Land in the Sky: The Public Lands

All the big shot Greek gods—Zeus, Hera, Athena, and the rest—live up on Mount Olympus. But there is one god who never bothered making the ascent and instead remains on the down-low. His name is Hades, “Lord of the Underworld.” No altars or temples have been erected in his name. Why bother? He’s one god … Continue reading Land in the Sky: The Public Lands

Crass Consumerism: Finding hope in the halls of Outdoor Retailer

We sent MG reporter Mike Medberry into the belly of the beast. Sort of. As in we sort of sent him and he sort of wandered down to Salt Lake City from Idaho and then sent us his thoughts on the best stuff in the world of stuff. By Mike Medberry Now I’ve gotta tell … Continue reading Crass Consumerism: Finding hope in the halls of Outdoor Retailer

Mountain Passages: A Fool’s Errand?

Mountain Passages: A Fool’s Errand? Backcountry patrollers are good people who have difficult job. And this one particular old Bear is a bit tired of trying to please everyone on the trails in winter. By Alan Stark The sun is just coming up over the horizon to the far southeast. A red circle blasts through the … Continue reading Mountain Passages: A Fool’s Errand?