Tag Archives: hiking

The wilderness necessity

“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

Posted in Images, Inspiration | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Cades Cove Unexpected

It’s happened to me before, so no surprises here.  I map it out, select a route, circle the stop points on a map, lay out expected times at each location and then set out.  But then something comes up and … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Ascent

A few years ago, my son and I descended toward the Colorado via the Bright Angel Trail. We spent the easiest of it, the walk down, bemoaning our misfortune for having undertaken so difficult a task.  The threatening skies, the … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments