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    A Mountain Run

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    A run to the top of a mountain can be understood in terms of numerous practical figures: 1407 feet in elevation; 2.5 miles (4 km) of trail; 2.4 foot strides that shorten as the trail steepens; 110 pounds of body weight striking the ground in two-month-old (400 miles of summer training) GT-2020 Asics running shoes; 18 minutes and 17 seconds clocked on an 8-lap memory, digital Triathlon Timex; a 420-calorie breakfast (a bowl of cereal, half a bagel, and a banana) eaten three hours earlier; muscle cells

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    The Mountain of Old

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    The Mountain Of Old “A Editorial of The Old Mountain” Soft fragranced wind blows through my hair and tingles all of my wondrous senses, the greens, browns, and grey’s float through my view. I am home, in the loving nurturing place called the Big Horn Mountains, it’s where I was raised. This place even before I was born was a get away from city life for my family, and that tradition just grew stronger when I was alive. Some of my earliest memories as a child were up in the mountains at our secluded

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    Cold Mountain

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    The story of Inman's adventures intertwines with Ada's story. Ada is left alone to manage Black Cove Farm following her father's death. She is bereft and has no idea where she belongs or how she should earn a living. When she visits the Swangers, her neighbors, Ada looks into a well to foretell her future. She sees a man walking through the woods on a journey but does not know what this vision means. The next day, Sally Swanger sends a local girl named Ruby to help out on the farm. Ruby and Ada become

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    COLD MOUNTAIN

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    COLD MOUNTAIN Since Cold Mountain does not heavily rely on dialogue to tell the story, the point of view Frazier uses to narrate the story is important: He must create the effect of being enveloped in two separate worlds, and give insight into characters who have no one to discuss their thoughts with. The only way to accomplish this is by using the omniscient point of view, which is when the author has unlimited knowledge about the characters and their thoughts. A romantic story is especially

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    eager to visit her grandfather, she decided to see him after her trip to Howardsville. During her last few visits to see him in the Mountaineer Nursing Home, he told interesting stories about Putney Mountain and Howardsville, a mining town forty miles southwest of Charleston in the Alleghany Mountains. Being a young reporter, Ruth wanted to jump-start her career by writing a fascinating story about a true haunted town. Stumbling out of bed, she turned on the coffee pot, before going to the shower

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    Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

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    sick and destitute when no other man dared. Author, Tracy Kidder (2004), brings to the forefront the noble deeds of a modern day saint, Paul Farmer, through his writing in Mountains Beyond Mountains. He illustrates how a single man can lead nations toward healing, even in the midst of war, turmoil, limited resources, or “mountains” of bureaucratic red tape. Although the book tells a story about Farmer’s life, academic achievements, and global contributions toward curing infectious diseases, the main

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    COLD MOUNTAIN

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    COLD MOUNTAIN The story of "Cold Mountain" is a best selling novel and it is the first book written by Charles Frazier. It took years of research before he could write this novel. The plot of Cold Mountain is really and old idea, in fact it is an ancient one. The plot is the same as the one in an ancient book by Homer. The story I am referring to is "The Odyssey". The Odyssey is a book about a wounded soldier trying to find his way back home and his sweetheart

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    Carpathian Mountains. Mountains can be formed in five main ways, but they are mainly formed due to movement of the Earth’s crust or tectonic plates. Mountains have no direct definition, but they have some similar characteristics that bind them together. They are not the same because of different formations, rock compositions, or the environment in which the mountain is present. One mountain mentioned in “The Interlopers” are the mountains in Europe called the Carpathian Mountains. Mountains are all

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    Comparing the Mountains and the Beach I do not like the beach very much personally. I can vacation anywhere I choose to, and I choose the mountains. I prefer the mountains to the beach because the mountains have better weather and are so much prettier than the beach, and because I feel more comfortable and at home in the mountains. The beach is hot. It is not just your average "Oh no, I'm sweating" kind of hot, but unbelievably, unbearably hot. The mountains, however, are temperate,

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    Snowmobiling on Priest Mountain In late May I never pictured myself carving a highmark on Priest Mountain. Priest Mountain is nestled on the east edge of the Grand Mesa National Forest. Deep sugary snow and feathery blue spruce trees cover the mountain and the area around. One fine day it occurred that I had the opportunity to carve my highmark and I still I have the mental image of my territory after that day. Even before that day, Priest has left a impression on me. Priest Mountain, for me, has been

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