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14. Riverlands
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12. Ramblin’ Rose
THE HOWLING NORTHWEST WINDS rake tears from my eyes on the barren summit of 9,064-foot Wildrose Peak. I’m standing near the center of the Panamint Mountains, which run north-south for 50 miles. Seven miles south of me, 11,053-foot Telescope Peak dent