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HIGH ON ADVENTURE, an adventure travel magazine 
Feature stories and photoessays for the Adventurous Traveler
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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2016 Vol 20 , No. 6  Lynn Rosen, Content Editor; Steve Giordano, Web Editor

  Trail crampons   Author about to ski   Sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands  
  Outdoor Gear Testing

by Lynn Rosen

Ski Fat

by Yvette Cardozo

  In Search of Orcas; Kayaking in the San Juan Islands
by Lee Juillerat

Just in time for your early gift list, Lynn Rosen puts together a sampling of innovative gear and travel gifts for any stocking or holiday package. From miracle first aid remedies to state-of-the-art bicycle gloves complete with lighted turn signals, this list offers new and creative suggestions for everyone on that list.


My ski wear consisted of men’s very large sizes which I had to have tailored to fit. Eventually someone came out with ski wear for “fat ladies.” The coat was neon pink and, well, looked like something the Michelin XXX Man would have worn. Be real guys. Nobody that size is gonna wear something that makes them look like Lake Superior. And it had hardly any pockets.


Years ago, while traveling on a ferry in the San Juan Islands, I heard the captain make an announcement that a pod of orcas, better known as killer whales, were alongside the ferry. My family and I scurried to watch. Fascinating. I promised then and there that I'd return another time for a longer look.





Backpack in scanner




1830 locomotive

  Popular Science cover of ski hill sky bus  

Gear Reviews for Skiers and Other Travelersby Yvette Cardozo



The Adventures of Train Travel in America
by Ted and Sylvia Blishak


Oregon Mt. Hood's Ski Saga

by Vicki Hoefling Andersen



I have to admit, I am a pocket freak. The more the better. I once owned a ski jacket with 21 pockets and, honestly, I did tend to lose things in it. I once found a 7-year-old trail map from Switzerland tucked far, far away in one of those elusive pockets.

But with a backpack, it’s safe to say, lots of pockets mean lots of seriously usable places to stash things.


As of September, 2016, travel agents are longer able to book and ticket Amtrak on their in office reservations systems. Due to changes initiated by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (an entity owned by the airline industry that Amtrak has depended upon to interface with travel agencies), the printing of paper tickets and customized detailed itineraries is no longer possible.


Another short-lived dream to access Timberline came in the form of the Skiway, America’s second aerial tram. Based on the sky-hook system used by loggers to move huge timber, it utilized city buses on a cable supported by a three-mile swath of towers from lower Government Camp to Timberline. Operating from 1951-53, it proved slow, unprofitable and unpopular.

















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Comments and Suggestions: lynrosen@gmail.com; rsgiordano@gmail.com

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