Mountain Passages—Why Are the Limes in My Margarita Brown?

Mountain Passages—Why Are the Limes in My Margarita Brown?

by Alan Stark May 2, 2013 Blogs

In this life there are some risks worth taking and there are some risks to be avoided. It is only by careful analysis and investigation that these risks can be properly evaluated. It is a fine spring day and to celebrate the season I sit down at a well-worn stool in my favorite mountain bar […]

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Letter art

Letters #193

by MG Admin November 9, 2012 Letters

Envelope: K.Laskey  Silverton CO We’re in the market for decorative envelopes to help beautify our Letters pages. If you’ve got an artistic envelope bent, pull out your weapons-of-choice, decorate an envelope with our snail mail address on it, mail the resultant envelope to us, and, if we print it, we’ll give you a year’s subscription […]

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Buried in the sky

Mountain Media #193

by Andy Anderson November 9, 2012 Books

BOOKS: “Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day,” by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan During every Himalayan expedition, the behind-the-scenes work of hauling gear, setting up camps, scouting routes and fixing rope lines falls on the backs of high-altitude workers, or Sherpa climbers, as they’re commonly known. […]

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geoff snow-face

It’s all in your head: Shred music

by Dawne Belloise November 9, 2012 Mountain Music

Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort It’s here, it’s finally here… the month we’ve all been waiting through the off-season brown, beefing up with pot lucks, brews and conditioning classes in anticipation of burning quadriceps and lifts cranking up to take us to the magnificent white glory. It’s cause for celebration. Opening day […]

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The Best Bar in America

The Best Bar in America

by Erich Hennig November 9, 2012 Mountain Brew Notes

Recently, the Craft Brewers Association of America held a contest to try and find the “Best Beer Bar in America.” Members of the beer-drinking public were invited to vote through a website, and, not surprisingly, the winning institution is located in a place where the population within a 20-mile radius of the bar easily exceeds the total […]

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San Francisco Ski Show

Bob Chamberlain’s Mountain Vision #193

by Bob Chamberlain November 9, 2012 Mountain Vision

Used Shoes, San Francisco Ski Show 1976 In the course of auditing my tax account, the Internal Revenue Service ruled that I was allowed to take a deduction for one pair of skis a year, but could not deduct my boots. As they saw the matter, the boots could be conceivably be used for purposes […]

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cartographic

If the world doesn’t end

by Tara Flanagan November 9, 2012 Cartographic

Winter has some serious competition this year in the form of The Shift, which is slated around the date of Dec. 21

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Way of the Mountain #193

Way of the Mountain #193

by Art Goodtimes November 9, 2012 November-December 2012

Elections are over. Time to let go the human drama. And dig into the spirit of place where you live.

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Machu Picchu

Ruined

by M John Fayhee November 9, 2012 November-December 2012

Several years ago, I was given an assignment by a glossy outdoor magazine to pen a story about hiking Peru’s famed Inca Trail.

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Grand Canyon illustration

The Hermit Trail

by Anonymous November 8, 2012 Features

Ed Abbey and I traveled all over the Southwest. I was a college sophomore and “Desert Solitare” had been in print for only four years.

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