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John Peltier
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Freelance photographer & writer - sailing, backpacking, and general travel. Based in Tahoe. Pilot (61 & 107) and USAF vet. Based in
Freelance photographer & writer - sailing, backpacking, and general travel. Based in Tahoe. Pilot (61 & 107) and USAF vet. Based in

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I failed to check that Lassen Scenic Highway would be closed last weekend, so, alternate plans - hiking through the Caribou Wilderness on the eastern boundary of the park. Fifteen lakes in a seven-mile loop!

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Interesting take on the current landscape of the photography business. I may be guilty of the gear aspect at times but that's how I afford to keep my site going.
What do you think of the points made here?

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I can't believe all the snow at #LassenNP! Still 10+ feet along the road (at least the parts of it that have been cleared) and the highway through the park is still closed.
This is frozen Helen Lake below Lassen Peak.
Yes, taken July 15.
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Views coming back to Tahoe on the Mount Tallac Trail. Don't have the time or the means to make the difficult scramble to the top? You should still do this trail for the intermediate lakes on the way!

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National Geographic's recommendations for apps that'll keep you adventuring, even off the grid:

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When Kauai's Kalalau Trail is closed or too dangerous, the Awa'awapuhi Trail might be a good alternative to hike that part of the coast and still get some great views! 

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I love the handmade sailboats in Haiti, known as "bois fouilles", literally translated into "excavated wood". They're so simple, sail exceptionally well, and are the main method of travel around the coast. Most of them use old sails donated by other sailors passing through. This sail on "Fufei" is one such sail, actually made up of multiple old sails.
To see more of Haiti's beautiful boats, check out the gallery at http://portfolio.jmpeltier.com/Archives/Caribbean/Haiti-Ile-A-Vache/Boats/
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Ideas for saving money while #sailing the world on a small sailboat.

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I wrote this post as much for myself as I did for other Sony alpha mirrorless camera users.
All I wanted to be able to do is just look at the name of a lens and know exactly what it is! Now I can mostly do that without cheating! Hooray!

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"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." - Native American proverb.
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