon.There are basically two ways to hike the Narrows, from the Bottom Up (which I chose) or the Top Down (which requires a permit and a more experienced hiker). If you're interested in a day hike ranging in easy to moderate difficulty, definitely...

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I love to be surprised and my recent hike to Canyon Overlook in Zion NP, in southern Utah, definitely did that. I had heard for years about this little hike and my expectations were surpassed. I was surprised by what a big punch this little hike provided with it's deep canyons with big horn sheep and a stunning view of Zion Canyon. It's only 1 mile round trip, but starts off a little steep with stone steps, which is short lived since the elevation change is only 163 feet. There are long drop-offs, with railings in some of the more exposed...

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