On Naked Pirates and a Snake Tattoo

On Naked Pirates and a Snake Tattoo

by B. Frank April 5, 2011 April 2011

If sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons, And buccaneers, and buried gold, And all the old romance, retold Exactly in the ancient way, Can please, as me they pleased of old, The wiser youngsters of today: —So be it, and fall on! If not, If […]

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Stone Mountains, Best Climbs and Skiing Tales

Stone Mountains, Best Climbs and Skiing Tales

by Brendan Leonard April 5, 2011 April 2011

“Stone Mountains,” by Jim Thornburg “Stone Mountains” is 10 pounds of coffee table awesomeness. Photographer Jim Thornburg masterfully captures it all in this 320-page behemoth — in his photos, the rock is the star just as much as the climber. There are plenty of photos of climbers on moderate routes, which makes the book inspirational […]

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Life on the Mountain Music Road

Life on the Mountain Music Road

by Kimberly Nicoletti April 5, 2011 April 2011

High-altitude sexification The music world is full of stories about band members always getting laid — the allure of the fantasy has compelled many a young teen to pick up a guitar and spend hours strumming strings, only to later end up stroking his own instrument alone in his bedroom. But even musicians face sticky situations with […]

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Letters – #177

Letters – #177

by Mountain Gazette April 5, 2011 April 2011

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 to the Mountain Gazette. […]

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Injun Joe

Injun Joe

by M John Fayhee April 5, 2011 April 2011

If you are inclined to recreationally eyeball road atlases as much as I am, you have probably graduated to the point where you see more than states and provinces, more than roads and streets, more than cities and towns. In other words: more than the obvious information one needs to travel more-or-less accurately from one’s […]

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Salmon River Brewery

Salmon River Brewery

by Erich Hennig April 5, 2011 April 2011

In 2004, Tamarack Ski Resort, located across Lake Cascade from Donnelly, ID, became the first major new ski area to open in North America since Beaver Creek, CO, and Deer Valley, UT, back in 1981. The resulting spasm of real estate speculation, and associated influx of “far-ners,” many fleeing the more populated mountain towns of […]

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Road Trip (With Baby)

Road Trip (With Baby)

by Charles Clayton April 5, 2011 April 2011

Then we got married. Nine months later, we had a baby. A year after that, the three of us took our first road trip together.

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Everest 3D

Everest 3D

by Mountain Gazette April 1, 2011 April 2011

As part of an ongoing series, Elevation Outdoors will follow 13 climbers as they attempt to summit the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest.

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