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October 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Mercer Island couple to be honored as wilderness advocates

Ward and Lois Irwin. (photo from their personal collection) Lois and Ward Irwin, of Mercer Island, met during a Mountaineers basic climbing course more than 60 years ago and got hooked, first on each other, then on Alaska wilderness, through trips offered by the group in the 1960s. They skied, canoed, camped and fished throughout the…

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