The 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will be coming to Dillon on Saturday, Jan. 19. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District's Youth SnowSchool program. The festival is a celebratory event for backcountry enthusiasts that features a film line-up full of snowy, cinematic adventure. The festival… … Continue reading Winter Wildlands Alliance hosts 14th annual Backcountry Film Festival
by Mark Miles
I’ve been fascinated with plants since I was a child. From my earliest memories, I can recall exploring in the woods, traipsing through undergrowth, building forts with sticks and twigs, admiring wildflowers, and feeling a profound sense of peace and tranquility in the presence of plants. They’ve always been a part of my life to one degree or another, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to appreciate their role not only in my own life but in human society in general.
One aspect of my appreciation has increased recently, and that is the health benefits of plants. I’ve discussed in a prior article (which you can read here) how I’ve dealt with prediabetes, obesity, and progressive cognitive decline after a period of poor diet in my twenties. Recently I’ve been beset with health issues relating to nascent food allergies, circulatory inflammation, and perforation of the…
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Saturday morning we awoke early in anticipation of racing up to the mountains for the weekend; Aspen was also eager to get a move on... as usual! With the Tahoe loaded, we had begun the journey west, with our first stop at the Fraser River Trail. We accessed the trail South of the Safeway Grocery … Continue reading Fraser River Trail Winter Hike & Colorado River Trail Adventure