Lilac

1. Lilac

May Night The spring is fresh and fearlessAnd every leaf is new,The world is brimmed with moonlight,The lilac brimmed with dew. Here in the moving shadowsI catch my breath and sing —My heart is fresh and fearlessAnd over-brimmed with...
The Crystal Field

2. The Crystal Field

The air is blue and keen and coldAnd in a shining sheath enrolled.Each branch, each twig, each blade of grassSeems clad miraculously with glass. This poem is a modification of “A Crystal Forest” by William Sharp from the book:...
Lichen

3. Lichen

Springtime in the Rockies, Lichen (Excerpt) BY LEW WELCH All these years I overlooked them in theracket of the rest, thissymbiotic splash of plant and fungus feedingon rock, on sun, a little moisture, air —tiny acid-factories...
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The Mountaineers – Mountain Workshops

The Mountaineers – Mountain Workshops
The Mountaineers Mountain Workshops are for kids. The Mountaineers take kids outdoors for a variety of experiences that will challenge them while teaching them to get out and enjoy the wonders of...

Geocaching Worse Than Horse Apples

Geocaching Worse Than Horse Apples
Geocaching Banned The Arizona State Trust Land Department takes a dim view of geocaching, banning the activity on the lands they manage. Arizona Sonora News recently quoted Bill Boyd a policy...

Outdoor Recreation Funds Fish and Wildlife

Outdoor Recreation Funds Fish and Wildlife
Outdoor recreationists contribute a lot to keeping fish and wildlife populations healthy.  Special Federal excise taxes on sporting firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing equipment,...

REI and National Park Foundation

REI and National Park Foundation
REI and the National Parks REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-op, recently announced its support of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 through a multi-year, multi-million...

If the People Were Bears and the Bears Were People

If the People Were Bears and the Bears Were People
What would you do? Take a look at the photo above.  Now imagine that those five people are nervous grizzly bears (or murderous zombies, if that would put some fear in your heart) and the four black...

Timed Hiking Trails – Technology for Competi...

Timed Hiking Trails – Technology for Competitive Hikers
Technology for Competitive Hikers Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler BC, Canada began using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology last  winter.  Skiers  buy a pass that includes an...

Living in Cuyahoga National Park

Living in Cuyahoga National Park
Countryside Initiative Program The National Park Service has created a Countryside Initiative program in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy.  The program is designed to...

Diversity in Outdoor Recreation

Diversity in Outdoor Recreation
We have mentioned the work of Latino Outdoors to “connect cultura with the outdoors.” Current African American culture also discourages the outdoor connection.  Outdoor Journalist James Wells...

Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Federal Recreational Lands Passes
Save Money at Federal Lands With fees rising at most of the National Parks and more people traveling this summer due to lower gasoline prices, it’s time to get your Federal Recreational Lands...

Around the World

Around the World
Around the World with Teens Ever wonder what it would be like to drop everything and take your family on an around the  world trip while living from backpacks for more than a year?  Mike and Catrell...

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