Sunday, July 25, 2010

Costas Hummingbird

Friday, July 9, 2010

Good Advice

"One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards."
~Ed Abbey

Trail Work

Photo by Suzanne Shelp

Can't Tell You

A few of the hidden nuggets of the Spring Mountains...really.


My northern Nevada hiking buddy. Henry the wonder dog.

The Enduring Face of Wilderness

Cruising the North Loop

The North Loop Trail. I hiked the North Loop Trail four times on Fourth of July weekend...doing my best to chat with folks about fire prevention the South Loop and Trail Canyon closer order by the was a tough job but someone has to do it.

Mountains of Color

The wildflowers are out and the Spring Mountains are full of color. BTW-I'm sorry the blog hasn't been updated in a while I've been working out in the field a lot...which is a good thing, but I need to get caught up. on photos, the blog, paperwork and assorted facets of my life.