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Warning: Wolves Will Lick Your Face Warning: Wolves Will Lick Your Face

Have you ever been licked by a wolf? On a recent trip to Mission: Wolf, a group of youth from Sierra Club's Boulder ICO group just got kissed by these cuddly canines. Sierra Club's best interns Izzy Weisz and Daniel Cespedes tell all in their recent video blog.

According to Izzy, "Mission: Wolf started because this guy Kent -- a true character, with casts on both arms and an outdoorsman's glint in his eye -- decided that wolves, which can't be released into the wild, should have somewhere to go, and that people should be educated about them. He claimed that seeing and touching wolves has a certain effect on kids, and he was right."

9/11 Veterans Climbing Series 9/11 Veterans Climbing Series

This month, Sierra Club Outdoors, in partnership with Our Wild America and in support of the local Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Campaign led a group of military veterans to summit Mt. Olympus and the Bailey Range Traverse in western Washington, an area of the Olympic Peninsula offering unparalleled views, unique wildlife and soaring summits.

Part of the our "Veteran's Climbing Series," every year on September 11th since 2010 the Sierra Club has led a group of veterans to summit at national parks around the country, including the Grand Tetons (Wyoming), Long Peaks (Colorado), Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) and Mt. Shuksan (Washington). This year, three veterans representing several branches of the military spent seven days rediscovering the beauty of our country’s open spaces and wild places on the Olympic Peninsula.

Read on.

Photo: Dan Wiwczar (SCMO Outside Adventure Film School Grad)

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids Just Keeps Getting Bigger The Outdoors Alliance for Kids Just Keeps Getting Bigger

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is a national alliance aimed at connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors. Sierra Club is proud to be a co-founder of OAK and thrilled to welcome quite a few new members into the alliance. Check out OAK's newest partner members who have committed to work together to get kids and families outdoors: American Canoe Association, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, GirlTrek, Lantern Camps, Nemours, North American Association for Environmental Education, Outdoor Afro, the Outdoors Empowered Network, and Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Learn more about OAK and its member organizations and stay in touch.

Caution: This River Will Change You 20 Days of Giveaways

Sierra magazine + select partners are celebrating the outdoors this fall by giving our readers 20 Days of Giveaways! From a DeLorme Satellite Communicator to a Dahon foldable bike, we are giving away the coolest prizes to the coolest readers.

Visit to enter to win an awesome prize.

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