Category Archives: Adventure

VALOUR: A Dan Direach of Calmacht

O mighty men of valor Like Joseph and Pelagius In danger be thou daring Be fearless and courageous Death will not overtake you Until your God is ready So in battle- as in bed- Be steadfast and be steady May your maiden never fear- Though with her tears she sparges The champions favors who Into …

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The Horsemen of El Cedro and the Westernization of the World.

19th century dogsledding explorer, the first to climb Mount McKinley, Episcopal Missionary, and a hero of mine, Hudson Stuck once wrote: “The time threatens when all the world will speak two or three great languages, when all the little tongues will be extinct and all the little peoples swallowed up, when all costume will be …

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Hudson Stuck on the Westernization of the World

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY BEFORE IT IS GONE- Dogsledding explorer, the first to climb Mount McKinley, Episcopal Missionary, and a personal hero of mine, Hudson Stuck once wrote: “The time threatens when all the world will speak two or three great languages, when all the little tongues will be extinct and all the little peoples swallowed up, …

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The most endangered cat in the world: What is being done? What should be done?

A Critical Review of “Dynamics And Viability Of A Metapopulation of the Endangered Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)” Pilar Gaona, Pablo Ferrerras, and Miguel Delibes November 1, 2014 In the research under consideration, researchers applied metapopulation models to the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) populations of the Donana National Park in the Iberian peninsula of Spain. …

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My reflections on the book, Let My People Go Surfing

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes hayes@missionwilderness.org By Yvon Chouinard November 1, 2014 The book “Let My People Go Surfing” by Yvon Chouinard was required reading for our Building Sustainable Organizations class in grad school. I was certain our professor had read many of the same ideas rephrased by students rushed to meet all their assignment and life …

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The Unknown River Driver

  In Foster’s Field where the loggers bunk along the river, “Saurdnahunk” in morning mist a stranger stood out from the northern mystic wood- A long shaft peavey in his hand and cleated feet- A stout young man. He hoped they would agree to hire him on as a chief river driver so he inquired …

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The Norseman, Chapter 2

(Please scroll down to see previous chapter) The morning sun was bursting forth from its house in the east when Andor reentered the village. The townspeople were busily dusting the night’s blanket of snow from the cobblestone walkways. Andor came to stand in the center of the village square. His vision was a burning fire …

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The Norseman: Chapter 1

The world gets a bit smaller with every passing year. Men have circumvented the curse enacted at the tower of Babel and, once again, nothing seems impossible to us. All corners of the earth have been explored. Some of these explorers are household names, while other heros are unsung. It is one of those unsung …

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Climbing Katahdin for a View of the Future

The Appalachian Trail stretches some 2,184 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to the top of Mt. Katahdin in central Maine. The last stretch of the Appalachian Trail- as one travels from south to north- is known as The 100 Mile Wilderness of Maine, because the final miles, from Monson Maine to the top of Mt. …

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From Alabama to Maine; The Appalachian Mountains Have Always Been My Home

My heritage is that of the frontiersmen. I do not say this with a great degree of pride because it meant that the Hays family was never very settled. Every generation sought to push into the next frontier. We were settled in America 100 years before it was a country. We were settled into Tennessee …

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