Land in the Sky: Another Story

Land in the Sky: Another Story

by John P. O'Grady June 9, 2014 Blogs

Half inch of rain overnight on Paradise Hill in the Catskill Mountains. Then a day of gray mist and green-gold light. The collie puppy chews on a stick out in the yard. A wood thrush is singing in the woods. Now a voice on the radio tells the story of a shooting yesterday in Las […]

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Walking in LA: The Restoration of a Once Dead River

Walking in LA: The Restoration of a Once Dead River

by Mike Medberry June 3, 2014 Blogs

The Restoration of the LA River Words and Photos by Mike Medberry No one ever suggested that I should walk the Los Angeles River to determine if it had a grand future. A friend from Boise laughed and offered that it’s too damned late for that dried up trickle. My response? “Take a hike before […]

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Mountain Passages: Trail Running With Mountain Dogs Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Mountain Passages: Trail Running With Mountain Dogs Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

by Alan Stark June 1, 2014 Blogs

Mountain trail running with your dog can be hazardous to your health. It’s dusk on New Years Eve as I crest the hill with Willy. My right foot hits ice on the downhill stride, my left leg hyperflexes under me as I fall, and the tendon holding my quad to my kneecap simply rips away […]

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Postcard: Highway 93 sunrise

Postcard: Highway 93 sunrise

by Devon O'Neil May 24, 2014 Blogs

We awoke at 3 a.m. and left town at 3:30, bound for the Indian Peaks range west of Boulder, Colorado. After an hour and a half of driving in the dark, a clicking noise near my front driver’s side wheel took a turn for the worse. Lug nuts that had wiggled loose finally gave way at 60 […]

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Postcard: Honolua Bay

Postcard: Honolua Bay

by Devon O'Neil May 8, 2014 Blogs

During Maui’s winter (and that word should be in quotation marks when writing it from 10,200 feet as it snows outside on May 8), Honolua Bay lights up with some of the best righthand waves in the world. Alas, during a 10-day visit in 2012, we did not catch any triple-overhead barrels or even the […]

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May Ski

May Ski

by Cameron Martindell May 7, 2014 Adventure Off Yonder

I should have done this years ago, but it finally struck at the right moment. I want to ski every month this year. Technically, I started in November, but I’m going for a clean January to December sweep. Granted, those winter months weren’t much of a challenge, but now that it’s May it takes a […]

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The 2014 Mountain Gazette Survivor Contest
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The 2014 Mountain Gazette Survivor Contest

by Doug May 5, 2014 Blogs

The 2014 Mountain Gazette Survivor Contest It takes guts, grit, and a desire to live against the grain to live in a mountain town. You have to adapt and you are often struck by the brunt of mother nature’s wrath–forest fires, windstorms, mudslides, floods, wild animals, run-ins with the law, even just the challenge of […]

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Mountain Passages: Reorganizing And Cleaning The Sacred Garage

Mountain Passages: Reorganizing And Cleaning The Sacred Garage

by Alan Stark May 1, 2014 Blogs

The garage is the last sacred place in our house. This is where I keep my tools and toys. Blue Eyes has no say in how things go in my garage. It is my zone; the rest of the house, not so much. Sure, I have little islands in the house that are sort of […]

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Postcard: Spring ritual

Postcard: Spring ritual

by Devon O'Neil April 30, 2014 Blogs

The sun hid for the duration of our ascent. Should we still summit? The fresh snow was wet and gloppy down low. Morale was poor. The descent might suck. Then, just as we reached the top of the bowl, the world lit up around us. We hurried to de-skin and scrape our skis. One by […]

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Postcard: Stegosaurus Ridge

Postcard: Stegosaurus Ridge

by Devon O'Neil April 14, 2014 Blogs

What is it about couloirs that incites such a rush? I like the walls. It is the closest I have come in the mountains to feeling like I am inside a wave. This particular tube snakes up a rock wall off the north side of Stegosaurus Ridge, a seldom skied zone in Colorado’s Upper Blue […]

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