Acclimate. Hydrate. +Creature Comforts

Yosemite National Park ranges in elevation from 2,000 feet to over 13,000 feet. Yosemite Valley, the most visited area of the park, sits at 4,000 feet and Tuolumne Meadows, one of my favorite areas of the park, is around 8,600 feet. Higher altitude means thinner air (less oxygen in the air). This makes it harder…

How I Go To the Woods

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours. Besides, when I am…

Transcendental Dreaming

“I would rather stand in what all the world would call an idle manner, literally gaping with all the mouths of soul and body, demanding nothing, fearing nothing, but hoping and enjoying enormously. So-called sentimental, transcendental dreaming seems the only sensible and substantial business that one can engage in.” ~John Muir   Originally posted on…