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Mountain Hootchie-Kooch Takes Off

by Dawne Belloise April 5, 2011 April 2011

Always threatened to run off and join the circus? Good news… it’s within the realm of possibility with even more options and you can stay based in your mountain home paradise. You can still run away and throw your hat, and most of your clothes for that matter, into the world of burlesque. It doesn’t […]

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A Hiker’s Guide to the Desert

A Hiker’s Guide to the Desert

by Jen Jackson April 5, 2011 April 2011

Wherever you are right now, drive 14 miles. Depending on the direction you’re coming from, you’ll either turn right or left at the fourth unmarked dirt road. Follow this road until it forks. Turn and drive toward the sun — east or west, depending on the time of day. After a sufficient amount of time, […]

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Sera and the Wildernext

Sera and the Wildernext

by George Sibley April 5, 2011 April 2011

There are maybe a dozen of us, sitting on folding chairs at the center of three empty acres of old cracked concrete, listening to a young man and the wind play on a long wooden flute, and watching a dancer courting the concrete. She lies on it, slithers along it, lays her cheek on it. […]

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Bob Chamberlain’s Mountain Vision #177

Bob Chamberlain’s Mountain Vision #177

by Bob Chamberlain April 5, 2011 April 2011

Local Apparent Lunchtime is one variable of celestial navigation that is usually possible to estimate with a great deal of accuracy. When you are not allowed to handle the oars, or raise a sail, and your craft is only an inflatable rubber life raft, your mind travels naturally toward something good to eat. At sea, […]

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Terror & Wonder at the Mountain Roundup

Terror & Wonder at the Mountain Roundup

by Vince Welch April 5, 2011 April 2011

Despite my grown-up age, I’m suffering a premature case of panic at the thought of what lies ahead. Call it existential dread, a kind of pre-terror before the real thing arrives and wraps me in a stomach-churning, middle-of-the-night state of icy apprehension for the rest of my life. I had hoped to secretly enjoy the […]

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Letter from Hyder

Letter from Hyder

by Pete Richmond April 5, 2011 April 2011

I am stopped waiting for the highway crew to clean up a terrible accident on Highway 37A in northern British Columbia. The accident involved a car trying to avoid a mama bear and cub and consequently hitting another car in the process. As I pass the accident scene, there is a highway worker that looks […]

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Lost GPS Drivers: Alarmed and dangerous

Lost GPS Drivers: Alarmed and dangerous

by Jon Kovash April 5, 2011 April 2011

GPS route-finding has been enthusiastically accepted by drivers who don’t want the drudgery of piloting their vehicles or the tedium of orientation and navigation. Begging the question of why they don’t just take mass transit, most of us have heard really great stories that involve use of a GPS route finder, flat unbelievable cluelessness and […]

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Getting a Move On

Getting a Move On

by Tara Flanagan April 5, 2011 April 2011

With Mud Season soon upon us, it’s customary for mountain folk, many who live and breathe tourism in order to dwell in the thin air, to take a temporary leave. Some of us will attempt to be learned travelers in the spirit of evolution. But given that only 37 percent of Americans have passports (half […]

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Way of the Mountain #177

Way of the Mountain #177

by MG Admin April 5, 2011 April 2011

Welcome to MG’s new poetry page, Way of the Mountain. That was the name given to the earth-centered, outdoor-templed spiritual path of Dolores LaChapelle, high peak guru who lived, wrote and wandered the San Juan Mountains near Silverton until her recent passing. Her books on deep ecology have influenced mountain folk all over the world, […]

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