Signs of Change

As winter’s short-lived grip loosens, we find ourselves at the cusp of change. The three-mile dirt road leading to Sage Mountain Center has transformed into its all-to-familiar mud-bog stage. But fear not; this mucky path signals more than just a seasonal shift. It hints of warmer days, lengthening sunlight, and the promise of easier access to our mountain paradise.


Our food pantry, once brimming with garden-fresh delights, is starting to show signs of decrease. As we bid farewell to winter’s bounty, our thoughts turn to the greenhouse seedlings and this year’s garden layout. This transition is akin to a symphony—the quiet anticipation before the first notes of spring burst out, bringing with them the harmonious crescendo of new growth and tantalizing edibles.


Our book project, The Chronicles of Sage Mountain Center featuring Sage Wall (working title), slowly progresses—much like a determined turtle in a race. We are excited to share the almost 35 years of what we have learned about building and living in this special mountain-top environment.


In other writing new, Linda’s book of poetry titled Facing the Mountain: Poems on Dying and Death, Caregiving and Hope will be published and available through Amazon the beginning of next month! Her decades as a healthcare professional and co-founder/operator of SMC are melded into a beautiful work of expression and insight. More details will be coming in April.


Finally, our trails and Sage Wall remain blanketed in 12” -24” of snow so next month we’ll unveil reservation details for your personalized SMC experiences. Whether it’s a meditative walk in the Labyrinth, informative tours of our off-grid buildings and garden, or a scenic hike up through the whispering pines, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this mountain sanctuary. Remember: visitor times will be at 10 am or 2 pm—so when the time is right, mark your calendars! Stay tuned to this blog for the latest details—we promise to update it monthlyish.


In the spirit of being,

Chris and the Sage Mountaineers



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