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  • Symbolic Mountain Of David's Dreams
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    The Mountain and the Valley: The Symbolic Mountain of David's dreams and hopes. "The mountain slopes were less than a mile high at their top-most point but they shut the valley in completely". (Buckner, 7). Our first view of the Mountain in Buckner's classic The Mountain and the Valley prepares us for its importance throughout the novel. Its presence haunts David throughout his life; it is symbolic of fulfilment and David's desire to leave the Annapolis Valley, but due to circumstances remains u...
  • Lightning Storm High In The Mountains
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    As I was lying in bed recalling the event happened an hour before I was thinking to myself that I will never look at lightning the same way again. Thunder and lightning was still present in the night sky as I lay there in bed thanking God I was alive and well. Each flash of lightning lit the entire room and each clap of thunder rattled the windows of my hotel room. Lightning can seem much more terrifying when you " re up 20,000 ft in the mountains, and the thunder sounds a lot louder too. The so...
  • Back Down The Mountain
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    When I was in the seventh grade, our class went on a field trip to Cherokee, North Carolina. The trip lasted four days and three nights, but the adventure would last a lifetime. The experience allowed me to learn many things about myself and to reflect on the beauty that was all around me. We departed at six-thirty in the morning, and I was so excited. I had never been away on a school trip for longer than a few hours. I tossed my purple duffel bag into the storage compartment, found my seat by ...
  • First Measured Height Of The Mountain
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    Into Thin AirByJon Krakauer Jon Krakauer is the author of three books including Eiger Dreams and the acclaimed best seller Into the Wild. He is also the contributing editor of Outside magazine. He and his wife live in Seattle Into thin Air is a great adventure story about Jon Krakauer accent of Mt. Everest. Krakauer Was a member of a Rob Halls "Adventure Consultants" expedition that was going to attempt the summit of Everest on May 10, 1996. The story starts out with a brief history on Mt Everes...
  • Top Of The Mountain
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    "Rocky Mountain High" Swish, swish, flap, swish, flap. The walls of my tent begin to shake vigorously. I roll over, rub my eyes, and try to figure out what in the hell is going on. Waking up from the long, cold nights sleep at 10,000 feet, my senses are not exactly what I would call "sharp as a tack". I unzip my sleeping bag and a rush of cold mountain air sends shivers down my spine. I scramble around the tent, frantically trying to find some warm clothes. As I hop out of the tent, I realize th...

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