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Backcountry Film Festival showcases power of outdoors

Geoffrey Leach

February 5, 2015

A week after the BANFF Film Festival, the less-popular Backcountry Film Festival played in Maxey Auditorium on Feb. 3. Students and community members alike enjoyed nine short films about backcountry skiing and snowboarding that ranged from personal journeys to adventures that were edited to be like...

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Luke Hampton

December 9, 2013

"Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew." One of the most quoted lines from the beloved "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is Samwise Gamgee raving about the many uses of potatoes. Sam and Frodo had been on the trail for months, and it's no wonder they began lusting after some of their delicacies from home. Just as Sam dreams of 'tate...

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