Innocuous topics prevailed even in places that might seem to tolerate a freer discourse. Like the Uplift barber shop for men, located behind the Dairy Queen, in a strip mall anchored by a Hindu temple and a pole-dancing fitness studio, where classes include “PeeWee Polers” and “Polish Your Sexy.” Nervously, the barber shop’s owner told a reporter that he hasn’t heard a whisper of politics there: because his customers just want to get along. … [Read more...] about What’s better left unsaid in Bellingham? Politics
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Bunsen Peak, Yellowstone National Park, WY German chemist Robert Bunsen’s pioneering work on geysers earned him a peak name here in Yellowstone National Park, even though he did all his fieldwork in Iceland. There are no active geysers on the hike up Bunsen Peak, but it does showcase some of the park’s most exciting natural history. The 4.6-mile hike starts on the remains of an ancient volcano, winding gradually up a hill through lodgepole pine groves. Partway up the hill the views really start, looking back towards Golden Gate Canyon. Just before mile 1 the trail curves around the southwest side of the peak for some of the best scenery of the day, with views of Swan Lake Flats and the Gallatin Range. See if you can pick out Electric and Antler Peaks on the horizon. After your photo break return to the north side of the mountain and a burn left from the 1988 Summer of Fire before pausing again below Cathedral Rock for views of Mammoth Hot Springs and Fort Yellowstone. … [Read more...] about 20 Fall Hikes You Can Do Right Now
Regulating your breath during a long crux sequence comes partly from having a certain fitness level but also from experience. During cardiovascular exercise, it’s easier to learn to breathe in a controlled fashion and to be aware of your heart rate than when you’re panicked on the rock. You can then transfer these breathing skills—a calm, slow breath while resting and a hard, forceful breath during exertion—to your climbing. … [Read more...] about How to Cross-Train for Climbing for Better Sending
But all I know is what I saw across two Super Bowl runs, when Manning combined for 15 touchdown passes against two interceptions, when he discovered himself as a leader the first time around and cemented his legacy as one the second time through. Though the Giants wouldn’t have won either of those games without their vaunted pass rush and a few clutch kicks, they wouldn’t have won them without Manning, either. … [Read more...] about Eli Manning, Hall of Famer? You’d better believe it
Round-trip ticket limitations: If your canceled flight is the return portion of a round-trip ticket, you can reschedule without fees or paying extra fares within the airline’s stated limits. But if your canceled flight is the outbound portion of a round-trip itinerary and your return date falls outside the rebooking window, you could face penalties if you want to delay your return due to the necessary timeline of your trip. Most airline fine print is silent on this point. Unless your airline specifically allows you to reschedule a return along with the new departure flight, you should probably opt for a refund if you can. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?