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Ira Spring - High Rocks and Ice
Most of the photos in this book have been published in other books that I've reviewed for this project. The book contains short stories about how the photos were created. There are several Northwest ski pictures:
- p. xiii: Three ski mountaineers tour up the Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker.
- p. 13: Mt Steel from Home Sweet Home shelter in the Olympics, during a spring ski trip.
- p. 77: A skier tours above the clouds at Camp Muir.
- p. 83: A skier cuts lazy turns in untouched powder near Paradise, below Mt Rainer. (The photo is wrongly captioned.)
- p. 86: A skier begins a run off the roof of the Paradise Inn.
- p. 88: A skier tours near Artist Point, above Mt Baker ski area.
- p. 96: A roped skier examines a crevasse on the Quien Sabe Glacier.
- p. 97: A skier (probably Gary Rose) stands near a tent in Boston Basin.
- p. 107: A skier begins the day carrying skis near Camp Muir.
p. 103: In "What It's All About: Green-bonding," the author notes that the 1964 Wilderness Act is under attack by the Wilderness Act Reform Coalition of industry and its spokespersons in government. Loggers and miners are trying to broaden their base of citizen support by advocating motors and bicycles on wilderness trails. "To date, we defenders have been able to protect our own, but the population is shifting. We are in danger of becoming a minority, easily marginalized to insignificance by a Congress with other priorities." Referring to the Wilderness Act, he writes, "What Congress giveth, Congress may also taketh away."
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