I’m keen on trees … especially the type found at alpine heights and bordering mountain landscapes. (more than a little keen). Inextricably tied to this keenness, is a steadfast affection for walking among them.
What began as an idea to take a “John Muir Year” in 2014 – by giving a go at pursuing a future career in forestry / natural resource work – has turned into (I hope I hope) a “John Muir Life”. The objective remains to learn all I can that makes me trail-adept and woods-wise (in both the boots-on-the-ground and mind-in-the-books kind of way), and to share what I learn to encourage others (meaning you) to similar knowledge and draw toward forested landscapes.
In 2016 I embarked on the next big chapter of this “Forestry Odyssey” by enrolling in an Environmental History PhD program. I’ll be keeping a regular research blog on this site (see the menu…should you be smitten with history + the outdoors).
So, this site is about my continued journey and about all things forest, walking, and wilderness related. I am sharing it for others equally smitten with such things, for anyone who has felt lost in what their niche in life is, and for you who might be feeling a call to go after it, regardless of how unconventional it seems.