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5/ 1/17
It's Back to Bodie...and early April was clearly too early this year for flying the Bodie Hills area. Blizzards and 85mph winds. Fortunately though, we were grounded in a pretty spectacular landscape, the Eastern Sierras. Having climbed extensively in Yosemite for a great many years, I had no idea what lay just over that cosmic valley to the east - an unusual landscape called Bodie Hills, surrounding the ghost mining town of Bodie. I have just finished reading Camp 4 by Steve Roper, and watching a Netflix video called Valley Uprising, both chronicling the heyday of Yosemite and the heroes
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6/22/17
The White Mesa Uranium Mill is the country's only operating conventional uranium mill, just 3 miles from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's White Mesa community. Built in 1979 to process uranium ore from the Colorado Plateau, the mill processes uranium from mines across the Colorado Plateau and has been importing radioactive waste called "alternate feed material" since 1987.