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Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity… ― John Muir

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The Best Hikes of 2014

In 1911, John Muir famously exclaimed,

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.

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Tuesday Thoughts on Fitness...

I know, I know: yesterday I was whining about head colds and the “New Normal.”

Today, I hiked up the mountain to the cross with my furry sidekick (she’s even lost a little weight, although you can’t tell in her “ugly” Christmas sweater). 179 more words


Sometimes in Saving Something, We only Ensure its Destruction

I am relatively young for a photographer, and as such will hopefully not have to answer this for myself for some time. A question I have been struggling with for a while now, and likely will continue to struggle with for many years to come; should I use my work, my art, to make the world a better place? 765 more words

Nature Photography

Moving away from Anthropocentrism

Humans, although we see ourselves as pioneers and brilliant explorers and imaginative geniuses are still quite new to the world. Despite our journey into the far reaches of technological advances and new frontiers we still have not recognized the beauty and ingenuity of the parts of the smaller parts of our world, the ones we rely on most, ecosystems. 860 more words

Environmental Ethics

Moved to the Mountains!

“I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains.”

~John Muir

Finally moved back to the mountains– they were calling and we had to go! 28 more words

Mountain Thoughts

The Sierra

“Here is calm so deep, grasses cease waving. . .  Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. 131 more words