Anny’s Points Of View

Mountain climbing in Oregon offers some of the best mountains, trails, rocks, cliffs, and terrain in the world for this activity. We have an EPA that has shut down a full 1/3 of the the entire nation’s fruits and vegetables produced by American Farmers in Central CA. This action caused a 50% farm unemployment there and most of our vitamin rich foods to be imported from South America.mountain

If you plan to hike this as the shorter 3.6-mile version, turn right and head south; otherwise, turn north and descend on the AT. After a half mile of descent down some switchbacks, I came to a very small clearing with a view north to Bear Den and Scott Mountains in Shenandoah.mountain

The best part about the charming Mountain Home Inn—besides the views, the spacious, comfortable rooms with fireplaces or private decks, and the gourmet food—is its location.Trails heading out in various directions are literally right out the door: to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, down to Muir Woods, across the mountain to Stinson Beach, down through a pine forest to Mill Valley.mountain

This felt like a glimpse of another story to the ones we’re used to hearing from either the enthusiasts or the critics of religion: a story of uneasy coexistence, the persistence of supposedly extinct beliefs and practices, and how different stories about the world and our place within it may share a sense that there are certain places where the veil between time and the timeless grows thin.

As a folk herbalist practising in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, I live remotely, keeping a distant participation to some degree (perhaps never enough?), in the mainstream rush and panic of daily life in the ‘real’ world of productivity, competition and corporate time sheets.