Letters - #180

Letters – #180

by Mountain Gazette June 28, 2011 July 2011

Letters from our loyal readers.

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Books: "The Quotable Chongo on How To Be Bitchin, Volume One" by Chongo

Books: “The Quotable Chongo on How To Be Bitchin, Volume One” by Chongo

by Brendan Leonard June 28, 2011 Books

Charles “Chongo” Victor Tucker III is one of the most legendary dirtbags in the history of dirtbags, and probably the most-famous dirtbag in the history of Yosemite.

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The Wild Side of Life: Roadhouses, Honky-Tonks and Dives

The Wild Side of Life: Roadhouses, Honky-Tonks and Dives

by Dawne Belloise June 28, 2011 July 2011

… a roadhouse, honky-tonk or just a dive?

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I Am Climbing Granite Peak

I Am Climbing Granite Peak

by Dave Reuss June 28, 2011 Features

I am climbing Granite Peak, the highest mountain in Montana, and sweat is pouring off my brow.

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Meander: A History

Meander: A History

by Jen Jackson June 28, 2011 Features

There is a buried and meandering channel of history moving unseen through the Moab Valley’s narrow, rimrock embrace.

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Making the Break

Making the Break

by Richard Barnum-Reece June 28, 2011 Features

In the white brick courtyard of the 16th century Catholic church in Managua, Nicaragua, a dark mob of angry Central Americans were screaming two familiar epithets: “Yankee go home!” and “Vaya Gringo!”

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Mountain High

Mountain High

by Tara Flanagan June 28, 2011 Cartographic

This month’s theme is High Summer, as you’ve noticed. Ergo, we look at marijuana and the Reefer Madness pandemic.

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Don't Know What You Got 'Til It's Gone

Don’t Know What You Got ‘Til It’s Gone

by Mark Plantz June 28, 2011 July 2011

Your blood runs cold and a sickeningly vivid image pops into your head: your skins/paddle/front wheel sitting on your garage floor.

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Rabbits and Red Butte

Rabbits and Red Butte

by Mary Sojourner June 28, 2011 July 2011

It had been twenty-three years since I had danced the Round Dance. The last time had been at a Havasupai gathering near Red Butte in Arizona.

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Going Big: My Court Date with Hunter S. Thompson

Going Big: My Court Date with Hunter S. Thompson

by Andy Dannerbeck June 28, 2011 July 2011

I only met Hunter S. Thompson once when either of us was sober. I was waiting to stand trial for crimes against the State of Colorado, County of Pitkin and City of Aspen.

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