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Digging Deep: Crossing the Kettle Range “Cakewalk”

Story and photographs by Aaron Theisen The Kettle Range is the backbone—and heart—of northeastern Washington. A mosaic of closed-canopy forests and open, sagebrush- and wildflower-filled meadows rapidly rebounding from past wildfires, the Kettle Range features a half-dozen of eastern Washington’s highest peaks, from the summits of which one can gape at distant shimmering vistas of the Cascade and Rocky Mountains. …

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