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Published: November 25, 2009
Seeking a primal connection with what’s on the table, food-obsessed urbanites are forming classes and clubs to learn how to hunt.
Published: October 30, 2009
The Roan Plateau, believed to contain major deposits of natural gas, is loved by its visitors, even though it doesn’t meet the definition of pristine wilderness.
Published: May 28, 2008
A small red berry called miracle fruit temporarily rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.
High Country News
Going Big
Published: September 18, 2006
By Patrick Farrell
Mountain bikers, long vilified as unruly renegades, are finally winning respect-and regaining access to trails. But does a new generation of gonzo riders threaten it all?
High Country News
Pete McCloskey Rides Again
Published:April 17, 2006
By Patrick Farrell
In February, a new vendor appeared at the weekly farmers’ market in this southern Bay Area town. Pete McCloskey, a soft-spoken 78-year-old farmer with a thatch of unruly gray hair, stood before a folding table flanked by bags of organic oranges. But McCloskey wasn’t pushing fresh fruit; he was hawking his homegrown politics.

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