A Mountain Poetry Pilgrimage
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by Roger Gillman
2M ago
  Time for Serenity, Anyone?   I like to live in the sound of water in the feel of mountain air. A sharp reminder hits me: this world is still alive; it stretches out there shivering toward its own creation, and I’m part of it. Even my breathing enters into this elaborate give and take, this bowing to sun and moon, day or night, winter, summer, storm, still – this tranquil chaos that seems to be going somewhere. This wilderness with a great peacefulness in it. This motionless turmoil; the everything dance. This question and recollection comes from William Stafford, the 20th Poet Laur ..read more
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The Bears of Pack Creek
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by John D'Onofrio
4M ago
I cross the tidal mud flat that leads to Pack Creek in late afternoon, mid-way through a week-long excursion in the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. Our small group is alone, greatly outnumbered by the bears. Brown (grizzly) bears line the undulating watercourse of the creek on Admiralty Island, seven or eight of these incredible creatures fishing for salmon near where the mouth of the stream flows through myriad channels into Seymour Canal. The remote island, some 90 miles long and 35 miles wide, is the seventh-largest island in the United States. While less than 700 people inhabi ..read more
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How to be a Responsible Road Tripper in Hawaii
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by Ray Constantine
4M ago
  The islands of Hawaii are home to some scenic drives that are reminiscent of the beauty found in the Cascadia region. If you’ve enjoyed our post on The Cascade Loop, you’ll find that Hawaii similarly offers the perfect opportunity to explore the region by car. With its natural beauty and lush landscapes, it’s no wonder that the Hawaiian islands have become a beloved tourist destination, attracting approximately 10 million visitors each year. Unfortunately, the robust tourism sector puts Hawaii at a heightened risk of tourist-related issues. This includes the pollution of beaches and pa ..read more
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Golden Times in the Brooks Range
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by Michael Engelhard
4M ago
Draped from the ceiling, a Dall sheep cape is in the process of being cleaned. In the log home’s dim living room, it gathers the fall day’s anemic light. The rich, nutty meat sits in a wardrobe-size freezer nearby. As the year wanes, putting up stores for winter becomes an urge only those who inhabit lean land far from grocery aisles can truly appreciate. Before the age of manned flight, humans knew no smoother travel—rapids and rocks notwithstanding—than to be carried along by the current of a river. Seated around a rustic table, we’re visiting Berni and Uta Hicker, Bavarian immigrants and ho ..read more
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A Lost Knife
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by Lawrence Millman
4M ago
Ecologist Aldo Leopold defined wilderness as “an area that possesses no possibility of conveyance by mechanical means.”  Welcome to Mansel Island in Canada’s eastern Hudson Bay, where there are no cars, tundra buggies, ATVs, SUVs, motorcycles, or airplanes, all of which are mechanical conveyances. As my Inuit guide Jake and I explored this large, uninhabited chunk of limestone, I was obliged to use my feet, the very best conveyance of all. All at once, I saw an arctic fox standing next to the cairn gazing at me with what seemed to be a wry grin.  It was a raw, gray day with drizzle a ..read more
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The Real Hayduke: Doug Peacock’s Magnificent Obsession
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by Ted Rosen
4M ago
In 1975, writer Edward Abbey published his fifth novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang. It’s a comedic romp about a serious subject. In it, four misfits come together to perform acts of sabotage against the machines of environmental destruction. These threats to the sanctity of the southwest wilderness included construction equipment, roads, bridges, dams, and anything else helping humanity encroach ever further into the untrammeled wilderness. Ed Abbey plugs an intruder outside his writer’s shack in the Tucson Mountains, Arizona. Photo by Terrence Moore The book spawned a new dictionary word: “Monkey ..read more
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How You Can Enjoy America’s National Parks Responsibly
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by Ray Constantine
4M ago
America’s national parks are symbols of the beauty that nature has to offer and its impact on humanity. They play a significant role in preserving nature, which is all the more poignant in an age where the Earth loses 14.6 million hectares of forest yearly and extinction rates are at 1,000 times the natural rate. When you visit one of the 423 national parks in the United States, you also have a part in preserving their glorious resources. Thankfully, there are simple things you can do to enjoy your park trip responsibly. Avoid Taking Souvenirs National parks are rich with resources and natural ..read more
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The Cascade Loop: Washington’s Ultimate Road Trip
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by Nick Belcaster
4M ago
I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the magnificent nooks and crannies of northwest Washington, enjoying untold splendor along the way. But I had never driven the meandering scenic excursion known as the Cascade Loop. Described as Washington’s Ultimate Road Trip, the 440-mile loop traces an oblong circle from saltwater to the Columbia Highlands and back to saltwater, crossing the magnificent Cascade Range twice. Wenatchee businessman Gordon Ohme masterminded the Loop in 1978 when he gathered some of his friends at a local pub. Armed with a map and pen, he and his cohorts drafted a Loop to conne ..read more
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