Heading out next week to my very own heaven-on-earth in the Tetons, on my 48th (!) anniversary hike.

Rick in Avalanche

From the very first, back when I was 16, vagabond poet Vachel Lindsay’s words have been on my tongue:

Going tramping again,

Going to the mountains,

To recapture the stars,

To meet again the nymphs

Of the fountains.

To visit the bear,

To salute the eagle,

To be kissed all night

By wildflowers in the grass!

Taggart from Taminah

I’ve got my reading material packed for those cozy nights in the tent: the 2020 issue of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry, the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. https://deepwildjournal.com/

tent and gaurdian

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