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Great Divide

A point in time identified by Professor Lawrence Henderson between 1910 and 1912 when, for the first time, a random patient with a random disease consulting a doctor chosen at a random time stood better than a 50-50 chance of benefitting from the encounter. After 1912, patients had an ever increasing expectation that they would not only survive the encounter, but enjoy improved health as a result thereof.
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Guanacaste Conservation Area encloses an entire ecosystem, from the ocean past the Continental Divide.
This 10,000-square-mile area--the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem--supports major populations of the endangered gray wolf and bald eagle and the threatened grizzly bear.
There are human beings currently inhabiting this planet who think that scaling Kilimanjaro, diving with sharks in the Barrier Reef, hiking through the Continental Divide, snow-shoeing across Antarctica, cliff diving in Fiji, paddling through fjords in Iceland, offroading through Senegal, swamp-buggy riding through the Louisiana Bayou, whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon, heli-skiing in British Columbia, scuba diving in Bonaire and surfing off that seven-mile stretch of Oahu known as the North Shore should be experienced at any cost before our time is up.
Four mountain ranges--all of volcanic origin--form a continental divide down the center of the country, one determining factor in Costa Rica's tropical climate.
With an average snowfall of 346 inches, more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain stretching over seven miles, and spectacular views of the Gore Range and Continental Divide, Vail is a "must ski" for Exclusive Resorts members during the winter months.
Unable to find game when crossing the Continental Divide, the Lewis and Clark party ate some of their horses and candles to survive, but apparently left no record of what wines go best with fillet of filly.
Hot, dry winds pushed the fire with such ferocity that by the time it had climbed 1,000 feet in elevation, a column of smoke was billowing high enough to be visible in Fraser, Colorado, 60 miles away on the west side of the Continental Divide.
Granite Mountain (2844 ft above sea level) is the geographical boundary of the Fairhaven and Koyuk mining districts and defines the continental divide for this part of North America.
When the last member of our group had his fill of racing, we lined up and headed off for our next destination, the Continental Divide.
5 million acres on broth sides of the Continental Divide.
Just like a real Heisman vote cast by a real Heisman voter who happens to reside on the sunny side of the Continental Divide.
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