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Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
A White Christmas: Storm Dumps Two Feet of Snow in the SierraSkiers in the Sierra Nevada have a Christmas Day present from Mother Nature: About two feet of fresh snow on the slopes.
Study: Sahara Desert Increasingly Responsible For Snow, Rain In Western USOne of the driest spots on Earth — the Sahara desert — is increasingly responsible for snow and rain half a world away in the western U.S., a new study released Thursday found.

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