Nature connects me to others in my community. I live in a very small mountain town where life is not always easy or convenient. There is no major grocery store nearby, snowstorms often close the passes or knock out power in town. There is little convenience where I live, but everyone who lives there chooses this lifestyle in order to live a mountain orientated-life. Whether it’s to ski or hike, walk, live off-grid, make nature-centered art or enjoy a home in a mountain valley: Nature Connects Us here. With Silverton’s limited resources, people have to help each other. Nature is a value that everyone shares and holds in common.