In her first public appearance, the wilderness’s favorite drag queen dreamed of an outdoor community where everyone feels like they belong. Author: James Edward Mills Publish date: Feb 6, 2019 1 / 6 Four months after bursting onto Instagram, hiking drag queen Pattie Gonia made her first public appearance at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver, Colorado. Statuesque in a flowing platinum wig, an elegant white gown, and a pair of knee-high boots with six-inch heels, she strutted down the aisles with the pride of a runway diva. When she’s not working it, Pattie Gonia is Wyn Wiley, a professional photographer from Lincoln, Nebraska. Though he identifies as a gay male, he adopted his female persona as a unique way of paying homage to his love of the outdoors. It all started on a backpacking trip along the Continental Divide Trail in October of last year. Wiley packed in a pair of those six-inch heeled boots and posed for a few … [Read more...] about Pattie Gonia is Making Hiking Fabulous
Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife confirmed the man's story in a tweet. Author: Adam Roy Publish date: Feb 5, 2019 A Colorado runner killed a mountain lion in self-defense and hiked to safety after the animal attacked him on a trail near Fort Collins, the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife confirmed on Monday. In a press release, the department said the man, whose identity has not been released, was running on the West Ridge Trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space when the encounter occurred. "The victim of the attack described hearing something behind him on the trail and was attacked by a mountain lion as he turned around to investigate," the agency said. "The lion lunged at the runner, biting his face and wrist. He was able to fight and break free from the lion, killing the lion in self-defense. The runner sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the attack." Shortly after the attack, rangers searching the trail … [Read more...] about Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion With Bare Hands After it Attacks Him
Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2019: Enter now! BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Brought to you in partnership with Ulster Bank, the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards recognise and celebrate the business successes of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/events/business-awards/belfast-telegraph-business-awards-2019-enter-now-37773879.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37773884.ece/9017d/AUTOCROP/h342/BusinessAwards.jpg Email Brought to you in partnership with Ulster Bank, the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards recognise and celebrate the business successes of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. Now in their 17th year, these prestigious awards attract entries from across all sectors and sizes of businesses. The awards are the perfect opportunity to network and recognise the outstanding achievements of the local business community. The gala awards dinner takes place on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at the … [Read more...] about Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2019: Enter now!
Trying to prevent forest fires with more logging may only make them worse, fire ecologists say. Will the federal government listen? Author: Elizabeth Miller Publish date: Jan 15, 2019 Fire ecologist Chad Hanson is standing knee-deep in downed trees and charred stumps when he spots what he’s been searching for: a pine sapling. He’s spent this sunny September day touring the burn scar left from the 2011 Las Conchas Fire, when a conflagration roared through northern New Mexico, torching 43,000 acres in a single night. After that apocalypse, who would expect a pine forest to come back? Hanson does, and all day, he’s braved the thorny limbs of locusts and meandered among aspens just tinged with yellow to find it. Hanson, who holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California and co-authored the book The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires, has built his career around fighting the notion that intense wildfires are wholly devastating. … [Read more...] about Why We Can’t Log Our Way Out of Wildfires
Northern Ireland heroes honoured at Belfast Telegraph Sports awards 2018 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Local sporting heroes were dressed to impress last night at the annual Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/events/sports-awards/northern-ireland-heroes-honoured-at-belfast-telegraph-sports-awards-2018-37712031.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37712028.ece/ae4a5/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-15_new_47207844_I6.JPG Email Local sporting heroes were dressed to impress last night at the annual Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. There was no shortage of triumphs to celebrate at the glittering Waterfront Hall event, and it was four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea who was named Sports Star of the Year for the second time. "Seventeen race wins was beyond my wildest dreams," he said, singling out his double victory in Imola, Italy, as his personal high point. "That gave the momentum to carry us through the middle part of the … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland heroes honoured at Belfast Telegraph Sports awards 2018