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Mountain Studies Institute

Posted on 31/12/2016 in mountain by

Powder Mountain is closed for the 2016/17 winter season. Thank you for a great and memorable winter. We’ll see you on the trails this summer! Mountain ecosystems are threatened. Despite their importance, mountain ecosystems, people and wildlife are under a barrage of threats. Millions live in extreme poverty and are chronically food insecure. Migration is eroding cultures and fraying the fabric of communities. People and ecosystems alike are vulnerable to changing climate and extreme weather and natural disasteers. TMI works closely with mountain communities, combininb local and indigenous knowledge with the latest science to develop practical conservation solutions. With non-profit, government, academic and private-sector partners, our programs promote natural resource conservation, sustainable economic development, climate change adaptation and resilience and cultural preservation.

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Mountain Lifestyle

Posted on 25/11/2016 in mountain by

Ruffner Mountain, in partnership with Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, is proud to announce its annual spring plant sale will be Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. One of the driving forces in my life is a deep love of nature. If you ask me to explain precisely what I mean by that, or why it has such a grip on me, I won’t be able to. But I could tell you about profound experiences I’ve had in forests and mountains, about the joy that rises in my heart when I see a hawk circle or hear the roar of an untamed river, and the misery that sinks into it if I’m trapped in a city or on a motorway. I could tell you about the occasional brief glimpses I get into the reality that I am a passing moment in an ancient, beautiful, terrifying whorl of life …

A Smoky Mountain HI

Posted on 01/09/2016 in mountain by

I index thousands of records a year and most of them are straight forward births, marriages, deaths, obits, muster rolls and so on (if you don’t know what Indexing is, click here ). Life’s events play out on digititized pages that I download on my home computer. It’s all fascinating to me, to see naming patterns, occupations practiced in various areas, causes of death, and which ethnicities appear where and when. It’s a habit of mine to read between the lines and place the data into historical context. Saturday AM I hiked to the top of a overlook near Mount Davis (7905′) to get a good seat and watch the days firefight begin. The winds were low, allowing for an air assault on the Gladiator Fire unlike the day before. Armed with long camera lenses, I attempted to photograph and made a couple of still camera videos of the Gladiator …

Mountain Fair

Posted on 14/08/2016 in mountain by

If you’ve held a Dark Mountain book in your hands, you’ll know that we give as much thought to the artwork that runs through its pages as we do to the writing. A few weeks ago, we made a call-out for writers to contribute to this autumn’s special issue on the theme of ‘the sacred’. Today we follow that up with a call for artists to take part in a special collaboration initiated by long-term Dark Mountain contributor Thomas Keyes. Drawing on his experience as a graffiti artist in Belfast and his exploration of the collaborative techniques that produced the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, Thomas is putting together a team of artists to illuminate this issue of Dark Mountain. Read on for details of how you can get involved – and please share this call-out with artists you think might want to take part. The rhizome is a …

The Granola Chronicles

Posted on 04/08/2016 in mountain by

Bye, bye blogger. You’ve been good to me, but it’s time to move on. Time to move on to a new website that fully captures the essence of the blog and has an actual web store where items can be purchased securely on-line without having to call me with a credit card number. A lot of you did just that and I appreciate every single one of you. You all have helped make Black Mountain Cycles what it is today. Most of the products we sell are exclusive to Mountain Warehouse, unlike other outdoor clothing shops. By cutting out the middleman we can produce the best quality products at the best prices. We pride ourselves on providing great value outdoor gear and at Mountain Warehouse you can be sure to receive honest advice from our knowledgeable staff.

I’m not really sure how I fell into this. I suppose it’s all …