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Shaun White Claims Third Olympic Halfpipe Gold

There isn't much to say beyond that headline. Shaun White just showed age is nothing but a number by winning his third Olympic gold medal in snowboard halfpipe.

The 31-year-old just became the first U.S. Winter Olympian to claim three gold medals in a single event by dropping a blistering 97.75 in the final run of the halfpipe competition to best the score of 95.25 by Japan's 19-year-old Ayumu Hirano. And, in a fortuitous turn of events, White's gold medal was the 100th gold medal won by the United States in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

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Jeremy Jones’ Journal: Red Slate Mountain
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Jeremy Jones’ Journal: Red Slate Mountain

Jeremy Jones’ Journal: Red Slate Mountain

tetongravity.com/odetomuir “The mountains are calling and I must go.” - John Muir Day Two: Too tired to write, but too good of a day not to. It was a day to tell my grandkids about; a day that will undoubtedly overtake memory space in my brain for eternity. At my feet the North Couloir perfectly splits Red Slate. A Sierra glory line due to its size and consistent pitch that holds its angle from top to bottom. This morning we opted for an upper side entry, which proved to be

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Jeremy Jones’ Journal: Day Three in the High Sierra
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Jeremy Jones’ Journal: Day Three in the High Sierra

Jeremy Jones’ Journal: Day Three in the High Sierra

tetongravity.com/odetomuir“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir Day three: The barrier is broken and I am officially off belay walking through mountains I have never seen before. My house is 147 miles away and everything I need for 9 days is on my back. Stripped down to the bare essentials; food, shelter, crampons, snowboard. This particular valley is the tightest I have seen. Even if you tried to look in to it, you couldn’t –have tried

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John Muir’s Great-Great-Grandson Weighs in on Ode to Muir
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John Muir’s Great-Great-Grandson Weighs in on Ode to Muir

John Muir’s Great-Great-Grandson Weighs in on Ode to Muir

Gently parting the surface of the lake with his paddle, Robert Hanna canoes quietly through the tranquil turquoise waters of Mono Lake. As the vessel moves through the oldest lake in the western hemisphere, the nearby snow-capped Sierra Nevada shimmer in the water’s reflection. Gazing out, Hanna sees what he considers his second home. As a kid, he spent hours exploring the lake’s otherworldly spires that dot the shoreline known as tufas. Nearby his family had a cabin in Lundy