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  • High tea in the wilderness and a toast to the light

    Forty women meet in a Montana wilderness to celebrate the solstice with high tea and drink a toast to returning light.

  • A winter drive into oblivion

    During a long drive through a Western blizzard, times seems to come to a stop as you wonder whether you will ever make it home – in safety –a gain.

  • When whiteouts in winter seem like forever

    On the road in a snowstorm, time seems to stop, and you sometimes wonder if you will ever get home again.

  • Real men head for Alaska

    A visit to Alaska’s Kodiak Island leads the author to feel meek and mild in comparison to the manly men he meets, who battle wolverines in the wildest place in the country.

  • My trysts with Miss November

    November out West: The spectacle of changing leaves has passed, the hills collecting snow are not yet blanketed in white, and daylight savings brings night time all too soon. It may sound innocent, but the season feels like a cruel and careless mistress t

  • Muscle car of the prairie

    The writer reminisces about the time he was a teen-age boy and encountered "nature" with Leviathan, his 1966 Pontiac LeMans, on the plains east of Aurora, Colo., which he discovered was a place of rugged beauty.

  • Cactus Ed revisited

    Two new biographies of Edward Abbey - James Cahalan's "Edward Abbey: A Life" and Jack Loeffler's "Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey," add depth and life to the legendary figure of Cactus Ed.

  • In the grip of Ungulate Fever

    Life in western Colorado leads to many close encounters with deer and elk, both living and dead.

  • A sense of wonder needs no name

    Wild creatures are wonderful to encounter, even when they aren't the rare and spectacular species we long to see.

  • The American West is an island besieged

    An encounter with an almost-extinct Hawaiian bird leads the writer to wonder whether the West's own wildlife and cultures can survive, or whether the region is fated to become a museum instead of a living landscape.

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