If you search for Camp David on the internet, you are bound to stumble across information about the Raven Rock Mountain Complex, also known as Site R. A popular theory floating around is that there is a secret tunnel between Camp David and Site R. I had never heard of the RRMC, so I decided to look into it. Mountain people are the stewards of sites that have invaluable historical and cultural importance-from temples and sacred monuments to ancient forts. I had a very difficult time finding and then staying on the trail from the very start due to snow pack. The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself.
TMI works closely with mountain communities, combininb local and indigenous knowledge with the latest science to develop practical conservation solutions. I think of Anna Jumbar, who sailed to America alone at 18 as an immigrant from what was then Czechoslovakia.
This form of landscape can be seen in East Africa , the Vosges , the Basin and Range Province of Western North America and the Rhine valley. The museum in Juval Castle is dedicated to the Magic of the Mountain and houses several fine art collections: a Tibetica collection, a collection of masks from five continents and more.
As people have moved into the mountains to live, for recreation and to obtain valuable resources such as timber, mountain ecosystems around the world have been subject to degradation and destruction. Protected areas have proved key to the preservation of some species, such as the mountain gorillas of the Virunga Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is Washington State’s largest mountain bike association, and the largest single-state mountain bike organization in the nation representing thousands of riders through seven regional chapters across the state.