Posts from Appalachia

Appalachia: A Profile in Numbers

The founding report of the Appalachian Regional Commission does a wonderful job of highlighting the state of affairs in Appalachia …

Opioid Encounters in Ohio Counties

The opioid crisis is an issue in most parts of the country and Ohio is no exception, with some of the highest numbers of Fentanyl …

Opportunity Youth in Ohio

A client needed state-level estimates of the percent of opportunity youth (defined either as 16-19 or 16-24 year-old persons who are …

Monitoring the Hocking River

It is yet another rainy day but not really since the Hocking River that meanders through our town is under flood-watch. Things must be …

Himalayan Expeditions

I am afraid that if I let time pass without writing steadily the stream of posts will dry up. To stave off that possibility here I am, …

Peaks First Climbed in the Himalayas: 1909-2017

I’ve been itching to get back into the himal database and Elizabeth Hawley’s passing jolted me back into action. I wanted to start by …

Everest lost its true Base Camp

Elizabeth Hawley, the quintessential chronicler of mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas passed away today in Kathmandu, Nepal. …

The Himalayas

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary photographed after their return from the successful climb. Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images …