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Happy birthday to #MatadorN staffer @kloppster! Here he is checking out #AntelopeCanyon, #Arizona! #Travelstoke!

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#MatadorU staffer @sarahpark exploring Box Lake in the #EasternSierra, #California. #Travelstoke!

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#MatadorU student @miraecampbell is living the dream right now at #JoffreLakes, #Canada! #Travelstoke!

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#Travelstoke ➡️ South Ridge, #Banff National Park, #Alberta, #Canada. Photo by #MatadorN reader @stirlandraephoto.

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#MatadorN reader @ryanstruck posted this photo from the South Kaibab Hiking Trail in the Grand Canyon. Thanks for tagging #travelstoke!

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How would it be to have no wild places left to go?

I WAKE TO heavy snow bending the little toyon bush outside the window. My throat tightens. I easily feel trapped — me, a woman who once felt terrified by the huge spaces of the Southwestern deserts. I put water to boil for coffee, pull on my boots, and go to the car.

There are decades of Up-State New York winter driving in my brain and hands. I bully and seduce the blue Vibe out of its parking space and up the long slope of the driveway to the curb. I sit for a few minutes to let my heart slow. If walking solo in wild places is your sustenance, you might know how trapped some can feel in town.

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Picos Mountains, Northern Spain. Photo by Petur. #travel #Spain #mountains #wilderness #peak #goat #nature #mountainclimbing #NorthernSpain