Letters - #178

Letters – #178

by Mountain Gazette May 3, 2011 Letters

Letters from Mountain Gazette issue #178.

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Water on the Brain

Water on the Brain

by Tara Flanagan May 3, 2011 Cartographic

We drink them, play in them, and solve the world’s problems on their banks. We also tourniquet them with dams, foul them beyond recognition and then engage in legal wars over their contents.

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Way of the Mountain #178

Way of the Mountain #178

by Mountain Gazette May 3, 2011 May 2011

Besides the dazzling performance of Sandra Cisneros, the highlight for me at San Miguel de Allende’s Sixth Annual International Writers Conferenced this past February was the Carnitas Fest at Simple Choice Farm on the road to Jalpa and the Talking Gourds Fire Circle, co-led with poet/teacher Judyth Hill of “Wage Peace” fame — shadows of […]

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The Conflicted Angler

The Conflicted Angler

by Michael Wolcott May 3, 2011 May 2011

I could stand here and fish until dark, I think. Or load a backpack and walk upstream, and keep fishing until I am an old man.

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Mountain Scrapbook - #178

Mountain Scrapbook – #178

by Mountain Gazette May 2, 2011 May 2011

MG accepts submissions for our monthly Mountain Scrapbook department. All mountain-related photos are welcome, the funnier, the better. Send submissions to keith@mountaingazette.com. Each month, we pick a winning photo, and the winner receives a year subscription to the Mountain Gazette, along with a Gazette bumpersticker.

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Craft in  Cans Float the Boat

Craft in Cans Float the Boat

by Erich Hennig May 2, 2011 May 2011

If, like me, you find that floating down some remote canyon on a 100-plus-degree day in Utah necessitates the life-saving presence of copious cans of ice-cold beverages, then you understand the complex nature of determining the correct quantity to pack.

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River Family

River Family

by Bob Marin May 2, 2011 Features

Her eyes follow me as I row toward the boat ramp, and a ghost-like feeling from years ago creeps up my spine, icy and tentacle-like. It’s like when Billy died. No, it’s not that bad. Can’t be. I couldn’t take it if it were.

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Thirsty River

Thirsty River

by A. Kyce Bello May 2, 2011 Features

Gone are the native plants, the animals and fish that once thrived here. Denied water, the river’s bed of sand has grown lifeless, its banks fallen in. The near horizon opens on barren fields. Fields where food was once grown, irrigated by arterial acequias.

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High Water

High Water

by Tim Cooper May 2, 2011 Features

They thought it was probably going to start dropping soon. The river was already higher than any flood since the gauges went in back in the ’20s, so the safe bet for forecasters was to say it had just about peaked. “Highest water ever recorded” would be a fair statement.

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