The lingo and expressions of mountain culture can be confusing. It often sounds like a bunch of childish gibberish, and to be honest, it mostly is. If you find yourself conversing in a mountain town but can’t think of an appropriate term to describe your most recent outdoors adventure, a basic go-to is to take a word commonly viewed as undesirable and use it instead to describe something awesome.
In the instance that you have no idea what the person is talking about, employ the smile-and-nod technique. We probably just need someone to listen to us talk about our day. It can be lonely up on the hill.
Here is a basic guide of frequently used mountain lingo, to make piecing together the sloppy sentences and exaggerated hand gestures a little more manageable.