Updates

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 4:25pm
  Last week we at The Mountain Institute received the attached emails from our partners and staff from the mountain of Nepal and Peru, expressing concern for our safety and that of the American...
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 8:07pm
I (or Conference coordinator, Eva Gutierrez) could not have said it better. Take a look at this post on TMI's blog by friend of TMI and Homesteading Conference participant, Gracie Aghapour. You can...
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:50pm
There are many - truly uncountable - reasons why I love the Jeff Bridges movie, Crazy Heart and its tale of broken down country music legend, Bad Blake. The soundtrack is one of the best - a focal...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 1:38pm
The fall season was here and is now gone – certainly seeming much more gone than here at this moment as I sit next to the fire, snow surrounding the Woods Yurt. Not long ago, hundreds of young...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 2:26pm
It seems like the Spruce Bars were put there to impress me. Actually, impress is not sufficient as a descriptor; the hold that those trees have over me is such that further thought and further...
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 1:28pm
There is something infinitely calm in that moment spent standing at the starting line just before the clock counts down to zero and all moves into forward motion. Breath is exhaled, tense muscles...
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:39pm
Camp Pioneer is the place. For over 10 years now, the Randolph County Outdoor Education Program (RCOEP), held at Beverly, WV's Camp Pioneer, has been a staple of TMI's yearly programming as well as...
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:51am
The Woodlands Homesteading Festival (October 1 & 2) and our third annual race weekend (October 7 – 9) are at the forefront of all minds up here at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Giant army...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 2:13pm
Working seasonally at TMI has provided me with many things, not the least of which is the opportunity to type the words you are about to read. As great as my current situation is the moments that...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:06pm
An introduction is in order I suppose. Readers should, in my estimation anyway, know who is typing the words that make their way to the esteemed pages of the Spruce Knob Mountain Center Blog....
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