Bad Trip

Bad Trip

by MG Admin January 12, 2011 January 2011

Author’s note: I spent literally months and months working on a fairly-heavy (at least by my humble heaviness standards) New-Year’s-based Smoke Signals about the fact that the municipal government of the town in which I live last year passed an ordinance that effectively puts the kibosh on panhandling within the city limits, and how that […]

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One More Reason Why SUV’s are Evil

One More Reason Why SUV’s are Evil

by MG Admin January 12, 2011 January 2011

For some reason, when I heard the car door shut, I knew I was screwed. It was 4 a.m., January. I was perched high on the lip of Muley Point, Utah, and the wind was howling. Somewhere in the dark, far below this wind-riven promontory, the San Juan River flowed with ice. I was naked […]

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Bailing: Why, How and When We Do It

Bailing: Why, How and When We Do It

by MG Admin January 12, 2011 January 2011

Bailing: Why, How and When We Do It By Brendan Leonard From inside Kind Coffee in Estes Park, the day looked perfect for climbing, aside from the deep, extending bowing every visible tree was performing in the wind as Mitsu and I comfortably drank coffee. “Good bail, dude,” I said. “What? That wasn’t a bail,” […]

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Re-Entry

Re-Entry

by Ana Maria Spagna January 12, 2011 January 2011

We hiked that winter morning from the river to the rim, from sun-soaked beach through deep red mud to dry cold snow. From a grubby two weeks camping, past Europeans in city shoes, to the visitor center pub where Jim Croce played on the jukebox and ski jumpers launched on flat screens over the heads […]

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Deep, Dark and Weird

Deep, Dark and Weird

by MG Admin January 12, 2011 Cartographic

As we find ourselves once again in the shortest and darkest days of the year, we turn inward to reflect on the cold and weird that resides within us all. We consider the ramifications of blue-ice impacts, anaerobic digesters and plunging into icy surf, and wait for longer, brighter days, which, sometimes, it seems, can’t […]

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