Mountain Resource Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization that delivers high quality, integrated health and human services within a 1000+ square mile rural mountain area. Big chunky tyres designed for muddy tracks are not the best for city streets, a gear range designed for steep mountain slopes may not ideal for urban areas, and although city cycling can be tough on a bike, it’s not nearly as tough as riding on a mountain – and hence frames can be overly strong (and hence heavy).
Each year, we publish two books: a spring anthology which follows in the line of our early issues, and an autumn special issue, whose editors get to play with other ways of making a Dark Mountain book, while pushing deeper into a theme on which this project touches.
Professionalizing the mountain guiding standards and simultaneously deepening the traditions of guiding with our U.S. climbing culture will create a better, safer experience for my clients, my co-workers, and myself in the beautiful places we call home.
Having done two through hikes down the middle section of Piru Creek (Frenchman’s Flat to Piru Lake) I have never seen water running down Fish Creek and very little coming down Aqua Blanca and could only imagine how dry the other surrounding creeks would be.
Right away giving you all they have in the handy archives is not good survival policy; you have a long series of more important lifethings to do than spend your waking time on the finer points of hand operation- slicing onions, painting the Mona Lisa etc.