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January 19, 2014 in Outdoors
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Shorty Peak has a hike-in fire lookout for rent in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains.

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Hikers pass McArthur Lake near Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, where permit quotas fill three months in advance.

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Backpackers trek a sand beach along the West Coast Trail in Canada’s Pacific Rim National Park. Permits required.