OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2011 Vol 15 , No. 6 Lynn Rosen, Content Editor; Steve Giordano, Web Editor
CARSON CITY, NEVADA - IT'S ALL ABOUT TRAINS,
by Ted and Sylvia Blishak
In 1868, The Virginia and Truckee Railroad was created to climb the mountain from Carson City to Virginia City. With no computers to track the 40-some trains a day, the busy operation used flags for signals and watches for timekeeping....more
FIJI: EXPERIENCES IN PARADISE,
by Vicki Andersen
I’m off to my coconut encounter on the shore where the first travelers arrived: Likuri Island. Popularly called Robin Crusoe Island, Likuri lies just off the southeastern coast of Viti Levu......more
THE NEXT 15 MINUTES, by Lynn Rosen and Steve Giordano
Kim Kircher throws bombs in her job as an avalanche controller at Washington State's Crystal Mountain Resort in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. She throws them before sunrise, before the ski lifts open....more
SKI FOOD (GOOD FOR SNOWBOARDERS TOO), by Yvette Cardozo
Burrito snow cat to Moroccan style braised lamb shank, Yvette's got your ski hill dining covered. Includes cooking the old fashioned way - in the fireplace....more
TRAINING BRUMBIES IN AUSTRALIA'S OUTBACK, by Cheryl Clarke
Woofing is a great way to experience how people actually live in a completely different environment and it can bridge a gap between jobs if you are on a working holiday....more
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Hey, look at this adventure - all about the 1911-13 Mt. Baker Marathon, which continues today as the 7-legged Ski to Sea Race that ends in Bellingham, Washington.
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