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Backpacking -- Sierra Nevada Water Report -- 2017

Looks like it is finally going to be a great year for water in the high country.  Probably flowing streams all summer long for 2017.  Mammoth Mountain, which is on the eastern slope, in the lower central portion of the Sierra Nevada, reports the most snow in one month in their ski resort’s history.  97 more words

Water For Backpacking

"Ptarmigans Sled Too" (from the collection Of Moose and Me)

Alaskan winters are long, and the many months of seeing nothing but the white of the snow, the blue or gray of the sky, and the brown of leafless trees can wear on one. 476 more words


Drawn to Mother Earth

The essential blessings of nature

By Michael M. Barrick

Growing up in West Virginia, I was blessed with my own private forest to explore. It was not large – less than an acre – but it was plenty for a seven-year-old. 241 more words

Appalachian Chronicle

Australia/ Invasion/ Survival Day Poem; THE LAND

I wrote this poem on Australia Day on Australia’s Bi-centenary,

It is, as you will come to see, a kind of Prophecy,

Now some decades later, you may judge as to its accuracy.. 489 more words

Exercise - 1.5 Visualising Assignment Six: Transitions

For this exercise, you’ll begin working on Assignment SixL Transitions.

To get started you’ll need to choose a location or specific view that you’ll revisit through the duration of this course…

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Winter Birding West Coast Style...

I needed to go to Washington state to pick up copies of my latest mystery novel, the Bent Box, and figured I might as well also pick up a few birds while I’m down there. 694 more words


Las Vegas just became the largest US city to run on 100% renewable energy


The city of Las Vegas officially achieved a milestone last week, when Boulder Solar 1 — a solar power plant on the edge of Boulder City, Nevada — went live.

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