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Today's Top Non-MTN News:
…a lightning strike during the Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines back in January — looks like a dramatic oil painting by a nineteenth-century artist.
Play More: 10 Ways to Get Outside & Explore Your Local Backyard this Winter
Okay, so currently we’re living at a ski resort, which means now that winter is here we’re enjoying skiing every day (usually a few runs at lunch at least!), but there is so much to do in winter…take this great post and make it a checklist. (11 min read)
My Favs on the list include:
#3 - Use an app to find new trails close to you. My methodology is to use a local Facebook hiking group to see what everyone is chatting about. Then search for locations on Alltrails or using the Backroads Mapbook.
#8 - Make your summer activity a winter activity. Biking in the winter is so much fun when the snow is packed and not too slushy. We might also try some winter camping this year…🥶 or maybe we’ll try some early spring camping first.
Do Better: Humans Must Take A Pledge To Protect Mountains
MTN Impact exists, in part, to do our share to make sure the mountains (and planet earth for that matter) are still in good shape for our great-grandkids. This boring post speaks to a one day workshop in India on International Mountain Day…one day workshop?? It’s Mountain Day every day here at MTN Impact! Let’s keep wasting less and doing better so that we can continue to play more in the mountains! (that’s kind of our tag line thingy). (no link because it was really boring)
“…mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world,”
Good Links 🔗
People: David Lesh Banned From Millions of Acres of Public Land | Now Claims To Have Photoshopped Disturbing Photos. (1 min read)
Gear: 10 Stocking Stuffers that Don't Suck (4 min read)
Coffee Break Video: I think it’s safe to say this moose in Anchorage, Alaska will be getting a lump of coal from Santa this year. (1 min watch)
COVID: Public Service Announcement
Gear: The Best Outdoor Brands of 2020 - as per Backpackers. (3 min read)
Fitness: Strava’s 2020 Year in Sport Finds Activity and Growth in a Pandemic. (4 min read)
People: Joe Biden Expected to Re-Join Paris Climate Agreement First Day in Office. (2 min read)
Coffee Break Video:
Waste Less: Over 100 of the best sustainable and eco-friendly gifts for 2020. (4 min read)
Deals: Bern: Watts Snowboarding Helmet with Audio Liner - REI - 24% off
How To: So You Want To Live In a Van. (10 min read)
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