The Mountain

There are a number of beautiful mountain ranges across the United States that provide wonderful vacation destinations. These days, Paul and I live in different timezones, and the core of Dark Mountain has grown to a collective whose six members are spread over four countries. I don’t remember a time when Mexican and Central American Latinos were not present in my community, though.

Mountain graviola, commonly known as mountain soursop, is a tree belonging to the Annona family. Mountain lions and bears have extremely sensitive noses and don’t like having them abused. The Mountain Institute plays a leading role in bringing mountain issues to the attention of governments, provate sector organizations, charity/non-profit groups and civil society organizations.mountain

Conquer that single piece of ground and you will surely conquer the mountain in time. The total population of registered hunters in America today ranges from 23 million to 43.7 million individuals. We decided to camp in the 87 degree campsite when we reach that part around 4 PM since the weather was not good and a chance of sunset was slim at that time.mountain

Currently, that includes most of Europe and North America and much of Asia – the Global North. Between base and summit, regardless of what problems you encounter or what advantages you have, a mountain is climbed by putting one foot in front of the other.

There was a series of marked hiking trails that criss-crossed the mountain top. I ripped off the wrapping, wondering what it could be. And there it was, a beautifully framed and matted print of Trestle View by Paul Gould. Instead, we offered an essay setting out why Dark Mountain matters in 2017 – and I guess it’s in keeping with the spirit of this project to start with the big questions, rather than the practical ones.mountain