This We Like, 36-40

Christmas trees, progression, Bulleit Rye

Bulleit Rye

Bulleit Rye     Photo: Inga Hendrickson

36. Scraggly, asymmetrical Christmas trees
The kind you cut down yourself. On national-forest land. (With a permit.)

37. The thalweg
In science-geek terms, the thalweg is the line connecting the lowest points along a riverbed or valley, thus marking the natural direction of a watercourse. In river-rat terms, the thalweg is almost always the line of fastest flow in any river.

38. Badger Balm
Works just as well in the tundra as it does on diaper rash. $8.

39. "Progression"
But only when the term is used correctly, like when Jeb Corliss wingsuited through a cave in China last September on live TV.

40. Bulleit Rye
The one with the green label. Years of trial and error have led us here. Without it, this list wouldn't have been possible. $28.

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