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Comparing unexpected major victories by Tiger and Phil | theScore.com

Eric Patterson, 2d ago

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Tiger Woods will always have the upper hand over Phil Mickelson in terms of career accomplishments.

Eighty-two wins and 15 major victories put Woods in rarified air only Jack Nicklaus can relate to.

Unfortunately for Mickelson, he’s been compared to him throughout his career and will be seen as second best.

In fact, barring some drastic return to elite form, Mickelson will end his career without ever reaching No. 1 in the world.

Source: Comparing unexpected major victories by Tiger and Phil | theScore.com

Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

By Daniel Trotta, Chris Canipe, and Howard Schneider

May 6, 20218:09 AM PDT

Petco Park in San Diego celebrates the opening day for the San Diego Padres as they host the Atlanta Braves in their MLB home opening baseball game in San Diego, California April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)

It was Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and J Street near the Petco Park baseball stadium was bustling.

Fans of the hometown Padres, many decked out in team gear, packed the bars and restaurants with more waiting in line and happy to do so after a year of pandemic lockdown.

Source: Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure – The Washington Post

The author’s son Kai hikes along the Tonto Trail on the third day of their early March backpacking trip as mist spills off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon far above. (John Briley for The Washington Post)

By John Briley, April 9, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

As intros to backpacking go, this might be pushing it. At noon on a brilliant Tuesday in March, my 12-year-old son Kai and I are a mile and a half into a four-day, 27-mile walk through the Grand Canyon — his first backpacking trip — when he asks: “Are we almost to camp?”

Um, no.

Camp, at Hermit Creek, is seven miles and nearly 2,500 vertical feet below, a trek that will take us several more hours. We’re descending the Hermit Trail, a poorly maintained path off the canyon’s South Rim, and have paused on a precipice, across which we can see many of the canyon’s neatly stacked layers: the chalky beiges and browns of the upper Kaibab, Toroweap and Coconino formations, which yield to the pinkish pastels of the Hermit, Supai and Redwall deposits below.

This is on display in cliffs hundreds of feet tall, a stark reminder of how far we have to go — and how quickly we could get there with one misstep.

Source: A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure – The Washington Post

Why ‘star walking’ is the outdoor activity we need right now

By hiking at night, nature lovers gain new perspectives while escaping crowds

A park guide gazes at the Milky Way in Grasslands National Park, a Dark-Sky Preserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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By Rachael Davies, Published March 10, 2021 • 9 min read

Photographer Rebecca Douglas has always been fascinated by the night sky.

Her love of the stars has taken the U.K. resident on “star walking” trips to Iceland and into the Arctic, where she steps out onto darkened trails to capture twinkling constellations and glowing planets in her images.

Source: Why ‘star walking’ is the outdoor activity we need right now

Have You Seen This? Single-shot drone short film is flawless | KSL.com

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By Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor | Posted – Mar. 13, 2021 at 2:49 p.m.

Right Up Our Alley

THE ALLEY — We’ve all seen “single-shot drone shots” in our time on the internet. It doesn’t seem to be that hard when you know how to fly a drone. You just fly over something pretty, do some post effects to make the colors pop, and voila, you’ve got something pretty nice that people love watching.

The film is called “Right Up Our Alley,” and it showcases a typical night at the Bryant Lake Bowl bowling alley and theater in Minneapolis. And it’s all done in a single shot.

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Source: Have You Seen This? Single-shot drone short film is flawless | KSL.com