Shawn Cassel of Snowshoe Mountain and Brice Shirbach of Pinkbike collaborated to make this short film about riding the deepest and darkest trails from the legendary East Coast MTB resort.When the snow melts on Snowshoe, the bike park comes to life, offering nearly 40 trails and 1,500 feet of descent to riders of all skill levels. From downhill jump and flow trails to technical backcountry biking, they have something for everyone. In this short film, we get to see the lovely, dark, and deep side of Snowshoe. Who wants to go for a ride?From Snowshoe Mountain Resort:Stan’s No Tubes athlete Brice Shirbach has always interpreted this poem to mean that while the narrator is enamored with his stunning, deep woods surroundings, he cannot afford to indulge them for long as is evidenced by the impatient rustling of his horse. Robert Frost’s poem has long struck a chord with Brice, particularly as it pertains to his affinity for the wonders of the forest. While the subject of Frost’s prose might not intend to revel in the forest for long, Brice is intent on doing just that in the forests of Snowshoe, WV. The ancient hills that surround this place no longer reach the same heights as they used to, but it’s a place that even when Brice needs to take his bike and body elsewhere, his mind never wanders far from. Snowshoe is much more than a bike park – it’s a gateway to Appalachia epitomized, aged to perfection and full of lovely, dark, and deep trails.FYI, the song is Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective and it’s pretty darn catchy if you ask me!Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.
Gov. Wolf: Special Council on Gun Violence to Host Hearings November 13, 2019 Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that his Special Council on Gun Violence, created as part of an executive order he signed in August and tasked with studying and making recommendations to prevent and reduce gun violence, will host a series of five hearings to inform the council and community members in attendance. The Council members were announced in late September with the first meeting held on Oct. 9.“These five hearings will help inform the work of the council and let the public hear from experts on topics pertinent to making all Pennsylvanians safer, whether they live in a city or a rural area,” Gov. Wolf said. “Thank you to the Council and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for their ongoing efforts to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania.”Dates and times, locations and focus of topic for each hearing include: All hearings are open to the public as listening sessions. Audience members may provide feedback to the Council directly through a written survey at the listening session, or may provide their ideas and comments via an Online Public Comment Survey. Video recordings of the hearings, agendas and other information about the Special Council will also be posted on the www.pccd.pa.gov website.“These hearings are designed to gather information from experts on every facet of gun violence that the Executive Order asked us to address,” PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey said. “Since gun violence touches everyone in the Commonwealth, the online public comment survey is also a key component in gathering the public’s feedback. The more thoughts and perspectives we have on this issue, the better.” Regional Hearing – Reducing Likelihood of Accidental ShootingsFriday, November 15, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Lemmond Theater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PARegional Hearing – Combating Mass ShootingsThursday, November 21, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PARegional Hearing – Preventing Suicide by FirearmsFriday, November 22, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Board Room, York City School District Administration Building, 31 N. Pershing Avenue, York, PARegional Hearing – Preventing Domestic Violence-Related ShootingsMonday, November 25, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PARegional Hearing – Reducing Community Gun ViolenceThursday, December 5, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Temple University, 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA SHARE Email Facebook Twitter