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Peaks to Plains is a weekly column by Kelsey Dayton focusing on Wyoming’s outdoors, wildlife, and people. Wyoming has some of the nation’s most cherished recreation opportunities, and Dayton covers them all.

Climbing trip inspires war story

The mountain loomed in Sam Lightner Jr.’s mind. Thirty years ago, the now Lander resident was searching for karst mountains like those he’d discovered in Thailand, constructed of soluble rock that afforded incredibly steep climbs, with knobs and pockets for

Records fall in the Tetons

A climbing team is believed to be the first to complete two car-to-car summits of the Grand Teton in a single day. A soloist made three laps weeks later.