Rincon De La Vieja

Rincon De La Vieja National Park is located in the northeast corner of Costa Rica. The park contains two volcanoes and there are many areas with geothermal activity to check out along the hiking trails. We explored the Santa Maria sector of the park where we discovered waterfalls, cold bubbling pools, hot mud pots and natural hot springs to relax in!

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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The Rio Celeste

The Rio Celeste is a river in Tenorio Volcano National Park that is known for its distinct bright blue water.  Unfortunately, we visited after a downpour of rain so the water was muddy and didn’t have its distinct blue color.  The hike is fairly easy and only takes about an hour.  Even though we didn’t see the brilliant blue water, the Rio Celeste Waterfall was well worth the hike to get there.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

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Tortuguero

Tortuguero is a National Park on the northeast coast of Costa Rica. The park is made up of dense jungle, winding river canals and dark sand beaches. Tortuguero has tons of biodiversity and exploring the maze of winding jungle canals by boat is a great way to spot wildlife.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

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Hiking Damnation Creek Trail

Damnation Creek Trail is one of the most highly recommended trails in the Redwood State Parks. Coastal fog gives this trail a mysterious feel as you descend 1100ft through towering redwoods to the rugged northern Californian coast.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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Hiking Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park contains miles of hiking trails through the tallest living tree species, the coastal redwood. There are open meadows filled with herds of wild Roosevelt Elk, fern covered canyon walls, and sandy beaches. Today we took the James Irving Trail from the Visitor’s Center through towering redwoods and fern canyon to the coast.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

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Hiking To Burney Falls/Hunt Hotsprings

Both Burney Falls and Hunt Hotsprings are hidden gems in Northern California. Burney Falls is 130 ft. high with a constant flow rate of 380 million liters per day! Hunt Hotsprings are a little more off the beaten track and a bit of an adventure to get to. You may encounter some weirdos along the way but the thermal pools along the river are an amazing place to relax.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

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Rafting The Snake River

The Snake River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming has thrilling class III rapids that deliver an exciting and challenging rafting experience. There are many guided raft tours on this stretch of the river, or you can rent your own raft and take on the rapids yourself. From exciting rapids to calm stretches with beautiful scenery the Snake River is a must visit in Wyoming.

Difficulty Rating: Guide or Paddling Experienced Recommended

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Hiking Cirque Of Towers

Cirque of Tower is located in the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming.  This hike has many areas to backcountry camp along the way and is perfect for those who love the wilderness. The cirque has tall granite spires surrounding crystal clear lakes and meadows of wildflowers.  The jaw dropping views are an outdoor adventurers dream come true.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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Kayaking The Kananaskis River

The Kananskis River cuts through the heart of Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains.  The river’s class II and III rapids draw local paddlers and have been on our list to check out for a while.  After a brief warm up at Harvie Passage in Calgary we headed to Kananaskis to give the river a go.

Difficulty Rating: Paddling Experience Recommended

Hiking To Goat Lake

The hike to Goat Lake is quite challenging with substantial elevation gain up short steep switchbacks. Along the way you pass through beautiful forest scenery and are treated to stunning views of the surrounded mountains. The finish point, Goat Lake, is a spectacularly beautiful alpine lake.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

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Hiking Alderson Carthew Trail

Alderson Carthew Trail is one of three hikes that make up Waterton’s Triple Crown. It is also one of the most visually rewarding hikes in the area. The hike has challenging switchbacks, incredible views, deep blue mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls and lush green forest.  It is a challenging hike but the rewarding scenery is well worth the effort.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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Camping At Gem Lakes

Gem Lakes is a small grouping of deep, beautiful lakes in central Saskatchewan named after precious stones. A 5.5km hiking trail winds around the lakes providing spectacular views and access to fish, camp, canoe and kayak at the various lakes.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

The 4 Peak Challenge

The Four Peak Challenge, also known as the Canmore Quad, consists of running/walking up the 4 main peaks surrounding Canmore. The peaks are Grotto Mountain, Mount Lady MacDonald, East End of Rundle, and Ha Ling Peak.  To add to the difficulty, you must start and finish in the town of Canmore and can only travel on foot between the mountains! In total, this amounts to around 57km with 4800m elevation!

Difficulty Rating: 10/10

Hiking Tent Ridge

Tent Ridge is one of our favorite hikes in the Kananaskis area. It’s an 11km loop trail that provides a challenge for beginner hikers while also being difficult enough for those with more experience. This hike has it all, from ridge walks to forest trails, scrambling up rocks and sliding down snow. To top it all off, the views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

Hiking To Troll Falls

Troll Falls is a short, easy hike that takes no more than two hours. It is located in Kananaskis Country near Nakiska Mountain and is quite popular during the summer months. The hike starts on an easy trail through the forest with minimal elevation and ends up at a series of large heavy flowing waterfalls, the first of which is troll falls.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

Pismo Beach/Oceano Dunes

Pismo beach is a classic Californian beach town on the central coast.  Pismo has consistent waves and a beach break which make it a great surfing spot for all ability levels. Just three miles south of Pismo Beach are the Oceano Dunes, one of the most expansive costal dunes left in California. Thrill seekers must rent an ATV and/or dune buggy as riding the dunes was one of the most fun things we have ever done.

Difficulty Rating: N/A

Valencia Peak

Valencia Peak is located on the central coast of California in Montana De Oro State Park. It is a moderately challenging hike, and rewards successful hikers with panoramic views of the coastline. From the top, you can see all the way to Morro Bay and catch a glimpse of the Morro Rock.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Reservoir Canyon Trail

Reservoir Canyon Trail is a great half day hike for anyone in the San Luis Obispo area. The hike takes roughly three hours to complete and begins just outside of the city. From the top you will be rewarded with incredible views of SLO, the hilly landscape that surrounds it, and the coastline.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Big Sur

Big Sur is a scenic coastal drive with many beautiful spots to pull over and explore.  Our Big Sur adventure began at the Instagram famous Bixby Bridge, from there we headed south to hike along the coastal bluff in Andrew Molera State Park and through the Redwoods in Pfeiffer State Park. As the sun set the finale of our day was at McWay falls, a spectacular 80 foot waterfall that dumps directly into the ocean.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Monterey Bay Diving

When you think of scuba diving most people picture swimming through crystal clear water with tropical reef fish surrounding you.  Monterey Bay offers a completely different diving experience.  The cold water kelp forest off the coast of California offers a unique diving experience that will not be forgotten!

Difficulty Rating: Diving Certification Required

San Francisco

San Francisco has a little bit of everything. With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a constant “show” put on by the sea lions of pier 39, and a multitude of sporting events to check out, there is truly something for everyone. San Francisco is a city like no other and it is amazing to explore!

Difficulty Rating: 1/10

Whitefish Winter Adventure

Whitefish is nestled in the Rocky Mountains just south of the Canadian border.  The area offers incredible adventure opportunities year round with skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.  Our winter adventure involved building and sleeping in a Quinzee, plus some incredible snowboarding at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Difficulty Rating: All Difficulty Levels

McCloud Falls

McCloud Falls is a short 4-mile hike along the stunning McCloud River. It includes three different waterfalls and there is a campground if you plan to stay overnight. If you’re driving south on the I-5, you have to make the stop at McCloud Falls and enjoy the scenery.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

Mount Shasta

The city of Mount Shasta is located in northern California at the base of one of the largest volcanoes in the state. Mount Shasta is a must visit location in California with endless outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and camping.  Our adventure included a scenic bike ride around Lake Siskiyou and some explore up the mountain.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

The Blue Hole

Most people that experience the Blue Hole don’t actually step foot in it, they view it from the window of a helicopter. The Blue Hole is surrounded by miles of thick rain forest, mountains, and rivers, which makes it one of the most remote and difficult to reach places on Kauai.

Difficulty Rating: 10/10

Hiking Nounou Trail

Nounou Trail, also known as the Sleeping Giant, is a relatively short hike just outside the town of Wailua.  The hike offers stunning views of the coast and surrounding landscapes while providing enough of a challenge to give any hiker a strong feeling of accomplishment upon reaching the top!

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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The Secret Tunnels Hikes

Kauai’s secret tunnels hike has been said to be one of the most difficult hikes on the island. The difficulty of this hike doesn’t come from the elevation, distance or technical skill needed, it’s the environment around the hike. You will most likely be getting very wet, muddy, and scratched up. If you are willing to endure the hike, and you get the right day, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful lush Kauai hills that most people will never set their eyes on.

Difficulty Rating: 9/10

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Hiking The Kukui Trail

Kukui Trail takes you into Waimea Canyon and gives a perspective of the canyon that very few people experience. Most people enjoy views of Waimea Canyon from lookouts along the rim. Hiking down and camping inside the canyon is a way to really experience this amazing area!

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

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Wailua River's Secret Waterfall

Kayaking up the Wailua River is a calm, relaxing activity that anyone can enjoy. As you kayak inland, views of beautiful lush Hawaiian hills surround you and a few kilometer up the river a small trail can be followed on foot to reach the secret waterfall!

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

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Hiking The Awa'awapuhi Trail

The Awa’awapuhi Trail has views of some of the most awe inspiring and unique landscapes known to man. Descending over 1500 feet, this trail takes you on a journey through the rainforest and ends with a thrilling walk atop the long jagged cliffs of the Na Pali Coast.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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Hiking The Alaka'i Swamp Trail

The Alaka’i swamp is the largest high elevation swamp in the world. The boardwalks that have been installed through the bog make it possible to traverse what once would have been near impassable terrain. A visit to the swamp is one of the most unique experiences in Kauai and if you’re lucky and the weather cooperates the view from the final lookout point is amazing!

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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Hiking Pololu Valley

Pololu Valley is located on the north shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. The 300-foot walls on either side of the valley provide stunning views on the hike down. Pololu Valley has a black sand beach to relax at, and if you’re feeling energetic and adventurous, the adventure up and over into the next valley is a lot of fun.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

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Hiking Waimea Canyon Trail

Waimea Canyon is referred to by some as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”.  Waimea Canyon is not quite as old or as large as the Grand Canyon, but the lush vegetation that grows in, and around the canyon, makes it one of a kind. Its rugged green cliffs and jut outs give the canyon an aura of life that is quite special.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

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Mauna Kea Summit

Standing 13,800ft above sea level, Mauna Kea is the highest peak in all of Hawaii. The neighboring volcano, Mauna Loa, is just south of Mauna Kea and can be seen from the peak. Visiting the summit of Mauna Kea is an experience you cannot pass on while in Hawaii.

Difficulty Rating: 1/10

Hiking Ha Ling Trail

Ha Ling is a very popular well-trafficked trail on the western end of Mount Lawrence Grassi.  This hike was formerly known as Chinaman’s peak but the name has been change to Ha Ling in recent years.  There are spectacular views from the summit of Ha Ling but the hike to get there is steep and challenging.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

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Hiking Pu'u Oo Trail

Although Pu’u Oo Trail isn’t the most thrilling adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii, its diverse terrain offers a unique hiking experience.  The trail crosses barren lava flows with patches of lush rain forest separating them.  At the far point of the hike a pristine lava tube can be explored so bring a headlamp!

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

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MTB In Buffalo Pound

In the heart of the Saskatchewan Prairies, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is a land of adventure. Whether your niche is kayaking, hiking, mountain biking or cross country skiing, Buffalo Pound has an adventure for you. Buffalo Pound is a pleasant place for families to camp and enjoy the outdoors.

Difficulty Rating: All Difficulty Levels

Hiking To Nanue Falls

The hike to Nanue Falls is very short and only 18 miles north of Hilo.  Although this hike is short and doesn’t require much time, it is challenging as there is no trail and you must rock hop along slippery boulders up the creek.  The waterfall is beautiful and worth the trek, but even the most sure-footed hikers are likely to take a slip and end up getting wet at some point.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Hiking Grizzly Peak

The view from the summit of grizzly peak may be the best we have seen!  This hike is one of our favorites in Kananaskis because it has a bit of everything.  There is breathtaking scenery the entire way up, moderate scrambling, and a sheer drop off from the summit creating a spectacular panoramic view. This hike is short but steep so prepare to work hard to reach the top of this peak!

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

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Hiking To Honomalino Bay

Honomalino Bay is quiet, secluded and not well known to tourists. It isn’t accessible by road, which provides people the peace and quiet you don’t get at many public beaches. The hike to the beach from the parking lot is just under a mile and requires little effort. When you reach the beach you’ll be rewarded with picturesque scenery and a beautiful black sand beach to relax on.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

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Hiking To Ribbon Lake

Hiking to Ribbon Lake is a moderately difficult trek in the backcountry of Kananaskis.  Although the hike can be done as a day hike, Ribbon Lake has is a beautiful campsite to overnight at. The hike follows Ribbon Creek Trail to Ribbon Falls.  Many hikers make the falls their turnaround point, but the final 2km up to Ribbon Lake are the most exciting part of this hike.  Chains tacked into the mountain side assist your final assent up to the lake.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

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Green Sand Beach & South Point

A visit to the big island of Hawaii isn’t complete without a trip to Green Sand Beach and South Point. Papakolea Beach, also known as Green Sand Beach, is a small bay surrounded by cliffs with a beautiful green sand beach to relax on. It is fairly secluded, not usually very busy and has crystal clear blue water.  Just down the road from Green Sand Beach is South Point.  The most southern point in the united states a great spot for cliff jumping.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

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Hiking Lady MacDonald

Lady Macdonald is located just outside the town of Canmore and is a local favorite because of its convenient location.  With 1200m of elevation gain to the top, Lady MacDonald is a challenge for even the most athletic hikers.  The final 60m approach to the summit is along a knife edge ridge with incredibly steep drop offs on either side.  Even the most surefooted adventure seekers will feel their adrenalin pumping while traversing this narrow ridge.

Difficulty Rating: 8/10

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Surface Flow Hike

Kilauea is the youngest and most southeastern volcano on the island of Hawai’i.  It is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world.  Since 1983 eruption activity has been continuously taking place along the East Rift Zone allowing periodic viewing of surface lava flows and lava flow directly into the ocean.  The conditions of the eruption are ever changing but under the right circumstances up close viewing of lava is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

Hiking To Apua Point

Apua Point is located on the south shore of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  The Puna Coast Trail to Apua Point takes you over hardened lava flows and along the coastline, where waves crash violently into the sea cliffs.  There is no shade along this hike but a handful of palm trees at the picturesque Apua Point bay make it a scenic location to spend the night.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

Volcano Day Hikes

The day hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offer unique hiking experiences through diverse terrain.  Steps from the Jaggar Museum parking lot you can view lava bubbling and splashing inside Halema’uma’u Crater.  If you’re up for a longer adventure you can hike our favorite trail, Kilauea Iki Trail, through lush rainforest, into the Thurston Lava Tube, and down to the solidified Kilauea Iki Crater floor.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

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Hiking To Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The walking trail through Akaka Falls State Park is a loop, with views of both Kahuna Falls and Akaka Falls.  Although there are larger waterfalls on the Big Island, the accessibility of Akaka Falls allows adventurers of all ages to enjoy its beauty.

Difficulty Rating: 2/10

Hiking To Waimanu Valley

Waimanu Valley is one of the best overnight hikes on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The hike from Waipi’o Valley to Waimanu Valley along the Muliwai Trail is very challenging but the experience of camping overnight in this remote valley is well worth it.  In Waimanu Valley you can cool off in the ocean at a black sand beach, or explore deeper into the valley to reach the base of the amazing Wai’ilikahi Falls.

Difficulty Rating: 9/10

Hiking Ice Box Canyon

Ice Box Canyon is our favorite hike in Red Rock Canyon. The canyon provides shade on a hot summer day and there is lots of boulder hopping to keep things interesting as you hike into the canyon. At the end of the canyon there are small pools, seasonal waterfalls and the opportunity to do some technical scrambling up the wall of the canyon.

Difficulty Rating: 6+/10

Hiking Turtlehead Peak

Turtlehead Peak Trail is one of the most challenging hikes in Red Rock Canyon.  Intermediate level scrambling and loose rocks along the trail add to the difficulty of this hike.  This steep, well-travelled trail can be quite strenuous, but the incredible panoramic view from the peak is well worth it.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

Hiking Calico Tanks

Calico Tanks is a great hike for families and hikers of all ages and abilities. This trail is fairly short, but is one of the most interesting hikes in Red Rock Canyon. Scrambling over the red sandstone rock formations is a lot of fun, and makes this hike one of our favorites.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Hiking To Rawson Lake

Rawson Lake is a beautiful, green, alpine lake with Mount Sarrail as the incredibly stunning backdrop.  This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Kananaskis and reaching the lake is well worth the moderate climb.  The trail to Rawson Lake begins at Upper Kananaskis Lakes and offers great views of the surrounding mountains, Sarrail Falls and lush forest.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Hiking Mount Indefatigable

Mount Indefatigable is a must do trail in Kananaskis Country.  The view of Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes from the top is as good as it gets.  The hike is relatively short, but has a lot of elevation gain which makes it challenging.  There is some mild scrambling required to reach the summit but it is nothing too extreme.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

Hiking Grotto Canyon

Grotto Canyon is a relatively simple trail walk with interesting features that make it a very worthwhile excursion. Walking between the narrow walls of the canyon provides an eerie experience and at the end of the canyon there is a small waterfall and cave to explore. You can also find ancient pictographs painted on the canyon walls if you know where to look!

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

Hiking Mount Tyrwhitt

Hiking Mt. Tyrwhitt is a photographer’s dream! The approach from Highwood Pass takes you through a beautiful larch meadow. This is especially scenic in the fall when the larch trees change to a stunning gold color. As you near the summit a natural rock archway offers a unique scrambling experience with incredible photo opportunities.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

Hiking Squaw's Tit

Despite its politically incorrect name, Squaw’s Tit is one of the best hikes in the Canmore area. The route to the top of the tit takes you through dense forest, up a beautiful creek bed and along a narrow ridge with a shear drop off to the valley below. The climax of the hike is an exciting scramble to the top of the “nipple”.

Difficulty Rating: 8/10

Hiking Akamina Ridge

Akamina Ridge offers some of the most spectacular views in Waterton National Park. Split between Alberta and British Columbia this single loop trail offers an incredibly scenic ridge walk high above Forum Lake and Wall Lake.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

Hiking Mount Galwey

If you are looking for a good scramble, Mount Galwey is for you. Galwey is often described as the “easiest” difficult hike around Waterton. That title is misleading as this hike is in no way easy. With different routes of varying difficulty to the top, summiting this peak is a scrambler’s dream.

Difficulty Rating: 8/10

Hiking To Crypt Lake

From climbing a ladder mounted into the cliff side to crawling through a cave barely big enough for one person to squeeze through; Crypt Lake is an adventure hiker’s dream. It has been rated as one of the most thrilling trails in the world and is an absolute must do!

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

Hiking to Crandell Lake

The hike to Crandell Lake takes you through lush forest with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The lake is secluded and the perfect place for a lunch picnic.

Difficulty Rating: 2/10

Hiking Bear's Hump

The best way to see Waterton is from the top of Bear’s Hump. After a quick but challenging climb you are rewarded with an unreal view of the town and the Waterton Lakes.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Hiking Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon loop is a great scenic walk for hikers of all abilities. Adventuring up the creek through the canyon is where Red Rock’s real excitement lies. The unique red color of the rock with crystal clear water flowing across it is a sight to behold.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

Hiking Yamnuska

Yamnuska is one of the best adventure hikes in the Canmore area. Highlights are a thrilling walk along the ledge of a cliff assisted by a chain, a great scree slope for the descent, and a spectacular view of both the mountains and prairies.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

Hiking Heart Creek Trail

Heart Creek Trail is a beautiful walk through dense forest and over a rocky creek bed. Reaching the hidden waterfall deep in the canyon at the end of the trail provides an added challenge if you think you have the balance to cross the natural obstacle course of floating logs.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Hiking To Fossil Falls

Fossil Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Kananaskis. It is also one of the most hidden. This hike is completely off the beaten track and is a true adventure hike! Some trail finding and bushwhacking is involved to reach the falls.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

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