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The Case for a Humanized Wilderness

           “In Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

                                                 – Henry David Thoreau

In May of this year, I embarked upon a backpacking trip in the mountains of Northern Argentina, along the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a region famous for its sweeping desert landscapes and indigenous culture. 1,466 more words


Animals | Nesting preparations

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a male baya weaver prepares to nest.

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Mollisol Meadow

“Maybe 7% of the landscape across the world is mollisol.”

-Dr. John Reganold, Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology, Washington State University

“Mollisols (from Latin mollis, ‘soft’) are the soils of grassland ecosystems.

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Endless Summer

In a landscape that sometimes seems endless summer is coming to an end. The grass is going to seed. The flow in the stream has become lazy and the nights just a bit cooler.

Wild Places

My first wild cave trip was to a cave named Clarksville. Randy, the director of my college outdoor program, took me there alone as training for a later trip, which I was to be partly responsible for. 1,478 more words


Little Bear...

…cabin! I know, last week it was teddy bear cholla, this week, Little Bear cabin, so next week? Goldilocks?

It won’t be about bears, real or otherwise, I promise. 613 more words


"Wilderness is a necessity...There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls." - John Muir

View from the Devil’s Slide Trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness, Southern California

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. 150 more words