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Check Out A Live Map of Every Active Wildfire in the U.S.

According to the US Forest Service, there are currently 105 large active fires burning in the United States this week and, no surprise, a large percentage of them are concentrated along the West Coast, where years of drought have been steadily whittling away local forests' ability to stave off big burns.

Esri, a California-based provider of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software, has put together a live map of every active wildfire in the Continental U.S., which you can peruse through above–giving you info. on fire size and location, the date each started, and even layering in Youtube videos and Flickr photos from folks on the ground. 

Wildfire forecasters are calling for above average fire activity in the Pacific Northwest and in central and southern California through the rest of the summer, although forecasters are hoping that the strengthening El Niño pattern will start bringing bursts of moisture to the West Coast as the fall closes in.

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​Avalanche Strikes Manaslu Base Camp – At least One Fatality
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​Avalanche Strikes Manaslu Base Camp – At least One Fatality

​Avalanche Strikes Manaslu Base Camp – At least One Fatality

Disaster has struck again on Manaslu. For the second time in a week, a large avalanche cycle has hit climbers on the mountain. Last week, avalanches killed several climbers including world-renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson. A massive avalanche struck base camp on the morning of October 2, burying upwards of 30 tents. Higher up on the mountain, another avalanche struck a party descending from Camp 2 to Camp 1, killing a Sherpa. Several climbing teams were high on the mountain eyeing a

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​Colorado’s Camp Hale Is the USA’s newest National Monument
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​Colorado’s Camp Hale Is the USA’s newest National Monument

​Colorado’s Camp Hale Is the USA’s newest National Monument

The famed 10th Mountain Division trained at Camp Hale. | US Army photo. If you were on I-70 earlier this week, there’s a good chance you saw the presidential motorcade driving through the mountains. Nope, the President wasn’t going leaf peeping or on his way to score some early season turns. This week, the Biden Administration designated Colorado’s historic Camp Hale as part of the nation’s newest National Monument. The former base and training ground for the US Army’s famed 10th Mountain

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Women in the Mountains: How Burton Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani is Rebounding from Breast Cancer
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Women in the Mountains: How Burton Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani is Rebounding from Breast Cancer

Women in the Mountains: How Burton Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani is Rebounding from Breast Cancer

Last November, Burton snowboarder Kimmy Fasani was breastfeeding her second son when she noticed a pea-sized lump in her armpit. “Oh shit,” she thought. Both of Fasani’s parents had died of cancer and she’d set up her lifestyle to avoid any possibility of getting it herself. But, a day after finding the lump, she sat in her doctor’s office and listened to them clinically diagnose her with breast cancer. “Within three days, everything was flipped upside,” she says. Fasani, Truckee native,