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By Larry Frolick

With the bleak choice of an unrepentant rocker, Larry Frolick units off on a 12,000-mile trek throughout relevant Asia, brooding over the destiny of its misplaced civilizations. From Kiev, Crimean Tartary, and Moscow, throughout the nomadic homelands of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tien-Shan, and eventually into far-off Mongolia and Siberia, he explores a continent on the point of a meltdown, a wierd global lit harshly via the pink afterglow of the Soviet cave in.

His vibrant account opens the door to a crowd of not likely strangers: Mafiosi flatheads, salt-mine campers, fractious archaeologists, a conceptual artist who makes use of clean corpses in his window monitors, the final of 3 Romanov princesses, a clumsy chinese language undercover agent, a continuing Uzbek glottal probologist, disgruntled email swains -- and specifically, Larissa, the moody Eurasian attractiveness who "just stepped out of a unique in her impossibly pointy Italian shoes." With gleeful wit and a steely eye for aspect, Frolick transports the reader to an international inhabited via a humans burning with hope for whatever new to occur.

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This was the site of an old auto campground and trailhead to Emerald Ridge and Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground. 0 miles from the trailhead. Today, Tahoma Vista fails to live up to its name because the forest has grown and obliterated the view of Rainier. 5 miles from the parking area. You can walk another tenth of a mile on the road to view the Marine Memorial Airplane Crash Monument. 7 mile to the South Puyallup trailhead, which leads to St. 8 miles. 3 miles to the St. Andrews Ranger Station and trailhead.

9 mile beyond the Kautz Creek trailhead) to a pullout and visible interpretive sign on the left (north) side of the road. From Longmire, look for the trailhead about 2 miles west on the right side of the road. The trailhead, elevation 2,465 feet, is not marked by a sign, but interpretive displays mark the spot.  twin firs loop  longmire/cougar rock The Trail Gung-ho mileage burners, keep right on going. Tree huggers? Step right up. The Twin Firs Loop is, quite simply, one of the more peaceful, beautiful—and unknown—nature trails on the south side of Mount Rainier National Park.

Walk the Trail of the Shadows Loop (Hike 3) clockwise, or left, from its trailhead for about a quarter mile to the Rampart Ridge 15 longmire/cougar rock junction. 5 miles, when the grade lessens slightly. 75 miles, watch for a view looking west toward 4,678-foot Tumtum Peak, looming over the far side of the Kautz Creek drainage. A short distance farther, follow the short spur trail to a viewpoint of Rainier, Eagle Peak, the Longmire area and a vast section of the upper Nisqually drainage. 6 miles.

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