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NEW YORK’S TOP FOUR-SEASON RESORT FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES, AND GETAWAY VACATION SEEKERS YEAR ROUND. After a bit of this rambling we bashed through a last bit of brush to arrive on the summit of White Mountain (Los Padres), which is remarkably similar to the summit of Hines Pk in that it is a collection of sticks and stones with a coffee can register.mountain

Outdoor organizations like the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Sierra Club do their best to educate prospective hikers and climbers about the joys and potential dangers of mountain hiking and climbing, offering courses and guided trips year-round that emphasize proper dress, behavior, and safety.mountain

I’d delivered the Glam Ass to the Wrekin Community Clinic for his second cataract op. (Full marks to the NHS here – left and right done in rapid succession with no time to blink so to speak.) It’s sited quite sensibly on a business park in Telford but as most of Telford seems to be a business park, or leastways look like one, that’s hardly surprising.

Dark Mountain offers no dogma or moral instruction, but if it has sometimes brushed up against the experience of the sacred, I guess it’s because that is just what happens when people come together in the face of the unknown, finding a sense of communion that is often lacking elsewhere, and making room for the strange kinds of words that point towards the wordless.

Every time I drive into the North Cascades National Park I read a park sign that says The North Cascades-The Alps of America.” This has always struck a spiteful chord in my dark side and I have dreamt of vandalizing this sign to read The Cascades of America”.mountain