Time outside, particularly walking in a natural place, improves the mind, body and spirit, which is basically the holy trinity of a healthy life and living. When we walk in the wilderness, we think more clearly, we develop stronger bodies, and we feel better about ourselves and all living things.
That’s the philosophy behind my hiking book, which I’ll officially launch on the first day of spring. You’re invited to celebrate with me at Title Nine in Los Gatos at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.
In a nutshell, the 29 hikes described in the book cover select portions of the Southwest, largely California, but also southern Utah and northern Arizona. It’s taken me most of my life to find and appreciate these special places.
Thus far, I’ve worked in Yosemite, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. For 15 years, I’ve wandered the West, from the dewy forests of Olympic National Park to the southern deserts of New Mexico, and many places in between. This book is about the best places I’ve come to know, and how they’ve changed me and help me grow.
When you get back, you can buy a copy here for $25 and plan your next adventure. (Please note: There may be a momentary delay in delivery. It’s not automated yet, so you’ll receive it directly from me.)
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.—e. e. cummings