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.
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.
Built upon a shared desire to enjoy, respect, and advocate for Alberta’s incredible landscapes, it was a natural fit for Elements Outfitters to work with a local conservation organization to highlight the province’s rugged beauty and outdoor apparel to match.
Canmore environmentalist Shannon Ripley is one of a ‘rind.’ A soil scientist with a soft spot for community composting, she’s done heaps to help enrich the Bow Valley since moving to the mountains in 2015.