Dear friends

  • Intern Peter McBride with Paonia and "P" hill in the distance

    Cindy Wehling
 

Odds and ends

The Grand Canyon Community Library writes to say: "Our library burned to the ground on March 18. We are in dire need of donations if anyone has books they no longer need." The library can be reached at P.O. Box 518, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0518.

Subscribers Rick and Lindsay Silverman and son Max of Telluride came through Paonia. Rick organizes Telluride's MountainFilm Festival, whose guests this year are Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard, grizzly bear friend Doug Peacock, National Outdoor Leadership School founder Paul Petzoldt, photographer Galen Rowell and "lots of Tibetans." Rick says MountainFilm, which formerly emphasized athletic daring against beautiful backdrops, has been transformed into an environmental event. For information on the May 27-30 film festival, call 303/728-4123.

Surveys

If you have not yet responded to HCN's annual survey, please think about doing so. And if you want to remove your name from all mailing lists, don't use the address in the survey. A reader tells us the correct address is: Mail Preference Service, c/o Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008.

Come back in early summer

The Wasatch Forest Service office tells us, via E-Mail, that high temperatures have set off several big avalanches in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. One slow-moving monster in a Cottonwood Canyon gulch buried 15 packs beneath 30 feet of debris. Luckily, it missed the packs' owners - 17 Wasatch Mountain Club members who climbed the walls of the gully to escape the slide. The reason for many slides, the message said, was that "high day-time temperatures combined with lack of freezing at night" have resulted in a "typically weak and faceted" snowpack.

Change of pace

New intern Peter McBride comes to Paonia from a nearby ranch in Old Snowmass, Colo. After graduating in June from Dartmouth College with an English-environmental studies degree, Peter traveled for four months through six countries in South America by motorcycle. "It was the experience of a lifetime, but it is good to be back in Colorado again," he says. Peter recently spent the winter ski racing in Colorado and teaching school part-time in Aspen.

After growing up in and around the Aspen area, Peter tells us he is looking forward to living in one place for a while, particularly a different part of Colorado. He is especially excited about working for HCN since he wrote his senior thesis on public-land ranching and the proposed BLM grazing fee hikes.

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