Month: January 2014

Winter Reading List: Local Writer Recommendations

Mountain as metaphor; snow as symbol. Reading good literature for après ski relaxation or while nestled at home on a long winter night is a healthy indulgence. It forces you to slow down, consider imagery. Five local writers, whose books are worthy of winter reading, share their recommendations with OTM. Unlike a summer beach book …

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Long Leaf Wilderness Medicine can prepare you for backcountry safety.

Backcountry Safety: An Interview with Longleaf Wilderness Medicine Owner Jason Luthy

What’s the most important practice when it comes to backcountry safety? In brief, good judgment, which in turn comes from education and experience. Jason Luthy strongly recommends that before you set out on a sidecountry or backcountry jaunt, even if it’s just something like heading out of bounds at your local ski resort, you should …

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Motivation Behind the Madness: Local Runners Share Winter Running Secrets

The sidewalks are knee-deep in snow, the sun set hours ago, and evening commuters are sliding in around every icy corner. Yet for a certain athletic population, these near-arctic conditions pose a unique appeal. What is it that keeps Northwest runners from putting away their running gear and hibernating all winter? When it’s cold, dark, …

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