Mountain goats with their kids hang out at the top of Mount Evans. The mountain goat is the logo for backcountry.com. (Photo by Adam Franco, via Creative Commons)

Backcountry.com sues anyone who uses its namesake. Is it bullying or just business?

The online retailer has filed dozens of lawsuits against makers of skis and pants -- and even Backcountry Babes, an avalanche safety course

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Author John Nizalewski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks