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Skiing Is Believing

by Tara Flanagan October 3, 2012 Cartographic

Who knows if any of this news will matter to anyone now that Snooki has given birth, but Michael Phelps wants to join his mountain brethren in our sports of choice.

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burnt house

On The Temporal Nature of Loss

by B. Frank October 3, 2012 Mountain Notebook

Way I remember it, he was wearing a corduroy jacket, or maybe it was wool flannel — either would have stood out as old-school, since we were already living in the age of miraculously wicking fabrics

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Snowy Blueberries

Cold, Snow and the Fire in My Soul

by Tricia M. Cook October 3, 2012 Mountain Notebook

Is it the Northern European and Highlander blood romping wildly through my veins?

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Poker Face

Poker Face

by M John Fayhee October 3, 2012 October 2012

This was a time in the M. John autobiographical train wreck when my normal tendency to socially interact with folks at the bar, even bubbas from the aforementioned state I shall not herein name, was mitigated by a ruminative mindset based upon the fact that, after 24 years, I had decided my time in the High Country was fast drawing to an end.

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mountain acts

Mountain Acts

by Daniel Brigham October 2, 2012 Features

We motored along the Peak-to-Peak Highway a few miles south of Ward, CO, I in my silver Honda S2000 with the convertible top presciently up and my friend in his red Mazda Speed 3.

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Ephedra Cover


by Cameron Scott October 2, 2012 Books

With summer hitting full stride in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Ideas Festival crowd turned into more of a Mountain Fair crowd, and instead of contemplating the economic value of a human life, I find I am contemplating the value of a poetic life.

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Way of the Mountain: #192

Way of the Mountain: #192

by Art Goodtimes October 2, 2012 October 2012

In celebrating MG’s 40th year of publication, we thought to reach back to one of our most beloved poetry editors

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Gated Ski Lodge

Spectacular Mountain Country Club

by Pete Redington October 2, 2012 Features

Suddenly, I begin to worry about all the things to which I rarely pay any mind.

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San Francisco Mountains

An Evening Walk At Snowbowl

by Tyler Williams October 2, 2012 Features

We had just spotted the tree — an ancient gnarled limber pine triumphantly reaching for the heavens through golden evening light — when a voice from behind disturbed our wonder.

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ski flip

How to Watch Your Son Jump Off a Cliff

by Peggy Christian October 2, 2012 Mountain Notebook

You were the one who taught him how to ski. You were the one who wanted him to know the freedom of letting go. Of trusting your body to the downhill thrust of gravity and speed.

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