In the new TRAIL MIX department of ML Rocky Mountains, the editors offer tasty and nourishing brain snacks consisting of the latest events, thinkers, ideas, culture, arts and personalities from the aRockies and beyond.
In 1961, the damming of the Columbia River in Canada flooded fertile valleys and old-growth forests, it displaced people, killed wildlife and forced Indigenous nations from traditional land. The 60-year-old treaty that affected the lives of thousands is currently being renegotiated.
While standing on the Columbia Icefield, Bow Valley author and storyteller Lynn Martel and ACMG Hiking Guide Tim Patterson contemplate how the layers found in a glacier mirror the complex layers of storytelling that make up our history.
As we mark 20 years of Mountain Life magazines across the country this year, this issue of the Rockies mag is a nod to those existential, playful threads that have woven our mountain communities together over the past couple of decades.