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WHERE AM I? A Vision in White


Examine the photo and the clues below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.


AS FROSTY AIR ICES over my ski goggles, a dribble of sweat falls down my forehead. Whew, snowshoeing is hard work. My feet sink deep into the sugarlike powder when I stop to take in my view. Snow is a fact of life for this remote national park—it receives an annual snowfall of 44 feet! But the snow doesn’t deter hikers’ plans for adven- ture. In fact, the park’s summertime roads easily convert to daytime snow- shoe and cross-country skiing trails. Cotton-ball fluff covers hemlock and pine marten forests surround-


42 S COUTING ¿ JANUARY•FebRUARY 2012


ing a marked overlook. I shuffle my way toward the marker and gaze into a blue, watery abyss. The waveless shoreline of a sunken lake comes into view. This lake—1,943-feet deep and, thus, unfrozen in the bitter cold of winter—is only visible when the clouds clear. Otherwise, the white reflection of clouds makes the water difficult to see. Magical, right? The wondrous lake


harbors even more appeal from its lone island—a once-volcanic cinder cone that rose from the lake’s floor. Volcano? Snowfall? Wait a second …


Where Am I? ¿


DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? Enter our “Where Am I?” reader contest online at scoutingmagazine.org/WhereAmI. Or, send your thought along with your name and home address in a letter to Where Am I?, Scouting magazine, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. We’ll take all of the correct answers and select one entrant at random to receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group. The dead- line is Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. The winner and correct answer will be announced at blog.scoutingmagazine.org shortly after the deadline. Good luck! NEED ANOTHER CLUE? Visit scoutingmagazine.org/WhereAmI.


KARA RAE LAZCANO-HUFF


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